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Doncaster house fire accused faces court

Fabio De Luca

Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago and Tammy Mills A real estate and investment spruiker has been charged with arson, racial vilification and several fraud charges after he allegedly set fire to a Doncaster property and posted a sign that threatened...

Doncaster home destroyed in suspected arson attack

A house was destroyed by fire in Doncaster

Tammy Mills Police are investigating a suspicious house fire in Melbourne's east on Friday night that destroyed a home.

Fire engulfs home in Doncaster

Tammy Mills More than 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze that has engulfed a home in Melbourne's east on Friday night.

Masturbating motorist stops pedestrian in Doncaster East

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Caroline Zielinski A half-naked driver has exposed himself and masturbated in front of an unsuspecting pedestrian in Melbourne’s north-east, after first asking for directions.

Failed phone leaves couple unable to call for help in Doncaster house fire

Deborah Gough A failed cordless phone left a couple aged in their late 70s in a burning house unable to call for help in Melbourne's east early on Saturday..

Cost of Doncaster line 'too cheap'

The report says a rail line could be built along the Eastern Freeway median.

Adam Carey Tim Gosbell doubts it could be built for $840 million because of the large amount of tunnelling that would be required.

Sex attacker strikes in Doncaster

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Adrian Lowe A serial sex attacker strikes in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

Doncaster railway line 'could be built for $840m'

A train running on time.

Adam Carey A raliway line to Doncaster could be built for $840 million and paid for using taxes raised from the higher property values it would generate, says a report.

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Blood cord technican banking on City2Sea fund-raising

Alana Schetzer There is no such thing as a lazy moment for Liza Carroll. In between working as a cord blood technician and being a mother of four, Carroll is training for this year's The Sunday Age City2Sea,...

Entrepreneur Fabrizio Ferrari charged over fire blamed on terrorists

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Melbourne real estate spruiker Fabrizio Ferrari has been charged with arson, racial vilification and fraud after he allegedly set fire to a Doncaster house and attempted to blame the blaze on Islamic...

Preferred route revealed for Avalon Airport rail link, but no start date in sight

Avalon Airport

Richard Willingham There is still no date on when trains will run to Melbourne's second airport, despite the Napthine government declaring the project had entered the process for planning approval.

Principals dismayed to lose funding for poor families

Education funding is shaping as a core state election issue.

Benjamin Preiss Principals say many students will miss out on excursions and educational materials after the state government scrapped direct payments to low-income families and gave them directly to schools instead.

Threatening note left pinned to house burnt in arson attack

A threatening note was left pinned outside this Doncaster home that was the target of an arson attack.

Goya Dmytryshchak A threatening note has been found outside a Doncaster house torched in an arson attack on Friday night.

Councils spend thousands to fight state election issues

An artist's illustration.

Jason Dowling Councillors at Moreland and Yarra have been labelled, "chardonnay-swilling, yoghurt-eating, bike-riding socialists", for opposing the East West Link by a Casey City Councillor.

Transport planning lost in the politics, says Rowville rail study chief

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Clay Lucas Planning for new transport projects in Victoria has become hopelessly politicised, the architect of the Napthine government’s Rowville rail study and one of the state’s most experienced...

Family of girl missing for 40 years pleads for her return

Anna Banitskas' family, left to right, Loretta Pantou, Peter and Chris Banitskas.

Yolanda Redrup Despina and Sotirios Banitskas lived in their family home for almost 40 years, holding onto a small glimmer of hope their much-loved daughter would one day return. 

Four to fight for preselection in Ted Baillieu's seat of Hawthorn

Former premier Ted Baillieu.

Richard Willingham The field for the race for preselection in the plum state Liberal seat of Hawthorn has been finalised with four people putting their hand up for the spot.

Turmoil on the greens as golf clubs seek new lie on distant fairways

Hazy future: Players hit off in a winter fog on the Gardiners Run course at Lilydale.

Chris Johnston On a five kilometre stretch of Victoria Road, behind Lilydale in the Yarra Valley, are three golf courses.

Legal costs mount for councils opposed to East West Link

Mark Hawthorne and Aisha Dow Two Melbourne councils have spent more than $500,000 campaigning against the state government’s marquee East West Link project, and the rising costs of fighting the toll road could cost local...