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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

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

2 January 2018 3:58 AM Road and rail shut down for major works

Commuters travelling into the city from the east, south-east and north-east will be forced to wait up to an hour before hitting the city centre, as the Andrews Government capitalises on the quieter holiday period to carry out a two-week $30 billion construction blitz to boost road and rail capacity. Commuters on the Cranbourne/Pakenham and Frankston 25

30 December 2017 8:26 AM Two more men charged over fire at St Andrews Lutheran College

Two more men have been charged over a major school fire on the Gold Coast last year. Police this week charged a 19-year-old Tallebudgera man with two counts of arson and a 20-year-old Coolangatta man on one count of arson over the blaze, which ripped through the drama building of St Andrews Lutheran College at Tallebudgera on April 26. A 20-year-old 24

28 December 2017 4:29 AM South Bank may host 85,000 for Brisbane NYE fireworks

Seven tonnes of fireworks are being shipped into central Brisbane ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations. Brisbane deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner said 85,000 people were expected to join in the celebrations at South Bank Parklands, with fireworks shows also at Eagle Street Pier and Portside. "Our New Year's Eve fireworks are becoming more and more popular 25

27 December 2017 1:46 AM Australia's first same-sex couples say 'I do'

"You may now kiss your beautiful bride," said civil celebrant Janice Bradley. And with those words, Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, turned to each other and embraced as one of Australia's first same-sex married couples. LDV Comanche hold a slender lead at the front of the annual Sydney to Hobart race, following completion of the first day of sailing 33

24 December 2017 12:25 AM Christmas and Boxing Day 2017 public holiday guide: What's open and what's closed

Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 are public holidays for Christmas and Boxing Day. There are restricted trading hours for many businesses. Here's a list of what's open, what's not, how to get around, where to go in case of an emergency and how to stay entertained. Coles: Christmas Day: closed. Boxing Day: some stores closed, others have special 35

22 December 2017 5:14 AM Melbourne CBD incident: What we know so far

More than a dozen people have been injured after pedestrians were mown down by a car near the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth streets in Melbourne's CBD shortly before 5pm on Thursday. WARNING: Distressing images. Fourteen people have been injured, several of them critically, after pedestrians were mowed down by a car in peak hour in Melbourne's CBD in what police 38

5 December 2017 7:20 AM Fatal road crash closes Pacific Highway at Hornsby

The Pacific Highway has been closed at Hornsby after a fatal crash involving a truck and pedestrian. Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Peats Ferry Road (Pacific Highway) and Bridge Road at Hornsby on Tuesday afternoon after reports of a crash. The NSW Police said initial inquiries indicated a truck had struck a person, who died at the scene 62

30 November 2017 3:49 AM One man grabbed young girl while another grabbed her tricycle

Police are searching for two men after an attempted abduction of a five-year-old girl at Toowoomba on Wednesday. A group of children was playing in parkland at Drayton when they were approached by a man who offered the young girl lollies, police said. The girl refused and the man walked away but returned to the corner of Luck and Parker streets with another 60