Collingwood

Chefs set menus to stop whining diners abusing venues

Suzanne Carbone They are known as squatters, scenesters or wifi drainers. Diners who linger at tables and eat into slim profits. By the time they stop Instagramming, the hashtag should be #coldfood.

Collingwood's Yorkshire Brewery plays trump card: spill-over space for guests

Martin Strode

Jason Dowling First it was guest parking spots. Then swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts, private dining rooms, libraries and concierges. Even private parks and gardens.

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East-west link protesters blockade John Holland office in Collingwood

East-West link protest.

Deborah Gough East-west link tunnel protesters have blockaded three entrances of building giant John Holland's Collingwood office as the group took on the private sector in its fight against the project.

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Chemist on drug charges after raids on 'toxic' Collingwood warehouse

Mark Handler

Steve Butcher An industrial chemist who distilled cheap alcohol and collected chemicals at his laboratory in a Collingwood warehouse now faces numerous drug charges after police seized amphetamines and materials...

Collingwood Football Club seeking liquor licence for government-backed community centre

Collingwood Football Club

Chris Vedelago The Magpies are seeking a 18-hour-a-day liquor licence for its new government-backed 'community centre'.

'Horrific' rapist Gary John Collingwood faces life in prison

Gary John Collingwood

Steve Butcher A rapist jailed earlier this year for more than 13 years for "horrific" repeat crimes committed six months after his release from prison may now die behind bars.

Wheely nice, say Greens: New bike lanes for Collingwood street

Wellington Street, Collingwood

Adam Carey Collingwood will have separated Copenhagen-style bike lanes along Wellington Street after Yarra City Council voted in favour of building them at a meeting on Tuesday night.

Cultured Collingwood designs a creative future

Graffitti Wall Art found on buildings in public spaces in Collingwood, Melbourne.

Kate Nancarrow Collingwood is shaking off its rough-and-ready image as an influx of graphic designers, photographers, architects and other creative types turns the suburb into a cultural hub.

Truck runs over cyclist in Collingwood

Deborah Gough Police are looking for a truck that they believe cut off a cyclist and then ran him over at Alexandra Parade, Collingwood, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Carjack terror for Collingwood motorist

Collingwood

Reid Sexton A Melbourne man who was carjacked in Collingwood says he feared for his life and has urged others to lock their doors when driving at night.

Young Magpies fan bashed at MCG

The MCG.

A 16-year-old boy says nothing will stop him from watching his beloved Magpies play despite being the victim of a sickening attack at the MCG on Saturday night.

Police launch inner-city cyclist blitz

Bicycle

Caroline Zielinski Cyclists and drivers in Melbourne’s CBD, inner north and south-east will be targeted in a week-long blitz that will see police flood black-spot areas in a bid to reduce law-breaking behaviour.

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'Missing link' in freeway network tops RACV election wishlist

Melbourne's ring road

Adam Carey Political parties vying for power in November's state election must commit to building the "missing link" freeway between the Metropolitan Ring Road and the Eastern Freeway if they want the backing...

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Bicycle lights the key to improving safety: researcher

Deborah Gough Police are stabbing in the dark if they are trying to improve cycling safety with a blitz on red-light runners and those who don't wear helmets, one of the country's leading researchers into cycling...

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.

Star witness Terence Hodson dies in a shambles of an operation

Naked City John Silvester dinkus

John Silvester The Hodson coronial inquest is a little like watching a weekday matinee of The Mousetrap in London’s West End.

Cycling link for Melbourne's north-east in doubt

Bike path on the East West link.

Adam Carey A $30 million bicycle link through Melbourne’s north-east that planning experts have urged the Napthine government to build as part of the East West Link is under a cloud after Planning...

Melbourne joins global meditation with Deepak Chopra

Jonni Pollard (right) and others will participate in the world's largest online group meditation.

Annabel Ross At a time when many Melburnians are either fast asleep or dancing the night away this weekend, hundreds of others will congregate in a Collingwood warehouse for a very different purpose.

Two arrested over alleged serious assault after Comancheros raids

Comancheros

The alleged assault of a man who tried to leave the Comancheros bikie gang was what sparked the show of police muscle in raids on clubhouses on Thursday morning.

Comancheros broke victim's arms, police allege

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Nino Bucci, Adam Cooper, Tammy Mills Two Comancheros broke the arms of a man who wished to leave the motorbike club during a daylight attack at a smash repair business, police allege.