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Call to reverse sackings

Western suburbs state MPs are calling on Maribyrnong council to reverse its “shock” decision to sack 150 casual staff in response to the coronavirus...

Illegal rubbish dumping spikes

Bin contamination and illegal rubbish dumping have spiked in Maribyrnong following COVID-19 restrictions. Maribyrnong council is advising residents not to leave home to donate goods...

Free bin upsize option

Some Hobsons Bay households will be able to upsize their garbage bins free of charge during the coronavirus crisis. The council last week announced eligible...

More plastics recycled in Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay council will now accept three out of seven plastic codes in kerbside recycling bins, under what it says is an honest and...

Clinic gives parents hope

West Footscray's Sharon and Chris Reay have shared their experience of heartbreak and hope in a bid to help others at high risk of...

Driver jailed for manslaughter in Braybrook

A man has been sentenced to jail following the death of a man hit by a car in Braybrook in 2017. Ahmed Sharif, 28, pleaded...

Tune in to lockdown with guitars on loan

A charity that repairs old guitars is loaning out instruments through Hobsons Bay Libraries for residents to learn to play during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guitars...

Celebrating a colourful century

Williamstown's Mealor Higham will be 100 on Thursday, May 14. Before coronavirus restrictions, Mrs Higham regularly went out, but will celebrate her centenary at home. Born...

Poster child for success in Sea Shepherd campaign

The Steve Irwin ship at Williamstown has temporarily closed due to COVID-19 but people are being invited to be part its history. During its closure,...

Heavy metal: Residents sent to hotel over West Gate Tunnel noise

Residents along the West Gate Tunnel corridor have been relocated to Quest apartments due to noise from hydroblasting works. Some households have been loaned "white...

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...

Celebrating our frontline fighters

From nurses to cleaners, Western Health takes us inside Footscray and Sunshine hospitals to meet some of the staff on the frontline of the...

Lifeline for arts community

Footscray Community Arts Centre has been thrown a lifeline after the state government announced a $16.8 million survival package for Victoria's creative and cultural sector. Executive director Robyn...

Angst over driver rules

After 48 years in business, a western suburbs’ driving instructor says he had to take out a private loan to survive the coronavirus...

Setting Sun Film Festival moves online

The annual Setting Sun Film Festival, which sells out every year, will go ahead despite COVID-19. Now in its seventh year, it had been set...

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Illegal rubbish dumping spikes

Bin contamination and illegal rubbish dumping have spiked in Maribyrnong following COVID-19 restrictions. Maribyrnong council is advising residents not to leave home to donate goods...