South Yarra

South Yarra woman tied up, BMW stolen

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Rania Spooner Police are hunting a home invader alleged to have tied up a South Yarra woman with a phone charger cord and driven off with her BMW coupe.

Police recover car believed to be linked to South Yarra home invasion

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

Rania Spooner Police have recovered a luxury car believed to be linked to a South Yarra home invasion in which a young woman was allegedly tied up with an iPhone cord.

South Yarra records Victoria's lowest rate of child immunisation

Baby vaccine

Dan Harrison South Yarra has the lowest rate of childhood immunisation in Victoria, and among the lowest in the nation, according to data released by the National Health Performance Authority on Thursday.

Now seal here: playful marine mammal journeys 14km from Port Phillip Bay to Yarra River

Seal in Yarra River, South Yarra.

Caroline Zielinski A seal has swum all the way along the Yarra River from Port Phillip Bay, playing and catching two big fish before ending up in South Yarra.

Developers face off in South Yarra war of the high rises

Proposed tower in South Yarra

Clay Lucas A battle between two powerful developers over the height of a South Yarra skyscraper is to be settled behind government doors today.

Men plead guilty over $1.5m cash found in vaults

Steve Butcher Three men have pleaded guilty to charges of possessing the proceeds of crime - a total of $1.5 million in cash - federal police found in five safe deposit boxes at two Melbourne vaults.

Apples bring Monash Freeway to halt after fruit-truck crash

Patrick Hatch A trail of apples caused traffic chaos when a fruit truck jack-knifed on the Monash Freeway on Thursday morning, bringing the busy inlet to a halt.  

Train commuters face lengthy delays on major lines

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Tammy Mills Police say an incident on the train line at Windsor on Thursday night was "attempted self-harm".

From the Ballroom to the tears

Mik Grigg Amid the midday Collins Street greys, the cast of Strictly Ballroom, The Musical appeared like exotic birds.

Hastings port expansion to over-burden Melbourne's roads and rail lines, report finds

Hastings.

Adam Carey and Josh Gordon A plan to develop a huge container port at Hastings south-east of Melbourne could put an impossible strain on the city’s roads and busiest rail lines and potentially drive up the cost of...

Cheeky promo shines a light on 20th anniversary since the Tasty raid

Suzanne Carbone Twenty years on from the Tasty nighclub raid, bare bottoms are still controversial because a promotional poster for a reunion featuring naked police bending over has been removed by Facebook.

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.

Council worker pleads guilty to $200,000 theft

Steve Butcher A former senior employee of the City of Melbourne has pleaded guilty to stealing almost $200,000 from the council's Aged and Disability Services (ADS).

Commuters warned to brace for delays as weather worsens

Windy weather in Melbourne.

Nick Toscano, Patrick Hatch Peak-hour commuters will not be spared strong winds sweeping the city on Friday, with gusts expected to pick up after dark.

Man electrocuted at Balaclava train station

Authorities remove the body of a train surfer from the roof of a train at Balaclava station.

Tammy Mills and Allison Worrall A man has been electrocuted at Balaclava train station in an apparent stunt gone wrong

Magistrate refuses lawyer of murder accused access to witnesses

Court house

Adam Cooper A lawyer for the man accused of murdering renowned interior designer Stuart Rattle has failed in a bid to quiz more than 30 witnesses at a committal hearing scheduled for later this year.

Brunswick tower block wins top architecture award

The Commons, Brunswick

Clay Lucas For years, Melbourne has talked about building along its train lines and railway stations - most recently in the Plan Melbourne strategy for the city.

Woman held over alleged drug manufacturing at five-star hotel The Olsen

The Olsen hotel

Tammy Mills The drug ice could have been manufactured from the room of a five-star Melbourne hotel for months, police said following a raid on Friday morning.

Woman accused of running hotel drug lab took selfies with drugs and cash, court hears

Melinda Hansen

Patrick Hatch A woman accused of running a drug lab out of a five-star hotel was found with "selfies" of her using drugs and showing off large amounts of cash, a court has heard.

High-rise bans in Melbourne's richest suburbs

THE AGE 8/07/09   VCAT has decided to allow development of Camberwell Station.  Pictured let to right is Mary Drost, Vice President Boroondara Residents Action Group BRAG, Cr Jack Wegman, Boroondara Mayor and Jack Roach, President o BRAG at Camberwell Station. Pic by Rebecca Hallas SPECIAL 00000000

Clay Lucas Swaths of Melbourne's richest suburbs have been locked up and high-rise development largely banned, after Planning Minister Matthew Guy approved new residential zones across the city's most expensive...

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