Ballarat breakfast report: December 22


Although it will be cloudy with a chance of rain today, it will still be muggy with a top of 27 degrees. Tomorrow is tipped to be just 19 with more showers on the way, but then it will clear up for the rest of the week with sunny, warm temperatures predicted.

And, for cricket lovers, the temperature gauge will hit its peak on Boxing Day with a top of 30 degrees so make sure you pack some sunscreen and a hat in the esky if you're heading to the MCG.


Ballarat residents are obviously trying to be nice, not naughty, in the lead-up to Christmas Day with police recording a very quiet Saturday night.


Ballarat Fire Brigade attended three minor incidents overnight, including a small fire in a Victoria Street fast food restaurant that was quickly extinguished, a smell of smoke in an Edwards Street house in Sebastopol and a sprinkler alarm at an Eastwood Street supermarket.


Despite a spate of minor accidents in the Ballarat region on Saturday, including a two car collision at Trawalla that blocked the western bound lane of the Western Highway for about an hour, there was little to report overnight.


The SES attended just one incident overnight, with a fallen tree in Hepburn blocking Connells Valley Road.


Ballarat trains are running on time this morning but there are minor disruptions on both the Geelong and Seymour lines. Remember to book your free ticket if you are travelling Christmas Day as many trains are already full.


Sharon Siermans' legacy: Parents call for tougher laws

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Today The Courier will attend a memorial service at St Peter's Church, Daylesford for murdered Musk identity Stuart Rattle.

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