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MFB divided over plan to cut the number of firefighters on low-risk days

Nick Toscano Melbourne's chief firefighters have clashed over a proposal to cut the minimum number of crews ready to respond to emergencies.

Alleged luxury car con artist Maurie Duchini uses Mick Gatto for 'protection'

Maurice Duchini

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Former luxury car dealer Maurie Duchini, who has allegedly misappropriated more than $15 million from some of Melbourne’s wealthiest people, has been caught selling high-end vehicles despite...

Bikie clubhouse to be repossessed over bad debt

Immortals bikie club schoolgirls night

Chris Vedelago Outlaw motorcycle gang the Immortals are set to have their clubhouse closed down but it won’t be because of the state government’s crackdown on bikies.

Stolen bus shelter portrait of protester submitted in Archibald Prize

Portrait of Kyle Magee.

Aisha Dow Street artist CDH broke into a bus shelter last November and sprayed an image on an ice-cream advertisement.

Driver accused of fatally hitting cyclist appeared asleep, court told

Stephanie Maher, 31, leaves court after being committed to stand trial on 10 charges including culpable driving.

Adam Cooper A driver accused of failing to stop after she fatally hit a cyclist was thought to be asleep at the wheel and was seen by other motorists driving erratically, a court has heard.

Game of zones continues as councils warns residents to brace for development rush

Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

Clay Lucas Kingston council residents area should brace for a "slew of applications" from developers, the council's planning manager says, after Planning Minister Matthew Guy failed to sign off on new zoning...

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Alleged sex abuse victim sues Adass Israel School and former principal

Pictured is Adass Israel Girls School in Elsternwick.

Patrick Hatch A former student at an ultra-orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne is suing the school and its former principal, who fled the country days after molestation claims against her surfaced.

Pop-ups go corporate, sending rents sky high

Maz Salt, founder of Section 8, one of Melbourne's first pop-up bars.

Clay Lucas Pop-up stores first popped up as an avant-garde novelty a decade ago. Now, with analysis by one of the city’s big retail property agents showing previously unleasable real estate in high...

Taxi giving needy a fare go

Jen Ashton on the job in her Freedom by Design taxi.

Carolyn Webb Healesville taxi driver Jen Ashton has injected a little sunshine by launching a taxi to benefit charity. She thinks it might be a first.

Car dealer sought for missing millions, luxury cars

Mick Gatto

Chris Vedelago and Cameron Houston A group of wealthy businessmen and underworld debt collectors are chasing a luxury car salesman over the disappearance of up to $10 million and a missing fleet of Bentleys, Lamborghinis and Maseratis...

Corrections paid $822,000 to prison contractor despite tardy prisoner court attendances

Two Department of Corrections staff are provided to a north Queensland boot camp each day, to assist with security and safety.

Nino Bucci Corrections Victoria paid $822,000 in performance bonuses to a prison movement contractor, despite one in four inmates being late to court.

In love, sometimes the shoe just fits

John Elder Valerie Stow met her husband Barry 44 years ago. She tells the story. I was 24, a single mother with a daughter 3½ years old, and still waiting for a divorce.

In a hurry? Try a five-minute chopper ride to Melbourne Airport

Jason Dowling There is no train to Melbourne Airport - but how about a helicopter?

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...

Melbourne Express: April 22, 2014

Angus Holland Melbourne Express is a live daily blog bringing you what you need to hit the day running - news, weather and transport updates, and compelling content from The Age and beyond.

Anzac Day weekend

What's open on Anzac Day

Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance.

Deborah Gough Emergencies

Helicopters 'safe and exciting' despite crash

helicopter crash on Westpac oval.

Caroline Zielinski Helicopters are an 'extremely safe way to travel', the operators of charter services maintained.

David Graham in court over bus rant

Adam Cooper A man has appeared in court charged with threatening a French tourist on a bus.

Man jailed for racist bus rant

Racist bus rant.

Adam Cooper One man is in jail and another is awaiting sentence for racially abusing a French woman on a Melbourne bus, in violent, expletive-ridden tirades that gained international attention.

Potentially dangerous superbug Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus found on babies at Monash Medical Centre, Casey Hospital

nurse hospital mental health

Julia Medew Doctors are trying to contain a potentially dangerous superbug which has been found on babies at Monash Medical Centre and Casey Hospital in Berwick.