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Brimbank crime rate up

Crime rates rose by 11 per cent across Brimbank in the year to December, 2018, new figures show. Data released by the Crime Statistics agency...

Home invasions decline

The number of home invasions recorded in the west has fallen by about a third within 12 months, as Victoria Police “relentlessly” hunt down...

Calling all volunteers

Volunteer West is looking to bolster volunteer numbers across Brimbank and Melton. The community organisation, which supports volunteering in the west, is offering a free...

Mofiz is hitting the right note

Mofiz Ul Haq is passionate about being creative, making music and volunteering in the west. The 22-year-old Sunshine resident, who is studying a bachelor of...

Former mayor calls for leak probe

Former Brimbank mayor John Hedditch has called for an independent investigation following the leaking in January of information surrounding a councillor conduct panel hearing. In...

Golden girl Millie helps kids learn

Millie the golden Labrador is helping to brighten the lives of children in Melbourne’s west. An education therapy dog, nine-year-old Millie is a regular visitor...

MY BRIMBANK

Maria Artigas runs the pottery programs at the Deer Park Hunt Club. She spoke with Ewen McRae What is your connection to Brimbank? I have been...

Council wants gambling input

Brimbank council wants feedback on its soon-to-be-finalised policy on electronic gambling. The policy sets out objectives, principles and statements for how the council will manage...

When a home really is a castle

Meet the king of the castle. Keilor’s much-loved Overnewton Castle turns 170 this year and one man can be credited with helping to keep it...

Council concern grows

There are growing concerns the Brimbank council is reverting to its old ways and a local MP says he will have no hesitation in...

Eight charged in drug mule sting

Two people were arrested in Sunshine North as part of a major drug operation which allegedly involved airline cabin crew being used as drug...

Police keen to cut down stats

Brimbank police will focus on public education in a bid to reduce the number of robberies in the area. Crime statistics released for the year...

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Wire thefts ‘cripple’ sports clubs

Frequent copper thefts across Brimbank are taking a heavy toll. In the past year, there has been a high volume of thefts of copper cabling...

Poverty crisis deepens

More than 34,000 Brimbank residents are living in poverty, according to a report released by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling and...

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Thunder hoping to build momentum

Keilor Thunder will take plenty of confidence out of its most recent performances in the National Basketball League 1 South competition. It’s been a tough...