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Sunbury secession: Burden a talking point

Costs and timing as a result of the Sunbury separation are the subjects much discussed around Hume, with KPMG reports commissioned by Local Government...

After the fires: Watch for new outbreaks, locals urged

It will be several weeks before the fires that swept across Melbourne’s northern fringes are officially out. And residents are being urged to remain on...

After the fires: Disaster relief announced for those in need

As fire crews and burnt-out landowners started their slow recovery last week federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan and state Police and Emergency Services Minister...

Sunbury secession: Economist to head breakaway panel

Economist and private sector property strategist Brian Haratsis will chair the panel charged with Sunbury’s secession from the city of Hume. Other panel members are...

Tania Herman: Maria Korp’s attempted killer freed from jail

Tania Herman, the woman found guilty of attempting to murder Maria Korp by strangling her and stuffing her into a car boot in 2005,...

Northern suburbs feeling the heat, big time

Residents in the northern suburbs of Oak Park, Hadfield and Reservoir are among the most vulnerable in Melbourne heatwaves, new research has found. People who...

Youth squadron ready for takeoff in Whittlesea

As Melbourne Airport celebrates 50 years of jet aviation, the Australia Air League is looking for young people interested in the learning and leadership...

Refugees made welcome across northern suburbs

Asylum seekers and refugees are made to feel welcome when they move into Melbourne’s north, according to a new report. A research paper commissioned by...

Spinal cord injury: Nazim living life to the full

Nazim Erdem says his daredevil streak led him to dive off a pier into shallow water. The dive almost killed the former amateur boxer and...

Epping Views pupils step out in a winning way

About 500 pupils from Epping Views Primary School collectively clocked up 11,244 kilometres during Vic Health’s annual Walk to School month in November, helping...

City of Whittlesea in an infrastructure hurry

Whittlesea council has endorsed an infrastructure strategy that makes the O’Herns Road-Hume Highway interchange its No.1 priority. The strategy has been released by a partnership...

‘Money smarts’ would help ease traffic problems, says report

New and smarter ways of raising money are needed to finance infrastructure projects that would make life easier for Melbourne’s northern commuters, according to...

Ford jobs to go at plants in Broadmeadows and Geelong

UPDATE: Another 300 jobs will be cut at Ford's Victorian manufacturing plants by June, as the company continues to reduce its Australian operations. Ford employees...

Criminals marking houses to steal dogs: Facebook

Criminals are scouting Melbourne suburbs for pets to steal and use in illegal dog fights, according to social media. A Facebook post, which has been...

Meadow Heights woman stabbed in home invasion

UPDATE: A mother who was repeatedly stabbed by an intruder in a terrifying home invasion could have been a victim of mistaken identity, detectives...

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Mickleham quarantine facility on track to open in January

The COVID-19 quarantine facility under construction in Mickleham is on track to open in January, according to the state government. The hub, proposed for a...