Ballarat breakfast report July 5

The inaugural Death in July crime writers festival will be held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka this weekend.

The inaugural Death in July crime writers festival will be held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka this weekend.

WEATHER

If you're brave enough to venture outdoors today, remember to take a brolly. Scattered showers are predicted for the rest of the day, which is already off to a cold and drizzly start. A top temperature of just 10 degrees is forecast, with tomorrow expected to be similar. However, the rain is due to stop on Monday and maybe a little bit of sun will peek out early in the week.

POLICE

While Ballarat police had a quiet night, two fatal accidents have occurred in Melbourne in the early hours of this morning. A man in his 20s died when he lost control of his Triumph motorcycle and crashed into a fence in Port Melbourne and another man was killed when a truck and a car collided on the Monash Freeway outbound lanes at Narre Warren around 4.20am.

FIRE

Ballarat Fire Brigade recorded a very quiet night, with just a false alarm at Sovereign Hill at 7.27am.

AMBULANCE/SES

Both Ambulance Victoria and the State Emergency Service also had little to report.

V/LINE

Due to Regional Rail Link works, buses are temporarily operating between Melbourne and both Ballarat and Wendouree stations until Tuesday, July 15. 

TOP STORIES

Ballarat Sovereigns get VNL licence

Green waste service to be introduced

Concerns about youths as programs scrapped

ON THE AGENDA

Today, we visit the inaugural Death in July female crime writer's festival at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop