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Sending goodwill via footy

With the cold snap set in for another week or so, there’s never been a better time to get some warm-up tips from an...

Sunshine hospital to be named after Joan Kirner

The new $200 million Women's and Children's Hospital to be built in Sunshine will be named in honour of the state's first female premier, the late...

Plan for prisoners to care for lost pets

Prisoners at the Metropolitan Remand Centre and Dame Phyllis Frost Centre in Ravenhall could care for lost pets, under plans to centralise animal management between three...

Two bodies found in car at Plumpton

Two bodies have been found in a silver 1999 Ford sedan on the side of the road at Plumpton, with police not ruling out...

Needle and syringe programs expanded

Needle and syringe programs at two Brimbank health agencies will expand under the state government’s $24.6 million Ice Action Plan. The government said in June...

Remand centre riot to cost taxpayers $12 million

Taxpayers will foot the close-to- $12 million damages bill caused at Melbourne Metropolitan Remand Centre after prisoners rampaged in response to the state’s July 1...

Food Bank helps avoid hard choices

Tough economic times are forcing more Victorians to choose between heating or eating this winter. Single dad Tom, who didn’t want to reveal his surname,...

Syringes prompt call to act on creek pollution

Syringes found at Kororoit Creek have prompted one Sunshine resident to call on the community to clean up its act. Jess Gerger, who has lived...

Convicted drug trafficker loses appeal bid

A drug trafficker has had her appeal against an 11-year sentence for her role in a wider heroin ring, which included using a child...

Worlds apart, so much in common

An impromptu lunchtime karaoke session, a staff-versus-students volleyball game and boomerang-making featured during a five-day visit by Chinese students to their sister school, Victoria...

VicRoads looks at overpass for Calder Park Drive

Construction of an overpass to free up one of the Calder Freeway’s most awkward intersections is being investigated by VicRoads. The investigation into a Calder...

Council rejects plan-B for Sunvale site

A proposed 60-unit development at the former Sunvale Primary School has been knocked back by Brimbank council on the grounds that it poses a...

Pubs and clubs share banned patrons lists

Ten Brimbank licensed venues will compile and share a “banned patrons list” under a new agreement between police, Brimbank council and clubs. The Brimbank District...

Domestic violence contributor to mortgage stress

Domestic violence is the third-greatest contributor to mortgage stress after unemployment and mental health issues, a forum heard last week. The forum was held last...

Bras to help women in need

Melton council has signed on to a new project to collect new and secondhand bras at council offices this month, ready for shipment around...

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Thunder digging deep

Keilor Thunder’s character is starting to shine through in the National Basketball League 1 South women’s competition. After coming from 24 points down the previous...