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Playgroup ‘homeless’ as Uniting Church hall goes up for sale

More than 20 families are seeking a new home for their children’s playgroup due to the impending sale of St Stephens Uniting Church at...

Williamstown residents see red over Dennis Reserve plans

Tennis players are tussling with a group of residents over the future use of the disused Williamstown ladies’ bowling green at Dennis Reserve. Williamstown Central...

Home is where the fund-raising is, for cancer research

Two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing a double mastectomy, Karin Falkenberg is determined to help cancer research. Not long after her...

Cr Grigorovitch in Hobsons Bay mayoral shock

Widely regarded as a hot favourite to be Hobsons Bay’s next mayor, Cr Luba Grigorovitch has told the Weekly she will not be a...

Planner rejects 24-storey tower at Footscray site

A $280 million multi-tower development could soar 24 storeys above the former Le Mans Toyota site in Footscray if given the nod by state...

Cyclists breathe easier with Footscray intersection works

Maribyrnong cyclists are celebrating a $1.8 million spending package that will improve safety at the area’s most dangerous intersection. The state government will spend $1.1...

Western Hospital car park access row brews

Western Hospital has slammed the door on negotiations over access to a new car park residents say poses a danger to their Footscray street. A...

Mum, daughter team are poetry in motion

A single mother and court reporter from Laverton has had her debut poetry collection – with painted illustrations by her 11-year-old daughter – picked...

Anti-bullying protest leads to delegates’ dismissal

Transport giant Linfox has stood down two union delegates who spoke out about alleged workplace bullying at Truganina. More than 100 workers protested outside the...

Big Labor role for new Lalor MP Joanne Ryan

New federal Lalor MP Joanne Ryan has been named opposition deputy whip and deputy chair of caucus. Ms Ryan said the positions would allow her...

Family pleas for return of beloved staffie Ellie

A Laverton family is clinging on to the hope that their beloved dog, missing since August, will return home. Jess Michallef and her daughters Shayla,...

Trucks fight: Maribyrnong council to push for ban

Maribyrnong Council is demanding an unprecedented ban on all large trucks on local roads after recent inspections revealing a high proportion of trucks are...

Trucks fight: Maribyrnong council to push for ban

Maribyrnong Council is demanding an unprecedented ban on all large trucks on local roads after recent inspections revealing a high proportion of trucks are...

Boat tragedy prompts plea from Eritrean community

As Melbourne’s Eritrean community planned a Saturday memorial service for up to 360 asylum seekers who died when their boat sunk near Lampedusa on...

Let us work, plead Iranian bridging visa holders

Two Iranian asylum seekers who fled to Australia via Indonesia are pleading to be allowed to work instead of living on federal government and...

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Centre reopens with trio of exhibitions

Footscray community arts centre is coming back with a bang, officially opening three exhibitions this Saturday. BOLD, Let's Pull Things Apart Together and Hyphenated Biennial:...

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