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Melbourne weather: cricket fans hold hopes for clear skies for MCG World Cup match

Deborah Gough Thunder, lightning and heavy rains delayed flights and caused at least one race meeting to be cancelled as much of the state was drenched from mid afternoon on Friday and through the night.

Victorian firefighters prepare for extreme fire danger

Victoria's worst bushfires have all occurred in early to mid-February.

Deborah Gough Milder weather conditions have caused a growth spurt of grass fuel across much of Victoria, but with hotter temperatures predicted across the weekend, fire authorities are bracing themselves for the...

HMAS Voyager survivor's death hampers legal battle against solicitor David Forster

Solicitor David Forster in 2011.

Deborah Gough Charges against a solicitor who represented survivors of one of the nation's worst peacetime disasters have been downgraded after one of the victims died late last year.

VTAC uni offers lockdown in tatters as students hack in

Students have hacked into the VTAC university offers site to get their information.

Deborah Gough The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre will review its traditional lockdown on first round tertiary offers after hundreds of student hacked into their own results hours before the lockdown was due...

'Suspicious' fires damage Heidelberg Heights hall and a Greensborough house

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Deborah Gough Police do not believe a suspicious fire near a mosque in Melbourne's north was a hate crime.

Wayward hot air balloon lands again, this time at the Shrine

Deborah Gough Two hot air balloons have landed near the steps of the Shrine of Remembrance, in Melbourne.

West Gate Freeway crash causes delays

West Gate Bridge holiday traffic.

Deborah Gough A four-car pile up on the West Gate Freeway has caused signficant delays to traffic from Melbourne's west in the morning peak.

Alleged arsonist charged over 23 fires


Deborah Gough A fire on Friday has led police to charge a man with more than 20f fires over a five-year period in Victoria's south-west district.

Conmen target the elderly, smashing roof tiles


Alana Schetzer and Deborah Gough Conmen claiming to be trademen have again struck in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs, knocking on the homes of the elderly and offering discounted roof repairs.

Driver with toddler in back seat pulled over after travelling at 171km/h

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Deborah Gough A car travelling at 171 km/h was discovered to have a two-year-old child in the rear, police say.

Driver suspended after breath test on his way to work

Deborah Gough A Cranbourne man on his way to work has had his licence suspended after returning a high blood alcohol reading while driving.

Condolences and floral tributes as Melbourne's Lindt Chocolate Cafe reopens

Danielle Forbes-Pryer leaves flowers at the Lindt Cafe in Collins Street.

Deborah Gough Dozens of flowers are now at the Collins Street Lindt Cafe as Melburnians pause to remember those held at the Sydney siege this week.

Melbourne customers feel for Sydney Lindt hostages but shop on

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Deborah Gough Shoppers and sippers at the Lindt Cafe in Collins Street, Melbourne, who were aware of the siege at the sister cafe in Sydney were undeterred.

Man charged after crashing ute following alleged high-speed chase

Deborah Gough A ute driver has crashed his car after allegedly driving erratically at speeds estimated to be up to 150km/h.

Motorcyclist killed in collision with fire pumper

Deborah Gough Police are investigating a fatal crash that has killed a motorcyclist in Deer Park, in Melbourne's west.

Smart meter fees rise... and fall

Smart meters

Deborah Gough Some Victorians will be hit by an increase of $45 on their smart meter electricity fees next year.

Mount Waverley assault: father, son beaten by suspected thieves

Deborah Gough A father and son who attempted to follow two would-be thieves have been assaulted in Melbourne's south-east.

Sister of alleged gunman Alex John Semaan in Brunswick siege says he was sick

Alex John Semaan

Deborah Gough The sister of a suspected gunman involved in a Brunswick siege says her brother hardly knew the man shot dead before the stand-off with police on Tuesday morning.

Victorian election: Daniel Andrews outlines pre-Christmas priorities

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Deborah Gough Premier-elect Daniel Andrews set out a series of priorities before Christmas when his new govenrment is sworn in, with jobs, the ambulance dispute and TAFE top of the list.

Food-poisoning scare at Sandown function centre

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Deborah Gough More than 100 people have been struck down by a gastro outbreak at the Sandown Park Greyhound Racing Club in Melbourne’s south-east.