What you might have missed in Ballarat this Easter

It’s no secret that a lot of Ballarat people get away from town for the Easter weekend.

But that doesn’t mean the news stops.

With a lot of people heading elsewhere, that means there’s every chance you might have missed out on some of the big news headlines from the weekend in Ballarat.

So if you were lucky enough to get away over Easter - or you just shut yourself off from the outside world – this is what you missed.

Thousands of sheep found dead at Clunes

Thousands of sheep were found dead at a Clunes property after wild weather. Read more.

Child sex offender on the run after breaking out of prison

Barry Dettman is still on the run from Victoria Police. Read more.

Teenagers run away with wins at Stawell Gift finals

Teenagers have ruled the Stawell Gift with Matthew Rizzo and Liv Ryan taking out the finals at the historic sprint meeting in country Victoria. Read more.

Aussie brewery expands in Ballarat

Broo Beer will open a burger bar at Delacombe Town Centre in November. Read more.

Catherine King calls for ABC to save Doctor Blake

Ballarat federal MP Catherine King has joined the growing chorus of voices calling on the ABC to reverse its decision to ditch Doctor Blake. Read more.

Easter Bunny visits sick kids in hospital

Members of the Ballarat Lions Club joined the Easter Bunny on its run of the children’s ward at the Ballarat Base Hospital on Sunday morning, giving the city’s sick kids a reason to smile. Read more.

A tree for every digger

A proposal to develop the former Globe Hotel site in Sebastopol into a Hungry Jacks fast food restaurant and BP service station is facing opposition from a number of nearby businesses. Read more.

Police seize speed, ecstasy

TWO police drug dogs have assisted police busting 20 people with illicit substances at Bookaar's Inner Varnika music and dance festival. Read more.

Graffiti ‘blight’ on city

Rapid removal of graffiti remains a top priority for council in its bid to eradicate the costly and ugly form of vandalism. Read more.