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Eaglehawk landfill site closed for a day

The Eaglehawk landfill site unexpectedly closed yesterday. In a post to social media the City of Greater Bendigo council said it was due to suspected asbestos dumping. Council says it anticipates the landfill to be open again today.   Photo by Tom Fisk from Pexels

New survey shows council in a good light

The performance of the Loddon Shire council has improved according to a new survey. Council's overall performance was scored at 63... that's up from 61 in 2020 based on the response of 400 residents. Customer service and waste management results were higher than the state average although residents said more work needs...

Another incident at youth justice facility

There's been another incident at the Malmsbury Youth Justice Facility, the third in three weeks. The incident occurred just before noon yesterday with a staff member taken to hospital, police were notified however, Ambulance Victoria were not needed. It's understood yesterday's incident involved glass. IMAGE: Pexels

Parliament online for Lisa Chesters

Parliament resumed for its August sitting yesterday although the worsening Covid situation in NSW saw Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters forced to 'dial in' to proceedings. Ms Chesters participated in debates from her Bendigo office, for the first time since the birth of her second child. Heckling during question time was noticeably absent.   IMAGE:...

Bendigo leading the way on first vaccines

Bendigo's leading Victoria when it comes to the number of people over 15 who've had at least one COVID vaccination. Figures show 52.6 per cent of locals have had one shot, with just over a quarter now fully vaccinated. The city's just behind Geelong when it comes to those who've received two...

Man charged following aggravated burglary in Sedgwick

Police have charged a man following an aggravated burglary and the theft of four puppies from an address in Sedgwick in June. The incident occurred when two men attended an address on Springs Road and allegedly stole four puppies from inside the residence on 20 June. When confronted by the 82-year-old owner,...