Stories from around the Star Weekly network this week that may have passed you by

 

 

Op shop used as a rubbish tip

Kitchen scraps, dirty nappies, leftover meat and stained furniture are just some of the things found dumped on the nature strip in front of a Melton op shop. FULL STORY

 

Hundreds gather to save old hospital

Hundreds gather to save old hospital

Members behind a community campaign aimed at buying back the old Kyneton hospital from developers have enlisted iconic SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin to assist their cause. FULL STORY

 

Western suburbs raids smash drug ring

Four men across the west are facing lifetime prison sentences after a three-month Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation smashed a Melbourne drug ring. FULL STORY
 

Council overturns tin-rattling ban

A Keilor community group is free to fundraise on busy street corners for the Good Friday Appeal after Brimbank council overturned a ban on tin rattling. FULL STORY

 

Rezoning to hit property prices

A land owner fears the value of his property will be slashed after an independent planning panel endorsed a plan to convert almost 500 hectares of rural land north of Craigieburn to an industrial precinct. FULL STORY

 

Reclink takes footy to India

Reclink has gone international. The organisation founded by Werribee resident Peter Cullen has branched out to India in a bid to teach the most disadvantaged people living in slums how to play Aussie Rules football. FULL STORY