Photos from The Age photographers and readers of the grassfire which raged out of control at Epping on Monday.
Deborah Gough A deliberately lit fire has extensively damaged three stores at a shopping centre in Epping.
Henrietta Cook and Chris Vedelago In a sunny brick home in Epping, a couple are frantically preparing for their first open for inspection.
Lara O'Toole More than 1100 children were locked in cars in the past 12 months, with Ambulance Victoria revealing most of them were newborns and toddlers.
Thomas O'Byrne and Nino Bucci A bikie associated with the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang has been shot in the torso outside his home in Melbourne's north.
Deborah Gough A 59-year-old learner permit driver allegedly crashed while driving at three times the legal blood alcohol limit on Friday night, police say.
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.
Adam Cooper Frankston MP Geoff Shaw has made an application for a magistrate to hear the misconduct and deception charges against him.
Stephen Cauchi A gang of crafty shoplifters is distracting staff by lighting fires in shops, police say.
Adam Cooper An Indian man deliberately run down by the driver of a stolen car told police he was dragged underneath the vehicle and then feared he would be killed as he lay helpless on the road, according to...
Aisha Dow Outer suburbs fear big spending on the city's east-west link will rob them of needed works.
Adam Carey Melbourne needs to follow London and find a solution to an impending rail capacity crisis.
Konrad Marshall Will Niven has his mornings down pat. To get to school on time - by 8.30am - the 17-year-old gets up 5.30.
Thomas O'Byrne Police say a group of criminals have caused more than $500,000 in damage to myki machines in Melbourne's northern suburbs.
Mark Russell A police officer arrested by an anti-corruption taskforce investigating possible links between police members and outlaw motorcycle gangs has appeared briefly in court on Thursday to face new charges.
Thomas O'Byrne An abundance of counterfeit money being circulated in Melbourne's north has prompted police to call for greater vigilance.
Caroline Zielinski Three people have been charged over a spate of thefts on myki machines in Melbourne's north that have left a damage bill of more than $500,000.
Adam Carey, Craig Butt Two rail lines diverge in Altona North; some take the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.
Adrian Lowe Melbourne copped its second drenching in less than a week overnight, with many suburbs taking up to 20 millimetres of rain in just a few hours.
Benjamin Preiss Public transport is limited and schools are badly stretched around Tracie McBride's home in Epping North's Aurora estate.