Essendon

Man arrested after 13-hour siege in Kalimna Street, Essendon

Caroline Zielinski A man who locked himself inside a house in Melbourne’s north-west for 13 hours while brandishing a knife has surrendered to police.

Essendon drug use sparks copycat rush

James Hird.

Aisha Dow The Essendon Football Club drug and supplements saga has sparked a rush in the use of cosmetic and performance-enhancing drugs, with experts reporting a disturbing rise in young people injecting...

Experts 'surprised' by selection of drugs in Essendon allegations

Steve Dank.

Rachel Wells The substances allegedly administered to Essendon players and coach James Hird by sports scientist Stephen Dank range from widely used ''vanity drugs'' to those that have ''significant potential to...

Hand-written note bandit robs Essendon venue

Silent robbery note Essendon

Deborah Gough A bandit who threatens his victims with a hand-written note has struck again in Melbourne's north, robbing an Essendon gaming venue on Saturday night.

Mourners gather in Essendon for Chris Lane funeral

Sarah Harper and Chris Lane's mother Donna at his funeral.

Konrad Marshall The first flowers arrived before 9am, carried to the front of the sanctuary at St Therese's to sit beside the man they were bought to honour.

Essendon player apologises to court over assault order

Michael Hurley leaving court in 2010.

Steve Butcher Essendon Football Club star Michael Hurley has appeared in court to apologise for not complying with a magistrate's order over a "vicious" assault.

Essendon football great killed in truck crash

NEWS. 23 August 2012. A man believed to be former Essendon footballer Merv Neagle, has died after his B-double truck laden with grain crashed on Hillston Road, about 10 kilometres north of Griffit, in a single vehicle incident. Picture by Griffith Area News.

Vince Chadwick Merv Neagle died at the scene after his B-double truck flipped in southern NSW.

Fire destroys Chinese restaurant in Essendon

Fire

Nick Toscano Diners were evacuated from an Essendon restaurant this afternoon after the building went up in flames.

Caroline Wilson inducted into Melbourne Press Council's Hall of Fame

Caroline Wilson

Corrie Perkin Caroline Wilson, inducted on October 10 into the Melbourne Press Club's Victorian Hall of Fame, has a towering reputation as one of sport's best and most fearless news breakers.

Police seize heroin, cash and luxury items in property raids

police

Rania Spooner A highly sophisticated and long-standing heroin trafficking ring, operating out of some of Melbourne's most sought after suburbs, had been manufacturing about $250,000 worth of the drug each week,...

A tale of two towers: One Melbourne apartment proposal is loved, the other is a 'shocker'

Lorimer Street tower

Aisha Dow They were designed by the same architect, but these residential city towers garnered very different reactions.

Gardeners near Tullamarine Freeway uprooted then rebooted amid East West Link confusion

East West Link gardeners.

Clay Lucas For 36 years Roger Exell has grown everything - from tomatoes, beans, carrots and celery to daffodils and jonquils – on his six-by-three-metre plot at the Essendon Community Gardens.

Flash flooding thunderstorms give way to peaceful Melbourne morning

Melbourne

Caroline Zielinski Flash floods, thunderstorms and hail have given way to a peaceful Melbourne overnight, with Tuesday afternoon's wild weather all but forgotten on Wednesday morning.

Gatecrasher: Bitter-sweet celebrations as the footy year draws to a close

Mik Grigg It doesn't matter so much today, you still have that grand final. But then the weekend will come ... and there's no footy. Months and months of no footy yawn before you.

Hawthorn hard man Don Scott joins Libbi Gorr for 'Oprah in footy boots'

One-time tough guy Don Scott reveals a softer side to Libbi Gorr.

Neil McMahon As Hawthorn fans contemplate back-to-back flags, a hero from another era is back to remind them of a different time – but the return to the public stage of hard man Don Scott is not exactly as...

Anti-East West Link councillor's ties to Liberal Party questioned

Cam Nation

Clay Lucas An inner-city councillor who ran as a Liberal Party candidate has helped a new micro-party opposing the East West Link.

School reforms divide principals

Macleod College principal Mario Panaccio welcomes moves  to shared resources.

Jill Stark and Farrah Tomazin Vern Hilditch wants more time – more time for his students and more time for his staff.

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Heavy fog descends on Melbourne

Melbourne wakes to thick blanket of fog (Thumbnail)

Carolyn Webb A heavy fog descending on Melbourne could hang around for days, with visibility possibly going as low as 100 metres, according to the weather bureau.

Measles concern as Melbourne baby diagnosed with the disease

Julia Medew A new case of measles in a Greenvale baby has sparked concern that more Victorians may be infected with the serious disease and spreading it, particularly in Melbourne's north western suburbs.  

Coburg drive-by shooting shop linked to Mokbel's former partner Danielle McGuire

Bullet holes.

Chris Vedelago and Goya Dymtryshchak The Coburg couple targeted in two drive-by shootings in the last two days have been embroiled in a bitter property dispute with gangland identity Danielle McGuire.