Werribee

Fish and chip shop burns down in Watton Street, Werribee

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Steve Lillebuen Firefighters have tackled a blaze in a Melbourne fish and chip shop, preventing the fire from spreading to nearby businesses.

'Disturbing': Dogs stolen, thrown from speeding car in Werribee

The black Staffordshire terrier.

Carolyn Webb Police have called for public help to find heartless thieves who stole two dogs and are believed to have killed them by throwing them out a car window.

Birdwatchers have eyes on Werribee

A group of birdwatchers meet at the Western Treatment Plant to survey the area, collecting data for Melbourne Water.

Photographer Angela Wylie rose early to join a group of experienced birdwatchers who are surveying the old sewage ponds at the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee.

A tale of two rail lines: Altona slumps while Werribee soars

Altona station

Adam Carey, Craig Butt Two rail lines diverge in Altona North; some take the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.

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Trains resume after two people are hit on Werribee and Pakenham lines

Metro

Jessica Wright Services resume on two of Melbourne’s suburban rail lines after people were hit by trains in separate incidents.

Motorcyclist, 15, dies after Werribee crash

A 15-year-old boy has died after his dirt bike collided with a vehicle on a residential street in Melbourne's south-west.

Lost Werribee boys found after two weeks

Police

Adam Carey Police have called for help in their search for two young boys from Werribee who are missing.

'Desperate' tradesmen blockade Werribee site

Out of work tradies picket Melbourne Water's Western Treatment Plant site in Werribee.

Jared Lynch A group of about 20 out-of-work tradesmen are protesting against the use of migrant labour at a $40 million, state government-owned construction site in Melbourne's west.

Protests to continue at controversial Werribee building site

A walk through the Federal Court (Thumbnail)

Ben Schneiders A blockade in Werribee look set to continue after the Federal Court said its legal orders did not apply to protesters at the site.

Werribee's WWII relic

The Liberator restoration project at Werribee. 
Future development co-ordinator,  Dave Miller. Photo by Ken Irwin

The only B-24 Liberator fighter place in Australia, and one of only eight left in the world, is currently being restored in a Werribee hanger.

Delays as buses replace trains on Werribee line

Passengers on the Werribee line are facing delays of up to 50 minutes, as signal faults at Laverton station wreak havoc with the timetable.

Werribee Zoo gets totally wild with kids after dark

Wild Nights program at Werribee Open Range Zoo

John Elder Everyone is standing around, waiting for the show to start, when suddenly the most efficient hunter of the cat world is before them.

'City-shaping' Easter transport works to cause major delays

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Patrick Hatch, Nick Toscano A "city-shaping" Easter blitz on road, rail and tram works is expected to cause major delays for commuters across Melbourne, starting on Thursday morning.

Woman charged over stabbing death of man in Blackwood Street, Yarraville

Scales of justice.

Nick Toscano A 21-year-old woman charged with stabbing a man to death in Melbourne’s west was withdrawing from the powerful drug ice, a court has heard.

Cutbacks compromise $5b Regional Rail Link

Train at Wallace

Adam Carey and Jason Dowling Victoria's biggest public transport project, the $4.8 billion Regional Rail Link, will not truly achieve its aim of untangling the tracks currently shared by Metro and V/Line trains, because of a...

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Wyndham council's race to the CBD shows cyclists are on a winner

Joe Patamisi.

Aisha Dow It is quicker to charter a boat from Melbourne's western suburbs to the CBD than it is to hop in your car and attempt to brave the crush of the West Gate Freeway.

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Use of citizens a scientific breakthrough in data collection

John Elder On Thursday, David McCarthy led a group of birdwatchers on a survey of the old sewage ponds at the Western Treatment Plant near Werribee.

State MP Bernie Finn says there is no acceptable reason for abortion

Bernie Finn

Josh Gordon and Henrietta Cook Premier Denis Napthine has distanced himself from controversial comments made by upper house MP Bernie Finn who claimed women who are raped should not have abortions.

Keeping the sun from going down

Carina McNaughton with her son Daniel at their Hoppers Crossing home with solar panels.

Clare Kermond Three years ago, when state governments began slashing the rates paid for selling power back to the electricity grid, many predicted that installations of solar systems would slow down drastically,...

Solar power booms as cranky customers choose change

solar panels

Clare Kermond The proportion of Australians with solar panels more than doubled in the past three years.