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New confectionary flavour out of Wendouree

Food scientists working at the Mars factory in Wendouree have invented a new flavour of confectionary  The Hot Cross Bun flavoured M&M is an Aussie innovation and is light brown in colour It was released for the...

Wanted man may be in Ravenswood

Police are on the hunt for a 31 year-old man known to frequent Ravenswood as well as Melbourne's north-western suburbs Souksaunh Khamsopha is wanted on 5 outstanding arrest warrants. He's about 180cm with a  medium build, brown...

Ballarat Gold Bus Driver to appeal sentence

Almost 10,000 people have put their names to at least 4 petitions calling for Ballarat Gold Bus driver Jack Aston to have his sentence reviewed. The 55-year-old has been given  five years in prison in Castlemaine...

Man in court on Murder charge

The man accused of murdering Maryborough woman Karen Ashcroft is expected to face the Victorian Supreme Court today.  Percydale man Ben Wardlaw will stand trial after he pled not guilty to one count of murder and...

Lavender harvest festival on this Sunday

The Lavender Harvest Festival is on this Sunday at Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm in Shepherds Flat. There will be harvesting presentations, guided walks through the lavender fields with expert opinions on how to grow, cut and...

Missing teen found

A missing teenager from Castlemaine has been found safe and well. Police and her family were concerned about the welfare of Tayla Grace after the 15-year-old hadn't been seen since 2.30pm yesterday. Twitter (function(d, s, id)

New supermarket for Daylesford

An application has been lodged with Hepburn Council for a second supermarket in Daylesford. The site is in Central Springs Rd opposite the outdoor pool. The town already has a Coles supermarket. The local IGA closed 4...

Shepparton man held over suspicious packages

A Shepparton man has been remanded in custody after facing court over a series of suspicious packages mailed to consulates in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. 49 year old Savas Avan is accused of mailing 35 parcels...

Two fire incidents in the region

About a hectare of grassland  and plantation has been destroyed after a blaze at Happy Valley, south of Ballarat. The alarm was raised when smoke was noticed in an area close to the Woady Yaloak River The...