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Ground swap on the cards

Two local soccer clubs are likely to switch grounds in order to keep up with the growth of the sport in the area. The Westside...

There is always hope

An outreach team based at Sunshine hospital is giving hope to people at risk of suicide. The Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) team provides practical...

Winter warmers fuel fire risks

Unattended cooking, electrical appliances and heating are the top three causes of fires across the west. Alarming statistics recently released by the CFA for District...
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Melton hanging in for a last gasp chance of finals

Melton is hoping finals will still be on the cards this season in Hockey Victoria’s Vic League men’s 3 competition. The Mustangs sit just outside...

Sun may set on women’s group

A group which offers education and social activities for women with disabilities, mental health issues and chronic illnesses is facing an uncertain future, due...

Smoking rates in Brimbank and Melton are highest in west

Brimbank and Melton have the highest smoking rates in the west, new data reveals. Victoria University’s health policy think tank, the Mitchell Institute, has released...

Racism keeps police busy

Police in the state’s north west metro region have responded to hundreds of prejudicially-motivated crimes within a five-year period, with more than half of...

Family violence scourge of west

Police have attended 9141 family violence incidents in the west during a 12-month period, with Wyndham, Brimbank and Melton recording the highest numbers of...

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...

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...

Police in carjackings crackdown

Brimbank is the state’s top spot for carjackings, according to figures from the Crime Statistics Agency. CSA data supplied to Star Weekly shows there was...

Five teens arrested with stolen car

Police have arrested five teenagers after they were found changing the tyre of an allegedly stolen car overnight on Saturday. The car, which was stolen...

Paramedics name danger spots

By Alesha Capone and Charlene Macaulay More than 40 locations in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs have been flagged as potentially dangerous for paramedics. Ambulance Victoria last...

RSPCA investigates dumped cat

A cat that was locked in a bird cage bound with rope and then dumped in a Kurunjang park is now in safe hands...

Hoops hopes on the rise

If determination and work ethic have anything to do with it, Alieu Chol will be taking his Melton-honed basketball talent to the world. The 19-year-old...

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Tests to be distributed

Rapid Antigen Tests will be distributed to key workforces from today as part of the state government's roll out. The government announced on Sunday it...

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