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Fighting spirit kicks in for Andrew

Tarneit man Andrew Collicoat, who will participate in his first-ever MMA cage fight at the weekend, says he hopes to inspire others. At age 13,...

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...

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...

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...

School jumps into new mural

By Joanna Catalano Melbourne Water collaborated with Truganina South Primary School and local artists Bryan Itch, Rich Keville and Benzo to create a new mural...

Credit card theft in Point Cook

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify a man who used a credit card, which was stolen during a Point Cook burglary. Police said...

Visy gets on board with new factory

A $99 million cardboard manufacturing and distribution factory has opened in Truganina, creating 85 jobs. Visy officially launched its corrugated cardboard plant at the West...

Motorcyclists revved up for good cause

A group of pyjama-clad motorcyclists is not an everyday sight. But the idea of doing something “fun and different” for a good cause has inspired...

Fashion awards all stitched up

Hundreds of colourful outfits were paraded down the catwalk at the Fashion Awards Australia, held at the Encore Event Centre in Hoppers Crossing, on...

Cannabis crop seized in Truganina

Police have arrested two men and a woman after discovering a "sophisticated" hydroponic drug set-up, including more than 1000 cannabis plants, at a Truganina...

Locals love their animals

More than 200 school pupils visited the Werribee Open Range Zoo to celebrate Love Your Locals Day earlier this month. The youngsters, from 14 schools...

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...

A good sign for organ donation

More than 1000 Wyndham residents signed up to become organ and tissue donors last year. Figures released by DonateLife show that last year 593 residents...

Bus drivers strike called off

UPDATE: Planned industrial action, which was set to affect several bus routes in Wyndham and Geelong tomorrow, has been cancelled. Earlier this week, bus company...

Tributes for cricket stalwart Bernie Moynahan

Tributes are flowing for the much-loved vice-president of the Hoppers Crossing Cricket Club, Bernie Moynahan, who died last week. Mr Moynahan died last Tuesday while...

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Lions sticking to the processes

Taylors Lakes coach Steve Burns couldn’t have asked for much more since taking over at the Essendon District Football League division 2 club. While the...