Hawthorn

$70k theft but no conviction for former Hawthorn director Greg Cook

Adam Cooper A former Hawthorn board member pocketed more than $70,000 of proceeds from selling club merchandise and denied the money to charities.

Family escapes fire in Hawthorn home

Fire, MFB, Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Mex Cooper A family of seven managed to escape a fire that caused nearly $1 million of damage to their home in Melbourne's inner east on Wednesday night.

Man fights for life after Hawthorn brawl

Hospital Emergency

Caroline Zielinski A man and a police officer have been knocked out during a huge fight in Melbourne’s east on Sunday morning.

Man arrested after the murder of Hawthorn father Wayne Amey

Police diver.

Rania Spooner, Adam Cooper and Nino Bucci Police have arrested a man who had been on the run for more than a week after the murder of a Hawthorn father.

Woman dies after being hit by car in Hawthorn

An elderly woman has died in hospital after she was hit by a car in Melbourne’s east on Saturday afternoon.

AFL

Slippery conditions for Hawthorn, Geelong clash

AFL Round 2.Geelong v Hawthorn. Geelong's Steven Motlop gets away from Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli at the MCG. 9th April 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Stephen Cauchi The MCG will be slippery for tonight’s clash between Hawthorn and Geelong, but the sky will be clear and conditions dry for spectators, forecasters say.

Hawthorn pilot flew drugs around, court told

Methamphetamine

Nino Bucci Police will trawl through records of telephone intercepts and listening and tracking devices as part of a case against four men accused of running an interstate amphetamine ring.

Focus

Middle class, hard working and homeless

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Julia May It was hot water Joan Lansbury missed the most. If she felt some warmth in the kitchen tap she'd strip off and race to the shower, no matter the hour.

Victorian Liberal Party at war over Wooldridge seat

Mary Wooldridge.

Josh Gordon State Political Editor The Victorian Liberal Party is at war over a replacement seat for cabinet minister Mary Wooldridge, with former premier Ted Baillieu demanding his federal colleagues ''stay out'' of the preselection...

Mary Wooldridge defeat triggers Liberal infighting

James Massola and Richard Willingham Federal Liberal MPs fear the bitter Victorian preselection for Kew could cost the party votes.

Super rich's peninsula playground mansions bought and sold invisibly

John Elder As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, the very rich are different from you and me. For one thing, they live in much bigger houses and so have less opportunity to get on one another's nerves.

Ted Baillieu has kind words for embattled Speaker Ken Smith

Ken Smith.

Benjamin Preiss and Farrah Tomazin Former premier Ted Baillieu has broken his long silence and praised the embattled Speaker.

Fresh voices ring out in the dead language society

Giselle Bracewell, 18, of Alia College in Hawthorn East, say her knowledge of Latin has helped her through other subjects.

Konrad Marshall, Craig Butt Latin is wonderfully useful language in everyday life; if you want to translate a school motto, or understand hidden messages in the novels of Dan Brown and the spells of Harry Potter.

Leadership ploys within Victorian Liberal Party spark cold war

Ted Baillieu.

Mark Hawthorne Former premier Ted Baillieu is remaining in Parliament partly to help mentor Liberal Party leadership aspirant Mary Wooldridge.

Made in Melbourne: Top stories from 2013

James Hird.

Here’s a collection of videos of what made news in the city and state this year.

Victoria to expunge criminal records of men convicted over gay sex

Noel Tovey

Farrah Tomazin Victoria will become the first state to erase the criminal records of men who were previously convicted for having gay sex, in a long-awaited shift by the state government.

Pair charged over MCG wheelchair theft

Police

Jared Lynch Police have charged two men over the theft of a disabled man's wheelchair while he was watching an AFL game at the MCG.

Glued wig costs 'hair-growth' company

Aisha Dow A Melbourne hair-growth company that glued Chinese wigs onto men's bald spots has been ordered to refund one of its disgruntled clients, as questions are raised about the company's links to a new...

Taxi driver robbed, assaulted passenger

DIY jobs taxi

Rania Spooner and Caroline Zielinski A taxi driver accused of severely beating and robbing an intoxicated customer last weekend has attempted to draw $500 from the man's bank accounts.

MCG car park closure likely to create Friday night squeeze

ChristopherTalbot Football fans are being urged to leave their cars at home with recent heavy rains forcing the closure of the MCG car park this weekend.