Car crashes into Balwyn Thai restaurant

Stephen Cauchi A car has smashed into a restaurant in Balwyn, the second such incident in less than a week.

Balwyn teacher quits over fake CV

Michael Kelly

Jewel Topsfield The assistant principal of one of a prestigious state schools has been forced to resign.

'I'm not scared of him': sister backs killer's Balwyn ban

James Ramage and wife Julie

Nino Bucci The twin sister of Julie Ramage says she hopes the man who killed her will never harm another woman.

Family values give booming Balwyn a boost


Chris Vedelago Leafy, pleasant, dotted with good schools, cafes and plenty of green space, it looks just like any other inner-eastern suburb. But there's something going on in Balwyn.

Mary Wooldridge: driven to serve her state and community

Mary Wooldridge.

Shane Green The two teenage girls have encountered the flying fox, a mandatory test of derring-do at the Outward Bound outdoor education camp.

Tutoring preschool children growing in popularity

Konrad Marshall William, Genna, Sarah and Isla sat enraptured, little bums on floor cushions, big eyes gazing up at Kathy Campbell.

Boy dies after fall from roof

Ambos on meal break as woman lay dying   (Thumbnail)

Caroline Zielinski and Thomas O'Byrne A teenager who died of head injuries is believed to have fallen from a roof in Melbourne's east.

Sun shines on City2Sea

Participators taking part in this year's City2Sea.

Chris Hingston A record crowd of close to 14,000 people took part in the Sunday Age City2Sea event, raising more than $260,000 for Australian charities.

Pork blamed as drinker gets wrecked


Steve Butcher He drowned his sorrows over a broken relationship at dinner where he ate some dodgy pork and then resorted to a traditional Chinese 'potion' to fix his upset stomach.

Modest mobster who kept the peace

John Silvester Graham Allan Kinniburgh was a modest man. Although considered the most influential gangster in Victoria by some, he was always shy about acknowledging his achievements.

Ex AFL player Callum Urch pleads guilty over cocaine counts

Callum Urch

Steve Butcher A former AFL player targeted in a joint police drug operation has pleaded guilty to trafficking and possessing cocaine.

Running with pride across the country and around the world

Elizabeth Anile It is difficult for Steve Kelly to describe his pride when donning the green and gold.

Third man charged in port drug crackdown

Rania Spooner and Adam Cooper A third man has been charged as part of a multi-agency crackdown on drug trafficking and money laundering through Melbourne's ports.

Suspected murder-suicide 'harrowing'

Mark Russell A coroner has described the suspected murder-suicide of a mother and her 15-year-old daughter as "a terribly harrowing story".

Did mum strangle her teen daughter?

Man who left explosives in a car at Docklands in court.

Mark Russell A coroner today said she could not be certain a mother had killed her 15-year-old daughter in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

Gun threat in car-park road rage fight


Megan Levy A motorist has been charged with threatening to kill another driver during an apparent road rage incident at a shopping centre car park in Melbourne's east.

Fears serial sex offender behind assault

A police photo-fit image of the suspect.

Adrian Lowe Police are increasingly worried that more young women could fall victim to a serial sex attacker who struck again overnight in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

Church burglaries 'acts of rage and revenge'


Steve Butcher A man sexually abused by a priest as a six-year-old exacted revenge by burgling dozens of churches across suburban Melbourne.

Tyre blow-out causes traffic headaches

Police at the scene of a crash that has caused traffic woes in Melbourne's east.

Megan Levy A cement truck crashed into another vehicle and rolled onto its side when its tyre blew out in Melbourne's east during peak hour, police say.

'Rancour and rage' fuelled church robbery spree


Steve Butcher A man sexually abused by a priest as a six-year-old who exacted revenge - unleashing his "deeply entrenched hatred" for the Catholic order by burgling dozens of its churches across suburban Melbourne...