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Call for volunteers to share a love of reading

Melton pupils will receive a helping hand developing their literacy skills thanks to a new Vinnies reading club starting up in the area next...

Council calls for boost to police numbers

Melton council will write to the state government calling for extra police officers to be stationed in the local area. Councillor Bob Turner brought forward...

Campaign to save ‘dying’ river

Cameron Steele has a stark warning about the fate of the once impressive Moorabool River - act now or watch it die. The People for...

COVID testing blitz

Benjamin Millar A COVID-19 outbreak at Bacchus Marsh Grammar school has triggered an urgent testing blitz and forced more than 2300 students into isolation. Pop-up testing...

Grant helps tackle crime

Melton residents will have their say in how $700,000 of state government funding will be spent on improving community safety and tackling the root...

Melton councillor’s ‘transphobic’ questions criticised

A Melton councillor has been accused of spreading “transphobic” views by pushing for transgender people to be made to use separate public toilets. Watts Ward...

Lockdown extended by seven days as clusters grow

Thirteen new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Monday as Victoria's lockdown was extended by seven days. With the total number of active...

Bacchus Marsh Grammar coronavirus cluster spreads to four teachers

Four teachers at Bacchus Marsh Grammar have now tested positive for COVID-19, according to the school, with the Maddingley site now declared a tier-one...

Teacher COVID-19 case forces Bacchus Marsh Grammar to close

Bacchus Marsh Grammar students have been ordered to stay home for the rest of the week after a teacher at the school tested positive...

Ballan Mobil and McDonalds named tier one COVID-19 sites

Two Ballan locations have been listed as tier one exposure sites after being visited by a COVID-positive removalist team from NSW. People who visited the...

Thieves target electronics, tools

Car accessories, electrical appliances and power tools are the items most regularly targeted by thieves in Melton and Moorabool, new figures have revealed. Crime Statistics...

Eynesbury the coolest place to be

The coolest fun this side of the arctic has arrived in Eynesbury. A temporary ice-skating rink has been created as the centrepiece of Eynesbury’s inaugural...

Cup of kindness

Hot drinks arrive with a bonus warm feeling at a new coffee van serving the Melton community. Kombi With a Cause is donating 10 per...

Footy welcomes back fans

By Benjamin Millar Players and fans have enjoyed a welcome return to football and netball after a four-week hiatus forced by the snap COVID-19 lockdown. Easing...

Police investigating hoon meets

A 16-year-old has been charged following two alleged hoon meets in Derrimut on Saturday night. Police were called to a large gathering of vehicles in...

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Melton councillor’s ‘transphobic’ questions criticised

A Melton councillor has been accused of spreading “transphobic” views by pushing for transgender people to be made to use separate public toilets. Watts Ward...