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Man jailed for sexual assault

A serial pedophile will be jailed for plying a 12-year old boy with alcohol and sexually assaulting him during a camping trip. 76 year old Victor Monson bought a pornographic magazine and rum on the way...

Wayne Swan in Bendigo

Former Treasurer Wayne Swan will be in Bendigo today for two public appearances. He is currently the member for Lilley but has recently said he will be bowing out of politics at the next election. Mr Swan...

Bendigo Art Gallery - Silent disco tours to commence

Silent disco tours will be held at the Bendigo Art Gallery in January. The silent disco tours of the Gallery’s collection on January 10 and 11 will allow people to engage with the artworks on display...

Sports grants for Bendigo

Sporting clubs in Bendigo will receive a share in more than $485,000 in funding as part of the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants. The grants are aimed at encouraging more Victorians to get physically active. Local...

Wanted Ballarat man arrested

A man has been arrested after he evaded Ballarat police for several hours last week, while allegedly driving dangerously. Shane Crewdson was arrested yesterday morning. Officers were called last Monday after a car was seen driving erratically,...

Drone found in Bendigo backyard

A good samaritan has handed in a drone to Bendigo police and they want to return it to its owner.   The drone was found in a backyard in Bendigo.   If you believe this is yours, call 54481300...

Accident near North Harcourt

A man in his 50s is being assessed for leg and arm injuries after a 2-car accident in North Harcourt close to the Mt Alexander Regional Park. The first calls came in at 1.30 this afternoon...

Qantas to fly between Bendigo and Sydney

The State Government has announced Qantas will begin flying between Bendigo and Sydney next year. There will be flights six days a week, with passengers travelling from Bendigo to Sydney having the option to then travel...

WBBL Game called off

The WBBL game between the Melbourne Renegades and the Adelaide Strikers in Ballarat had to be called off due to rain. The match was just three balls away from a result, the Strikers finished the game...

Heavy rain cancels events causes fires

A severe weather warning for central Victoria was cancelled yesterday, following heavy rain. However there were a number of small fires caused by lightning strikes, including one at Langley at 5.45 yesterday afternoon, which was quickly...