Footscray

Grand sale, grand sale: Franco Cozzo's Footscray building on the market

Franco Cozzo

Patrick Hatch He was a penniless migrant who brought a little razzle-dazzle to thousands of homes and forever changed how we pronounce some of Melbourne’s major suburbs. 

Surgeon speaks about being stabbed at Footscray hospital

Michael Wong, who was stabbed when he walked into work at the Western Hospital in February, has spoken of his recovery.

Julia Medew Michael Wong had just stepped through the main entrance of the Western Hospital when he felt a knife plunge deep into his back.

Man 'looked wrong way' in vicious unprovoked attack at bus stop in Footscray

Jade Gailberger A man is in hospital after a vicious attack outside a busy Melbourne train station during peak hour.

Bandits in Halloween masks hold up West Footscray supermarket

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Patrick Hatch Gun-wielding bandits wearing Halloween masks have held up and stolen cash from a supermarket in Melbourne’s west.

Telstra technician witnessed West Footscray shooting death

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Mark Russell A Telstra technician was working in a West Footscray street when he heard a woman, who was later shot dead by her de-facto husband, ask her partner's father, 'Where are your balls now?" a court has...

'Oh my god, he's got a gun': Witnesses tell of killing in West Footscray street

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Mark Russell Brooke O'Donnell went outside to get her mail when she saw Phillip Bracken shoot his de facto partner dead, a court has heard.

Footscray's Shepherd Bridge bridge in urgent need of repairs, says report

Shepherd Bridge, Footscray

Adam Carey One of Melbourne's most important road bridges is in urgent need of work so both trucks and cyclists can continue to use it safely, an expert report given to the Napthine government has found.

Fire tears through unit in Clarendon Street, West Footscray

Brothel fire in Tope St South Melbourne Friday 13 August 2010.
Picture by Craig Abraham
The Age
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Adrian Lowe A man was lucky not to be seriously injured, fire crews say, when his apartment in Melbourne's west ignited in an apparent arson attack.

Motorcyclist killed in Footscray crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Melbourne's west on Sunday night.

Police operation Submerses clamps down on drug trade in Footscray

Rania Spooner A covert police operation targeting the drug trade in Melbourne's inner west has seen 40 arrests and more than 100 charges laid, the majority for heroin trafficking.

Two teens stabbed in Footscray

Two teenagers are seriously injured following separate stabbings in Melbourne's west and police believe the same offenders may be responsible.

Footscray shooting suspect in court

A man has been charged with attempted murder over a shooting at a shopping mall in Melbourne’s west.

Police know Footscray shooter

Police lights, car

Paul Millar Police have warned the public not to approach a man believed to be linked to the shooting of a 24-year-old man in Footscray on Tuesday night.

Knife attack in Footscray street

Thomas Hunter A man who responded to a call from the other side of a Footscray street was knifed last night in an unprovoked attack after crossing the road to investigate, say police.

Trader forgoes $80,000 in bid to clean up Footscray streets

Grant Miles

Dan Oakes After 15 years of trading in the centre of Footscray, Grant Miles could no longer stand by and watch the havoc wrought by alcohol abuse on the streets of the inner west.

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Store owner jabbed with syringe in jewellery store burglary

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Tammy Mills Jewellery store owner rendered unconscious after being injected with a syringe during an armed robbery.

Concern locals being forgotten in rush to sign contracts for Dandenong rail project

Concerned Monash mayor Geoff Lake.

Adam Carey and Konrad Marshall Communities in Melbourne’s south-east fear their voices will be ignored by the Napthine government as it rushes to sign contracts for the multibillion-dollar Dandenong rail corridor project...

Economic case for East West link may be shaky

State Treasurer Michael O'Brien.

Josh Gordon, Clay Lucas The economic case for the East West Link could be shakier than first thought, with the government’s own modelling work suggesting the benefits could be overshadowed by towering costs.

Flinders Street Station threatens to be a hot election item as heritage groups pick up steam

Flinders Street Station.

Shane Green The National Trust is calling for election pledges to revive the crumbling Flinders Street Station, as the first anniversary approaches of the selection of a winning design to revitalise the...

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Cafe threatened by redesign plans at Murrumbeena Station

Konrad Marshall Darren Goldman arrives at the Rail Cafe at about 5.40am most weekdays, ready to give his early bird caffeine-addict clients their first fix of the morning.