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There's now been a crash on the Calder Freeway INBOUND near the merge with the Tulla. Expect heavy traffic on the approach...
Reports of a track fault at Newport - and there are alerts out for four train lines this morning: major delays on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, minor delays on the Werribee line and a works alert for the Sandringham line: FULL DETAILS
We hope the train stopped between Southern Cross and Flinders Street isn't stuck...
@metrotrains any chance my train can pull into Flinders St station? View of Southbank is nice, but I don't think we need look any longer— Grant McArthur (@mcarthurg) March 16, 2014
Thanks to everybody who emailed in to win a double pass to Lake at the Clocktower - congratulations to Liz Barhoush, Vicki Bucher, Anthony Bedford, Alicia de la Pena and Greg MacDonald. Sorry to everyone who missed out - please check back tomorrow for another great giveaway.Back to top
We're hearing there's been a five car collision on the Ring Road Altona-bound at Thomastown near Plenty Road. Lanes are blocked....
Metropolitan Ring Rd (M80), Thomastown - Traffic Alert, Lanes closed Altona-bound between Dalton Rd #victraffic— VicRoads (@VicRoads) March 16, 2014
You can expect major delays on the Cranbourne line too following the cancellation of the 8.42 train. The next one INBOUND Is at 9.05am.
Why exactly was Aussie Daniel Ricciardo disqualfied from the Melbourne Grand Prix? For the more detail-oriented folks, here's the stewards' ruling: FULL DETAILS
Is Buddy Franklin past it? That's what Matthew Lloyd is saying, following Buddy's single goal debut for Sydney on Saturday night: FULL STORY
Victoria police say they have arrested a man following an assault on a PSO on a bus at Heidelberg on Saturday night, 3AW reports. Apparently pepper spray was deployed.
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#Rumourfile confirmed, Ricky saw the incident "Man Down" described, PSO allegedly assaulted on bus at Heidelberg, pepper spray deployed— 3AW Breakfast (@RossAndJohn) March 16, 2014
Major delays expected on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines following the cancellation of the 8.13am to Flinders Street.
Yoga classes, in-house coffee roaster, home-made yoghurt and bread, herb garden and kale smoothies: this is Hawthorn Common, a new cafe that's so zeitgeisty it hurts... FULL STORY
The route 72 tram tracks appear to still be disrupted at Burke Road but trams have resumed between Camberwell Station and Melbourne University.
Route 72 trams have resumed running between Melbourne Uni and Camberwell Station. Tracks to Camberwell terminus are still blocked.— Yarra Trams (@yarratrams) March 16, 2014
The search for flight MH370 has entered Australian waters: FULL STORY. Thousands protested against the Abbott government yesterday in Melbourne: FULL STORY. Australian Daniel Ricciardo has been disqualified from the Melbourne Grand Prix, denying him a podium finish - the first ever by a local driver: FULL STORY In other news this morning; water bills are hitting poorer families: FULL STORY; the Abbott government has a slim lead over Labor in our poll: FULL STORY; a result in the SA election is still days away: FULL STORY
A classic Leunig...Back to top
There's been a crash in Box Hill South on Middleborough Road at Canterbury Road. Expect delays...
Last chance to enter for one one of FIVE DOUBLE PASSES to the upcoming production of Lake on March 26 at the Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds, which will see the stage literally flooded with water. Tickets are usually $47 but we have five doubles up for grabs - for a chance to win one please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll draw it shortly...
A windy morning with some showers about and an expected top of 23 degrees: FULL DETAILS