Whittlesea

One dead, three in hospital after Whittlesea car crash

Paul Millar One person has died and three others have been seriously injured following a three-car pile up in Whittlesea this afternoon.

Tickets please! Connies put a show on the road

Roberto D'Andrea, Malcolm Just

Lawrence Money For Melbourne's ghostly army of former tram conductors, May 23, 1998, is the equivalent of midnight on the Doomsday Clock.

Family violence help faces cuts

Rachel Kleinman As reported incidents of family violence grow, some of Victoria's most vulnerable women and children could be at increased risk.

Victoria's new marginal seats seek election promises on transport

Darren Peters

Aisha Dow Councils in Melbourne's outer fringe are determined to use their new-found status as marginal electorates to push for critical transport projects.

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Highs and lows of classrooms on the outer as Melbourne expands

Konrad Marshall and Craig Butt As the population moving to Melbourne's increasingly elastic outer fringe continues to grow, so, too, does the size of the schools catering to the migration.

The odyssey

Bus Driver Eril Mitchell who drives the 901 bus which is Melbourne's longest running from Frankston to Ringwood to the Airport.

Adam Carey I'm standing at the airport waiting for a bus. Midday. Friday. Tullamarine. An axis through which 30 million people pass each year, barely any of them on a public bus.

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Volunteers forge iron tree as tribute to Black Saturday firefighters' mettle

Amanda Gibson.

John Elder It began with a fellow called Salty, on a blacksmiths' forum called I Forge Iron. On February 14, 2009, a week after Black Saturday, and still the hills were burning, Salty wrote: ''Calling all...

Melbourne continues to lead nation's population growth

Melbourne.

Tim Colebatch and Jason Dowling Melbourne has again dominated Australia's population growth, adding 77,242 people in 2011-12 to reach mid-2012 with a population of almost 4.25 million.

Capital Gain

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.

Teeth-chattering cold hits as winter sets in

Stephen Cauchi It has been a cold winter’s morning in Melbourne, and a positively chilly one in Ballarat.

Outer suburbs stretched to breaking point

Generic houses.

Aisha Dow Severe growing pains in Melbourne's fringe suburbs have led to calls for council population targets and for an independent body to manage infrastructure planning in the city's growth areas.

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Councils fear link will divert spending

outer Melbourne suburbs

Aisha Dow Outer suburbs fear big spending on the city's east-west link will rob them of needed works.

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Thieves distract staff by starting fires in shops

Generic fire brigade.

Stephen Cauchi A gang of crafty shoplifters is distracting staff by lighting fires in shops, police say.

Schools built on sand

Year 7 student Alex Morgan has written a letter to the Uniting Church protesting about the closure of Acacia College.

IT IS not every day that a school principal stands before a media scrum and quotes from Winnie the Pooh.

What problems? Government skims over transport nightmare

The sun shines off the roof of Melbourne Central , Melbourne CBD Thursday 6 August 2009. Picture by Craig Abraham The Age

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Generic aerial shot of Melbourne CBD, showing offices, Federation Square, Docklands etc

Adam Carey A government submission to a two-year inquiry into the liveability of Melbourne's outer suburbs has been attacked for being delivered 11 months late and with just one reference to transport issues...

Still liveable?

Melbourne skyline

Jason Dowling and Miki Perkins. By 2050, Melbourne's population will hit 6.4million. With services and infrastructure already lacking, how liveable will the city be then?

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Alarming new trends in vehicle thefts

car thief

Cameron Houston and Nick Ralston If you own a Hyundai Excel in Darebin or a Holden Commodore in Brimbank, lock it up.

Thousands more likely to join Black Saturday class action

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Andrea Petrie More than 10,000 victims of the Kilmore East-Kinglake Black Saturday bushfire could take part in the class action against the electricity company deemed responsible for the deadly blaze, a court has...

$10b price tag to service city's growth areas

Melbourne city skyline

Jason Dowling Melbourne's growth areas need $10 billion spent on new education, transport and health services in the next 15 years or the city risks dividing between those with good access to services and job...

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Residents flee as fire bites Melbourne's northern edge

The grassfire at Epping, which left (inset) a shed destroyed in its wake.

Carolyn Webb and Darren Gray Residents evacuated their homes and peak-hour traffic was gridlocked as an out-of-control fire threatened northern Melbourne on Monday.

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