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Wear orange for SES

Whittlesea State Emergency Service Unit is encouraging everyone to wear orange on Wednesday to support the SES volunteers who dedicate their time to communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The volunteers are...

Kindness shines through

By Steph McNicol -  WHITTLESEA Deli Café owner Dave Cordell says he is overwhelmed by the community support during COVID-19 after he was on the receiving end of deeds by some kind souls. Mr Cordell said...

A big hug for struggling parents

By Evelyn Leckie WHEN Angela Wood witnessed women doing it tough in her neighbourhood – she decided to start up an organisation that donates baby and parenting goods to disadvantaged families. “I started losing sleep thinking...

Business survives with new purpose

WHEN Northern Health increasingly needed PPE equipment as the COVID-19 pandemic swept around the globe, the hospital didn’t have to look far for an innovative supplier. When Nicholas Romeo, head scientist and lab manager of...

Wavering business support

By Evelyn Leckie IT’S mixed offering for local businesses when it comes to the State Government’s $500 million Business Support Fund to support the hardest hit sectors. Hospitality, tourism, accommodation, arts and entertainment and retail were...

Schools debate ignites

By Evelyn Leckie -  MEADOWGLEN Primary School in Epping has been closed for three days this week as a teacher tested positive for COVID-19. Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said the school would shut from Monday to...

Council settles with Overland

THE City of Whittlesea has reached a confidential settlement with former chief executive Simon Overland in relation to his legal proceedings challenging his dismissal by the former council. Mr Overland’s contract was terminated on December...

Stronger community through the pandemic

By Evelyn Leckie WHEN Ella Wallwork and Tash Phillips moved into their new place in Yarrambat late last year, they didn’t realise how well they would get to know their neighbours. During the pandemic, the couple...

More council help

THE City of Whittlesea will pour another $150,000 into non-government agencies to help support people as part of its COVID-19 relief and support. The council’s announcement of its next stage of support, focusing on the...

COVID-19 Update: One new case in Victoria

Authorities say social distancing measures appear to be working as Victoria recorded just one additional case of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the state total of confirmed cases to 1302. No new deaths were reported, with the...