Williamstown

'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.

Weather alert: severe warnings across Victoria

Rain pours in Melbourne.

Patrick Hatch The worst is over for Melbourne, but don’t expect life to get any drier.

Wind farm rules are costing jobs and investment, report claims

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Farrah Tomazin Hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars worth of investment have been stymied in key electorates across Victoria because of state government wind farm restrictions, according to new research.

Book on hoarding disorder aims to unclutter children's minds

Konrad Marshall Most people think they can spot the hoarder in their neighbourhood.

Gusty winds, thunderstorms for Victoria overnight

Alana Schetzer Thunderstorms are moving through parts of Victoria with gusty winds bringing down tree branches in greater Melbourne.

27 arrested in police raid on alleged crime family

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Nick Toscano, Rania Spooner and Steve Butcher Taskforce of 700 law-enforcement officers have swooped on an illegal tobacco plantation, a suburban panel beaters and more than 40 properties linked to a Middle-Eastern crime syndicate controlled by...

Haddara clan no strangers to visits from police

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Cameron Houston The Haddara clan is accustomed to dawn visits from the Santiago taskforce, which has investigated several family members over at least 15 shootings, a murder and its growing involvement in organised...

More Victorian woe as Telstra wields knife on 330 Sensis jobs

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott meets with Victorian Premier Denis Napthine to discuss Victoria's industrial job losses. 19th of February 2014The Age news Picture by JOE ARMAO

Beau Donelly and Richard Willingham The Victorian economy has been dealt yet another blow with Telstra slashing more than 300 jobs in Melbourne.

Surf's up for multicultural water safety class at Point Leo

Philippa Hawker 'It feels like flying,' says Maida Kanwai, emerging from the water, smiling broadly.

Anger over spike in deaths during record Victorian heatwave

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Julia Medew Doctors and public health experts are calling for the Victorian government to urgently review its management of heatwaves as the death toll from this month's record-breaking period appears to climb.

New housing estate too close

Richard Willingham A Williamstown residential development is dangerously close to Mobil's Gellibrand plant and could jeopardise operations and fuel supply to Victoria, the company has warned.

City Loop trains briefly stopped after trespasser in tunnel

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Aisha Dow Trains were briefly stopped from running through Melbourne's City Loop because of a trespasser on the tracks on Monday afternoon.

Sale of port would fund Labor's transport scheme

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Adam Carey The sale of Port of Melbourne would fund biggest ever assault on Melbourne's level crossings under a Labor government.

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Senior Comanchero bikie gang member accused of debt intimidation released on bail

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Steve Butcher An "intimidating and menacing" senior Comancheros member who "trades on his reputation for violence" had total disregard for the law and his victims, the Victoria Police anti-bikie task force has...

New roads, observation deck in Port of Melbourne's $60m overhaul

Port Melbourne foreshore

Aisha Dow The Port of Melbourne will get a new observation deck and direct road connection from the West Gate Freeway, as part of a $60 million-plus overhaul announced on Thursday.

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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Australia Post mailman Mark Baguio 'too lazy' to deliver almost 10,000 items

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Steve Butcher An Australia Post mailman "too lazy" to do his job who was found with almost 10,000 undelivered items in his bedroom has pleaded guilty to theft charges.

No LOL matter: tourist falls into bay while on Facebook

St Kilda Pier.

Stephen Cauchi A young female tourist was so engrossed in Facebook on her mobile phone that she walked off St Kilda pier and almost drowned, police say.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel's appeal is limited because too much is out of view

Melbourne's observation wheel.

Bridie Smith A lot of what you can see from the wheel might be considered the city's understudy tourist attractions.

No trains on Ballarat, Bendigo, Sunbury lines for three weeks

Victoria gets 40 new regional carriages (Thumbnail)

Adam Carey Three railway lines will be completely shut down for more than three weeks from Saturday until January 19 as work on the regional rail link, the state's biggest infrastructure project, goes into...