Epping

Epping grassfire hits city fringe

Grassfire in Epping.
Photo by Jason South.
18th February 2013.

Photos from The Age photographers and readers of the grassfire which raged out of control at Epping on Monday.

Strong crop of 'for sale' signs in Epping

Chris Panos and Janene Gunter with their kids, Monica and Aaron.

Henrietta Cook and Chris Vedelago In a sunny brick home in Epping, a couple are frantically preparing for their first open for inspection.

Epping store set ablaze

Deborah Gough A deliberately lit fire has extensively damaged three stores at a shopping centre in Epping.

Victoria's new marginal seats seek election promises on transport

Darren Peters

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.

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AMA calls for 'surgery blitz' on Royal Children's Hospital waiting list

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...

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.

Temperature to plummet as cool change makes its way across Victoria

Hot Melbourne night St Kilda beach

Stephen Cauchi, Caroline Zielinski and Alana Schetzer The long-awaited cool change has arrived in Melbourne ending a record-breaking heatwave in Victoria.

Grampians fire conditions the worst since Black Saturday

Northern Grampians Fire.

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.

Fire threatens homes in northern suburbs

Mex Cooper Firefighters have brought a fire that was moving towards homes in Melbourne's outer northern suburbs under control.

Single line to Upfield worsens north-west rail woes

Metro train.

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.

Learner driver three times over limit after crashing, police say

Police tape.

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.

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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Ambulance Victoria fears over children locked in hot cars

Ambulance.

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.

Bikie left fighting for life after shooting

Bikie shooting

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.

Bikie beating fells ex-Bandidos member

Steve Butcher Stephen Jones simply didn't want to be an outlaw motorcycle gang member any more.

Police warning on boot drinking craze

Police station sign

Caroline Zielinski A new social media craze called "nek-nomination" has prompted warnings and anger from police about engaging in dangerous behaviour while driving.

A tale of two rail lines: Altona slumps while Werribee soars

Altona station

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.

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Policeman faces fresh charges

Justice

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.

Police warn on counterfeit cash

Cash

Thomas O'Byrne An abundance of counterfeit money being circulated in Melbourne's north has prompted police to call for greater vigilance.

Myki machine damage spree: three charged

Myki.

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.