Residents demand halt to third airport runway

People who would be affected by proposed third runway at Tullamarine push for impact study.

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'I'm no victim': Jessica tells of bravery in face of violence

domestic violence

Miki Perkins 2:24 PM   Jessica's boyfriend was deeply controlling and increasingly violent. After a two-ordeal hour while he kept her captive in his car, police support helped her realise she wasn't to blame.

Man fights for life after 'hit and run' in Taylors Hill

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Tom Cowie 2:22 PM   A man is fighting for his life after a reported hit and run in Taylor's Hill, in Melbourne's north-west.

Mystery of the rare 55-year-old missing Ferrari

A 56-year-old Ferrari GT 250 coupe - one of nine ever built.

Steve Butcher 2:17 PM   One of the world's rarest cars - a Ferrari GT 250 coupe series 11 - is the exotic exhibit in a court case over its alleged theft and fraudulent sale.

Children's pain medicines recalled

People with bottles of the children's pain relievers from affected batches are urged to return the medicine to their pharmacist.

Craig Butt 2:17 PM   More generic pain relievers for young children have been recalled because the plastic bottle lids can splinter when opened

Man stabbed in neck, head in 'attempted kidnapping' in Lalor


Robyn Grace 1:54 PM   A man has been stabbed repeatedly in the neck in what police believe was an attempted kidnapping in Melbourne's north.

'Teaching evil': Melbourne teacher moves schools after threats


Henrietta Cook 1:27 PM   A Melbourne primary school teacher received threats and had to quit his job after telling students that some of the Prophet Muhammad's companions were terrorists.

Hird sues insurance firm over $640k legal bill

James Hird

Mark Russell, Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson 1:13 PM   Essendon coach James Hird is suing his insurance company for refusing to pay his legal bill of more than $640,000 over the supplements saga.

Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight blames prison riots on delay in submissions

Julian Knight in 2004.

Michael Inman 12:04 PM   Court hears pornographic video on a jailhouse computer and prison riots hobbled a Victoria mass killer's bid for compensation.

Time to fix the other Nylex clock

The Nylex clock on the Nepean Highway in 2002.

Clay Lucas 11:46 AM   Almost a decade after a $20,000 offer to repair the city's other much-loved Nylex clock, the timepiece remains rotting and switched off.

Safety concerns for police hunting newly wed criminal on the run

Murat Shomshe, who failed to answer bail and is wanted by police.

Robyn Grace 11:40 AM   The police association has raised concerns for the safety of members hunting a violent criminal who fled while on bail to get married.

Melbourne Express: Monday, August 3, 2015

Express sunrise

Deborah Gough 9:27 AM   Melbourne Express is a live blog bringing you what you need to hit the day running - news, weather and transport updates, and compelling content from The Age and beyond.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in St Kilda


8:59 PM   An American tourist has died after being struck by a car in St Kilda.

Homeless Week is just another week for those on the streets

Homeless people in Melbourne's CBD.

Neelima Choahan 7:43 PM   Homeless Week is just another day if you are living rough on the streets.

Delays tipped for international passengers as airport staff walk out

Melbourne Airport

Nick Toscano and Adam Carey 7:18 PM   Travellers on international flights to and from Melbourne Airport could be held up on Monday as some airport staff walk off the job in four-hour stoppages.    

Scotch College: More sex abuse claims surface

Matthew Stuart.

Steve Lillebuen 5:36 PM   Top Melbourne school Scotch College is facing multiple claims of sexual abuse about Michael Achurch after an abuse survivor broke his silence about the "hero" child molester.

Rural Victoria first port of call in Andrews' proposed docks sale

Premier Daniel Andrews and local MP Harriet Shing at Bunyip on Sunday.

Richard Willingham 5:30 PM   Premier Daniel Andrews has increased the political pressure on the Coalition over its opposition to the port sale by announcing a $200 million agriculture infrastructure and jobs fund.

Metro seeks more women authorised officers

Metro authorised officer Kavita Kamarinos.

Adam Carey 3:58 PM   Metro wants to improve the gender balance among authorised officers and better reflect its customer base, and society in general.

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Ambiguous advice to UberX drivers following GST deadline


Lucy Battersby 3:18 PM   UberX drivers are affected by new tax rules that took effect at the weekend, but Uber has been less than clear in spelling out driver obligations. 

Family's tears over Bendigo teen jogger's ordeal

The scene of the search at One Tree Hill.

Steve Lillebuen   The parents of an 18-year-old woman who vanished for a day while jogging have spoken of their tears of "indescribable relief" she was found.

Woman, 81, found after disappearance from Hampton care facility

Missing woman Maureen Reidy.

Steve Lillebuen   An 81-year-old woman with dementia has been found safe and well after disappearing from a Melbourne care facility.

Police investigate kill threats against Councillor Stephen Jolly

Yarra Councillor Stephen Jolly is taking the threats seriously.

Bianca Hall   Police will patrol left-wing councillor Stephen Jolly's house after threats to kill him turned up on social media. Cr Jolly says this is "the ugly face of racism"

Melbourne Express: Sunday August 2

Rain for Melbourne.

Daniella Miletic   What you need to know this Sunday.

Tabcorp laundry for crime money


Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston   Underworld figures and drug traffickers are exploiting Tabcorp betting accounts to launder the proceeds of crime and avoid detection by law enforcement agencies.

Masked robbers threaten staff and patrons during a robbery in Melbourne's west

Police officers on the beat in Melbourne.

Goya Dmytryshchak   Masked robbers threatened staff and patrons with a firearm during a robbery in Melbourne's west on Saturday night.

Police search for dirt-bike rider missing in Mildura

A photo of missing dirt bike rider Rade Prusac.

Goya Dmytryshchak   Police are searching for a dirt-bike rider who went missing in Mildura on Saturday afternoon.

Tempers flaring

Running hot: central to Esso's standoff with its workers are issues over job cuts and changes to work rosters.

Nick Toscano   Hundreds of Victorian workers are being locked out of two major gas plants and offshore oil rigs in Bass Strait as an industrial feud intensifies.

Long road to justice for Winlaton girls

Bronwyn Mohammed

Bianca Hall   Former wards of the state at correctional home say so-called medical examinations were actually sexual assaults.

Road-trip bears magical fruit

Katy Addis' son had been learning to swim in swimming pools, but it all came together at Fruit Bat Falls.

Katy Addis   Fruit Bat Falls is one of the most glorious swimming holes in Cape York.

The pod nod ... it's a thing

Mahil Mohamed takes time out for a 20 minute nap in a "sleep pod" at the Virgin Active Gym on Collins Street,  Melbourne.

Clay Lucas   Mahil Mohamed gets enough sleep. But the project manager has a stressful job and a busy life.


Victoria: the education state, or ghetto?

Daniel Andrews needs to show that he cares about state schools.

Get on board, get on the bus

Driving to work is a tedious affair, but it has its compensations.

City's rail system is broken but who will pay to fix it?

Yes, the system is broken, but it is difficult to know who to blame for breaking it.

Why Melbourne's growth  is outpacing Sydney's

People could be flocking here for the coffee and cool bars. Or something else entirely.

The Hotel Windsor has become a political football

Bureaucratic obstructions are likely to result in an own-goal for heritage lovers.

Tobacco ban in prisons won't work

Rather than incite unrest, Andrews should make it more likely prisoners will want to stop smoking.


A Golden Age of China at NGV

Gallery throws its doors open for a major exhibition showcasing Chinese treasures from the 1700s.

Females 'shouldn't be alone in parks'

The public, especially females, should be cautious following the brazen stabbing murder.

Abbott: 'I just want to see the East-West link built'

Prime Minister won't confirm if Victoria will lose the $1.5bn pledged towards the East West Link.