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Fawkner hotel car park assault leaves woman fighting for life

Caroline Zielinski and Benjamin Preiss A woman has been gravely injured during a weekend assault in a hotel car park in Melbourne's north.

Arson charge over grass fire in Fawkner

Caroline Zielinski A man has been charged with arson over a grass fire in a reserve in Melbourne's north.

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Fawkner car wreckers

Caroline Zielinski Firefighters were forced to weave through wrecked cars and jagged metal to extinguish a massive blaze raging through a car-wrecking yard in Melbourne's north.

Father with baby in car denies role in fatal drag race, court hears

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Mark Russell While one witness believed Duane Lindsey was drag racing a friend - who crashed and later died - when he had his defacto partner and three-month-old daughter sitting in the back seat, Mr Lindsey...

Pushy truckie drags car almost 5km on Hume at Thomastown

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A Melbourne motorist has survived being wedged in front of a truck and pushed along a highway for nearly five kilometres.

Burning questions in journey from ashes to ashes

Carolyn Webb Every now and then a few mourners at Fawkner crematorium will ask to step beyond the chapel after a funeral to watch their loved one's coffin being loaded into the furnace next door.

Man shot after dispute in Melbourne's north

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Goya Dmytryshchak A man was shot in the leg after a dispute at a Fawkner apartment block on Sunday.

Victorian bushfires: threats continue despite cooler conditions

Residents run from a fast moving grass fire which gets close to homes in the Melbourne northern suburb Craigieburn, Feb. 9, 2014. A total fire ban is in plce across Victoria during the heat wave temperatures while several fires are burning throughout the state.(AAP Image/David Crosling) NO ARCHIVING

Jessica Wright, Darren Gray and Caroline Zielinski Bushfires will continue to rage across Victoria on Monday, despite milder overnight conditions temporarily easing the danger.

Victorian bushfires: February 10, 2014

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Catherine Chisholm Good morning. This is The Age's coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency this Monday.

Arson suspected in Victorian bushfires

Bushfires threaten properties near Kilmore South. 10th February 2014.
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Carolyn Webb and Aisha Dow Police suspect nine of the state's bushfires in the past few days were deliberately lit.

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.

Bushfire conditions ease but blazes and clean-up continue

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Caroline Zielinski Residents were allowed to return to see their fire-damaged properties north of Melbourne on Wednesday afternoon after the worst bushfires since Black Saturday.

Victorian fires: police to get tough on arsonists

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Thomas O'Byrne Police are stepping up their fight against arsonists as investigations continue into at least 14 suspicious fires that were lit amid dire bushfire conditions this week.

Fast food customer assaulted in Brunswick

Deborah Gough A man walking home with takeaway food was allegedly attacked and assaulted by two men in Brunswick, police say.

The elders' statesman

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Shane Green A lot of people think retirement is the end of their working life but there is more to come.

Wild night as wind causes chaos across Melbourne

Melbourne has been lashed by wild winds.

Adrian Lowe Residents across Melbourne are cleaning up after wild winds of more than 100km/h hit the city overnight, uprooting trees and power lines and leaving rubbish and debris strewn across roads and paths.

Tributes flow as Chopper's dirty laundry gets a final airing

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Chris Johnston 'Frankly,' said celebrant Nigel Davies in a quiet moment before Thursday's public memorial for celebrity criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read, 'we don't know what we are going to get. Anything could happen.

Melburnians, here are 25 people you might like to thank for your city

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Bruce Guthrie Have you noticed how many lists there are these days? The internet loves them.

Cyclist tries to snatch girl, 9

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Adrian Lowe and Nino Bucci Police are investigating whether the attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl in Melbourne's north could have been carried out by the same man who attempted to sexually assault a woman in the area...

Smurfs avoid court over 7-Eleven blue

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Mark Russell Police will not charge four blue men dressed up as Smurfs over an assault at a Melbourne convenience store.