South Yarra

South Yarra records Victoria's lowest rate of child immunisation

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.

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.

Population Record rise in city dwellers Melbourne tops nation's growth rate

Melbourne CBD

Peter Martin Australians are piling in to Melbourne's central business district at a record rate.

Turning the page to tomorrow's library as funding comes under threat

private book collections.

Ian Rose It is Tuesday morning, it is 11 o' clock, and here at Belgrave Library that means it is story time. For the past 10 minutes or so, a gaggle of parents has been browsing and mingling in the children's...

Bikie gangs muscle in on car wash businesses

Ali Kesici

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Cameron Houston Outlaw motorcycle gangs have gained a foothold in Melbourne's lucrative car wash business after establishing a strong presence in the security, tattoo, brothel and debt collection industries.

Shifting Melbourne Metro rail tunnel west a 'catastrophe': Doyle

metro

Adam Carey and Jason Dowling The proposed Melbourne Metro rail tunnel will still deliver passengers into the city centre, despite the Napthine government's recent decision to scrap plans to tunnel beneath Swanston Street.

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Australian shoppers forced to pay fashion premium

Spanish controlled fashion retailer, Zara.

Rachel Wells Australian shoppers are paying up to 35 per cent more than their overseas counterparts.

Lindsay Fox faces ban on school helicopter landing pad

Chris Vedelago and Cameron Houston Billionaire Lindsay Fox could be banned from using an inner-city state high school oval as a private helicopter landing pad to commute between his Toorak mansion and seaside estate in Portsea.

Victor Peirce's son jailed over theft of $250,000 from elderly widow

Mark Russell The son of suspected Walsh Street police killer Victor Peirce has been jailed for 30 months for breaking into the home of an 80-year-old widow and stealing her life savings of more than $250,000.

Taxi filmed crashing into three men identified

Taxi.  generic taxis at Tullamarine Airport waiting for customers.  Melbourne Saturday Age. news. Photo by Angela Wylie. March 24 2011.

Nick Toscano A Melbourne taxi that was filmed crashing into three men, sending one flying over the bonnet, has been identified.

Man jailed over fake police raid and robbery

VIctoria Police badge

Mark Russell A man who used a fake police identification badge to trick his way into a woman's South Yarra flat to rob her has been jailed for 35 months.

Sun shines on City2Sea

Participators taking part in this year's City2Sea.

Chris Hingston A record crowd of close to 14,000 people took part in the Sunday Age City2Sea event, raising more than $260,000 for Australian charities.

Interior designer Stuart Rattle dies in unit fire

Interior designer Stuart Rattle.

Rachel Wells One of Australia's most talented interior designers has been found dead in his South Yarra home.

Stuart Rattle death: Michael O'Neill charged with murder

Adam Cooper and Thomas O'Byrne Prominent Victorian interior designer Stuart Rattle was killed days before his South Yarra unit was burnt out, police claim.

Fund rail to rescue jobs, Napthine urges Abbott

Ron Tandberg 'News' cartoon December 16th 2013

Josh Gordon, Clay Lucas Premier Denis Napthine is pleading with the Abbott government to 'bring forward' Commonwealth infrastructure funding to offset the pain caused by the looming end of manufacturing by Holden.

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Art

Art sales paint positive picture

FRED WILLIAMS 'YOU YANGS LANDSCAPE 1'

Steve Dow High-end art is selling but investors are avoiding the middle to low end.

Interior designer Stuart Rattle to be remembered

Jane Lee A public memorial service will be held for Victorian interior designer Stuart Rattle this weekend.

Blow me first breathalyser company conducts trial at Melbourne bars

'Blow Me First'

Aisha Dow It is 4.15am at King Street club Tramp and 28-year-old Joe is about to discover what it means to drink four full-strength beers, three double shots of spiced rum, three gin and tonics and a shot of...

Adrian Franze jailed for 17 years over drug importation

Courts generic

Dan Oakes A Melbourne property developer and bar owner who attempted to possess 14 kilograms of cocaine and 133 kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of $14 million has been sentenced to 17 years in...

$400m boost from Metro rail tunnel

Metro train.

Farrah Tomazin The Melbourne Metro rail project would improve train times, tackle disadvantage say advisors.