South Yarra

'Tsunami orphan' conman Chris Dawn-Manuel jailed

Steve Butcher The mastermind of a sophisticated and lucrative identity scam - who faked in court a heart-rending story of grief and remorse - has been branded an "arrogant, unscrupulous and entirely dishonest man".

Five men hand themselves in over alleged South Yarra gang rape

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Patrick Hatch Five men have come forward to police after an alleged gang rape in Melbourne's east at the weekend.

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

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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

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

ANZ worker in court over St Kilda Road murder of Joshua Hardy

Joshua Hardy

Caroline Zielinski Investment banker Kyle Zandipour has appeared in court charged with the murder of 21-year-old university student Joshua Hardy.

'Loved by all': friends mourn Melbourne Uni student Joshua Hardy

Victim Joshua Hardy.

Konrad Marshall A University of Melbourne student who died after a violent attack outside a McDonald's restaurant on St Kilda Road on Friday night was "loved by all".

Daughter of prominent legal family on cocaine trafficking charges

Drugs were allegedly found by police at Kristina Hampel's South Yarra home in an August raid.

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago The daughter of a retired Supreme Court judge has been charged with cocaine trafficking offences in the latest controversy to confront one of Melbourne's most prominent legal families.

Murder charge over fatal assault outside St Kilda Road McDonald's restaurant

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Benjamin Millar, Allison Worrall, Anna Whitelaw and Beau Donelly Victorian homicide squad detectives are questioning two men captured on CCTV footage moments before a fatal bashing outside a St Kilda Road McDonald’s restaurant.

Laneway occupation a shortcut to the courtroom

Demi Anderson has taken her fight over who owns the laneway to the Supreme Court.

Tom Cowie Do not covet thy neighbour's laneway. That's the first commandment for landowners eyeing off a small piece of the kilometres of thoroughfares weaving through Melbourne.

Prahran candidates battle for the pink vote in state election

Voter Aaron Rowlands at Prahran Market.

Henrietta Cook A rainbow sticker graces the window of the Liberal MP's electoral office, the Labor candidate is gay and the Greens candidate campaigns in queer clubs.

Stonnington Council conceals plans to acquire 450 properties

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Chris Vedelago Stonnington Council has blocked the release of a secret report that would reveal to hundreds of inner suburban home owners and businesses whether the city is planning to buy their properties to turn...

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‘Tsunami orphan’ revealed as a shameless conman

Chris Dawn-Manuel

Steve Butcher An uplifting tale of ruin to recovery has been exposed by diligent police as a pack of lies.

Attackers lose appeal over 'brutal' Chapel Street assault

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Mark Russell Two men had been speaking in Serbian when they were viciously attacked in Chapel Street after being told, "In Australia, we need to speak English", a court has heard.

Killer Michael O'Neill having problems talking about murder of partner Stuart Ratttle, court hears

Michael O'Neill (left) and Stuart Rattle.

Mark Russell The man who killed his partner of 16 years, well-known interior designer Stuart Rattle, is having problems talking about the murder, a court has heard.

Man's body found in Alma Park, St Kilda near Sandringham line gantry

Police and fire crews at the discovery of man's body in Alma Park St Kilda.

Robyn Grace and Deborah Gough The smouldering remains of a body have been found near rail lines in Melbourne's south-east.

Kevan Gosper's gold medal stolen from home

A bronze medal similar to the gold medal stolen from Kevan Gosper.

Rania Spooner A Commonwealth gold medal has gone missing from the South Yarra home of former Olympic Committee vice president Kevan Gosper.

Pint-size models show off children's clobber at inaugural Kids Fashion Week

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Carolyn Webb This week Meika Woollard and other child models will star in The Little Runway, the main event for the inaugural Kids Fashion Week, held to showcase the fashion industry's growing children's sector.

More than half Melbourne's construction cranes fill suburban skylines

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Aisha Dow More than half the city's cranes are swinging over the suburbs as the high-rise development boom takes hold beyond the CBD. 

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