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Tom Cowie is a journalist at The Age covering general news.

Cox or the Colliwobbles? Some things to cheer for as evil empires meet

Cox or the Colliwobbles? Some things to cheer for as evil empires meet

The AFL grand final, a clash between the two most disliked teams in the comp, is a disaster for neutral fans. Here are some ways to make peace with a Collingwood-West Coast decider. 

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Widows of US golfers killed in DFO plane crash to sue for 'millions'
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Widows of US golfers killed in DFO plane crash to sue for 'millions'

Four golfers' widows are seeking millions of dollars in damages after an investigation found that pilot error was to blame for the Essendon plane crash that killed their husbands.

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Pilot error to blame for Essendon DFO plane crash, report finds

Pilot error to blame for Essendon DFO plane crash, report finds

Pilot error was the primary factor for a plane crashing into a shopping centre near Essendon airport and killing all five people on board, an investigation has found.

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What it's like to wake up from a coma after a one-punch attack

What it's like to wake up from a coma after a one-punch attack

From the outside, Brock Turnewitsch looks like any other 20-year-old. But it took a lot of hard work to get here after what happened four years ago.

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Let's get ready to rumble: Joffa and Trout prepare to lead Magpie and Tigers to battle

Let's get ready to rumble: Joffa and Trout prepare to lead Magpie and Tigers to battle

The two are calm and relaxed now, but it will be a different story come 7.50pm on

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Man claims graffiti-cleaning kit gave him chemical burns

Man claims graffiti-cleaning kit gave him chemical burns

A homeowner whose local council gave him powerful chemicals to rid his garage of spray paint is seeking compensation after he suffered painful burns that he says contributed to him leaving his job.

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Unholy legal war between 'squatter' kebab shop and church

Unholy legal war between 'squatter' kebab shop and church

Drunken revellers stumbling down Sydney Road will have one less option for allaying their late-night munchies after one of Melbourne's best known kebab vans was evicted amid a costly legal fight with the local Anglican church.

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For snow-loving Melbourne supporters, the season's been quite a Dee-lemma

For snow-loving Melbourne supporters, the season's been quite a Dee-lemma

As their boys prepare to face Hawthorn on Friday night, some Demons fans have been unable to resist the pull of the mountain.

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'Not a barbecue': Wedding invite slight led to fallout between Shane Jacobson and manager, court told

'Not a barbecue': Wedding invite slight led to fallout between Shane Jacobson and manager, court told

A legal fight for a slice of $1 million of Shane Jacobson's earnings was sparked after a heated dispute between his ex-manager and fiancee over whether the manager could bring a plus-one to his wedding, a court has been told.

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Beekeepers are renting out their hives to help pollinate almond trees

Beekeepers are renting out their hives to help pollinate almond trees

Melbourne beekeeper Benedict Hughes has just brought his bees back from Victoria's north-west. For the past month, they've been on a kind of working holiday.

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Old boys' footballer banned for four matches for calling opposition player a 'n-----'

Old boys' footballer banned for four matches for calling opposition player a 'n-----'

An amateur footballer has been given a four-match ban for calling an opposition player a "n-----" during a spiteful semi-final between two old boys' teams who will play each other again in a grand final this weekend. 

  • by Tom Cowie