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Powering creative minds

Vibrant street art is transforming power boxes across Melton. The Melton council has commissioned five pieces from four different professional and emerging artists to expand...

Cooking up support

A group of community-minded people from a Sikh temple in Plumpton are banding together to help the needy. Last week, the members of the temple...

Drivers pay tribute to legend

“I done it for you, Gav!” Those were the words of young driver Connor Clarke, who used the occasion of his first metropolitan winner to...

Keeping fit from home

Inventive staff and students of Victoria University have started using chairs and books as make-shift gym equipment, during free virtual group workouts offered by...

Community newspapers deserve more: CPA

Newspaper publishers have again called on the federal government to urgently unlock funds to assist regional and community newspapers, amid fears of further stand...

Bid to halt toxic soil talks

The Moorabool Shire Council is calling on the Victorian government and Transurban to half all talks surrounding the dumping of contaminated soil from the...

Remembering life under the fig tree

More than 50 years ago in a village in Greece that was marred by war and poverty, Giannoula and Fotios Panagiotopoulos dreamed of a...

Airport expands cargo capacity

With most international and domestic flights grounded because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Melbourne Airport has been focused on attracting additional freighter services to support...

An ideal solution for trying times

A Kealba based drapery business on the cusp of financial ruin has turned things around and now it's giving back. Ideal Drape Makers has operated...

Virtual science lessons

Caroline Chisholm Catholic College’s chemistry lab resembled a television studio more than a classroom last week. With a large number of students learning from home...

Resumes for a new era

A Hillside man is on a mission to help make the community more employable. Jayden Kafanelis has spent years studying the employment system and says...

Motorists fined in Easter blitz

While the streets may have been quieter than usual over the Easter break, it didn't translate to a quieter time for local police. Across Melton,...

Cash spalsh for neighbourhood houses

Neighbourhood houses across the west could get a boost from an unlikely source. Melbourne Airport last week launched the second round of its community grants...

Calming measures under investigaton

The Melton council is still investigating whether traffic calming measures will be required along a busy Burnside street. Cr Steven Abboushi tabled a motion at...

Council turns to technology for meetings

The Melton council is set to begin livestreaming its meetings for the first time. The move was made to allow residents to watch proceedings live...

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Jury told to imagine being blamed for campers’ deaths

Jurors have been asked to put themselves in the shoes of an airline pilot accused of killing two campers when they retire to decide...