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Cockroach infestation closes Southbank restaurant

Steve Butcher A lifetime in restaurants has ended for a man after an infestation of cockroaches and filthy conditions forced the CEO of the City of Melbourne to shut down the Southbank premises which has led to...

Car flips after crash in Southbank

Chris Hingston A 19-year-old Blackburn woman has been taken to hospital after her car crashed into tram barriers, flipping onto its roof in Southbank on Saturday morning.

Passer-by stabbed outside ABC building in Southbank

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Stephen Cauchi A stabbing in Southbank near the ABC building on Monday night has resulted in one man being taken to hospital and another arrested.

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

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

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Is old Port sailing into the sunset?

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One of Port Melbourne's many local historians is Janet Bolitho - a former mayor of the City of Port Phillip - and as we're talking about a man called Doug Beazley, a wizened old local fisherman, she...

Homeless face rough deal on funding

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Daniella Miletic and Henrietta Cook A row is looming between the Victorian and federal governments over tens of millions of dollars in homelessness funding, with welfare groups warning of an explosion in the number of homeless people...

The success of Melbourne's White Night festival shines light on serious art

Cameron Woodhead White Night 2014 offered a more expansive and well-organised arts event than last year's.

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Kicker appendage: 'Because who cares what 246 million Indonesians think?

Three people injured in tram collision

Three people have suffered minor injuries after two trams collided in Melbourne's CBD.

Killer hit-run driver arrested in India

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An Indian national who has been on the run for years after pleading guilty to killing a Melbourne teen while drunk and speeding has been arrested in India.

Fugitive hit-run driver found close to home

Ben Doherty Puneet Puneet, the Indian fugitive hit-run driver who skipped out on justice in Australia four years ago and had eluded police ever since, was finally caught Friday, barely forty kilometres from his...

Melbourne CBD is being swallowed by the food chain

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Craig Butt Foodies now rule the roost in Melbourne, with food venues now outnumbering shops.

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Killer driver Puneet Puneet says he's no terrorist

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An Indian national on the run for years after pleading guilty to killing a Melbourne teen while drunk and speeding says Australian police are treating him like a terrorist.

Hit-run driver Puneet Puneet wants to face court in India

Som Patidar, Ben Doherty Despite having pleaded guilty to culpable driving in Australia, Puneet Puneet is trying to escape ever returning to the country.

Melbourne's homeless attacked by violent gangs

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Aisha Dow Homeless people are being targeted by violent gangs of drunken men who throw their victims' belongings into the Yarra River, according to the free medical clinic that cares for Melbourne's rough...

'This breaks the rules': Doyle condemns tower

Jason Dowling and Michelle Griffin Proposals for a 404-metre office tower have been condemned by Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle.

Tower may throw shadow on Yarra

Matthew Guy.

Jason Dowling A massive new Collins Street tower could cast a shadow over the Yarra River and Southbank.

Perfect red uncorks price war

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Eli Greenblat The release this week of Australia's most prestigious wine, Penfolds Grange, has become a plaything of cut-price online sites, which are pitching to sell the iconic red at the cheapest possible price.

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No mobile phone at Crazy John's site

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Marc Pallisco The first of two skyscrapers has been unveiled for the Southbank site, which in 2004 late Crazy John founder John Ilhan wanted to replace with a radical high-rise in the shape of a mobile phone.

Hackett at centre of run-down claim

Candice Alley and Grant Hackett.

Steve Butcher Australian champion swimmer Grant Hackett will front a Melbourne court to deny he tried to run down his former brother-in-law behind the wheel of a black Mercedes-Benz.