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.
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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.
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.
Rachel Wells One of Australia's most talented interior designers has been found dead in his South Yarra home.
Adam Cooper and Thomas O'Byrne Prominent Victorian interior designer Stuart Rattle was killed days before his South Yarra unit was burnt out, police claim.
Cameron Houston A former manager at Stonnington Council has been charged with almost 1000 offences.
Stephen Cauchi, Caroline Zielinski and Alana Schetzer The long-awaited cool change has arrived in Melbourne ending a record-breaking heatwave in Victoria.
Carolyn Webb The City of Stonnington is flush with nightclubs, shops and socialites. What it doesn't have a lot of, is parks. And so it has set out to acquire some.
Lawrence Money All Thursday morning rain tumbled from a leaden sky. It seemed the city was weeping for a son.
Michael Gleeson As much as Lewis Bonney-McKenzie loved his boots, he was happy to pass them down.
Caroline Zielinski Two police officers were injured when their van hit the brick fence of a Toorak home.
Jared Lynch As Michael Clarke led his team on to the field for the start of the 2013 Ashes series at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, back in Australia the nation broke into chorus: ''Ashton who?''
Thomas O'Byrne Police are hunting for a taxi driver after a 23-year-old man was injured in a hit-run in Melbourne's inner suburbs.
Thomas O'Byrne A phantom family of frightened ducklings has caused trouble for peak-hour motorists on the Monash Freeway.
Catherine Chisholm Fire threatens other properties after hoarder's house in engulfed.
Jason Dowling Residents at a Malvern retirement village are furious at plans for a nearby outdoor restaurant with occasional live music that they say will keep them awake at night.
Stephen Cauchi A driver stopped his car on the busy Princes Highway in Carnegie to get out and stab a pedestrian, police say.
Alex Boyle Residents in Melbourne's eastern suburbs are angry after a council decision to block fast-food giant McDonald's from moving into the neighbourhood was overturned by the state's planning tribunal.
Adam Carey Noise walls along a Monash Freeway off-ramp in Malvern are so deteriorated that sections are at risk of collapse.