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Bacchus Marsh revs up for health

Car enthusiasts and rev heads are set to take over Maddingley Park this weekend, with the David Calleja Memorial Car Show on again. The main...

Flu cases hit record numbers

Melton and Moorabool experienced a record breaking flu season in 2019, according to new figures from the Department of Health. The department’s infectious diseases report...

Melton’s weighty issue

Nearly three quarters of Melton and Moorabool residents are overweight or obese, according to a new study. The Australian Health Tracker states 74.3 per cent...

Thunderstorm asthma warning

Pollen season has sprung and residents with allergies and health issues are being urged to take precautions against the chance of thunderstorm asthma. Victoria’s chief...

Cancer Council hotline goes cold

The Cancer Council is urging locals affected by cancer to reach out for support, with research showing less than one in four cancer sufferers...

Focus on mental health

Brookside College was awash with yellow last week, as the school came together to talk about mental health as part of R U OK...

Son’s action a lifesaver

Jill Jupp was preparing for her son’s birthday last year when she began to feel strange. The Kurunjang woman was putting the decorations on the...

Daffodil Day’s special meaning

Kurunjang nurse Sam Butcher has seen first hand the impact of cancer. Working at Royal Melbourne Hospital, she faces it every day – and that’s...

Celebrating victory over adversity

A lifetime of perseverance and diligence from Melton South’s Lesley Marie Hart was recognised recently, with Diabetes Victoria presenting her with a prestigious award. Ms...

Focus on youth health

A new event focusing on mental health among young people is set to spark a conversation this week. The Moorabool Youth Action Group (YAG) youth...

Souper idea for winter

Ballan shoppers can look forward to a ‘Souper Tuesday’ thanks to a continuing winter warmer initiative. As part of a four-year long program from the...

Saddle up for a new type of therapy

A horse walks into a tax office. It might be the start of a joke, but for Deb Pace it’s no laughing matter. Ms Pace...

Community rallies to bring David home

A young Melton engineer is in a critical condition after suffering a stroke two hours into a Queensland getaway. David Skinner, a drone designer and...

State moves ahead on hospital

The long-awaited Melton hospital is a step closer to reality after last week’s state budget. Making good on a pre-election promise, the state government announced...

Volunteers honoured

More than 200 Djerriwarrh Health Services volunteers were recognised last week, with a special lunch as part of Volunteers Week. The volunteers met at Bacchus...

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Devils can’t complain

Things are travelling along nicely for Darley in the Ballarat Netball League. Last season’s runners-up had some changes in the off season and have gone...