Bendigo prepares for expansion with a whole new town

Central Bendigo.

Darren Gray Victoria's three largest regional cities are experiencing surging population growth at a faster rate than many Melbourne metropolitan municipalities.

Bendigo Bank claims $1.5m from Crown for stolen funds

Crown logo.

Jason Dowling Crown Casino could face a $1.5 million bill if it is found to have known - or should have known - that a former bank employee was ''unlikely to have gained access to the sorts of funds she expended...

No trains on Ballarat, Bendigo, Sunbury lines for three weeks

Victoria gets 40 new regional carriages (Thumbnail)

Adam Carey Three railway lines will be completely shut down for more than three weeks from Saturday until January 19 as work on the regional rail link, the state's biggest infrastructure project, goes into...

Child killed by falling tree branch in Bendigo

Goya Dmytryshchak and Stephen Cauchi Bendigo council will announce shortly whether New Year’s Eve fireworks will be cancelled after a young girl was killed on Monday by a falling tree branch.

All class: Bendigo restores grand Melbourne tram

A W-class tram nearly 100 years old that has been totally rejuvenated by the Bendigo Tramways team is towed through Bendigo. THE AGE . news . 19 JUNE 2013 . photo by Jodie Donnellan / Bendigo Advertiser . story by Darren Gray  .

Darren Gray Wearing bright orange safety clothes, the workman strides purposefully towards the tram carrying a tin of green paint and a paintbrush.

V/Line train fire at Elphinstone halts services on Bendigo line

Thomas O'Byrne Rural commuters face lengthy delays after a freight train caught fire in central Victoria.

Harley Hicks to face trial over Bendigo baby death

Supreme Court

A man accused of beating a baby to death during a burglary at a Victorian home will stand trial for murder.

Two charged over Bendigo car-jacking

Megan Levy A man has allegedly been kidnapped at gunpoint after a car-jacking near Bendigo this morning.

Bendigo Bank asks court to rule on Crown gamble

The incident occurred at Crown Casino.

Adrian Lowe One of Australia's best-known banks is suing Melbourne's Crown casino, claiming it should have realised that one of its employees stole the millions of dollars she gambled away.

Stopping all stations: Bendigo line commuters forced back to their cars


Adam Carey When Metro services were extended to Sunbury on November 18, travellers further along the Bendigo line in towns such as Kyneton and Castlemaine also saw their journeys extended

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Jail to get life as new Bendigo asset

The Old Bendigo Gaol.

Darren Gray Former jail, opened in 1861 and closed in 2006, is set for an overhaul.

Man arrested after Bendigo Council lockdown

Victoria Police tape

Nino Bucci Police searching for a gunman in Bendigo have arrested a man who returned to the scene of the incident.

A fairytale in Bendigo as Charlene enters with grace

Princess Charlene of Monaco

John Elder The royal face of Monaco dazzled at an exhibition dedicated to Grace Kelly.

'City-shaping' Easter transport works to cause major delays


Patrick Hatch, Nick Toscano A "city-shaping" Easter blitz on road, rail and tram works is expected to cause major delays for commuters across Melbourne, starting on Thursday morning.

TAFE funding in crisis

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Josh Gordon and Benjamin Preiss Victoria's higher-education sector has slumped deeply into the red, with the financial watchdog revealing half of the state's TAFEs are running at a loss after savage government funding cuts.

The bush therapist

Michael Oates, Mental Health worker.

Chris Johnston It's a never-ending road for Michael Oates, helping the mentally ill.

Wind farm rules are costing jobs and investment, report claims

wind farm

Farrah Tomazin Hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars worth of investment have been stymied in key electorates across Victoria because of state government wind farm restrictions, according to new research.

Population Record rise in city dwellers Melbourne tops nation's growth rate

Melbourne CBD

Peter Martin Australians are piling in to Melbourne's central business district at a record rate.

Twin sent 100 texts to girlfriend the night baby died

Mark Russell Brother of alleged killer was 'too busy texting' to take part in deadly robbery.

Cutbacks compromise $5b Regional Rail Link

Train at Wallace

Adam Carey and Jason Dowling Victoria's biggest public transport project, the $4.8 billion Regional Rail Link, will not truly achieve its aim of untangling the tracks currently shared by Metro and V/Line trains, because of a...

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