Safety

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Rescue from Hanging Rock

by Evelyn LeckiePARAMEDICS were called to the Hanging Rock Summit on Sunday December 2 to assist a man in his fifties who had fallen from the summit...

Devastated

Man knocked out after roof collpase by Joshua Wells A SECOND roof collapse left Australian Defence Force veteran Matthew Blunt unconscious on his floor recently – just two months after most of his ceiling fell into...