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Mitchell Shire residents are now in stage three restrictions of COVID-19 shutdown, which means people are advised to only leave their homes for essential reasons. Five cases of COVID-19 have now been confirmed in the...

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: Stage-two restrictions in force

VICTORIA has recorded it's first three deaths for COVID-19 bringing the total of Australian deaths to 12 today. Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said the two of the men in their 70s were being...

Extra police deployed

By Jackson Russell The Mitchell Police Service Area will welcome five new officers as part of a rollout out of 788 more police in Victoria over the next 12 months. Police command announced last week the...

Nine extra police

By Jackson Russell -  The Macedon Ranges will see an increased police presence in the area over the next 12 months, with nine additional officers allocated to the police service area. The nine make up part...

Calls flood in for SES help

By Evelyn Leckie WITH at least 80mm of rain across much of the Mitchell Shire late last week, the State Emergency Service received 26 requests for assistance for blocked roads, flooded streets and building damage. Kilmore...

Rail line clash

By Evelyn Leckie SHADOW Minister for Regional Public Transport Steph Ryan has called for the State Government to fix a broken signalling system between the Seymour and Craigieburn rail service. Ms Ryan said it had been...

Pyalong plays waiting game

By Jackson Russell -  PYALONG CFA members are pushing for a much-needed upgrade to the brigade’s facilities. The brigade has been waiting for a new station for 15 years. With barely enough room to fit the...

Dirt bike dust up

By Jackson Russell -  Wandong residents are calling for safer streets around entrances to the Mount Disappointment State Forest. Wandong Heathcote Junction Community Group vice-president Robert Jensen and Member for Euroa Steph Ryan launched a petition...

Derailment disaster

By Evelyn Leckie   AN investigation is underway to determine the cause of a train derailment near Wallan on Thursday night. The XPT service, run by NSW TrainLink, was travelling from Sydney to Mellbourne when it derailed...

Close to home

By Jackson Russell - Victoria Police’s new assistant commissioner for road policing has urged country drivers to be more careful on country roads. Assistant commissioner Libby Murphy has spent a lot of time on Mitchell Shire roads...