Mornington Peninsula

Teenager dies after Mornington Peninsula cliff fall

Vanessa Desloires A teenager has died after falling down a 40-metre cliff on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

City of Melbourne plans memorial to indigenous men executed in 1842

Portrait of Tasmanian aboriginal Maulboyheener, one of the first people to be hung in Victoria. Copy pic from the State Library archives... Copied Thursday June 7 2012

Maulboyheener (aka Timmy)
Portrait by Thomas Bock (1831-35)
Drawing, graphite and watercolour

Carolyn Webb The City of Melbourne has flagged spending up to $155,000 on a memorial to two Aboriginal men who in 1842 were the city's first people to be publicly executed.

Melbourne Express: April 24, 2014

Wells Road fire.

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Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

The proposed chairlift at Arthurs Seat.

Jason Dowling First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

Lamborghini crashes into Flinders shop

IMAGES SUPPLIED by witness via Chris Vedelago for Lamborghini smash story THE SUNDAY AGE Pub date 29th March 2014 Online

Chris Vedelago A birthday spin in a rented Lamborghini Gallardo came to crashing halt on Saturday after the driver lost control of the $180,000 sports car and plowed into a vacant surf shop in the seaside town of...

Hells Angel bikie faces bomb charges

Hells Angels

Nick Toscano A Hells Angels member stands accused of bombing rival gangs' businesses and clubhouses.

Council rejects Lindsay Fox bid to remove Portsea easement

Royce Millar and Chris Vedelago Trucking mogul Lindsay Fox's Portsea expansion plans have suffered a setback.

Mother says Luke loved and trusted his father despite his problems

Rose

Rania Spooner, John Silvester, Mex Cooper and Jessica Wright In the moments before his death, Luke Batty had asked his mother, Rosie, for just a few more minutes to play with his dad after cricket practice.

Rescued from the scrap heap, landmark Water Tower Clock set to return to Spencer Street

Historical clock

Carolyn Webb A giant 19th-century clock that was a landmark for generations of Melburnians before being discarded for scrap in the 1960s, will be a city landmark once again.

Charity to mark Luke Batty's tragic death

Luke Batty

Melissa Singer Friends of Luke Batty's mother have set up a fund to raise money for charity so that 'something good' can come of his gruesome death.

Hundreds farewell Luke Batty

Nick Toscano Hundreds of mourners have gathered on the Mornington Peninsula to farewell slain 11-year-old Luke Batty on Friday.

Mourners to wear yellow in Luke Batty's memory

Luke Batty

Mourners will turn a Victorian community yellow in remembrance of 11-year-old Luke Batty as they gather for his funeral.

Melbourne Express: Wednesday, February 12

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Melbourne Express: Thursday, February 13

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12:  Torah Bright of Australia reacts after competing in the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Qualification Heats on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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Melbourne Express: Friday, February 14

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Former Speaker Ken Smith won't run for Geoff Shaw's seat of Frankston

Ken Smith

Former Victorian Speaker Ken Smith has backed away from a preselection contest for rebel independent MP Geoff Shaw's seat of Frankston.

Luke Batty's violent death will trigger deep fears in young children, say experts

The Age Facebook photo of Luke Batty, 11yo.

Beau Donelly 'It shakes them to their core. And it makes them feel like the rest of the world isn't safe any more.'

Speeding, hoon blitz catches 10,000 on Peninsula Link freeway

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Caroline Zielinski More than 10,000 motorists have been caught speeding on Peninsula Link in one month, with some driving at well over 150km/h.

Australia Day: the national day to get drunk and nasty

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Kate Hagan and Nino Bucci Doctors say they are fed up with Australia's 'national sport' of excessive drinking and it is time to draw a line in the sand on alcohol-related harm.

Lloyd Williams to sell Macedon Lodge and move race empire to Peninsula

Lloyd Williams

Patrick Bartley and Simon Johanson Racing identity and four-time Melbourne Cup winner Lloyd Williams will relocate his multimillion-dollar thoroughbred empire to the Mornington Peninsula and put his racehorse factory at Mount Macedon,...