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Punters lose $2.5 billion on pokies in Victoria

Epping, Gladstone Park, Bundoora and Werribee residents had big holes in their pockets as they were among punters who lost a total of $2.5...

Ravenhall landfill: Boral won’t challenge council’s no to extension

Odour-stressed residents can breathe a sigh of relief – for the moment at least – after Boral announced it will not appeal against Melton...

Women’s Health West cash dries up as family violence cases soar

Thousands of family violence victims in Melbourne’s west could be stuck in life-threatening situations because promised funding has not been delivered, according to the...

Les Twentyman calls for keeping kids in school, not jail

Young people in juvenile detention are costing the state five times more than it would cost to send them to the best private schools...

Brooklyn: Council scraps dust charge for landowners

Dust will remain a fixture of Brooklyn for the foreseeable future following Brimbank council’s decision to throw out its special- charges scheme that asked...

Brimbank council lands $10 million after surplus land sales

Surplus land sales have netted Brimbank council nearly $10 million in the past five years. Figures obtained by Star Weekly reveal that the council sold...

Former Deer Park, Kealba, Keilor, Sydenham schools up for sale

Former schools sites in Deer Park, Kealba, Keilor, Sydenham and Humevale are among schools that will be offloaded by the Napthine government. Also for sale...

Kealba hotel robbery at gun point: Police seek witnesses

UPDATE: Kealba Hotel staff were threatened at gun and knife point and patrons were forced to the ground in a terrifying armed robbery in...

Deer Park death: Detectives arrest two more men

Two more arrests have been made in the Australia Day death of Michael Sleiman in Deer Park. Homicide Squad detectives arrested two men on Monday...

MH17 DISASTER: Eynesbury family remembered by friends

A family of five from Eynesbury have been remembered as beautiful, bright and fun-loving friends in a public outpouring of grief in the community...

Jobs the icing on the cake as new mobile app stars work

A mobile app which creates 3D animations of birthday cakes is tipped to create new jobs in Melbourne’s west. The Cakes Alive! app, launched last...

Sunshine North: Residents say loud ‘no’ to River Valley quarry plan

More than 160 people have submitted objections to what they call major changes to the River Valley quarry site in Sunshine North. The original plan...

Keilor Vogue in the Village: Women kick goals for football club

The men of Keilor Football Club took a back seat on Wednesday night as the women took over. The club hosted Vogue in the Village,...

Murder charge over death of Deer Park man Michael Sleiman

A 22-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a man in Deer Park on Australia Day. Matthew Delamothe was arrested and charged over...

Derrimut: Charges after woman hurt in car, semi-trailer crash

UPDATE: Police have charged a Fitzroy man following a two-car collision on Boundary Road in Derrimut on Wednesday. The crash occurred about 12.45pm when the Ford...

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Devils ready for challenge

Keilor Park is up for the challenge in the Essendon District Football League women’s division 1 competition. The Devils have reformed their women’s team after...