The Free Press

GoFundMe for beloved Riddells Creek community member’s battle with rare cancer

By Tricia Mifsud DES Haliday’s love for his wife Leanne and two children, as well as his involvement with various clubs in the community is inspiring him through his battle with cancer. When the Riddells Creek...

Newham family devastated and left in the dark after fatal shooting of pet dog

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A Newham woman says her teenage daughter has been left devastated after their two-year-old family dog Jedda was shot and later died from injuries near their home. Kaye Bye is still in the...

Ambulance Vic adds 300 paramedics and nurses to rural areas amid soaring demand

Ambulance Victoria will manage record demand by recruiting more than 300 paramedics and nurses, including 56 on-road paramedics in rural Victoria in the next 12 months, as part of a $759 million State Government...

Newham Primary School wins National Landcare Award

Newham Primary School were among two Victorians to win a National Landcare Award on Thursday night. More than 3000 people from across the country came together online to watch the awards, hosted by ABC TV...

Clarkefield township plan receives extensive feedback from residents in first consultation

Property developers behind a proposed 26-hectare Clarkefield Town Centre development are now preparing a development plan for the consideration of Macedon Ranges Shire Council. Developer APD Projects has completed community consultation for the Melbourne-Lancefield Road...

Riddell District League new finals fixture and venues confirmed

The Riddell District Football Netball League has announced changes to its finals fixture, while also confirming finals venues. The grand final date has pushed back another week and the finals series has been reduced from...

Riddell League results: Wallan sitting comfortably; Romsey’s rivalry

WALLAN wasted little time reasserting its premiership credentials, while Romsey made a strong statement against rival Lancefield in the return of Riddell District football on Saturday. The Magpies trailed at quarter time against Riddell and...

Farmers warned wet paddocks can harm animal health

Farmers affected by recent floods and storms are being encouraged to monitor the health of their stock as wet conditions continue to affect parts of Victoria. Floods and sustained wet paddocks can bring a range...

Free firewood available following Macedon Ranges clean up

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is making free firewood available to residents and ratepayers at its transfer stations until at least September 2021, as part of storm recovery operations. Residents and ratepayers must first register their...

Mitchell, Macedon Ranges and Whittlesea sports set to return as COVID-19 lockdown ends

SPORTING leagues and associations have wasted little time in resuming competition following the end of Victoria's latest COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday night. The Northern Football Netball League announced senior and junior football would resume...