Melbourne Express: May 26, 2014

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And that's all we've got time for today. Hope you got to where you were travelling safely. Have a great Monday and we'll see you tomorrow.

If you're at work looking to procrastinate sometime today, check out our brilliant classical music interactive quiz HERE

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There's a small chance of showers later this morning, but we're headed for a mostly warm day with a top of 22 degrees.

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An update on the chemical spill on Geelong Road in Brooklyn. Just one lane inbound is now closed near Mcdonald Road. Emergency services remain on site.

Cadel Evans has lost time at the Giro d'Italia with Italy's Rigoberto Uran the overall leader after the 15th stage. FULL STORY.

Cadel Evans keeps a close eye on race leader Rigoberto Uran during stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia.
Cadel Evans keeps a close eye on race leader Rigoberto Uran during stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia. Photo: AP
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In finance news today... local stocks are poised to open flat even though the S&P 500 closed at a record high ahead of the weekend. The Aussie dollar is at 92.35 US cents, 94.20 Japanese yen, 67.78 Euro cents and 54.88 British pence. FULL DETAILS.

Fancy a dance with your fellow Melburnians? Free Zumba classes in the Atrium at Fed Square are on each Monday and Wednesday at 6pm until mid-June. FULL DETAILS.

Australia's world number 1 golfer Adam Scott has just won the $6.92 million US PGA Colonial tournament... Not bad for a few days at work. 

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A man has suffered horrific burns to his face and legs during an attempt to burn trees hanging over his house in Melbourne’s east, Caroline Zielinski reports. Emergency services were called to a house in Thornhill Drive, Forest Hill, about 5pm on Sunday, and found a man in his 40s severely burnt. The man was taken to The Alfred in a critical condition.

An aerial view of a small, but growing protest in Kew where motorcyclists have gathered to voice their disagreement with mandatory high vis vests and boots. 

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Some disturbing news, if it turns out to be true. A caller from Morwell to 3AW's Rumour File said "Revive the Town" $100 gift vouchers were given out last week, leading to mailbox robberies across the town. The woman said the vouchers are being sold for cash.

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The left lane of High Street Road westbound near Fernhill St in Glen Waverley has been shut due to a burst water main. 

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Lanes closed inbound on Geelong Road near McDonald Road in Brooklyn because of a chemical spill. Check out Vicroads' site below for updated details.

The Matildas have gone down 1-0 to Japan in the Asian Cup final in Vietnam. The defending champions created most of the game's chances in the second half but couldn't find that killer final touch. FULL STORY.

Emily Van-Egmond of Australia evades challenge by Kamionobe Megumi and Nakajima Emi of Japan during the AFC Women's ...
Emily Van-Egmond of Australia evades challenge by Kamionobe Megumi and Nakajima Emi of Japan during the AFC Women's Asian Cup Final match. Photo: Stanley Chou
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Delays of around 10 minutes on the Belgrave and Lilydale Lines due to a signal fault near East Camberwell.

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In more protest news this morning, some tram drivers are planning to rally outside the Yarra Trams headquarters over job losses and safety fears, Adam Carey reports.

The Union says the "unwarranted" sacking include a rookie driver who lost his job for taking a wrong turn and failing to notify the operations centre, and another veteran driver who was sacked after she raised her middle finger at a manager during a dispute over bottled water on a very hot day. FULL STORY.

Video artist Matthew Berka's piece 'Karkarook' will be shown for the second of two nights tonight in the city. The video artwork promises to "challenge ideas about nature and authenticity". Attendance to the 9pm screening is free. FULL DETAILS.

Bikers are slowly gathering for a protest at Vicroads in Kew this morning. Speakers to start at 8am and apparently motorcyclists like to arrive bang on time. 

Today Senate Estimates will look at areas including the environment, Parliament, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Attorney-General, immigration and border protection and infrastructure and regional development. Check out Fairfax's blog The Pulse for all the action from Parliament.

A former NSW detective has been charged with the murder of missing Sydney University student Jamie Gao early this morning, Nick Ralston reports. FULL STORY.

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