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Dissent grows as VU heads east

Victoria University is defending its possible takeover of a campus in Melbourne’s outer-east while cutting courses, closing campuses and shedding jobs in the western...

Garage burglaries rife in Caroline Springs

Police are urging Melton and Caroline Springs residents to lock garage doors following a spate of garage and shed burglaries. Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Jenks,...

Vegetable gardens for asylum seekers

Western suburbs residents are banding together to help asylum seekers sow the seeds of a better life. In just a few weeks, The Veggie Wagon,...

Busy start of the year for CFA

The Country Fire Authority responded to 1700 fires in the northern and north-western suburbs during the first three months of this year. New figures reveal...

Mum takes Brimbank Council to court rather than pay parking fine

  A furious Brimbank resident will go to court rather than pay a council parking fine she claims is “unfair”. Marlene, who didn’t want her surname...

‘Outstanding’ Kealba apprentice leads his field

A “raw” Kealba airconditioning apprentice has been rewarded for throwing himself in at the deep end, beating a tough field of seven to take...

St Albans students aim high

It was a school camping trip like no other. St Albans Secondary College students Phuoc Le, Bethany Seitz and Elliot Lai spent a whole term...

Funding boost for at risk children in need of counselling

More than 200 children across the western suburbs at risk of family violence will have access to counselling over the coming year. Women’s Health West...

Enjoy it, says Keilor Downs College VCE star

A Keilor Downs College graduate was among 279 top achievers lauded last week at the Premier’s VCE awards. Geetha Theiventhiran, 19, who graduated from Keilor...

MP stands down amid union claims

Western Metropolitan MP Cesar Melhem has stepped down from his role as state government whip citing “press speculation” over his senior role as the...

Water police urge caution after tragic deaths

Water police have urged people to learn from the boating tragedy that claimed the lives of three fishermen. On Monday afternoon, the mood was bleak...

Sunbury line services improve

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Car thieves put on notice as Operation Reascending starts

Police in the north-west region will be out in force this weekend targeting theft of and from motor vehicles as part of Operation Reascending.  Acting...

Mercedes impounded after Burnside man’s test drive in Deer Park

A Burnside man has had a prestige Mercedes impounded after a high speed test drive through a Deer Park school zone on Wednesday morning.  Brimbank...

Missing Keilor Downs, Hillside boys found at Newport

UPDATE: Two boys from Brimbank feared missing have been found. Police were concerned for the welfare of Nabil Salem, 12, and Ali Zogheib, 13, who...

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Knights staying put

The Melbourne Knights won’t be part of the National Second Tier competition in the near future. Football Australia announced in November the first eight...

April fun out west

Sharks show nerve