Last straw for ‘Jackie Chan’ the ram

Jackie Chan the ram’s days of being out on Maddingley streets appear to be numbered. The 10-year-old merino is at the centre of a long-running dispute between the ram’s owner, Godwin Aquilina, his neighbours and Moorabool council.



Terry Otway and the Brumby 600. (Via Facebook)

Crash pilot was a ‘true professional’

A Sunbury flying instructor who died when a light plane crashed and exploded into flames in a paddock near Lancefield on Saturday morning has been remembered as a great teacher and true professional.



Grand Williamstown home on the market

One of Williamstown’s most significant heritage properties is for sale and is expected to fetch more than $6.5 million.



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Firies help free woman’s hand from mincer

This one isn’t for the faint hearted. A team of 15 Werribee CFA volunteers scrubbed up to help medical staff in a delicate operation at Werribee Mercy Hospital earlier this month.



Couple’s case against Metricon Homes upheld

Metricon Homes has lost a Supreme Court appeal against a ruling which ordered it to pay for the demolition and rebuild of a Melton West couple’s ‘dream home’.



Amelia, John Geracitano, Josh, Seamus Ryan, Jacob, Linda Stanford and Noah. Picture: Kristian Scott

New twist in Brookside mobile tower fight

Melton councillors last week agreed to go back to Vodafone to see if an alternative location for a phone tower in Caroline Springs could be found despite it already being erected.



Horse thefts leave owners shattered

Police are investigating the theft of horses in Wyndham which have left their owners shattered. In each case the horses were a great help to their owners who had suffered physical or emotional trauma.