Thieves target Sebastopol pensioner

Sebastopol pensioner John Odgers. Picture: Daniel Hartley-Allen DESTROYED: Leading Senior Constable Craig Hocking examines the burnt…

Woman avoids jail over mother’s death

A WOMAN who tried to kill her ill mother at a Ballarat nursing home has avoided…

BRBA division one: Learmonth leaps into top four

A 26-SHOT victory has helped Learmonth jump inside the Ballarat Regional Bowls Association division one top…

BRBA premier division: Central’s all but safe after double

Sebastopol skip Aaron Cook watches anxiously for the result of this shot against Webbcona on Saturday.…

BCA: Mounties come out blazing over Brown Hill

FULL SWING: Golden Point's Andrew Falkner attacks the ball as Ballarat-Redan wicketkeeper Ross Peterson looks on.…

Jail for violent home invasion

A MAN who viciously attacked another man in his own home over the theft of false…

Road kill carcass starts new fox hunt

ON THE TRAIL: Fox Free Task Force field officer Shane Malcolm and Specs the sniffer dog…

Birmingham ready to go the distance to reclaim his crown

TOP FORM: Ballarat Olympian Collis Birmingham is out to reclaim his national crown in the Zatopek…

Tainsh has a big career decision

RIGHT: Ballarat rider Simon Tainsh is chasing a dream of representing Australia. Picture: Lachlan BenceSIMON TAINSH…

The use of safer is safer than safe in bushfire zones

IT IS no accident that the State Government and Country Fire Authority are nominating Neighbourhood Safer…

Brown guilty of manslaughter

Michael John Brown, 24, sat motionless in the Launceston Supreme Court with his hands in his…

BFL: Shane Hutchinson swanning around with coach role

WORK IN PROGRESS: New Ballarat Swans assistant coach Shane Hutchinson with the high performance squad at…

BFL: Dual recruiting coup for Lakers

North Ballarat premiership player Paul McMahon is returning to Lake Wendouree next year. Picture: Andrew KellyTWO-time…

Council review of Eureka celebrations must begin at home

IT IS reasonable to ask why Ballarat's Eureka celebrations at the weekend attracted such a poor…

Dawkins gears up for victory

His father and veteran driver Robin, who will also be competing, has won just about every…