Rachel Wells

Rachel Wells

Australian shoppers forced to pay fashion premium

Rachel Wells Australian shoppers are paying up to 35 per cent more than their overseas counterparts.

Coles and Woolworths defend early sales of hot-cross buns

Hot cross buns

Rachel Wells It is a retail tactic that has many shoppers hopping mad. But the big supermarkets claim the trend to sell hot-cross buns when consumers are still clearing their fridges of Christmas leftovers is...

Discount retailer Dimmeys placed into administration

DIMMEYS.

Rachel Wells Melbourne discount retailer Dimmeys has been placed into administration just weeks after it was fined $3 million for breaching product safety laws.

Dimmeys fined $3m for product safety law breaches

Rachel Wells Melbourne discount store Dimmeys has been fined $3 million and banned from selling dozens of household items for six years after breaching product safety laws.

Interior designer Stuart Rattle dies in unit fire

Interior designer Stuart Rattle.

Rachel Wells One of Australia's most talented interior designers has been found dead in his South Yarra home.

Online traders brace for record-breaking Christmas

Katie Morris

Rachel Wells It might smell like an exclusive perfumery but the airy warehouse is a little less glamorous.

Home delivery challenge for Christmas online shopping

Rachel Wells Convenience store shoppers will be queueing for more than just bread and milk in the coming weeks.

Yarra ferry plan to float Chapel St

Chapel Street Activity Centre. Corner Commercial and Chapel Street's Prahran.

Rachel Wells A ferry will transport visitors from the CBD to Chapel Street as part of revitalisation plan.

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Water wastage punished in new bills

Water faucet.

Rachel Wells Melbourne households could see the 'water use' component of their water bills increase.

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Anger over 'heartless' ABC dismissal

Rachel Wells ABC Radio staff have reacted angrily to news that a close friend and colleague of Jill Meagher who is still grieving her friend's death has been dismissed.

Desal costs drive huge rise in water bills

Water down the drain.

Rachel Wells Some Melbourne households will see their water bills rise by as much as $222 next financial year.

Girl abused by child at day care wins payout

Child model

Adrian Lowe, Rachel Wells A five-year-old girl abused by another child at day care has won a $9000 VCAT payout.

Mother praises son killed in collision

Ebenezer Nur.

Rachel Wells A young boy was killed when he was hit by a bus as he rode his bicycle west of Melbourne.

Jaffles and rissoles do battle against sliders and dogs

Sweetwater Inn

Rachel Wells The trend for New York-style eateries - think Mexican food trucks and American dive bars that serve sliders and corn dogs - may not be over just yet, but a new food trend is taking off in Melbourne...

Have bike, will bend the rules to peddle

Bicylce billboards around the CBD.

Rachel Wells Businesses in the CBD are using public bicycle racks as free outdoor advertising space to get around the council's sandwich board permit laws.

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Experts 'surprised' by selection of drugs in Essendon allegations

Steve Dank.

Rachel Wells The substances allegedly administered to Essendon players and coach James Hird by sports scientist Stephen Dank range from widely used ''vanity drugs'' to those that have ''significant potential to...

For goodness sake, fast food revolution is on a roll

Roll'd

Rachel Wells An appetite for health-conscious hipster food in a hurry is spawning a new breed of fast-food chains where diners are more likely to find pho and fajitas than french fries.

'Always kind-hearted and respectful': parents mourn loss of siblings

Wall

Benjamin Preiss, Deborah Gough, Rachel Wells, Jill Stark and Kristian Silva The parents of the teenage siblings killed in Thursday Swanston Street wall collapse have paid tribute to the pair, following the death of 18-year-old Bridget Jones on Sunday morning.

Grieving parents thank supporters

Alexander Jones

Benjamin Preiss, Deborah Gough, Rachel Wells and Jill Stark The parents of a teenager who died trying to save his sister when a wall collapsed on Thursday have spoken of their grief at the tragedy and thanked those who tried to help their children.

Two killed, one critically injured in wall collapse

Wall collapse, Swanston Street.

Rachel Wells A teenage girl is still fighting for her life in hospital following the collapse of a heritage-protected brick wall in Carlton on Thursday afternoon which killed two people.