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Man kicked in face outside South Melbourne nightclub

Bashing

Nick Toscano A man who was punched to the ground and kicked in the face outside a South Melbourne nightclub will undergo major surgery this week and could be left with long-term mental and physical damage, police...

Woman dragged through car yard and sexually attacked in Kings Way, South Melbourne

South Melbourne sex attack

Caroline Zielinski Police have described a brazen sexual assault on a woman last weekend in Melbourne, where a man stalked, dragged and attacked the victim in a car yard, as akin to an 'animal hunting his prey'.

Truck tips after crashing into Ferrars Street rail bridge in South Melbourne

The truck under the bridge in City Road, South Melbourne.

Jessica Wright City Road has reopened after a semi-trailer truck that slammed into a bridge and rolled onto its side in South Melbourne was removed from the notorious accident site.

Consumers warned of tax-time phone and email scammers

ATO

Beau Donelly Consumers are being warned to watch out for cunning scammers using phone calls, text messages and emails to rip people off at tax time.

Coroner criticises police over handcuffing of dead or dying man

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Adam Cooper A coroner has cleared two policemen involved in a fatal shooting of any wrongdoing, but found it was unnecessary that their highly-trained colleagues handcuffed the man when he was either dead or...

Two face charges after vicious attack on nightclub promoter

Police station sign

Cameron Houston and Tammy Mills Two men will be charged for the vicious attack of a Melbourne nightclub promoter who has worked for several of the city's biggest nightspots.

Fix level crossings first: poll

Labor has promised to remove 50 level crossings if it wins November’s state poll.

Richard Willingham Fixing Victoria’s level crossings is the highest infrastructure priority for the state, ahead of the western section of the East West Link and a Melbourne metro rail tunnel, according to voters.

Fan who gave Giants their title now hopes for one in return

Big namer:  Joel Wright with wife Lisa

Neil McMahon At his first AFL match - a Swans game in his native Sydney - Joel Wright set out to support the hometown heroes, but it didn't come naturally.

CSIRO model tackles Elwood flooding

Broadway Stret, Elwood

Jason Dowling An artificial reef in Port Phillip Bay, water tanks in every home, reduced heritage controls and permeable footpaths are just some of the ideas being discussed to counter future flooding in Elwood...

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Napthine's rail tunnel plan based on 'interim' business case

Matthew Guy.

Adam Carey, Clay Lucas, Nick Toscano, Henrietta Cook The Napthine government's decision to rip up nine years' planning work on a rail tunnel through Melbourne's CBD in favour of a new route through South Melbourne was hatched less than six months ago...

Man arrested after incident involving children at Melbourne Aquarium

Melbourne, Yarra and Maribyrnong local government areas have the highest crime rates in Victoria.

Jessica Wright A man has been arrested and is being interviewed by detectives following an incident outside the Melbourne Aquarium last month.

Diners go wild for wallaby and roo

Chef Greg Hampton.

Simone Egger 'The hipsters are all crazy for 'wild' meat', says food philosopher and producer Rohan Anderson, author of Whole Larder Love.

Melbourne City Mission takes leasing dispute to court

Chris Vedelago Melbourne City Mission is facing a $750,000 loss after a wealthy property developer allegedly backed out of a deal to help pay for the charity's new headquarters.

How will Plan Melbourne affect your neighbourhood?

Melbourne Skyline shot from the north. PHOTO JASON SOUTH AGE NEWS 4/2/2013

Jason Dowling How will Plan Melbourne, released last week effect you? Jason Dowling peers over the fence.

Business lobby VECCI aboard new Melbourne Rail Link plan

Richard Willingham Victorian business backs the Napthine government's Melbourne Rail Link over the original Melbourne Metro rail tunnel because it will cause less disruption to the city.

Matthew Guy in the gun as residents groups demand answers on Fishermans Bend

Trisha and Gary Avery are unhappy about the construction.

Clay Lucas Plans for the new suburb of Fishermans Bend on Melbourne's CBD fringe are being led by developers and lack a clear and transparent planning process, two bayside resident and community groups say.

Hundreds at funeral for Jeanette Moss

Jeanette Moss

Beau Donelly Just a few hundred metres from where Jeanette Moss was found dead inside her bayside home a week ago, family and friends gathered to pay tribute to a 'kindred spirit';.

Mystery surrounds killing of Melbourne socialite Jeanette Moss

Jessica Wright Mystery continues to surround the suspected murder of a popular Melbourne socialite with police still searching for clues that they hope will lead them to the killer.

Childcare operators being enticed away from outer growth areas

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Georgia Wilkins and Colin Kruger The head of Australia's biggest childcare operator, not-for-profit group Goodstart Early Learning, says incentives are driving private operators to set up shop in wealthy, inner-city suburbs, rather...