Stories from around the Star Weekly network this week that could have wider significance


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Truck curfew causes havoc for Epping market

A little known election promise to introduce a night truck curfew on Melbourne’s east is causing havoc for the new fruit and veg wholesale market.


School uniforms cost Michael Kennedy’s parents, and others, too much, they say. Picture: Kristian Scott

School uniform costs slammed

The managing director of the company that makes and sells uniforms schools across Melbourne has hit back at claims it is overcharging.


Western Distributor ‘will destroy parkland’

More than a decade of work to revitalise Yarraville parkland would be destroyed by a proposed new truck toll-road, according to furious residents and community groups.


VCAT rejects case against Bacchus Marsh SES

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has dismissed a case that sought a review of Bacchus Marsh State Emergency Service’s decision to “warn” four volunteers for disciplinary reasons.



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