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Call to extend Plenty Road tram line to South Morang station

Adam Carey The mature eucalyptus trees in the wide Plenty Road median strip tell the tale of a tram line long hoped for but never delivered.

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

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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...

Melbourne Express: Friday, November 21, 2014

Larissa Nicholson Melbourne Express is a live daily blog bringing you what you need to hit the ground running today - news, weather and transport updates, and compelling stories from The Age and beyond.

Victoria state election: marginal seats win from boom gate policy

Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews campaigning at the McKinnon railway crossing.

Tom Cowie Commuters in marginal seats will be the big winners from Labor's policy to remove 50 railway level crossings if it wins the state election.

Hello Kangarooland: mystery tourist films Melbourne around 1940

Footage shot by a tourist in Melbourne in the 1940s has emerged on YouTube.

Tessa van der Riet They are images that could have easily been lost and never seen again, but reels of 16mm holiday film featuring Melbourne around 1940 were picked up at a garage sale all the way in California and...

Will Frankston be forgotten again or decide the Victorian election?

Christine Richards and Ken Rowe, defenders of Frankston

Shane Green Frangers, Frankenstein, Frankghanistan ... the town at the end of the line is ingrained in our popular culture as the place to denigrate, the butt of jokes.

Tiny Gippsland school appeals for tree changers as it fights to stay alive

Benjamin Preiss Wanted: treechangers with children to keep one of Victoria's oldest country schools alive. 

Victorian State Election: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Denis Napthine and Daniel Andrews

Angus Holland Our live coverage of the 2014 Victorian State Election.

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Exam tips from top VCE teachers

Caulfield Grammar teacher Michelle Foran with students (from left) Kara Henderson, Jake Makaling, Demika Clark and Mackenzie Fostin.

Jewel Topsfield The piece of advice on year 12 exams for which I was truly grateful came from my Modern European history teacher.

No time to horse around for Maldivian

Trainer Mark Kavanagh with retired racehorses Forward Lane and Maldivian.

Alana Schetzer Standing in a paddock in the sun-soaked Flemington Racecourse, former Cox Plate winner Maldivian still thinks he has what it takes to win the $3 million race.

Roller derby: an underground sport getting its skates on

Schoolgirl Sadie Mason has been selected in the Australian roller derby team.

Robert Henningham As the Surfaris 'Wipeout', blares from a PA system at a rink in Reservoir, and crowd members 

VCE exam pressure for select-entry Suzanne Cory students

Matthew Lagamba and Bianca Lee.

Benjamin Preiss For Melbourne's newest select entry school, it is a time of change. Cars with p-plates are filling the carpark for the first time and students are buckling down for VCE exams.

Energy ombudsman reports surge in gas and electricity shut-off disputes

Beau Donelly Complaints to the state's utilities ombudsman about gas and electricity disconnections have soared as retailers take a harder line against Victorians struggling to pay their bills.

CBD rooms at a premium as Jehovah's Witnesses flock to Melbourne for convention

Jehovah's Witness conference in Melbourne

Beau Donelly The Grand Final is over, the Melbourne Cup still a month away. So why would the cost of a city hotel room in mid-October rival prices set during some of the nation's biggest sporting events?

Labor proposes rail line to Mernda

Mernda Village.

Clay Lucas The South Morang railway line will be extended to Mernda, through Melbourne's booming Whittleseas corridor, if Labor wins November's election, Opposition leader Daniel Andrews says.

Show brings out the peacock in draught horses

Moment in the spotlight: Max Marriott and son Andrew, left, with stars of the show.

Darren Gray, Rural Affairs Reporter As a young market gardener in the 1950s and 1960s, Max Marriott found that the family's Clydesdales had a significant advantage over their mechanised competitor - the tractor - when ploughing the...

Coroner considers Hazelwood mine fire inquiry

Hazelwood

Rania Spooner La Trobe Valley residents, including a woman who recently lost her husband to a brain aneurysm, are lobbying the state coroner to investigate a possible rise in deaths following the Hazelwood Mine...

'Black hole of Melbourne' likely to swallow another vision for Jolimont rail yards

generic thumbnail, state parliament, Victoria, Spring Street, Denis Napthine, Daniel Andrews

Clay Lucas Premier Denis Napthine dubs it "the black hole of Melbourne", but he, like his predecessors, appears unlikely to do anything about it.