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Lake Weeroona to shine a light on leukaemia

Lake Weeroona will come alive tonight to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. The Bendigo Canoe Club is hosting a Light the Night event tonight, and is one of some 35,000 events taking place right across the...

Trial begins into death of Maryborough grandmother

The trial into the death of Maryborough woman Karen Ashcroft began in the Supreme Court in Melbourne yesterday. Ben Wardlaw is accused of stabbing the 52 year old on May 14 last year after they attended a...

Police honoured with ceremony

Three Bendigo police officers have been handed police awards after their handling of a family violence seige in February last year. Sergeant Rosmary Rowe, Senior Constable Rodney McDowell and First Constable Hannah Pentreath have all been...

Man jailed over sexual assault

A woman has described her distress, distrust of men and the ongoing counselling she will need after a New Years Day sexual assault in a Bendigo Park. Damien Toull had been out of a jail for...

Police investigating shooting in Bendigo

Police are after anyone with information about a shooting in Bendigo last month. The armed crime squad are investigating an incident in York St Kennington around 1 on the morning of Sunday September 29. After a short...

Man in hospital following gun explosion

A man is in a critical condition after a home made pipe gun exploded at a property south of Maryborough. Police were called at Talbot Road, Majorca around 6 last night. A 41-year-old man was flown to...

New Bishop for Sacred Heart Cathedral

A former Bungaree parish priest has been made the Catholic Bishop for the Bendigo area. Shane Mackinley was given an Episcopal Ordination in the Diocese of Sandhurst this afternoon. He was the spokesperson for the Catholic Church...

Police searching for Dilon Miszkowiec

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Dilon Miszkowiec. The 14-year-old was last seen in the Bendigo area on 9 October. Police and family have concerns for his welfare due to his age. Investigators...

One last hurrah for Kyneton Music Festival

This year's Kyneton Music Festival will be the last, with organisers calling time on the event. For 8 years, the local festival has showcased some of the country's best musicians in the Macedon Ranges, and provided opportunities...

Underground power cables planned for Raywood and Lockwood

With bushfire season around the corner, Powercor's revealed its plans to replace powerlines with underground cables. The electricity company is currently looking at areas in Raywood and Lockwood, to replace an estimated 31 kilometres of powerlines...