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Skyline to light up with 'most spectacular' New Year's Eve fireworks

Rachel Wells The New Year's Eve celebrations will cost the City of Melbourne $2.8 million.

'We're worried you might steal something': Apple ejects six black students, then apologises following claims of racism

Students Petrie Alemu, Mabior Ater, Mihamed Semra, Ese Oseghale and Gereng Dere go to Apple at Highpoint Shopping Centre for the store's apology.

Rachel Wells A video showing a group of African youths being asked to leave an Apple store at Highpoint on Tuesday has caused widespread outrage on social media amid claims of blatant racism.

No water, no dividend and maybe not enough tax from the desal plant

Melbourne Water may have to pay more tax

Rachel Wells Melbourne Water could be forced to pay additional income tax on it's beleaguered desalination plant after it was revealed the Australian Tax Office was investigating the water wholesaler's tax...

Tax problem for beleaguered desalination plant

Rachel Wells Melbourne Water could be forced to pay additional income tax on its beleaguered desalination plant after it was revealed the Australian Tax Office was investigating the water...

Melbourne Cup 2015: Colour and fun is the name of the fashion game

Rachel Wells Jennifer Hawkins wore neon green, Rebecca Judd was in red while other names were even more outlandish as the Melbourne Cup dress code turned playful.

Police racing to find answers before cup carnival begins

Police want a breakthrough before the big crowds start streaming through Flemington's gates at the weekend.

Rachel Wells With the sport's big week starting on the weekend, police are hoping for quick breakthrough in investigation into drive-by shooting at chief racing steward's home.

Hazara community shocked, angered at death of Afghan asylum seeker

Members of the Afghan Community mourn the death of Khodayar Amini.

Rachel Wells, Nicole Hasham Members of Dandenong's Hazara community gathered in parkland in Dandenong on Tuesday to pay their respects to Afghan asylum seeker Khodayar Amini who died after setting himself alight on Sunday.

Spring Racing 2015: tills set to ring as racegoers ready themselves for the cup carnival

The different dress codes for each race day create even more opportunities for retailers.

Rachel Wells A pick-up in consumer confidence and a warmer than average October means odds are Victorian retailers could experience their most lucrative spring racing carnival on record.

Lancefield fire burns out of control as residents demand answers

Rachel Wells, Rania Spooner and Marissa Calligeros  

Victorian bushfires 2015: Lancefield fire timeline

CFA firefighters protecting homes in Feeney's Lane in Benloch, near Lancefield.

Rachel Wells Residents in central Victoria are angry that a controlled burn that was started in the Cobaw State Forest a week ago has twice broken containment lines, threatening hundreds of houses...

Australian shoppers forced to pay fashion premium

Spanish controlled fashion retailer, Zara.

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


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.