Deborah Gough

Deborah Gough

Bike lanes give false sense of security, officer says

Adam Carey and Deborah Gough Confusion about Melbourne's ill-defined network of bike lanes is putting cyclists in harm's way, Victoria's most senior bicycle police officer says.

Bar faces obscenity complaint over pirate crew member

Artworks

Deborah Gough A perverted pirate with his pants down has got St Kilda watering hole Dog's Bar into trouble after local police received an obscenity complaint about the artwork in which the dirty old rogue's...

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Bicycle Network pushes to close door on Melbourne accidents

Cycling

Deborah Gough Cassandra Devine was riding along Flinders Street when a door flew open, throwing her from her bike.

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Community devastated by loss of family in Catani truck crash

Catani crash

Deborah Gough and Nick Toscano Members of a farming community are "devastated" at the news that their work colleagues - a mum and dad - have been killed in the truck crash at Catani.

Health chief on Morwell smoke: 'I would rather move away'

Deborah Gough The state's Chief Health Officer would leave Morwell if she lived with a small child amid concerns about poor air quality and smoke caused by the Hazelwood coalmine fire.

Con men tradies target fire-ravaged areas

10th February 2014. THE AGE NEWS. Riddells Creek resident David Malaspina surveys the ruins of his house that was destroyed in a grass fire that burned out of control in the Gisborne/Riddells Creek area. Photo by Paul Rovere.

Deborah Gough Unscrupulous tradesmen have descended on some fire-ravaged areas, prompting a call for residents to be on guard against travelling con men.

Fuel supplies threatened as safety fears ground Cootes trucks

Cootes Transport tankers

Deborah Gough Nearly five out of every six petrol and LPG tankers at Cootes Transport tested have again failed safety inspections causing the troubled transport company to ‘‘voluntarily’’ ground its entire fleet.

Craig Lapsley calls for TAC-style fire awareness campaign

Craig Lapsley

Deborah Gough Victoria needs a TAC-style campaign to temper the male "protector" instinct that kicks in for men and teenage boys during a fire, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley says.

Buy buy: the plot to sell unclaimed graves

Deborah Gough It could be called a tomb with a view.

Rescuers battle to save heat-stressed flying foxes

A bat clings to a tree in Yarra Bend Park.

Deborah Gough Wildlife rescuers are trying to save thousands of flying foxes after hundreds of the animals began to drop from trees either dead or dehydrated in Kew and Bendigo, suffering from the heat.

Heatwave pushes state into fire danger zone

bushfire

Deborah Gough This week's heatwave is expected to dry out the last of Victoria's green moisture and will be a critical turning point for firefighters, Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley says.

Council counts cost of trashed park after dance party

The Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy are trashed this morning after New Years Eve Revellers had a party there. Ian Hansen (ph 0432024946) and RIGHT Ian Mackinnon said the party was brilliant..everyone was lovely. They're backpackers and are surprised at the mess left behind. They were ditracted from leaving because they'd found a handbag and were attempting to reunite it with its owner. 
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PHOTO: PENNY STEPHENS
THE AGE

Adam Cooper and Deborah Gough A Melbourne council faces a hefty clean-up bill and is trying to track down organisers of illegal dance parties that left Edinburgh Gardens resembling a rubbish tip.

Melbourne Star fans take the wheel for a spin

Tanya and Scarlet Lee were at the front of the queue for a ride on the Melbourne Star.

Deborah Gough Scarlet Lee wanted to wake up with the birds to be on the first "flight" of the Melbourne Star.

Marnie Reid charged $200 for 8km taxi trip from city to Northcote

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Deborah Gough A woman desperate to rendezvous with her husband on a Friday night was charged $200 for travel just eight kilometres by an unscrupulous taxi driver.

Doctors could be compelled to report medically unfit drivers to VicRoads

Court

Deborah Gough The Coroner's Court is investigating whether treating doctors should be compelled to warn VicRoads that a patient was unfit to drive because of their severe mental illness or drug and alcohol...

Woman and child among seven people dead after horror run on Victoria's roads

Police tape.

Alana Schetzer, Aisha Dow, Deborah Gough and Mex Cooper Victoria's horrific roadtoll has worsened, with a seventh person dying in the past 48 hours.

Restaurateur Joel Distiller says attack on his family home is attempted murder

Fire destroys home in Sycamore Street, Caulfield South

Deborah Gough A Caulfield South man believes he is the victim of a vendetta and has described a fire at his home overnight as the "attempted murder" of his sleeping family.

Where have Melbourne's new E-class trams gone?

E-Class trams arrive

Deborah Gough Just over a fortnight into the life of the E-Class trams, they have disappeared from route 96 and from the network.

Denis Napthine slams Labor's transport plan, leaves open possibility of Port of Melbourne sale

Denis Napthine.

Deborah Gough Labor's plan to sell the Port of Melbourne was a "premature sell-off", the Premier says, but he has left open the possibility of selling it after the Port of Hastings is developed.