Local News

Funeral for motorcyclist killed in Marong

A funeral is being held at the Mecure Ballarat for a Kingston motorcyclist killed in a truck smash on the Calder Alternate at Marong. Norman Suckling is being remembered as a passionate community advocate and CFA...

Police searching for Ebony Patterson

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing girl Ebony Patterson. The 14-year-old was last seen on 6 November about 12.30pm at her Flora Hill home. Ebony told her mother she was going to a...

Police investigating jewellery store robbery

Detectives from Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit are investigating a burglary in Bendigo in the early hours 14 November. The burglary occurred at a jewellery store in Mitchell Street about 4am. The offender allegedly stole watches from a...

Walk to de-feet MND

A Bendigo man's family are gearing up to walk to defeat MND. Bruce Trembath who spent his life working as a carpenter was diagnosed with MND in July after some issues with his knee and shoulder. Within...

Council calls for clarification around rate exemptions

The City of Greater Bendigo has joined the chorus for a review of rating exemptions for different types of land. Council has submitted a proposal to the state government's rating review, questioning whether organisations like RSLs who...

Powercor tests new bushfire technology in Charlton

Powercor has begun testing brand new bushfire technology in Charlton this week. The world-leading technology, called a Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiter (REFCL), has been installed along powerlines in the region to help reduce the risk...

Telstra network upgrades to begin today

Residents with Telstra may begin to experience some disruptions to their services from today, as works to upgrade the network begin. Major upgrades are due to start in Kangaroo Flat and Ironbark today, with Telstra advising...

Judge rules Bendigo murder trial won't go ahead

A man charged over the murder of another man in Bendigo last year will not face trial after a Supreme Court judge ruled a permanent stay be placed on the case yesterday.  Justice Lesley Taylor ruled...

Truck accident between Inglewood & Wedderburn

A truck has crashed into a tree on the Calder between Inglewood and Wedderburn. A 62-year-old Eaglehawk man has been flown to Melbourne after he was trapped for almost an hour, police believe the driver had...