Aisha Dow Councils in Melbourne's outer fringe are determined to use their new-found status as marginal electorates to push for critical transport projects.
Photos from The Age photographers and readers of the grassfire which raged out of control at Epping on Monday.
Henrietta Cook and Chris Vedelago In a sunny brick home in Epping, a couple are frantically preparing for their first open for inspection.
Deborah Gough A deliberately lit fire has extensively damaged three stores at a shopping centre in Epping.
Julia Medew Doctors are calling for a $444 million elective surgery blitz to cut Victoria's waiting list and say more paediatric surgery should be done outside of the new $1 billion Royal Children's Hospital...
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.
Steve Butcher Stephen Jones simply didn't want to be an outlaw motorcycle gang member any more.
Caroline Zielinski A new social media craze called "nek-nomination" has prompted warnings and anger from police about engaging in dangerous behaviour while driving.
Stephen Cauchi, Caroline Zielinski and Alana Schetzer The long-awaited cool change has arrived in Melbourne ending a record-breaking heatwave in Victoria.
Henrietta Cook Arsonists have lit 12 of the 68 fires burning across Victoria, with firefighters battling dangerous winds and conditions that are the worst since Black Saturday.
Mex Cooper Firefighters have brought a fire that was moving towards homes in Melbourne's outer northern suburbs under control.
Adam Carey A four-kilometre section of single track railway in a sparsely populated part of Melbourne is causing transport problems all over the north-western suburbs, Metro says.
Aisha Dow Outer suburbs fear big spending on the city's east-west link will rob them of needed works.
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...
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.
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.
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.