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Moonee Ponds stabbing: Meadow Heights man charged with murder

UPDATE: A man murdered a Moonee Ponds couple by repeatedly stabbing them after an argument over a debt for plaster work he had done at...

Moonee Ponds: Two dead in Darling Street home

UPDATE: A woman and man have been murdered while three children aged five and under were sleeping in the bedroom of a house in...

Dallas mosque: Man charged has mental health issues

LATEST: A man charged with a stabbing murder at an outer-Melbourne Islamic centre on Thursday had previously been diagnosed with mental health issues. Erol Elmas, 22,...

Sunbury secession: Minister heralds mapping of breakaway Sunbury shire

Hume council faces another year or two to deal with Sunbury’s agenda to excise itself from the municipality, while the state government tries to...

Sunbury secession: ‘No’ campaigners state their case

Sunbury residents Sharon Phillips and Raz De Vito go where few have been brave enough to tread for fear of being branded “the no...

Fewer getting away with family violence across the north

Reported instances of family violence are on the rise in Whittlesea and Hume, according to the latest Victoria Police figures. The crime statistics released last...

Pyne’s backflip on reforms a source of principal pain

The federal government’s backflip on Gonski funding has angered school principals as education funding worth billions of dollars is in doubt. Despite the Coalition’s promises...

Coalition plan to repeal mining tax may prove costly for families

The federal Coalition’s plan to repeal Labor’s mining tax is a step closer with the House of Representatives having passed legislation to overturn the...

Meadow Heights kids get the jump on literacy skills

Children from three Meadow Heights playgroups have spent the past 10 weeks taking part in Westside Circus’s Tumbling Stories program, a combined literacy and...

Jacksons Creek land to be rezoned for farms

Hume council has moved to clarify its intentions in proposing to rezone a block of land reserved for public purposes to farming land. The proposed...

Satellite lessons take off across Hume in first year

Hume council is pleased with the success of the Multiversity, video-conferencing-based program in its first year, and hopes community interest will translate into increased...

Get smart … Whittlesea is, and now it’s official

Whittlesea was last week named a ‘Smart 21 Community’ by a New York-based community governance group, Intelligent Communities Forum. Whittlesea joins 20 other cities around...

Face up to AIDA risk, says youth worker

Unacknowledged homosexuality and risky sexual behaviour is the main reason for the ongoing spread of the AIDS virus, warns leading drug and alcohol support...

Black Saturday memorial from seed of an idea

Amanda Gibson’s house in Cottles Bridge was about two kilometres from the fire when a wind change proved a saviour for her on Black...

Violence means passengers miss Roxburgh Park bus

The 901 bus is avoiding Roxburgh Park shopping centre and railway station at weekends after threats and physical violence against drivers. In the past six...

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Berry new Dogs captain

The Western Bulldogs will have a new AFLW captain with Deanna Berry appointed the club’s captain for 2024, Berry becomes just the third captain in...