Ballarat breakfast report: December 12


It is not quite the summer weather we were hoping for but at least it is a start. 

Today we can expect temperatures in the low twenties. Also expect the fog you might be seeing this morning to clear for a relatively clear day.

However, it looks like we might get some rain tomorrow and Saturday as we return to the winter like conditions. There is a glimmer of hope next week though with some sunshine finally predicted.   


Police have charged a man over a house fire in South Yarra on Sunday which led to the death of Daylesford man Stuart Rattle. 

A 47-year-old man has been charged with murder and will appear in court later today. 

Also, yesterday police warned partygoers to be careful when then hit the town on the weekend  as part of Operation Unite which will see a crack down on anti-social behaviour. 

The operation will see more police patrolling the streets and a big emphasis on catching those misbehaving. 

So if you are heading out this weekend it will pay to be on your best behaviour. 


Nothing of interest to report from local ambulance services. 


Fire crews were called out multiple times last night. 

However, two of the call outs were false alarms and another was a suspected stove fire which was out by the time they arrived. 


V/Line trains look to be running smoothly at this point with no delays predicted across the state. 


Today we will be visiting the Girl Guides who have judged a best bra competition for Breastscreen. 


End of an era for Holden diehard Norman Darwin

Ballarat churches fail to sell at auction

Dereel residents refuse to give up fight for phone coverage

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