Jackie Trad said she had fond memories of the hotel and there should not be any development on the site until the hotel is restored.
- by Toby Crockford & Ruth McCosker
Firefighters believe the cause of this week's massive factory fire in Melbourne's western suburbs is suspicious and have called in police to investigate.
- by Joe Hinchliffe, Nicole Precel & Anthony Colangelo
Dozens of angry residents piled into Footscray Town Hall for a community meeting with some revealing they were suffering from headaches and asthma.
- by Melissa Cunningham
People living close to burning West Footscray factory have spoken of their concerns after smoke billowed across their neighbourhoods, causing schools to close.
More than 50 schools and childcare centres have been closed as toxic smoke billows across Melbourne, with a watch and act alert extended to cover a greater area of the western suburbs.
- by Simone Fox Koob & Anna Prytz
Firefighters were called to the blaze, on the corner of Lambrigg and Pridham streets, about 2am.
The fire is being treated as suspicious by police after 50 firefighters worked for hours overnight to contain the blaze.
- by Simone Fox Koob
The arson squad is investigating a suspicious fire at a mosque in Mirrabooka, which started just hours after Perth's Islamic community celebrated an important religious festival.
- by Nathan Hondros
"Don't stop looking while you're cooking," ACT Fire and Rescue pleads after more blazes caused by cooking.
The blaze at the offices on Wednesday night has reignited concerns the building is covered in non-compliant cladding, with only distant plans to remove it.
- by Simone Fox Koob & Anthony Colangelo