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Craig Lapsley calls for TAC-style fire awareness campaign

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

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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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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

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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

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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.

Knocked down, but policeman got up again in pursuit of suspect in Moonee Ponds

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Deborah Gough A tenacious police constable continued to chase a suspect on foot despite being hit by a car in Moonee Ponds on Sunday afternoon.

Elderly man robbed by opportunistic thief at Reservoir ATM

Reservoir ATM robbery

Deborah Gough An elderly bank customer had his entire account emptied by an opportunistic thief after he left his bank card in an automatic teller machine in Melbourne's north.

Knox Childcare and Kindergarten razed by fire

Deborah Gough A fire has put an end to a teddy bear's picnic at a child care centre in Wantirna South.

New E-class tram vandalised in first week on tracks

The Age News a new E Class tram tht has been tagged in graffiti. Supplied image 12th November 2013

Deborah Gough Melbourne's new E-class tram has been vandalised in just its first week on the tracks.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre hosts Sexpo, children's Australian All-Star Cheerleading Federation Championships

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Deborah Gough In what appears to be a scheduling faux pas - one end of Jeff's Shed will host Sexpo with its menu of raunch and porn as the other end hosts cheerleading tots expressly forbidden from thrusting.

Police dog helps find teenager after robbery

Deborah Gough A police dog has helped police find a teenager who allegedly robbed a fast food restaurant in Frankston North on Tuesday morning.

'Angry' driver clocked at 200km/h in Waurn Ponds

Deborah Gough A man who was allegedly clocked travelling at nearly three times the speed limit told police he had an "anger management problem".

Search for Bo Huang, missing from Preston

Deborah Gough Police are concerned for the welfare of a Preston woman whose disappearance they say is out of character.