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Free and safe chemical disposal in Seymour

Mitchell Shire residents will have the opportunity to dispose of household chemicals safely through Sustainability Victoria’s Detox Your Home event on Saturday in Seymour.People can drop their unwanted household chemicals at Mitchell Shire Council’s...

Hospitals tackle family violence

Staff at The Kilmore and District Hospital and Northern Health will be better trained to deal with instances of family violence as part of a new project.Visiting medical officers, general practitioners and other medical...

Distracted drivers in the spotlight

By Eden Hynninen A new state-wide initiative is calling on drivers to ditch the distractions while on the road, as Victoria's high road toll continues.Minister for Roads, Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford...

Kangaroo chaos

THE City of Whittlesea will host a community drop-in session for residents to learn more about how to live with an increasing population of kangaroos. The event in South Morang, on June 13, follows a...

WANTED: MORE POLICE

More than 1000 residents have signed two petitions for more police after hours in Romsey and surroundings towns. Romsey resident Kristi Gilbert started one petition last year for a 24-hour police station, or atleast more...

Protect feathered friends

Romsey residents are asking drivers to slow down on rural roads after a goose was run over and killed earlier this month. Similar to the infamous Riddells Creek geese, a gaggle of feathered animals have...

Police urge for safety over holidays

An already alarming road toll this year has sparked Wallan’s Highway Patrol and Roadsafe to encourage people to take extra care on the roads during the Easter and Anzac Day holidays. Ninety people have died...

Footpath frustration

Residents are concerned for their safety when walking due to a lack of footpaths in Lancefield. Mothers Anita McMaster and Bianca Rantall – who walk daily with their prams – said footpaths only existed one...

Suspicious fire burns close to homes

An out-of-control grassfire that burnt fences and narrowly missed homes at Springridge Estate in Wallan is being treated as suspicious. About eight to ten acres of grassland was damaged after the fire broke out at...

New year, new scam

THE Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning taxpayers to be alert for scammers impersonating the ATO, as scammers change tactics in 2019. Assistant Commissioner Karen Foat said scammers have been developing new ways to get...