State sued over West Gate suicide barriers

Chris Vedelago   The former Labor government's decision to delay installation of anti-suicide barriers on the West Gate Bridge is being blamed for the deaths of a mother and child in a new lawsuit.

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Man suffers head injuries after jumping from moving taxi

Man critical after jumping from moving taxi.

Robyn Grace and Liam Mannix 6:18 PM   A man has been arrested over a taxi fare-evasion incident that left a passenger in a critical condition.

Murderer loses his bid for freedom

A sketch of Pisey Prasoeur at the time of his trial.

Mark Russell 5:41 PM   A man who murdered his former lover after she told him she had aborted their child on his 22nd birthday has lost his bid for freedom.

Premier unveils ice taskforce


Nino Bucci 2:52 PM   An ice taskforce unveiled by Premier Daniel Andrews will have 100 days to develop an action plan to halt the carnage caused by the drug.

Racism complaints force police overhaul


Nino Bucci 2:13 PM   Police have overhauled the complaints process and stop-and-search guidelines since the release of a report outlining concerns about racial profiling.

One woman dead, another critical after Forest Hill crash


Marissa Calligeros 1:37 PM   A woman has died and another woman has suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash in Melbourne's east.

Wilfred star fighting assault payout

Jason Gann (right) as Wilfred.

Mark Russell 12:03 PM   The star of the hit TV comedy Wilfred is planning to appeal the decision to award $325,000 compensation to a bus driver he attacked on Derby Day at Flemington more than seven years ago.

Missing teen found after Christmas shopping trip

Missing Pakenham teenager Daniel Leong.

Robyn Grace 10:14 AM   A teenager reported missing after disappearing during a Christmas shopping trip has been found.

Shoppers flee as toilet roll burns

Shoppers crowd the car park at Stockland Wendouree after a fire on Friday afternoon.

Robyn Grace 9:29 AM   An arsonist has forced the evacuation of an entire shopping centre after setting fire to a toilet roll.

Four-car pile up causes peak-hour delays on West Gate Fwy

West Gate Bridge holiday traffic.

Deborah Gough 9:07 AM   A four-car pile up on the West Gate Freeway has caused signficant delays to traffic from Melbourne's west in the morning peak.

Man dies after being hit by car crossing Western Ring Road


Robyn Grace 6:46 AM   A man has died after being struck by a car on the Western Ring Road.

Water floods hospital


Chris Hingston   Patients and staff will be evacuated from the Epworth Freemasons Hospital, after the East Melbourne facility was flooded with water on Sunday afternoon.

Pioneering anti-smoking doctor Nigel Gray dead at 85

Nigel Gray was a pioneer of tobacco control.

Chloe Booker   A doctor credited with pioneering tobacco control in Australia died on Friday night from pneumonia aged 85.

Disney gardens app for kids away with the fairies, say critics

Follow the trail: Melbourne Botanical Gardens' Professor Tim Entwisle says the technology is a clever way to get kids to connect with nature.

Gina McColl   A new Disney app being used in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens by children, is supposed to be a modern kids' nature trail but critics are concerned about its in-app marketing to children.

Man drowns at Venus Bay

NCH NEWS. Bar Beach local Ted Bassingthwaighte is concerned about the safety of swimmers if council cuts Lifeguard jobs in favour of volunteer surf life savers. Pictured on Bar Beach, next to Cooks Hill Surf Club. Wednesday 15th May 2013. NCH. Newcastle. PIC by MAX MASON-HUBERS MMH

Chris Hingston   A man in his 20s has drowned at Venus Bay, south-east of Melbourne.

Funding promised for fire stricken Creightons Creek

Bush fire.

Chloe Booker   Despite the downgrading of weather warnings, firefighters are working hard to contain the burning northern section on steep Mount Cecilia.

Man charged after explosions in Bendigo

Chris Hingston and Allision Worrall   A 24-year-old Maiden Gully man has been charged with a list of offences, after home-made explosive devices were found in Bendigo CBD.

Christmas shoppers stage last-minute dash

Christmas shopping with young children take a lot of organisation.

Allison Worrall   With less than 72 hours until Christmas morning, hundreds of thousands of shoppers are still expected to make a last-minute dash to major shopping centres.

Body found in search for missing man near Bright

Victoria Police.

Blair Thomson   A man has been found dead at Porepunkah, 72 hours after he went missing from his care facility.

Explosive devices found in Bendigo CBD

Police block part of Hargreaves Street in the Bendigo CBD.

Police are interested in speaking to a group of young people dressed as Santa after two homemade explosive devices were found in Bendigo.

Car collides with ambulance, flees scene

Goya Dmytryshchak   Police are appealing for witnesses after car collided with an ambulance then fled the scene in Coburg on Saturday night.

Man injured in Broadmeadows shooting


Robyn Grace   A man has been shot in Melbourne's north.

Heckler: It's Christmas and it's nice to know there still spirit


Neil McMahon   Could things have got any worse? Grecko/Edelsten wandering the most elegant regions of the CBD stark naked. I ask you?

Tough battle ends with new pay deal for paramedics

A long-running dispute has finally been resolved.

Julia Medew   Warm handshakes and heartfelt hugs marked the announcement of a new pay deal for paramedics on Saturday. But make no mistake, they follow one of the dirtiest political fights in Victorian history.

Four injured in Monash Freeway crash


Goya Dmytryshchak   Four women were hospitalised after an 81-year-old driver lost control of her car on the Monash Freeway at Narre Warren on Saturday.

Chinese tycoon to buy private school

Financial trouble: Macedon Grammar School was about to close its doors when it received a $250,000 donation from a mysterious benefactor.

Chris Vedelago, Aisha Dow   Wealthy Chinese property developer Wang Hua has been revealed as the secretive overseas investor behind a last ditch bid to take over failing private school Macedon Grammar.

Food pyramid to stage comeback against fad diets

Paleo Pete Evans.

Alana Schetzer   The food pyramid - that childhood institution that showed us that eating grains was healthier than gobbling down butter and steak - is making a comeback.

Stolen Black Saturday memorial recovered

Returned: the statute memorial.

Goya Dmytryshchak   A Black Saturday memorial sculpture dedicated to a son lost in the blaze has been returned to his parents several days after it was stolen.

State sued over West Gate suicide barriers

Evening fog closing in on the West Gate Bridge, Melbourne.

Chris Vedelago   The former Labor government's decision to delay the installation of anti-suicide barriers on the West Gate Bridge for cost reasons is being blamed for the deaths of a mother and child in a new lawsuit.

Paramedics, state government strike pay deal

 Victorian paramedics have clinched a new pay deal with the state government, ending their longest-ever industrial dispute.

Julia Medew   Victorian paramedics have clinched a new pay deal with the state government, ending their longest-ever industrial dispute.


The secret report Napthine won't let you see

Much work went into the preparation of a state-based reform agenda, so why has it never been released?

Victorian jobs: Hockey will have the last say

Denis Napthine's employment boast is actually an admission of failure.

State election: grubby campaign, tight result

Fifty-one days out from polling day, the battle for power is set to get nasty.