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.

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.

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.

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.

The ABC of holding them back

Prep students

Craig Mathieson When to start prep has become a school arms race between anxious parents.

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...

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.

Church-goers, activists come together for Walk for Justice for Refugees rally

Rally for the rights of Asylum Seekers.
Placard of Reza Berati the man killed in the Manus Island riots.

Steve Lillebuen A cluster of choir singers serenaded Sunday city-goers in Melbourne as an enticement to join their rally in support of asylum seekers.

Schools in marginal seats reap millions in budget

Schools

Nick Toscano, Ben Preiss Several schools in marginal Victorian electorates have reaped millions of dollars in state government handouts despite never asking for money, while other needy schools go begging.

State programs at risk over federal shortfalls, Victorian Treasurer warns

Victorian treasurer Michael O'Brien.

Farrah Tomazin Victoria could lose hundreds of hospital beds and be forced to scale back kindergarten hours, with Treasurer Michael O'Brien warning Tuesday's state budget will not make up for anticipated shortfalls...

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.