Altona Meadows residents start crime patrols

Altona Meadows residents fed up with crime are starting to map out hotspots in their suburb and conduct night patrols to deter criminals.



Spiked wheel nut covers can attract fines of $379. (Supplied)

Outcry over ‘Mad Max’ truck spikes

The sighting of a ‘Mad Max’-style truck in Footscray has prompted warnings that drivers face serious penalties if caught with dangerous modifications. The truck, bearing sharply spiked wheel nuts, was seen travelling along Ballarat Road and Geelong Road last Monday by Maribyrnong councillor Michael Clarke who spoke out about his fears for cyclists. Readers responded in their droves pointing out that the spikes are plastic.



Will Stan and his truck during the 2016 Convoy for Kids, raising money for families with children living with cancer. [Supplied]

Driver hits back at ‘Mad Max’ tag

The driver of a truck criticised for driving through Footscray with spiked wheel nut covers has hit back at claims he poses any danger on the roads.



Corellas provide a noisy welcome to Caroline Springs shopping centre. Picture: David Bonnici

Quest to rid shopping centre of corellas

Hundreds of corellas and cockatoos have ruled the roost at Caroline Springs Square for long enough, business owners say. One business has come up with a novel plan to scare the birds off.



Josh Lim, pictured before the bashing, is confident of making a miraculous full recover. (Supplied)

Bashing victim on way to miraculous recovery

The victim of a brutal assault in Wyndham Vale who was in a coma for several weeks is making a full recovery. Joshua Lim, 23, came to the aid of a female teenager on the night of February 18 as she was being harassed by a group of men outside her home.



One of the families from the original Struggle Street series.

Brimbank council rejects Struggle Street permit

Brimbank council has rejected a permit application from producers wanting to shoot the next Struggle Street in Sunshine because of fears the suburb will be shown in a negative and patronising light.



These horses have improved a lot since being found since being found severely malnourished in February. Pictures: Anne Young

Moorabool residents nurse mistreated horses

Moorabool volunteers are rehabilitating some of the 100 malnourished horses rescued from an Ararat property in February.