Victoria

Mystery over ‘catastrophic’ commute

People caught up in Melbourne’s peak hour rail meltdown on Monday will be able to apply for compensation. Trains sit idle at Richmond station. Picture: Jake Nowakowski METRO could be fined for a system glitch that paralysed Melbourne’s rail network and left tens of thousands of commuters stranded last night. …

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Victoria

Proof this winter is bloody freezing

Hills hoist clothes line suffering in the Snowy mountain chill. Picture: Reddit/Noideawhatjusthappen JUST in case you’ve spent every day since early June locked indoors sitting beneath an air conditioner at full pelt, here’s proof this winter is absolutely freezing — at least in some parts of Australia. A Reddit user …

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Victoria

Kitchen trend killing our tradies

Silicosis is a respiratory disease that causes scarring of the lungs leading to progressive respiratory impairment, commonly caused by breathing in small particles silica found in sand, rock and quartz. Former stonemason Cameron Harper has a warning for tradies. Picture: Cameron Harper THE first time 27-year-old Cameron Harper speaks to …

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Victoria

ATO mistakenly gives couple $26k

A Melbourne couple had $26,000 mistakenly paid to them by the ATO. A MELBOURNE couple received a whopping $26,000 tax return, an unexpected windfall that was mistakenly put in their accounts by the Australian Taxation Office. Gay Mitchell was paying bills on Monday when she noticed her bank balance had …

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Victoria

Train driver’s teary PA message

Passengers embrace a Metro train driver after her emotional outburst over the PA following a near miss during the morning commute Court Backman was comforted by passengers after a close call on the Frankston line. Picture: Herald Sun A MELBOURNE train driver was hugged and comforted by her passengers after …

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Victoria

Tragedy strikes twice for family

Double tragedy: Ricky Proelss is in an induced come with burns to 50 per cent of his body, six months after his mum was diagnosed with bone cancer. Picture: Supplied KATRINA Proelss’ nickname is “Hurricane” but all strength couldn’t protect her family from the flood of illness that has struck …

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Second place being built for paedophiles

The Village of the Damned” in Ararat is home to some of Victoria’s worst sex offenders. A SECOND “Village of the Damned” will be built in Victoria to house some of the country’s most evil paedophiles and sex offenders. Corella Place, in Ararat, about 200 kilometres west of Melbourne, currently …

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Victoria

Badness wants to make amends

Christopher Binse wants to apologise to victims. Picture: AAP/Mick Tsikas MELBOURNE career criminal Christopher “Badness” Binse wants to “square the ledger” and apologise to victims for a string of armed hold-ups in the 1980s and ‘90s. The 48-year-old — who now goes by the surname Pecotic — appeared before the …

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Victoria

Double murder may have been over affair

Claire Acocks and Margaret Penny were murdered. ROBERT Penny was initially ruled out as a suspect in the murders of his wife and her hairdresser because the crime seemed too brazen and violent for the retiree to have committed. But detectives now suspect Penny might have been motivated to kill …

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Victoria

‘He is the victim of a very serious crime’

Angelo Gargasoulas was excused from appearing before a judge on property charges because ‘he is the victim of a very serious crime’. A MAGISTRATE has criticised police prosecutors for seeking an arrest warrant for the hospitalised brother of accused Bourke Street attacker Dimitrious Gargasoulas. Angelo Gargasoulas is still recovering from …

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