A bit of vitamin C gives rise to a career making plenty of dough

Dan Lepard

Daniella Miletic Ms Crane couldn't have known the impact her hot cross buns cooking tips would have.

Plenty to see in sports field


Adam Cooper Sport is a big part of Australia Day, and while plenty of us will chase a ball at the beach or play cricket in the backyard, many will watch the best to satisfy our sporting fix, either live at the...

Mary Wooldridge: driven to serve her state and community

Mary Wooldridge.

Shane Green The two teenage girls have encountered the flying fox, a mandatory test of derring-do at the Outward Bound outdoor education camp.

Cabbies on the road for an eternity to earn more cash

John Elder Cab driver Abinash began work at 4am Saturday. The shift ended at 4am Sunday.

Weather alert: severe warnings across Victoria

Rain pours in Melbourne.

Patrick Hatch The worst is over for Melbourne, but don’t expect life to get any drier.

Rescue teams find woman missing in Victorian Alps

Caroline Zielinski Police fear for the safety of a woman who has been lost in the Victorian Alps for more than three days.

Pervert in La Trobe University car park

Stephen Cauchi A young woman has managed to flee from a man who acted indecently and tried to grab her in a La Trobe University car park.

Death with dignity reform

Generic old age

Farrah Tomazin Victorians will be able to instruct their doctors to not give them life-prolonging treatment for possible future illnesses, under a state government push to allow people to die with dignity.

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Estate of 'Australia's worst landlord' faces $3.3m tax bill

Frank Cassar

Chris Vedelago The man once dubbed Australia's worst landlord has been slugged with a $3.3 million tax bill despite his being dead for more than two years.

We are not amused: royals snub Melbourne

Konrad Marshall The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George are headed our way - but unfortunately not all of the way.

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Besieged Morwell left blinking in dismay


John Elder Morwell can be pretty in the morning, when a mist comes off the wetlands on the outskirts of town.


Napthine, Geelong battle to stop the bleeding

Josh Gordon dinkus.

Josh Gordon The big risk - at least as the Napthine government sees it - is that the tsunami of depressing news for Geelong will bowl over consumer and business confidence, compounding the economic (read...

Family violence claim 'a nonsense' in Phillip Bracken case

Mark Russell It was nonsense to claim Phillip Bracken shot dead his defacto wife in a West Footscray street because he was a victim of family violence and feared her, a court has heard.

Darryn Lyons: mayor in a mohawk

Darryn Lyons

Jessica Wright He's rubbed shoulders with the world's celebrities - often the wrong way, courtesy of his long-lens paparazzi snaps - but Geelong's mayor says his rock 'n' roll lifestyle and champagne-and-cocaine...

In-synch swimmers kick off White Night in the drink

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran 'Swimming upside down for four minutes straight - that's not a natural thing for the body to do.'

Melbourne Express: Wednesday, February 12

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.

Surf's up for multicultural water safety class at Point Leo

Philippa Hawker 'It feels like flying,' says Maida Kanwai, emerging from the water, smiling broadly.

Halls Gap faces new post-fires crisis: no tourists

Rosebrook homestead

Alana Schetzer As soon as the residents of Halls Gap were allowed to return to their homes after the bushfire threat subsided, a new challenge emerged - a lack of tourists.

Union anger as ambulance pulled off the road with engine smoke scare


GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK Victoria's ambulance union is demanding answers after an ambulance was pulled off the road with smoke emerging from its engine in Melbourne's north on Saturday night.

Olle would approve


There was plenty of love in the room when Lisa Wilkinson became only the second woman to present the prestigious Andrew Olle Media Lecture