Hunt on for Maribyrnong immigration detention centre escapee with violent past

Jane Lee Police are warning the public about a man with a violent history and links to outlaw motorcycle gangs who escaped with another man from an immigration detention centre in Melbourne's west.

Police hunt for sex attacker after assaults in inner city, Maribyrnong, Keilor East

Police wish to speak with this man following a series of sexual assaults.

Nino Bucci and Anna Prytz Police are hunting a serial offender believed to be responsible for a string on indecent assaults in inner and north-west Melbourne this month.

Police hunt armed bandits after sex shop robbery in Maribyrnong

Victoria Police has released images of suspects in two armed robberies in Maribyrnong.

Goya Dmytryshchak Police have released security footage of two gunmen who robbed a Coburg sex shop for cash and synthetic cannabis on Friday.

Police appeal for witnesses to Maribyrnong assault

Tammy Mills Police investigating an assault in Melbourne from nine months ago have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Coroner's open finding on Maribyrnong River death

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Larissa Nicholson and Adam Cooper The state coroner has found it is not possible to determine the circumstances around the death of a young Ethiopian-Australian man whose body was found in the Maribyrnong River.

Maribyrnong not yet protected by river laws

The apartments.

Marika Dobbin New rules protecting the Yarra River from overdevelopment will not stretch to the Maribyrnong River until about July, giving at least one Ascot Vale apartment project a multimillion-dollar advantage...

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Building rules to protect Yarra and Maribyrnong

Yarra river.

Farrah Tomazin All new properties along the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers will be subjected to mandatory height limits and environmental controls.

Detention centre escapee with violent history captured

Leonard Gjeka.

Marissa Calligeros Albanian national captured after escaping immigration centre.

The MCG changes its light globes to save on its power bill

Aisha Dow Ladder-wielding workers have been replacing thousands of light globes at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in recent months, as part of an $8 million energy efficiency upgrade.

Teen struck by car after stepping out from tram


A teenager has been taken to hospital with cuts and neck pain after being struck by a car in Maribyrnong.

Lancefield man charged over Yarra rape, sex attacks


Caroline Zielinski A man has been arrested over a series of alleged sex attacks across Melbourne.

Melbourne Cup: plan your route with care

By tram is one method of getting to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup.

Peter Barrett How are you going to get to the Melbourne Cup? We check out nine possible means of transport there and, perhaps more importantly, back.

Students study Leunig's Lot for VCE English exam

Jewel Topsfield Cartoonist and writer Leunig was a 'failure' at school. Now pupils are studying him.

Stick your stick: The mystery of the Mace is vastly more satisfying

Tony Wright It's all but impossible to imagine anything quite as unlikely as a parliamentary freedom-of-information officer so free with his services that you could simply trip into his lair and request a memory...

On Saturday they protest: Melburnians rally on abortion, refugees and free parking

About 500 people took to the streets of Yarraville to protest a proposal to introduce paid parking.

Tom Cowie With finals football out of the way for another year and not a lot else to do, Melburnians rose up for string of different rallies promoting diverse causes on "protest Saturday".

Man charged over Coburg sex shop robbery

CCTV image of the offenders.

Goya Dmytryshchak A Hadfield man fronted court on Saturday charged with robbing a Coburg sex shop at gunpoint for cash and synthetic cannabis last month.

Resident, trader fury over council decision to introduce paid parking in Yarraville

Protesters at Yarraville Village march against a proposal to introduce paid parking.

Benjamin Millar Yarraville traders have vowed to take legal action over Maribyrnong Council's controversial decision to introduce pay parking in the face of widespread community opposition.

New truck curfews for the west

Construction congestion: Trucks are likely to become increasingly common on Sydney's roads, transporting waste from the city's infrastructure projects.

Adam Carey Residents of Melbourne's inner west have had a win in their long fight to curb truck traffic on neighbourhood roads, with new heavy vehicle bans set to be imposed on a street that is heavily used by...

MasterChef's Gary Mehigan faces possible elimination challenge

Sue Hewitt MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan is facing his own foodie challenge with several rivals vying to oust him from his Moonee Ponds Boathouse restaurant.

Police to hand out receipts in bid to stamp out racism

Sue Hewitt and Jo Davy Police in Moonee Valley will be among the first in Australia to hand out "receipts" explaining why they have stopping people on the street, in a bid to stamp out racism in the force.