Bendigo

Victorian state election: Labor pledges $2m for a Bendigo rail service

Tom Cowie Bendigo could one day have its own local commuter train service if Labor wins the state election. But the state government says the promise is uncosted and won't deliver any new trains.

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Victoria's first free public Wi-Fi zones launched at Queen Victoria Market and central Ballarat, Bendigo

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Richard Willingham Free public Wi-Fi zones are up and running at the Queen Victoria Market and central Ballarat and central Bendigo.

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Three dead and a man arrested after a shooting in Wedderburn, north-west of Bendigo

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Three people are dead and a man has been arrested after a four-hour siege in rural Victoria.

Bendigo post office held up in robbery

Deborah Gough A post office worker was held up by an allegedly armed robber in Bendigo on Saturday morning.

Bendigo on board with urban rail service

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Darren Gray Bendigo, Victoria's fourth-biggest urban centre, is pushing for its own local commuter rail service to deal with what it says are "unprecedented levels" of population growth.

Bendigo's broad church under scrutiny as Karen monastery plans for Eaglehawk face council

Darren Gray Bendigo’s growing Karen community would get their own monastery and community centre in Eaglehawk if plans recently submitted to the local council are approved.

Commuter trams may return to Bendigo streets

Bendigo trams are a popular tourist attraction.

Darren Gray More than 40 years after commuter trams stopped running in Bendigo - a move that saw about 10 kilometres of tram lines covered in bitumen or ripped up - a $120,000 study will examine...

Bendigo mosque permit condition may be unconstitutional, says judge

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Rania Spooner A planning permit condition that bans any political discussion on the site earmarked for Bendigo's controversial first mosque may raise constitutional law issues, a Supreme Court judge has said.

Facebook shuts down Bendigo anti-mosque page

An artist's impression of the proposed mosque.

Rania Spooner A divisive social media page protesting the development of a mosque in Bendigo has been shut down by Facebook for violating its community standards with “hate speech”.

Fear and loathing in Bendigo over multi-million dollar mosque

An artist's impression of the proposed mosque for East Bendigo.

Aisha Dow and Emma Schenk A $3 million mosque has been approved in East Bendigo amid fury from a group of residents who demanded to know what “safety measures” had been taken to prevent a terrorist attack in the...

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Legal challenge looms over Bendigo mosque plan

Richard Willingham, Steve Lillebuen, Aisha Dow Controversial plans to build a $3 million mosque in East Bendigo could be heading to a legal challenge as community fears are inflamed on both sides of the debate.

Bendigo mother Jayde Poole accused of criminal negligence of infant daughter who died in hot car

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Riahn Smith A Supreme Court jury has been asked to decide whether a Bendigo mother whose baby daughter died after being left in a hot car was criminally negligent.

Bendigo mum Jayde Poole found not guilty of baby daughter's manslaughter

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Mark Russell Bendigo mother Jayde Poole has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of her infant daughter.

A moment forgotten ends in tragedy for Bendigo mother Jayde Poole

Jayde Poole

Mark Russell It was a hot afternoon in Bendigo when Jayde Poole decided to give her six-year-old son a treat because she was worried he was feeling neglected.

Bendigo mosque: councillor backs her comments

Protesters at the Bendigo meeting.

Emma-Jayne Schenk Bendigo leaders say they will not tolerate bigotry, especially from fellow community representatives, as councillor Elise Chapman remained steadfast in her comments about not "being a fan" of Islam.

Harley Hicks jailed for life for Bendigo murder of baby Zayden Veal-Whitting

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Nicole Ferrie A 21-year-old man has been jailed for life for the brtual and "evil" killing of a 10 month-old baby in his Bendigo home two years ago.

Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman says she is 'not a fan of Islam'

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Emma-Jayne Schenk City of Greater Bendigo councillor Elise Chapman says she does not have a problem with Muslims praying in Bendigo, but could not list a location she deems appropriate for a mosque.

Bendigo mosque fight to go to VCAT

Police were called in to maintain order amid protests against the proposed mosque at a Bendigo council meeting in June.

EMMA-JAYNE SCHENK A practice day hearing date has been set for the Bendigo mosque Victorian planning tribunal case.

Bendigo woman behind anti-mosque Facebook page loses bid to stay anonymous

Police were called in to maintain order at the City of Greater Bendigo council meeting which saw locals vote against the approval of a mosque to be built in the town.

Chris Johnston A Bendigo businesswoman behind a vehement anti-mosque Facebook page has lost a tribunal bid to stay anonymous.

Bendigo cab driver who raped passenger jailed for 10 years

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Adam Cooper A taxi driver who raped a passenger against the boot of his cab has been jailed for more than 10 years.