Preston

Half-billion dollar overhaul for Preston Market

Allison Worrall Preston Market, one of Melbourne's oldest traditional markets, is slated for a radical overhaul costed at half a billion dollars. 

Woman crashes into Preston police station gate

Goya Dmytryshchak Police are appealing for a woman who crashed her car into the rear security gates of Preston police station to hand herself in.

Police car rammed during chase through Preston

Beau Donelly An unmarked police car was rammed during a pursuit through Melbourne's north on Thursday afternoon.

Search for Bo Huang, missing from Preston

Deborah Gough Police are concerned for the welfare of a Preston woman whose disappearance they say is out of character.

Man wanted over car park assault on 68-year-old in Preston

Crime Stoppers

Lachlan McLean Police are looking for a man after a vicious assault on a 68-year-old woman in a car park in Melbourne's north earlier this month.

Lucky escape for Preston pair in house fire

Deborah Gough A father and daughter have had a lucky escape from a house fire that saw the tiles explode off the roof of their Preston home on Saturday morning.

Charges over Preston crashes

Adam Cooper A man has been charged with conduct endangering life and a series of road charges after a run of collisions in Preston on Saturday left a woman and two police officers injured.

Family affair for Victoria Police O'Loughlin clan

John Silvester

John Silvester The senior policeman was in no mood for diplomacy when he delivered a verbal serve to a trusted subordinate at the high level meeting.

Yarra Trams marks best month ever for punctuality

Trams at the Kew depot

Adam Carey Melbourne’s trams had their best on-time performance in almost 10 years last month, as a $12 million scheme to improve six suburban tram depots produced quick dividends.

Thomastown mother pleads for 12-year-old to return

Missing boy Emanuel Fraser.

Robyn Grace and Rania Spooner The mother of a 12-year-old boy missing for more than two weeks in Melbourne’s north has made a desperate plea for him to return home.

New peak-hour services for busiest rail lines

Melbourne Metro Rail lost federal funding in the 2013 election.

Adam Carey Victoria's public transport system will get a much-needed shot in the arm next month when new peak-hour services are added to some of Melbourne's busiest rail lines, and sweeping changes are made to...

Little boy buried in snow to be farewelled in funeral today

Hima Apartments in Mt Buller where a 7 year old boy died last night after snow fell from a roof.

Tammy Mills Family and friends of the little boy killed while on holiday at Mt Buller is being farewelled in a funeral on Friday.

Father of Haadi Akhtar, 7, who was buried by snow at Mt Buller tells of final hug

Haadi Akhtar

A little boy who died in Victoria's snowfields was happily playing with a snowman he built when he went missing.

Tram system jammed as old carriages fall apart

Toorak tram.

Adam Carey Melbourne needs 110 more new bumper-sized trams by 2020 to avoid chronic overcrowding as the city population soars and to compensate for the need to retire almost 150 of the system's oldest trams,...

Woman passenger abandoned in crash after police pursuit

Victoria Police

Deborah Gough Police have described as ''abominable'' a male driver alleged to have left his young female companion dying after crashing the car following a police pursuit.

'Baker Bobby' - Robert Frederick Ingbritsen - jailed over foreign currency fraud

Adam Cooper and Steve Butcher A baker who defrauded almost $3 million from people he duped into investing in foreign currency trading will spend a minimum two years and nine months in jail.

Reform locks up our suburbs

Generic Melbourne suburbs

Karin Derkley A city bristling with three times as many high-rise towers as today. Twenty-storey apartment buildings along commercial strips in the suburbs.

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Drab train stations come to life in university design project

Melbourne train stations artists impressions

Adam Carey Some of Melbourne's most drab and dysfunctional suburban railway stations have been reimagined as vibrant public transport hubs serviced by London-style elevated train lines, in a new exhibition that...

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'Baker Bobby' admits to defrauding $3 million from investors

County Court

Timna Jacks and Steve Butcher A baker who tinkered with foreign currency trading while working as a safety electrician at a major Melbourne train station has now admitted to defrauding almost $3 million from duped...

Teen driver arrested over drugs, cash after random police stop

police

Steve Lillebuen A large stash of drugs and cash has been uncovered during two random traffic stops in suburban Melbourne.