Blackburn

Blackburn man killed by train

An elderly man has been struck and killed by a train in Melbourne’s east.

Man charged after Blackburn stabbing

Blackburn homicide

Jared Lynch and Benjamin Preiss Homicide squad detectives have charged a 28-year-old Blackburn man with murder following the stabbing death of another man early on Friday.

Two found dead in Blackburn house

Police tape.

Nino Bucci Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide in Melbourne’s east.

Childcare centre's pet rabbit decapitated and left in playground

Police tape.

Nick Toscano, Caroline Zielinski Children at a Melbourne childcare centre where a pet rabbit was brutally decapitated and a guinea pig found dead have created a shrine in memory of their beloved animals.

Weather alert: severe warnings across Victoria

Rain pours in Melbourne.

Patrick Hatch The worst is over for Melbourne, but don’t expect life to get any drier.

Motorists warned over 'panic buying' fuel

Cootes

Matt O'Sullivan Victorian transport authorities have urged motorists not to resort to panic buying at petrol stations in the wake of the grounding of Cootes' fleet of LPG and fuel tankers.

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Disabled workers go to Federal Court over back pay

Clay Lucas Lawyers acting for thousands of underpaid intellectually disabled workers will lodge a court application on Monday to block the Abbott government's scheme to tackle the underpayments.

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More angel than Hells Angel in jet-ski furore

John Elder The devil comes in many forms, usually with a cheery smile. So it is at Half Moon Bay as a three-year-old girl rides off the bay and into the beach area ... on a jet-ski.

The odyssey

Bus Driver Eril Mitchell who drives the 901 bus which is Melbourne's longest running from Frankston to Ringwood to the Airport.

Adam Carey I'm standing at the airport waiting for a bus. Midday. Friday. Tullamarine. An axis through which 30 million people pass each year, barely any of them on a public bus.

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Pay dirt

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis.

Shane Green Reforms reined in the practices of payday lenders, but now rogue brokers are back preying on the vulnerable.

Parents are choosing insects as a Christmas gift for children

Byron Mulryan

Georgie Stone and Goya Dmytryshchak They don't bark, they don't need walking and you won't need to take them to the vet.

Webcams keep watch over St Kilda skate park

Laura Banks St Kilda's skate park has been fitted with webcams so users can monitor the facility.

Ambo wait blowout puts lives at risk: union

Nino Bucci and Jared Lynch Three seriously injured people were forced to wait more than a hour for an ambulance on Saturday, prompting the ambulance union to declare that the service is in crisis.

Lawyer friends bully claim rejected

Mark Russell The strain on two female lawyers trying to juggle work and family has been revealed by the state's highest court when rejecting an appeal by a former partner at Maurice Blackburn Cashman that she had...

Melbourne cops another drenching

Rain

Adrian Lowe Melbourne copped its second drenching in less than a week overnight, with many suburbs taking up to 20 millimetres of rain in just a few hours.

New mother claims unfair dismissal

Sarah Fillmore with her son Cooper , to go with Clay Lucas story on unfair dismissal
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Wednesday the 26th of June 2013

Clay Lucas Financial advice firm faces a discrimination claim after it sacked a new mother while she was on maternity leave.

Car flips after crash in Southbank

Chris Hingston A 19-year-old Blackburn woman has been taken to hospital after her car crashed into tram barriers, flipping onto its roof in Southbank on Saturday morning.

Petrol shortage at stations after tanker crackdown

Petrol

Deborah Gough The crackdown on fuel tanker safety has led to some service stations running out of petrol.

Tunnel RATs looking at a legal challenge

East-west link project design

Henrietta Cook A former Federal Court judge is investigating possible legal action against the Napthine government over concerns it has provided misleading information on the east-west link tunnel.

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Bad behaviour spells trouble on city's trains

Stephen Cauchi and Craig Butt Two disturbing examples of train commuters behaving badly in the past week have emerged after being filmed by fellow passengers.