Collingwood

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

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.

'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.

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'.

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.

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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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.

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.

Christian Brethren-owned camp discriminated against gays: court

The Supreme Court of Victoria.  The Age . Pic Andrew De La Rue. 12 April, 2004 . [Supreme Court building Melbourne]

Mark Russell The state's highest court has found the Christian Brethren church discriminated against a suicide prevention group for young gays when one of the church's youth camps refused to take a booking from...

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

metro

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.

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.

Government bows to pressure from home owners affected by the East West Link

East-west link

Adam Carey The cost of acquiring property to build the East West Link is set to increase by millions.

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Drunk, unlicensed mum caught driving with three kids

Mex Cooper A drunk mother who did not have a licence was caught driving with her three children in a car in Melbourne's north-east on Wednesday night, according to police.

Portsea Polo players impress with dress

The Australian Polo team during a match in Portsea.

Emily Power Dress codes can be befuddling things, but 'summer casual' was interpreted masterfully at the Portsea Polo with crisp tailoring for the men and neat dresses for the women.

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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Plain-speaking foreign aid executive offers little ray of hope

Money's Melbourne.

Lawrence Money As a member of the Collingwood cheer squad in the 1970s, Andrew MacLeod signed up as a member of the Melbourne Football Club, a long-time foe.

Secret report on east-west link reveals traffic explosion

Traffic snarls in Alexandra Parade yesterday.

Josh Gordon The east-west link will trigger huge increases in traffic on key sections of Melbourne's road network, with parts of Hoddle Street and the Liberal stronghold of Kew among the worst hit.

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Ric Hambleton grabs two awards in short-story awards

Book

Jason Steger Short-story competitions are often regarded as a way for promising young writers to get a break. If that is the case, 67-year-old Ric Hambleton says he has been a promising young writer for 50 years.

Several injured as east-west protest turns violent

East-west tunnel protest

Alfred Chan Several Collingwood residents have been injured during a protest against the proposed east-west tunnel.