Albert Park

Saving Albert Park: Round and round we go

Stalwart: Peter Goad

 Does the F1 Grand Prix's re-signing surprise Save Albert Park,which has been fighting the race meeting for 20 years? 'We're perennial optimists," says the group's president. Peter Goad.

Man's body found in Albert Park

Police tape.

Caroline Zielinski Police are investigating the death of a man they believe was murdered in Melbourne's inner-south.

Homicide squad investigates death of young Albert Park architect

James Crawford

Tammy Mills A young Melbourne architect is believed to have been murdered in his Albert Park townhouse, his body found by a family member on Monday morning.

Girl jumps into Albert Park Lake after car chase

Police

Caroline Zielinski A teenage girl jumped into Albert Park Lake to avoid arrest after she was involved in a high-speed pursuit.

P-plater driver hits the pits - literally - at Albert Park

Chris Hingston A female probationary driver who snuck her car onto the Albert Park grand prix track, only to become bogged in a gravel pit, has had her licence suspended.

Pedestrian stabbed in head in Albert Park attack

Thomas O'Byrne The victim of a violent early-morning robbery in Melbourne's south has been taken to hospital after suffering knife wounds to his head.

Driver killed in Albert Park tram-car crash

Albert Park tram crash.

Laura Banks and Rania Spooner An horrific crash in Melbourne's bayside has claimed the life of one man and left another in hospital.

Victim snaps photo of Albert Park flasher

The man police would like to speak to

Stephen Cauchi The victim of a flasher has taken the highly unusual step of photographing the man in question.

Albert Park inhabitants don't duck for cover

Black swan

Bridie Smith Study of Albert Park Lake's black swans finds the birds don't flee the annual event.

Preschool teachers strike

Farrer kindergarten pupils Elsa Connell, Grace Evans  and Oliver Turnbull discuss the merits of a kiwi fruit for lunch.

Benjamin Preiss Dozens of kindergartens will close on Wednesday as preschool teachers strike for a new pay deal. Early learning association says it offered a much-improved deal but union wants to strike to pressure...

My Place: The streets that call my name

Pamela Maie Young The autumn light is biblical. I suck in the fresh air and my heart knocks against my ribs. Cats greet me. Dogs wag their tails and their owners nod.

Laneway occupation a shortcut to the courtroom

Demi Anderson has taken her fight over who owns the laneway to the Supreme Court.

Tom Cowie Do not covet thy neighbour's laneway. That's the first commandment for landowners eyeing off a small piece of the kilometres of thoroughfares weaving through Melbourne.

Labor commitment to upgrade rooming house

Richard Willingham A rooming house for Melbourne's most down and out will be given a lifeline to improve services if Labor wins the state election on November 29.

City2Sea a family affair

Tom Cowie In the build-up to a fun run it is always good to have someone on your case making sure you are training hard for the event.

MasterChef's Gary Mehigan faces possible elimination challenge

Sue Hewitt MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan is facing his own foodie challenge with several rivals vying to oust him from his Moonee Ponds Boathouse restaurant.

Grand prix costs up again, by $9.3m

Yolanda Redrup Melbourne’s 2014 formula one Australian Grand Prix cost taxpayers almost $60 million, $9.3 million more than last year, thanks to falling ticket sales and increased costs.

Jobs Warehouse building offers golden opportunity

Nicole Lindsay The transformation of Jobs Warehouse from cavernous dusty fabric barn into funky bar is looming, with due diligence proceeding on its corner shop.

Hunt on for Prahran High site

Education

Jewel Topsfield Imagine a high school in an office block on St Kilda Road. Or one that shares the Victorian College for the Deaf's magnificent bluestone buildings or is located within Essex Street or Horace Petty...

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Pool overflows in penthouse apartment

Eureka Tower

Simon Johanson The owner of a whole-floor penthouse apartment in the exclusive upper levels of Melbourne’s Eureka Tower is being sued for $75,000 after water allegedly flowed from the apartment’s pool...

Proposal to close Gasworks Arts Park to rip up soil angers residents

Allison Worrall Closing down Albert park's popular Gasworks Art Park for a year to remove contaminated soil would be a massive overreaction, according to residents keen to keep the amenity open.