Echuca

Gaming and liquor rule inspectors scrapped, rural venues unchecked

Richard Willingham Pubs and clubs in country Victoria, including Bendigo and Ballarat, are going largely unchecked by liquor and gaming inspectors because of cuts to the state's alcohol and gaming authority.

Victorian bushfires: February 9, 2014

Water bomber in action at the Warrandyte fire today. Photo by James Boddington. Fairfax Media. NEWS. Sunday Febuary 9 2014

Adrian Lowe Good afternoon. This is The Age's live coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency on February 9, 2014.

Kilmore truck crash adds more road headaches in bushfire area

Police station sign

Caroline Zielinski A truck has rolled and crashed in Kilmore overnight, adding to the chaos already facing the area after the spread of a massive bushfire.

Man presumed drowned after falling from Murray River houseboat

Denham Sadler A man is missing presumed drowned after falling from a houseboat on the Murray River at Moama, near Echuca.

Where to watch the Melbourne Cup

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 06: Brett Prebble riding Green Moon wins the Emirates Melbourne Cup during 2012 Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Jessica Wright If you can't make it to the track, there are many great options for enjoying racing's biggest day.

Fire fears for Victoria as temperatures soar

Darren Gray Fire authorities have warned that northern Victoria is dry enough to suffer a major fire before Christmas and have likened the conditions this season to summers in the 1970s and '80s in which fatal...

50 train services to be cut as buckling heat looms

New tracks will separate metro and regional trains at the city's busiest junction.

Catherine Chisholm and Stephen Cauchi Commuters will face train cancellations and delays over the next few days to cope with the sizzling weather forecast to hit Melbourne.

Man dies after hours-long siege

Adrian Lowe A man is dead after a siege in Victoria's north.

Why Mustafa let loose with the mallet

Scales of justice.

Mark Russell Mustafa Hadis had not seen his father since he was two years old but when he tried to contact him again 18 years later, his father wanted nothing to do with him.

Kyabram toddler's hand jammed into plughole

Jessica Wright A toddler has been flown to the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne after his hand became lodged in the plughole of an old, cast-iron bath in country Victoria.

Police hunt body left in park bin for months

Adam Williams

Nino Bucci The body of a missing Camberwell man was stuffed in a wheelie bin hidden only metres away from a popular walking path for more than four months, police say.

Man's body impossible to recover, police say

Megan Levy The body of a missing man was stuffed in a wheelie bin and is believed to have been collected by a garbage truck which dumped it among the rubbish at a tip in Melbourne's south-east, police say.

Ninety new train services on way

Metro train

Adam Carey Ninety new train services will be added to Melbourne's metro rail network next month, mostly along the Sunbury line, when a new timetable commences on November 18.

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Town devastated as financial group folds

District will suffer: John Zobec was loyal to a local business, now he is hoping to retrieve the $80,000 he invested in Banksia.

Nino Bucci Investors in Banksia Securities who live in the non-bank lender's heartland say the collapse has left them badly shaken.

Bike-fall death caps horror week on roads

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Jared Lynch Four people have been killed in a horror week on Victoria's roads.

Trick or heat? State braces for a scorcher

Megan Levy It's going to be hot as hell for Halloween.

'Sighting' of missing Donny gives family hope

Dan Oakes The family of 16-year-old Donald Govan, who went missing from an Echuca camping ground two months ago, are hopeful he might be found after a man came forward to say he gave a lift to a hitch-hiker...

Flying on a wing and a chair

Dave Jacka

Chris Johnston Dave Jacka's mantra: "You are only limited by what you think you can do".

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car

Deborah Gough An elderly pedestrian has died in a collision in Moorabbin.

Bandido arrested after police raids

Police

Nino Bucci Police have stung Bandidos bikie gang members during a series of raids near Echuca.