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A dry run expected for Mother's Day Classic

Deborah Gough A decent dousing of rain has fallen on Melbourne overnight but it is unlikely to interfere with the Mother's Day Classic run on Sunday.

Lightning strikes blow roof off house, sets another on fire

Lightning strike in Berwick.

Deborah Gough Lightning strikes - among 3000 to hit the state - have set a house on fire and blown the roof off another in separate incidents in Melbourne's suburbs.

Female fight club tackles issues facing warriors

Anna Hyvarinen and Shantelle Thompson in action.

Deborah Gough Shantelle Thompson is a mother to three young children and a graduate teacher, but six days a week she becomes Barkindji Warrior, Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter.

Woman and child among seven people dead after horror run on Victoria's roads

Police tape.

Alana Schetzer, Aisha Dow, Deborah Gough and Mex Cooper Victoria's horrific roadtoll has worsened, with a seventh person dying in the past 48 hours.