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



Who is vandalising Yarraville’s parking meters?

Star Weekly understands at least five of the machines were smashed overnight Wednesday, rendering them inoperable, The vandalism follows the filling with Liquid Nails construction adhesive of the coin and credit card slots of about a dozen of the machines last week.


New police training facility opens in Craigeburn

Victoria Police’s new $30 million training centre in Craigieburn officially opened last week.


Picture: Kristian Scott

Rude awakening for Taylors Hill woman

A man in his 30s lost control of his car, ran off the road and ploughed into the front bedroom of a home in Domain Way, Taylors Hill, about 6.30am last Wednesday.


Ballan Health Medicare co-payment uproar

Residents are outraged by Ballan Health’s decision to introduce a $23 co-payment they say will badly hit the hip pockets of the town’s “working poor”. A sign of things to come elsewhere?


VicRoads actually put a speed limit up

Calder Freeway motorists have had a major win with VicRoads increasing the speed limit on an outbound section of the freeway last Friday from 80 to 100 km/h.


Maori Wardens on the beat in Werribee

A new team of fluro-clad volunteers has hit the beat at Pacific Werribee Plaza, getting to know young people in the area and helping keep them safe.


Hume City's Jai Ingham and Sydney Olympic's Peter Markovic. Picture Shawn Smits.

Hume City’s fairytale FFA Cup run

The suburban side is through to the final group of eight in the national competition and still doesn’t have to face an A-League side. If these guys were from Yorkshire they’d already be the subject of a quaint English underdog movie.