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15 January 2018 10:01 AM Bayswater Bridge claims two victims in one day

The Bayswater Bridge has claimed not one but two trucks on the same day. A truck crashed into the bridge on Monday afternoon sometime after 1pm. Part of the truck's roof was ripped off in the impact and fell onto the road. Photos taken from the scene show it is causing major traffic issues, with cars backed up a long way. The bridge has become a notorious 7

14 January 2018 11:29 AM Hoddle Street reopens to traffic after construction blitz

Hoddle Street will reopen to traffic on Sunday night after an eight-day construction blitz. The arterial - one of Melbourne's busiest - was fully closed to traffic between Noone Street and Victoria Parade since January 7. Commuters will return to the road for the Monday peak, despite some ongoing lane closures that will be in place until late April 8

12 January 2018 2:59 AM Markets Live: Miners pull ASX higher

The mighty force of consumerism has taken hold in China. In 2018, retail sales in China are expected to equal or surpass sales in the United States for the first time, another definitive marker in China's rise to economic superpower status. The growth of China's domestic retail market is luring everyone from automakers to make up companies that want to cash in on the country's 17

7 January 2018 7:55 AM Police hunt barefoot bandit after armed robbery

A police pursuit is underway for a barefoot armed robber who held up a convenience store in the city's south-east before he ploughed a luxury car into other vehicles. Police were called to the intersection of Elizabeth Street and the South Gippsland Highway in Cranbourne North about 1.20pm on Sunday, following reports a man wielding a handgun had robbed 17

4 January 2018 3:35 AM Crowds line Northbourne Avenue for Summernats city cruise in Canberra

Crowds lined the streets of Northbourne Avenue for the annual Summernats city cruise on Thursday. Hotted-up cars drove from Exhibition Park to Vernon Circle, putting on a lunchtime show in the city centre. The event marks the unofficial start of Summernats 31, which ramps up over the Friday and weekend. Check the gallery above to see some of the cars - and also if we caught 21

4 January 2018 12:02 AM New vehicle sales end record 2017 with December bounce

New vehicle sales hit a record for both December and all of 2017 as demand for sports utilities showed no sign of cooling, while strong sales of commercial vehicles pointed to solid business spending. The Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries' VFACTS report on Thursday showed 102,820 new vehicles were sold in December, up a healthy 4.1 percent 24

24 December 2017 8:07 PM Five rescued, eight hospitalised after Wantirna South Christmas crash

Five people were rescued from an overturned car and taken to hospital along with three occupants from another vehicle after a crash in Melbourne's east early on Christmas morning. A vehicle rolled onto its side when the two cars collided at the intersection of Boronia and Stud roads in Wantirna South shortly before 1am on Monday. Five occupants were cut from the overturned 48

21 December 2017 1:20 AM Two lives lost in one day as cars roll in separate crashes in WA's north west

A woman and a man have lost their lives in two separate car crashes in WA's north west on Wednesday. Police spokeswoman Ros Weatherall said in the first crash a 45-year-old Broome woman died near Pardoo after the Toyota Landcruiser she was a passenger in rolled a number of times. The woman was in the rear of the car driven by a 17-year-old girl when it lost control 48

20 December 2017 1:39 AM Ice-fuelled driver injured five in Braidwood crash: police

A woman who police say was high on ice is behind bars after she allegedly swerved onto the wrong side of the road, hit two cars and injured five people near Braidwood. The coupe driven by the 39-year-old Batemans Bay woman collided with an SUV and a sedan on the Kings Highway about 2.15pm on Tuesday, police say. A hatchback also sustained damage. A man and a woman 56

17 December 2017 1:48 AM Police operation closes Goodenia Street in Rivett

Police have closed off parts of Goodenia Street in Rivett as part of an operation in the south Canberra suburb. An ACT Policing spokesperson would only confirm that an operation was ongoing, and would not provide any further details. A 50 metre section of Goodenia Street at the Casuarina Street end has been closed off with police tape. It includes free standing 53