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Second home for Bulldogs

The Western Bulldogs will have a second home at Braybrook's Skinner Reserve under a $3 million project with Maribyrnong council. The council last week voted...

Mini movers

Children are flocking to a pop-up playground in Footscray's Maddern Square, dubbed Mini Maddern. Hundreds of local children helped build the play space with supplied...

Laverton drivers among worst caught on phones

Drivers in Wollert, Hillside and Laverton were the state's worst offenders for using mobile phones behind the wheel during a three month trial of...

Day for remembrance

Anzac Day means mateship, family commitment to service, remembrance and reflection say Newport RSL members. Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Harry) Marr joined the British Army in...

Police briefs

Man stabbed with syringe Police have released an image of a man wanted for stabbing another man in the leg with a syringe in Footscray...

Racism not welcome here

Recently, a Maribyrnong resident sent me a picture she’d taken of a swastika painted on a walkway at McIvor Reserve. This follows the appearance...

Rare arts in the spotlight

Crafting a wooden boat is like making something that’s fighting you the whole way, says fifth generation Williamstown boat builder Greg Blunt. He is among...

Journey through time

King William's Town, the original capital of Victoria today known as Williamstown, will be on show as part of the National Trust’s Australian Heritage...

Housing prices rising at rapid rate

Australian housing prices are rising at the fastest pace in 32 years off the back of a COVID-induced decline, with Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay...

Footscray phone tower site for auction

A government-owned patch of dirt with a mobile phone tower on it is being auctioned this month in Footscray. Measuring just 43.9 square metres, the...

Golf course brings hole lot of community spirit

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, Stephen ’Bags’ Hart, feeling isolated and depressed, transformed the front yard of his run-down Seabrook house into a putt putt...

Landmark Footscray building for auction

A corner landmark building owned by the well known local Cumming family is up for auction in Footscray. The building at 337-351 Barkly Street, formerly...

Slow vaccine roll-out ‘problematic’

A prominent GP says the slow vaccine roll-out to some of the hardest hit COVID-19 areas in Melbourne's north west continues to be an...

Paws for mental health

An Altona woman who will feature in a national philanthropic TV show is holding a dog-centric fundraiser for mental health – a cause close...

Life Saving Victoria’s lone woman in the sky

Rachael Moloney has risen from being a little Nipper at Williamstown to becoming Life Saving Victoria's only current female rescue helicopter crew member. She is...

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Smile Squad on the road

Pupils at Footscray City and Albion North primary schools were among the first beneficiaries of free dental check-ups, with Smile Squad vans back on...