Overcrowding soars on Melbourne's busiest train, tram routes

Adam Carey The level of overcrowding on Melbourne's trains has jumped significantly this year, new data shows, with almost one in two peak-hour commuters on the city's worst affected lines forced to squeeze...

Brunswick resident Anthony Murphy may appeal court decision in favour of East West Link

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Jane Lee A Brunswick resident has lost his legal challenge to the East West Link, but is expected to appeal the decision in the next week.

Man wanted over serious Brunswick assault

Rania Spooner Police are hunting a man wanted in relation to a serious assault in Brunswick at the weekend.

Brunswick tower block wins top architecture award

The Commons, Brunswick

Clay Lucas For years, Melbourne has talked about building along its train lines and railway stations - most recently in the Plan Melbourne strategy for the city.

No suspects in Brunswick balcony plunge

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Caroline Zielinski The young man who plummeted to his death after falling off a fifth-storey apartment balcony in Melbourne's inner-north was on his own at the time, witnesses claim. 

Man dies in Brunswick apartment fall

A man has died after falling from an apartment in Melbourne's north.

Caroline Zielinski A man has died after falling from an apartment building in Melbourne's north.

Woman injured in Brunswick hit-and-run

Caroline Zielinski A woman has been killed as she was getting into a taxi in a hit-and-run in Melbourne's north.

Not guilty: Brunswick stepfather John Adams who stabbed stepson Joel McDonald to death walks free

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Mark Russell A man has been found not guilty of murdering his stepson during a violent confrontation outside his Brunswick home.

Echoes of Jill Meagher case as man attacks women in Brunswick

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Nick Toscano Two late-night sexual assaults on Sydney Road - with frightening echoes of the abduction of Jill Meagher - have rekindled warnings for people walking home from venues alone.

Brunswick sex attacks highlight CCTV camera delay

Nick Toscano A string of vicious sex attacks in Brunswick in the past week has sparked anger at the local council over delays to install a new surveillance system promised after Jill Meagher's death more than 18...

Police suspect Brunswick business fire was deliberately lit

Tessa van der Riet Police believe a fire at a Brunswick business on Thursday morning was deliberately lit.

Locals walk in fear on dark side streets of Sydney Road, Brunswick

Tessa van der Riet Brunswick locals are demanding improved lighting for side streets after three assaults on women near Sydney Road.

Police raid illegal brothels in Brunswick and Coburg, two women arrested


Nick Toscano Police have uncovered a prostitution racket run by two young women after storming a chain of Melbourne massage parlours on Friday.

Tram derailed after crash in East Brunswick

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Stephen Cauchi A tram has derailed after being hit by a car on Lygon Street, East Brunswick.

Fast food customer assaulted in Brunswick

Deborah Gough A man walking home with takeaway food was allegedly attacked and assaulted by two men in Brunswick, police say.

Brunswick, alone and after dark

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Daniella Miletic Jill Meagher’s disappearance has left women in Brunswick scared - and watching their step.

'Honouring Jill': Brunswick mourns at a vigil by candlelight

A vigil for Jill Meagher in Brunswick.

Vince Chadwick and Nino Bucci ''It could have been me.'' Those were the sentiments of more than one mourner last night as Brunswick residents held a candlelight vigil to remember Jill Meagher.

Brunswick street closed after drug bust

Dan Oakes A large section of Brunswick Street in Fitzroy has been closed this afternoon after police pulled over a car and found a large quantity of chemical potentially used for making drugs.

Missing Brunswick man baffles police

Caroline Zielinski A Brunswick man who has been missing for over a week has the police concerned about his safety.

Man charged over Brunswick hit-run

Jared Lynch Police have charged a man in relation to a hit-run in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs, as well as handling stolen goods.