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Cycling safety: the statistics

Deborah Gough It's day two of an eight-day blitz on bike users in Melbourne's inner north and south-east, where police are cracking down on bicycle-related infringments.

Napthine says Federation Square East project will go ahead despite challenges

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

Deborah Gough A development over the problematic eyesore of Flinders Street's rail yards would "face the river", Premier Denis Napthine has said.

Bicycle lights the key to improving safety: researcher

Deborah Gough Police are stabbing in the dark if they are trying to improve cycling safety with a blitz on red-light runners and those who don't wear helmets, one of the country's leading researchers into cycling...

Jail time doubled for parents of children left alone in cars or homes

Child seat in car.

Deborah Gough Parents who leave their children unattended in a car or at home face harsher fines and double the jail time under proposed laws.

A dry run expected for Mother's Day Classic

Mother's Day Classic

Deborah Gough A decent dousing of rain has fallen on Melbourne overnight but it is unlikely to interfere with the Mother's Day Classic run on Sunday.

Bystanders rarely object to racism: expert

Racist bus rant.

Deborah Gough Bystanders who witness racist attacks believe the perpetrator will turn on them if they intervene, and laws do not protect victims of racism, a leading expert on racism says.

Walk like a Roman: feeling toey about walking the length of Hadrian's Wall

Deborah Gough A childhood passion for 1960s 'swords and sandals' movies is set to come full laurel for Craig Harwood when he walks in replica Roman armour along Britain's ancient Hadrian's Wall.

Scammers mimic genuine online retailers


Deborah Gough You may think your new clothes dryer is coming from a well-known online retailer but scammers have begun setting up phantom websites to mimic legitimate businesses - leaving consumers hanging out to...

Melbourne teen Feliks Zemdegs is world Rubik's Cube champ

Rubik's Cube

Deborah Gough Melbourne teenager Feliks Zemdegs has twisted his way into the history books, winning the World Rubik's Cube Championship in Las Vegas.

Police to target top 500 worst drivers


Deborah Gough Up to 85 per cent of the state's worst drivers do not hold a valid driver's licence, police have revealed.