MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Coronavirus fears: Panic buying on a roll

Panicked buyers are leaving supermarket shelves bare in Melbourne's west as coronavirus fears spread. And a leading doctor reports that Australia was suffering from not...

Wills on wheels in coronavirus shutdown

An Altona North lawyer is offering to do “wills on wheels“ for people while they stay home during the coronavirus shutdown. Russell Cocks, principal at...

Virus rise linked to meatworks cluster

The Cedar Meats processing facility in Brooklyn has been confirmed as the plant at the centre of the latest COVID-19 outbreak. There are 34 cases...

Tributes flow for referee

A rugby union-loving firefighter who died from cancer is now in heaven refereeing the game, his loved ones say. Altona North’s Brett Waterford, 47, was...

Harnessing the sun

Hobsons Bay could become the first Australian council to provide cheaper green electricity to the community by mid-2021, as it begins to roll out...

Migratory bird celebration

Weighing no more than a matchbox, the red-necked stint migrates more than 11,000 kilometres from the Arctic tundra to Hobsons Bay each year. To these...

Reusables passed on

People in need will be the beneficiaries of an event where people can drop off goods they no longer want. Hobsons Bay council is this...

Coronavirus threat wipes out westside hospitality

The inner-west hospitality industry is reeling from closures that are being enforced as part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, with warnings...

Clinic on the front line

An Altona North medical practice has become the first GP respiratory clinic testing for coronavirus in Melbourne's west, as part of the federal government's...

Cedar Meats cluster grows

A growing coronavirus cluster at Brooklyn-based Cedar Meats has been linked to infected workers at a Footscray aged care home and Sunshine Hospital. The meat...

Bollards to stop Seabrook rat run

By Goya Dmytryshchak Seabrook residents fighting to stop motorists using local streets as a rat run to dodge Point Cook Road traffic are celebrating a...

Altona man jailed for luring underage girls

Altona man Sean Michael McMillian will serve six months' jail for procuring underage girls for sexual activity. McMillian pleaded guilty in the County Court to two charges...

My Place: Justine Brogna

October is Mental Health Month. For the third year, Williamstown’s Justine Brogna has organised the Walk a Mile in my Shoes mental health event...

Delivering some good news

When Andy Fithall began his new job he hit the ground running. Just three weeks later the world was a very different place. The Kingsville father...

Call to open Whitten Oval

Maribyrnong residents are calling on the Western Bulldogs  to open Whitten Oval to the public for exercising and dog walking during the coronavirus lockdown. Footscray...

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Concern as homelessness sector ‘inundated’

Homelessness workers in the northern and western suburbs say they are being “inundated” with requests for crisis accommodation. They are calling on the state government...