Malvern

Boy bashed for cigarettes by teen trio in Malvern East

Caroline Zielinski A teenage boy has been robbed, bashed and had his teeth broken during a brutal weekend attack in Melbourne’s south-east.

Malvern Scout group celebrates after council abandons hall demolition plans

Bianca Villarosa A Scout group in Malvern is celebrating after Stonnington Council voted to abandon its demolition plans, and instead give it a four-year lease on its hall.

Father pays tribute to his 'beautiful boy', killed near Malvern train station

Jack Irving Malvern train accident

Caroline Zielinski The teenager who died after poking his head out of a moving train is believed to have been part of a group of boys who broke into an unattended rear driver's carriage, wreaking havoc inside.

Man charged over Malvern East death

Goya Dmytryshchak Homicide Squad detectives have charged a man over a death in Malvern East on Friday.

Maccas' 24-7 burgers bid shakes sleepy Malvern awake

Adrian Lowe A bid by fast-food giant McDonald's to allow its Malvern East store trade around the clock has been rejected - because it could interfere with neighbours' sleep.

Yarra Trams marks best month ever for punctuality

Trams at the Kew depot

Adam Carey Melbourne’s trams had their best on-time performance in almost 10 years last month, as a $12 million scheme to improve six suburban tram depots produced quick dividends.

Hastings port expansion to over-burden Melbourne's roads and rail lines, report finds

Hastings.

Adam Carey and Josh Gordon A plan to develop a huge container port at Hastings south-east of Melbourne could put an impossible strain on the city’s roads and busiest rail lines and potentially drive up the cost of...

Lectern queen at 94 presides over Melbourne's longest lunch

Joan Saxton.

Lawrence Money The sacking of Gough Whitlam had still to occur – in fact Gough was still one year off being elected – when Joan Saxton launched her monthly lecture luncheon club in Melbourne way back in...

Fix missing links in tram network: Greens

Adam Carey Melbourne’s tram network would be extended by 56 kilometres, linking up tram routes that currently end at quiet suburban locations with nearby shopping centres and railway stations, under a...

Train vandals condemned for social media video

Metro train.

Mex Cooper and Nino Bucci A video glorifying train vandalism and trespass has been condemned by Victoria Police and Metro Trains in the wake of two deaths from train stunts in Melbourne since mid-May.

Mourners remember 'beautiful boy' Jack Irving

Jack Irving Malvern train accident

Larissa Nicholson Teenagers in matching blue and green blazers formed an honour guard for their friend Jack Irving in East Bentleigh on Friday, a week after he died leaning out of a moving train near Malvern station.

Como House grounds could become housing estate

Chris Vedelago and Cameron Houston The National Trust is working on a plan that could see the grounds of historic Como House subdivided and sold off in a bid to raise the funds needed to maintain the landmark South Yarra mansion.

Stolen Rupert Bunny painting, Girl in Sunlight, returned after 23 years

Mark Hawthorne The mystery began on an autumn night in April 1991, when a burglar broke into the Blairgowrie home of elderly retiree Albert Watt.

Southland rail station deal draws closer

Mulder says Southland station on track (Thumbnail)

Farrah Tomazin The state government is on the brink of starting work on a new train station at Southland Shopping Centre.

Tickets please! Connies put a show on the road

Roberto D'Andrea, Malcolm Just

Lawrence Money For Melbourne's ghostly army of former tram conductors, May 23, 1998, is the equivalent of midnight on the Doomsday Clock.

Melbourne's wet-weather traffic chaos

Major projects wind up

Caroline Zielinski Melburnians heading to work are facing traffic chaos as wet-weather accidents cause road closures and blockages around the city.

Rail map gets a rainbow update

New PTV rail map

Adam Carey Melbourne's long-standing yellow-and-blue train network map is headed for the bin, to be replaced next year by a new, rainbow-coloured map aimed at making it easier for passengers to navigate around...

Robert Doyle and Emma Page Campbell welcome a new son

Robert Doyle and Emma Page Campbell have had a son.

Deborah Gough Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and his wife Emma Page Campbell have a new son, Henry Ian Bennett Doyle.

Cool cats embrace Melbourne's yoghurt culture club

frozen yoghurt

Suzanne Carbone In my day, during a scorcher, teenagers cooled themselves outside a milk bar eating a Sunny Boy or Splice. Now, they are meeting at a frozen-yoghurt bar.

Police injured after four-wheel-drive rams car

Police

Caroline Zielinski Two police officers who were fortunate to escape with their lives are in hospital after a four-wheel-drive rammed into their car before fleeing in central Victoria.