Teenage girl fights for life after being hit by truck in Melbourne’s east

Teenage girl fights for life after being hit by truck in Melbourne’s east

Posted May 16, 2018 08:41:48 Police are searching for the driver of a truck after a teenage girl was critically injured in an apparent hit-and-run in Melbourne’s east. The girl was walking south across Whitehorse Road in Ringwood just after 7:00am when she was struck by a truck turning from …

Melbourne’s iconic W Class trams are up for sale after retiring from the tracks

Melbourne’s iconic W Class trams are up for sale after retiring from the tracks

Posted May 15, 2018 10:47:52 Photo: More that 200 retired trams are being stored at the Newport Railway Workshops. (Supplied: VicTrack) A piece of Melbourne’s history is up for sale and it can be yours for the bargain price of just $1,000. There are 237 trams enjoying their retirement at …

Developer pleads guilty to illegal demolition of Melbourne’s historic Corkman pub

Developer pleads guilty to illegal demolition of Melbourne’s historic Corkman pub

Updated May 10, 2018 14:16:24 Photo: The pub, which was popular with students, was destroyed without a permit. (ABC News: Gloria Kalache) One of the developers charged over the illegal demolition of a 160-year-old Irish pub in inner Melbourne has pleaded guilty, but his fellow director is preparing to fight …

Union rally for minimum wage increase disrupts Melbourne’s CBD as tens of thousands march

Union rally for minimum wage increase disrupts Melbourne’s CBD as tens of thousands march

Updated May 09, 2018 12:17:11 Photo: Protesters gathered at Trades Hall before moving on to Federation Square. (Twitter: Vic Trades Hall) Parts of Melbourne’s CBD have been brought to a standstill as tens of thousands of people rally for an increase to Australia’s minimum wage. The huge crowd marched from …

Why is Melbourne’s Flinders Lane not called Little Flinders Street? – Curious Melbourne

Why is Melbourne’s Flinders Lane not called Little Flinders Street? – Curious Melbourne

Updated May 04, 2018 09:58:43 Photo: Flinders Lane bucks the naming convention set by Little Bourke Street and Little Collins Street. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Simon Leo Brown) Related Story: Melbourne looks to Europe to deal with congestion — but the Premier is unconvinced Related Story: The tiny homes that solved …

Morning mail: Forest ecosystem collapse threatens Melbourne’s water | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Tuesday 1 May. Top stories Melbourne’s water supply is at risk because decades of logging and forest loss from large bushfires has triggered the imminent collapse of the mountain ash forests in Victoria’s central highlands, …

Anzac Day wreaths, flowers stolen from Box Hill war memorial in Melbourne’s east

Anzac Day wreaths, flowers stolen from Box Hill war memorial in Melbourne’s east

Updated April 24, 2018 10:27:38 Video: Youths steal flowers from Cenotaph at Box Hill Gardens (ABC News) Related Story: Who made the first Anzac biscuit? A group of young people have filmed themselves stealing wreaths and flowers that had been placed by schoolchildren at an Anzac memorial in Melbourne’s east. …

Melbourne’s Barry cafe accused of underpaying staff

Melbourne’s Barry cafe accused of underpaying staff

Updated April 23, 2018 13:53:00 Photo: Anna Langford says her shifts were cancelled after she raised concerns about her pay. (Supplied: Anna Langford) Related Story: Workplace watchdog probes prestigious restaurant pay claims Related Story: Prestigious restaurant underpaid workers hundreds of dollars a week: some former staff Former staff at a …

More than 100 firefighters control large rubbish tip blaze in Melbourne’s east

More than 100 firefighters control large rubbish tip blaze in Melbourne’s east

Updated April 13, 2018 17:17:11 Video: Wantrina tip fire (ABC News) Fire crews have managed to control a large blaze at a rubbish dump in Melbourne’s east. The fire broke out at the Knox Transfer Station and recycling centre in George Street, Wantirna South, shortly before 2:00pm. More than 100 …

Malcolm Turnbull announces $5bn funding for Melbourne’s airport-CBD rail link

Malcolm Turnbull announces $5bn funding for Melbourne’s airport-CBD rail link

Updated April 12, 2018 00:05:08 Photo: The Coalition has already committed $30m to put together a business case for the rail line. (Supplied, file photo) Related Story: Melbourne Airport rail link could be ‘well underway’ by 2026 Related Story: How soon could we have a train line to Melbourne Airport? …