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Bus Company Apologises After Blind Woman Told She Can’t Ride With Guide Dog

3 min read

Louise Pearson's trip to work turned into an hour-long standoff with a bus driver who refused to let her on with her guide-dog Arthur.

News

News

Chinese Gymnasts Forced To Pull Out Of World Cup In Australia Due To Travel Ban

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The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week’s World Cup in Melbourne, has pulled out due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organisers said on Saturday.

Crime

Crime

Man Hurt In Shooting Near Melbourne Nightclub

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A man, believed to be in his late teens, was shot in the hand at Bray Street behind Chapel Street at Prahran around 5.30am on Saturday.

Crime

Crime

Masked Graffiti Gang Use Paint-Filled Fire Extinguishers To Destroy Iconic Street Art

3 min read

A horde of hooded vandals used fire extinguishers and paint guns to destroy Insta-famous street murals in a brazen attack they filmed with drones and expensive cameras.

Exclusive

Exclusive

'I Talked Someone Out Of Killing Me Then Rang Myself An Ambulance'

3 min read

A Melbourne man says it's a miracle he's still alive, as he recounted the terrifying night he somehow convinced his attacker to not kill him.

National

National

Melbourne Woman Dies From Stab Wounds, Man Charged With Murder

1 min read

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found with stab wounds in Melbourne's southeastern suburbs.

News

News

Melbourne Man Jailed For Stabbing His Partner To Death In Front Of Their Children

2 min read

A man who killed his partner while in the grip of a prescription drug-induced psychosis has been sentenced to 18 years jail.

National

National

Australia Day Diners Told They Might Have Been Exposed To Coronavirus

1 min read

A popular Melbourne restaurant has warned diners who ate at the establishment on Australia Day that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus and to look out for associated symptoms.

National

National

Woman Found Dead After Melbourne Home Invasion, Man Arrested

1 min read

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 61-year-old woman, believed to have been killed during a home invasion gone wrong.

National

National

'Bring It On!': Heavy Rain Helps Firefighters But Comes With A Warning

3 min read

For months the rumble of thunder and pitter-patter of rain have long been a distant memory. But now, finally, rain has fallen across Victoria and New South Wales, helping extinguish a number of fires.

News

News

Man Dies Days After He And His Wife Are Shot In Tragic NYE Attack

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A man has died just days after his wife following a tragic shooting on the front porch of their Melbourne home.

National

National

CCTV Visions Shows Melbourne Transport's Near-Misses

1 min read

Victoria's Department of Transport has released CCTV footage of numerous lucky escapes on Melbourne's public transport system.

Good News

Good News

Good Samaritan Gives Helping Hand To Dehydrated Possum In Melbourne Heat

2 min read

A Good Samaritan has been filmed helping out a very thirsty possum who found its way to a busy shopping centre west of Melbourne.

National

National

Couple Accidentally Threw Wedding Rings Into 30 Tonnes Of Trash

2 min read

A group of kind council workers have helped pull off a Christmas miracle after a Melbourne couple accidentally threw their wedding rings into 30 tonnes of trash.

News

News

Shocking Footage Shows Carriage Driver 'Kick and Swear At His Horse' After It Falls

1 min read

A Melbourne carriage driver has been slammed after shocking footage showed him appearing to kick his horse and tell it off after the animal fell down on the road. 

Entertainment

Entertainment

'F**king P**s Take': Liam Gallagher Blows Up After Noise Curfew Cuts Concert Short

2 min read

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has fired up after his sold-out Melbourne gig was cut short while he was mid-song, due to a strict 11 pm noise curfew.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Aussie 'Hot Chip Critic' On Quest To Find Best Value Fry Up

2 min read

One Melbourne man is on a mission to find the best value hot chips serving -- and he's sharing his heroes journey with fellow potato connoisseurs.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Harry Potter Christmas Scavenger Hunt To Happen In Melbourne And Hold My Broomstick

1 min read

Muggles, gather round, this is our chance.

Life

Life

Baristas Reveal Why Melbourne Brews Australia's Best Coffee

2 min read

With food-focused alleyways and trendy inner-city culture, Melbourne has cemented its place in the global coffee market as Australia’s best. But what makes their coffee so good?

Crime

Crime

Retired Reverend Carjacked With Toy Gun At Melbourne Golf Course

1 min read

A retired reverend has recounted the moment he stared down the barrel of a gun, only to realise it was plastic.

National

National

The Stranger Things People Have Tried To Smuggle Into Australia

2 min read

Australia's Border Force says tobacco, weapons and drugs are the top three illicit items being smuggled through our airports but they've busted people for far weirder stuff.

News

News

Devastated Mother Was Trying To Turn On Air-Conditioner When Daughter Was Run Over

1 min read

The pregnant mother of Charlotte Smithers has told how she was simply trying to turn on her car's air-conditioning, when it rolled back and fatally struck the three-year-old outside her daycare.

Crime

Crime

Codey Herrmann Sentenced To 36 Years In Jail For Murder Of Aya Maasarwe

3 min read

The man who violently raped and murdered 21-year-old exchange student Aya Maasarwe has been sentenced in a Melbourne court, as her family faced him for the first time.

News

News

Protests Turn Violent As Activists Clash With Police

2 min read

More than 20 climate protestors have been arrested during clashes with riot police in the heart of Melbourne.

Crime

Crime

Man Arrested Over Sexual Assault Of Woman In Melbourne Park

1 min read

A man has been arrested over the alleged sexual assault of a woman in a Melbourne park over the weekend, during which the victim escaped by stabbing the offender with his own knife.

Shane Geha

Shane Geha

Our Cities Aren't Congested. A Peak Hour Tax Is The Last Thing We Need.

4 min read

There’s no denying that congestion has become the topic du jour for many inner-suburban and city-dwelling Australians.

National

National

Workers Injured After Cement Truck Pump Explodes In Melbourne

1 min read

Four men at a worksite in Melbourne's CBD have been taken to hospital after a cement truck pump exploded at a construction site.

Sport

Sport

This Weekend Is The Ultimate Sydney Vs Melbourne Turf War

2 min read

This showdown won't be fought on the beaches, or in the laneways, or in any of the usual locations.

Breaking

Breaking

Mystery White Powder Found In Plane At Melbourne Airport

1 min read

Melbourne emergency services rushed to identify a white powder found inside a plane after it arrived from Canada.

National

National

'Beautiful Princess': Father's Heartbreaking Tribute To Daughter Who Died At Daycare

2 min read

A three-year-old girl who was tragically killed on Monday afternoon after being hit by a car at her daycare centre has been named as Charlotte Smithers.

Updated

Updated

Tributes For Toddler Killed In Child Care Centre Car Park

1 min read

Tributes for a toddler who was fatally hit by a car have appeared at the daycare centre where she was killed.

National

National

Extinction Rebellion: Mass Arrests During Second Day Of Climate Protests

3 min read

Up to 100 people have been arrested as Extinction Rebellion protests disrupted Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.

Updated

Updated

Needle Found In Aldi Grapes, Police Investigating

2 min read

A Melbourne mother is in shock after finding a needle inside a bunch of grapes, purchased from a major supermarket.

National

National

Olivia Newton-John Wants More People To Have Access To Medical Cannabis

2 min read

Olivia Newton-John thinks Australia is "on its way" to making medicinal cannabis available to those who need it thanks to a $3 million research pledge from the federal government.

National

National

Derailed Tram Flies Off Tracks And Smashes Through Front Fence Of Home

1 min read

A tram on a busy Melbourne route has derailed and crashed into the front fence of a home.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Truck Gets Stuck Under Bridge At One Of Melbourne's Busiest Intersections

1 min read

A small truck has hit a rail overpass at a busy Melbourne intersection, causing a headache for drivers and public transport users.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne 'Clears The Air' With Bourke Street Mall Smoking Ban

1 min read

Bourke Street Mall is 'butts out' from tomorrow as City Of Melbourne's newest smoke-free zone.

Melbourne

Melbourne

You Can BYO Dog To This Music Festival

1 min read

The 'Coachella for dogs' is back for its fifth consecutive year as Melbourne's original and most popular dog-friendly music festival.

Crime

Crime

Aya Maasarwe's Harrowing Final Moments Before Rape And Murder

2 min read

Horrific details of murdered woman Aya Maasarwe's final moments and the tragic last words she spoke to her sister have been revealed to a Melbourne Court.

National

National

People Are Losing It Over Cadbury Caramilk Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1 min read

Cadbury Caramilk is back in a big way with fans excited to find a cream cheese version on supermarket shelves today.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Booze Bust: Thieves Steal Vintage Wine Collection Worth $88,000

1 min read

Dozens of collectible bottles of wine - some dating back to the 1960s - have been stolen from a home in Melbourne's inner-east.

National

National

Pregnant Woman Dead After Falling From Moving Car, Man Arrested

1 min read

A woman is dead and her baby who was born via an emergency C-section on Saturday is in a critical condition, after the woman fell from a moving car north-west of Melbourne.

National

National

Teen Dead, Another Critical After Melbourne Stabbings

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A 17-year-old is dead and another teenager has suffered life-threatening injuries after a stabbing in Melbourne's north-west, police said.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Inner-City Creek Turns Blood-Red After Chemical Contamination

1 min read

Residents in Melbourne's inner west have been warned to avoid Stony Creek after an unknown contaminant turned its waters blood-red on the weekend.

Views

Views

How Aussies Are Ditching The Rat Race For An E-Change

5 min read

Many Australians have longed to live outside the city.

Crime

Crime

Woman Reported 'Dispute' To Police Before 'Brutal' Murder

3 min read

More details have emerged about the lead-up to a woman being found dead in her own home after going missing for two weeks.

Shane Geha

Shane Geha

The Way To Solve Our Traffic Woes Is Actually To Increase Density

3 min read

There’s no denying that sitting bumper-to-bumper in heavy traffic anywhere in the world is never anyone’s favourite way to spend an hour in the morning.

National

National

'I Just Want My Baby Back': Distraught Mum Of Killed Toddler Speaks Out

1 min read

The mother of a toddler allegedly murdered in Melbourne just wants her baby back. 

National

National

Sydney Moves On Melbourne As World's Most Liveable City

1 min read

In controversial news that will add fuel to the partisan fire, Sydney appears to be closing in on Melbourne as the world's most liveable city. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Arrested After Randomly Stabbing Toddler Walking With Parents

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Family Facing $100,000 Bill After Dodgy Repair Work Nightmare

1 min read

A Melbourne grandmother has been left to shower in a tent after the family home was left in ruins because of dodgy repair work.

Crime

Crime

Man With Drawn-On Eyebrows And Moustache Nabbed In Citizen's Arrest

1 min read

An alleged car thief has been caught in a citizen’s arrest in Melbourne’s southeast on Sunday night. 

News

News

Police Hunt Man Accused Of Sexual Assault At Library

1 min read

Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman outside the State Library of Victoria.

National

National

Train Station Evacuated After Report Of Man With Firearm

1 min read

A busy Melbourne train station has been evacuated after police were called to reports of a man carrying what appeared to be a firearm.

National

National

What Should You Do If The Event You Paid For Was Not What Was Advertised?

4 min read

There's nothing more frustrating than going to an event that wasn't quite what you had imagined it would be.

National

National

Melbourne Airport Slaps Higher Charges On 'Already Struggling' Taxi Industry

2 min read

Melbourne Airport has upped the price it charges taxis to use its rank, in what a peak body claims is a "disappointing" blow for an already struggling industry.

Updated

Updated

Organisers Finally Respond To Marvel Stadium Seat Debacle

3 min read

Fans whose views were impeded in expensive ground-level plastic seats at Thursday night's Aussie Boomers vs Team USA exhibition match at Marvel Stadium remain genuinely upset.

National

National

Shocking Footage Of Violent School Brawl As Teacher Forced To Step In

1 min read

Footage has emerged of a violent brawl among students at a school south-east of Melbourne where a teacher was forced to intervene.

News

News

Gruesome Discovery On Melbourne Footpath

1 min read

The body of a man has been discovered in a residential street in Melbourne's east.

National

National

Church Abuse Survivors Speak Out After Pell Appeal Quashed

3 min read

Warning: This story discusses child sex abuse.

LIVE

LIVE

George Pell Considers High Court After Child Sex Abuse Appeal Dismissed

6 min read

George Pell will be sent back to prison after his appeal against his child sex abuse convictions failed, but the disgraced cardinal has flagged escalating his case to the High Court.

National

National

Australia's Favourite 'Yiayia Next Door' Gets A Heartwarming Surprise

2 min read

The mysterious woman known mostly to Australians as the 'Yiayia next door' is finally going to get to see her family.

National

National

One Of Australia's Most Wanted Arrested

1 min read

Victoria Police have confirmed they have arrested fugitive Jonathan Dick after more than two years on the run.

News

News

Councillor Furious After Council Introduces Meat-Free Monday

2 min read

From next week there won't be a morsel of meat served at Moreland City Council events on Mondays and one councillor isn't happy.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Heart-Stopping Moment Toddler Leaps From Top Bunk As Parents Film Themselves

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

News

News

Police Forced To Seek Refuge At Macca's After Gunman Opens Fire

1 min read

Three men have been arrested after a police car was shot at and rammed near a McDonald's restaurant north-west of Melbourne.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Lures Seagulls To Death By Throwing Chips On Busy Road

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

National

National

Student Injured After Second Incident At RMIT University Tower In A Week

2 min read

Emergency services rushed to a Melbourne university after a student was injured in the same building where another student died just days ago.

Crime

Crime

Dog Poisoned With Ratbait-Laced McDonald's Burger Left In Park, Owner Claims

2 min read

A dog has been left fighting for life after eating food contaminated with rat poison, in an alleged deliberate attack at a Melbourne dog park.

National

National

Classes Cancelled After Death At A Melbourne University

1 min read

A person is dead after an incident at Melbourne's RMIT university, with classes cancelled and buildings closed as police investigate.

National

National

Confronting Aussie Uni's Campaign Looks Like It's Straight From A 'Black Mirror' Episode

3 min read

Artificial vegetables, vintage-bottled water and cereals containing antidepressants could soon be part of a dystopian future without global change, according to one Melbourne university.

Crime

Crime

Woman Found Dead Under Tree Outside Burnt-Out House

1 min read

A woman believed to be in her 50s is dead and a home has been destroyed by fire after an incident in Melbourne on Friday.

News

News

Community Hunts For 'Chris' After Bizarre Public Messages

2 min read

In an attempt to save their public spaces, people in a small community are desperate for a man named 'Chris' to call the woman he's apparently having a baby with.

News

News

Miracle Escape After Cars Sandwiched By Trucks On Highway

1 min read

A truck has hit a car before smashing into five other vehicles on a busy Melbourne freeway, miraculously, everybody survived.

National

National

Cars Obliterated By Train In Horror Melbourne Accident

2 min read

Melbourne's train system has been thrown into chaos following two accidents, including one that left two cars smashed to pieces.

National

National

Naked Man With Mullet Filmed Sliding Through Train Carriage

1 min read

A Melbourne train passenger has caused quite the stir by sliding down the middle of a carriage in the nude.

News

News

Melbourne Man Killed By Son's Dog Remembered As A 'Caring Man'

2 min read

A Melbourne neighbourhood is in shock after Leo Biancofiore was mauled to death by his son's pet dog.

National

National

Wife's Desperate Attempt To Save Husband From Dog Attack

1 min read

A man has been killed, his wife seriously injured after a dog attack in Melbourne's northeast.

News

News

Woman's Dogs Scare Off Attacker In Cemetery

2 min read

A woman was walking her two dogs through a cemetery when a man pushed her to the ground, shoved her face into the mud and tried to rip off her pants.

James Norman

James Norman

Can't Afford Sydney And Melbourne Rent? Let's Do What Berlin Just Did

5 min read

In Australia, the reality of paying more than half your weekly salary in rent, or having rent increases imposed midway through rental tenancies has become a normal part of life for many, particularly Millennials.

The Project

The Project

Salvos Chief ‘Physically Sick’ At Alleged Fake Beggars In Melbourne

1 min read

Salvation Army Major Brendan Nottle told The Project he was worried Australians would become "cynical" towards the homeless, following the arrest of tourists pretending to be beggars in Melbourne.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Human Bones Found Hanging On Cafe Door

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Crime

Crime

Chainsaw-Wielding Man Sends School Into Lockdown

1 min read

Police have arrested a man who sent a school into lockdown after being spotted with a chainsaw.

News

News

'Maverick' Catholic Nun Banned From Speaking To Australian Church Over Progressive Views

2 min read

Sister Joan Chittester, a powerful voice for female empowerment within the Catholic church, claimed her invitation to speak at a conference in Melbourne next year has been withdrawn.

News

News

'This Is A Joke': Traffic Reporter Launches Into Spectacular On-Air Spray

1 min read

There may not be much congestion in the air but one traffic reporter has failed to hide his frustration with huge delays on the ground in Melbourne's south-west.

Updated

Updated

Belle Gibson Admits She Can't Pay $410k Fine

2 min read

Fake wellness blogger Belle Gibson has returned to court in Melbourne over her failure to pay a $410,000 fine.

Crime

Crime

Police Intensify Hunt For Melbourne's 'Pencil Stabber'

1 min read

Police have ramped up their search for a man who allegedly attacked an innocent bystander with pencils last month. 

Crime

Crime

Half-A-Million Dollar Reward For Melbourne Laneway Sexual Assault

2 min read

Police are offering a $500,000 reward for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in a laneway in Melbourne CBD last year.

Tech

Tech

Uber Air Trial Coming To Australia, Won't Cost More Than UberX

1 min read

Uber Air is coming down under. 

National

National

Vigil Held For Yet Another Woman Murdered In Melbourne

2 min read

Family, friends and members of the public have turned out in their hundreds at a Melbourne Park to mourn murdered woman Courtney Herron.

National

National

Pick-Up Artist Shares 'Predatory' List Of Where To Pick Up Female 'Targets'

3 min read

A creepy list of the best 'game venues' to hit on women in Melbourne has been shared on a pick-up artist's forum.

Crime

Crime

Real Estate Franchisee Apologises For Misusing More Than $800,000

2 min read

The head of six real estate franchises has pleaded guilty to for misusing money meant to be held for vendors.

Crime

Crime

Teen Who Planted Needles On Train Seat Walks Free

1 min read

A teenager has claimed he was drunk and "not thinking" when he allegedly planted dozens of needles on a public train seat. 

National

National

Human Remains Found On Rocks At Melbourne Beach

1 min read

Police have found what are believed to be human remains at a Melbourne beach, shocking local residents.

National

National

Courtney. Natalina. Aiia. Eurydice. What Is Happening In Melbourne?

5 min read

Sunday marked the fourth time in less than 12 months a woman's body was found in a public space in Melbourne.

Crime

Crime

More Social Housing Would Protect Women From Violence, Experts Plead

3 min read

Homeless women are more vulnerable to violence, experts say, as they plead for more social housing in the wake of another woman's death in Melbourne.

Crime

Crime

Courtney Herron's Suspected Murderer Has 'Possible Delusional Disorder', Lawyer Argues

1 min read

A man accused of killing 25-year-old Courtney Herron in a Melbourne park has a "possible delusional disorder", his lawyer has told a magistrate.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Mum's Pocket Money Hack Slammed By Parents Online

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Updated

Updated

Man Charged Over Bashing Death Of Melbourne Woman Courtney Herron

1 min read

Police have arrested and charged a 27-year-old man of no fixed address with the murder of Melbourne woman Courtney Herron.

Updated

Updated

Tributes As Woman Found Dead In Melbourne Park Identified

3 min read

Devastated members of the public have begun laying tributes where a woman's body was found in a Melbourne park.