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Search for missing teen Dylan Russell

Police are appealing for public assistance to help missing Deer Park boy Dylan Russell. The 15-year-old was last seen in Werribee on Thursday. Dylan is known to frequent the Bendigo, Castlemaine, Kangaroo Flat, Werribee and Melton areas. Police...

Police searching for Matthew Russell

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Matthew Russell. The 40-year-old is wanted on warrant failing to appear on bail in relation to stalking and threats to kill offences. Russell is known to frequent the...

Two people fined over "lifts for cash"

A Facebook page illegally advertising lifts for cash is still up and running despite two people leading guilty in Bendigo Magistrates Court to providing a commercial passenger service.   The 26-year-old woman and 22-year-old man told the...

Tourism numbers up over last year

Tourism Research Australia stats show overnight visitor numbers have jumped by nearly 20% in the last year through the Bendigo Loddon region. There were one point three million overnight visitors in 2019 That also represents a 92-percent...

Another store closing in Castlemaine

One of the last dedicated video rental stores in central Victoria is about to close its doors.   Family videoland will close its doors on Monday after 35-years of service. The owners say there are fewer new releases...

Chinese new year celebrations

The Chinese new year is about to turn over an Bendigo will celebrate with at 2 major events. The Bendigo Chinese Association will host its lunar new year festival with flying dragon Fei Loong lion teams...

Concerns over non existent mobile coverage

Locals and BlazeAid volunteers at the Lexton bushfires say their job is being made harder by patchy or non-existent mobile coverage. Optus has committed to the construction of the Lexton Macro-Cell tower before July. Pyrenees Mayor Tanya...

Ballarat police investigating vehicle damage

Ballarat police have seized a car involved in at least 2 hit-runs on other vehicles at 2 locations this morning. A woman and her partner in Black Hill have woken to find both of their cars...

Huntly North Epsom win T20 competition

In front of a large crowd at Queen Elizabeth Oval, Huntly North Epsom have outclassed Kangaroo Flat to win the grand final in the Bendigo Cricket Association T20 competition. Huntly North Epsom batted first and set...

Police investigating copper thefts from region

Police are investigating a series of copper thefts from Powercor sites and farms across the Macedon Ranges. Officers say offenders have been working at night using vehicles to remove the copper cables casing major damage. Anyone with...