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Report into fatal Wallan train derailment finds line signalling was disrupted

By Colin MacGillivray The region’s leaders have expressed hope a final report into a 2020 train derailment near Wallan that killed two people and seriously injured eight others will shed light on the cause of...

Kilmore school launches portrait project to honour local veterans

By Max Davies A St Patrick’s Primary School’s veteran project has garnered great success in its relatively short time of operation. The Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, STEAM, project started earlier this year, with...

Regional hospitality businesses count down days until eased restrictions

By Colin MacGillivray HOSPITALITY businesses across the north-central region are hoping for a further easing of Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions this week as they recover from the state’s most recent lockdown. While regional hospitality businesses were able...

Bakery owners lament rubbish dumped behind Kilmore’s vacant Red Lion Brewery

By Colin MacGillivray The area behind Kilmore’s vacant Red Lion Brewery has become a dumping ground for household rubbish, angering nearby businesses. Sarah Meakins, the owner of the adjacent Ferguson Plarre bakehouse at 34 Melbourne Street,...

Kilmore chef to compete in statewide patisserie challenge

KILMORE chef and mother Jaclin Parkinson will represent Melbourne Polytechnic at the Victorian TAFE Patisserie Challenge on July 8, after deciding to head back to school to take her cake and dessert making skills...

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Wandong pair awarded OAMs

By Colin MacGillivray DEDICATION to their community and a passion for history saw Wandong-Heathcote Junction residents Karen Christensen and Allen Hall awarded medals of the Order of Australia, OAMs, during today’s Queen’s Birthday celebrations. Ms Christensen...

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Seymour volunteer firefighter awarded service medal

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Seymour volunteer firefighter Lesley Read has been awarded the CFA’s highest honour as part of this year’s Queen’s Birthday honour list. Ms Read is one of 10 Victorian recipients of the Australian Fire...

Thousands still without power after wild weather in Mitchell and Macedon Ranges

Thousands of homes in the Mitchell and Macedon shires remain without power tonight after wild winds last night damaged electricity infrastructure. Many people are also without mobile phone reception as telecommunications companies battle to restore...

Melbourne lockdown to lift, restrictions to further ease for regional Victoria

The circuit-breaker lockdown in greater Melbourne will lift at 11.59pm Thursday night, while restrictions will further ease for regional Victoria. Victoria's Acting Premier James Merlino has announced this morning the five reasons to leave home...

Seymour star selected in AFL draft

By Tricia Mifsud Ask anyone at Seymour Football Netball Club, and they’ll most likely say how proud they are of Sam Durham – not only for being drafted by AFL club Essendon but for the...