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Man dies in Hamilton plane crash

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Peter Collins A light aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Hamilton airport on Monday night, killing a 20-year-old trainee pilot from New South Wales.

Young boy's body found on property in Digby, west of Hamilton

Police station sign

Caroline Zielinski The body of a three-year-old boy has been found in a large dam at a rural property in Victoria's south-west.

Drivers urged to take caution on wet, icy roads after two killed in less than 24 hours

Victoria Police

Patrick Hatch Victorian drivers are being urged to take care on wet and icy roads after two people died in separate crashes in the space of 24 hours.

Geelong region one of the most 'economically vulnerable' in Australia: report

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Nick Toscano Geelong and Victoria's western region are among the most 'economically vulnerable' parts of the country, according to a report that warns the region’s woes may worsen following more...

Three new volcanoes found in Victoria's south-west

SUNDAY AGE,NEWS,VOLCANOE  PIC BY WAYNE TAYLOR 4TH MARCH 2004  Dermot Henry, senior collections manager of Geosciences at Museum Victoria in front of Mount Aitken near Sunbury which is a Volcanoe. SPECIALX ARTIST

Monash University researchers have discovered three new volcanoes near Hamilton, in the state's south-west, which they say could yet deliver a blast from the past.

Alleged sex abuse victim sues Adass Israel School and former principal

Pictured is Adass Israel Girls School in Elsternwick.

Patrick Hatch A former student at an ultra-orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne is suing the school and its former principal, who fled the country days after molestation claims against her surfaced.

Police seek help on missing Hells Angel

Paul Peterson

Jane Lee Police are looking for a senior Hells Angels figure after he failed to appear in court to face assault charges.

Farmers' health body facing the chop

Tam Phillips

Richard Willingham An innovative and highly successful farmers health body will close this year if it does not receive government funding.

Government pledges $8m for bariatric surgery in bid to tackle obesity

Obesity

Richard Willingham Severely obese Victorians will have greater access to potentially life-saving surgery, with the state government providing $8 million to fund 200 extra weight-loss surgeries a year.

Police find money buried at Derrinallum blast site

Image of the house at Derrinallum that exploded. Photo by Darren Apps
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Mary Alexander POLICE have recovered a large quantity of cash from the Derrinallum property belonging to bomber Glenn Sanders.

The Family's 'living god' fades to grey, estate remains

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Chris Johnston Although she can walk and talk, according to former cult members, Anne Hamilton-Byrne, Australia's most notorious cult leader, doesn't talk much.

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.

Melbourne Express: Wednesday, February 12

Angus Holland Melbourne Express is a live daily blog bringing you what you need to hit the day running - news, weather and transport updates, and compelling content from The Age and beyond.

Caesareans twice as likely in private hospitals: report

Miki Perkins Healthy women giving birth in Victoria's private hospitals are almost twice as likely to have their babies delivered by caesarean section than those in the public system.

Daniel Ricciardo gives Melbourne a reason to believe in formula one

Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

Andrew Tate If ever there was a tale of two cities, it has often been March in Melbourne. Born in Kennett-era acrimony, the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park has long been blighted by the choices made and...

Remains found in rubble at farm siege property

Scene at a Derrinallum property after huge explosion that injured two police officers. Photo by Darren Apps

Goya Dmytryshchak Forensic bomb experts combing through rubble from a massive explosion at Derrinallum in Victoria’s west have found what appears to be the remains of property owner Glenn Sanders.

Melbourne Express: April 22, 2014

Angus Holland Melbourne Express is a live daily blog bringing you what you need to hit the day running - news, weather and transport updates, and compelling content from The Age and beyond.

Assault victim still suffering

Caroline Zielinski A man who suffered a serious head injury in an assault last month is still receiving treatment.

Hot air balloon lands in Melbourne car park

A hot air balloon that had to make an emergency landing in a Melbourne car park.

Caroline Zielinski A hot air balloon carrying 10 people has made an emergency landing in a car park of a unit building in inner Melbourne.