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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Church for sale

If you've ever wanted to own an old church this could be an opportunity. The Mount Alexander shire has put forward a proposal to sell the former Wesleyan church in Chewton that was built in the...

Changing room plus for female sport

In a boost for sport in the Mount Alexander shire a roof has been installed on the second new female friendly change rooms in Harcourt. Council says the works are on track to be complete by...

Accident near Heathcote

Emergency services were called to the scene of an accident near Heathcote yesterday. It's understood a car left the road between Costerfield and Heathcote. Ambulance crews say one person was treated and is in a stable condition.         IMAGE: ...

Covid changes on the border

Rules around the Victoria And / NSW border bubble will be strengthened from 11.59 tonight, angering some in border communities including Echuca / Moama. From tonight there'll be only six reasons residents in the bubble from...