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'Who are you?': how a sister helped her twin recover from a brain injury

'Who are you?': how a sister helped her twin recover from a brain injury

A car accident on New Year’s Eve in 2002 left Sarah Brooker in a coma. With the support of her identical twin, Abi, she has since rebuilt her life.

  • by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

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New Zealand is 'going hard and going early' after learning from Australia's outbreak
Coronavirus pandemic

New Zealand is 'going hard and going early' after learning from Australia's outbreak

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is extending stage-three restrictions in Auckland for another 12 days and flagged a possible delay to the September election.

  • by James Massola
War's end: 100-year-old remembers VP day with joy and sadness
World War II

War's end: 100-year-old remembers VP day with joy and sadness

As she turns 100, a great-grandmother remembers the joy of World War II ending, but sadness for her soldier husband killed at the Front.

  • by Carolyn Webb
Man in his 20s among Victoria's latest COVID-19 victims as state records 372 new cases
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Coronavirus pandemic

Man in his 20s among Victoria's latest COVID-19 victims as state records 372 new cases

The young man's death marks a sombre end to the week for Victorians, as authorities reveal they are unable to identify the source of one in five mystery cases in Melbourne.

  • by Rachael Dexter and Marissa Calligeros
Man claiming condition makes him resistant to COVID-19 fined by police
Coronavirus pandemic

Man claiming condition makes him resistant to COVID-19 fined by police

A man who claimed he has a condition making him 'resistant to coronavirus' is among the latest Victorians to be fined for breaching COVID-19 restrictions.

  • by Marissa Calligeros and Rachael Dexter
'Let us sleep': Residents say 24/7 Upfield line works are unbearable
Construction

'Let us sleep': Residents say 24/7 Upfield line works are unbearable

The Level Crossing Removal Project is running 24/7 construction on the Upfield train line in Coburg and Brunswick, and residents say the noise is unbearable.

  • by Rachel Eddie
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Click, collect: Pandemic accelerates changes to shopping habits
Retail

Click, collect: Pandemic accelerates changes to shopping habits

A boom in online shopping, local deliveries and click and collect services during the COVID-19 pandemic could permanently change the way Victorians shop.

  • by Hanna Mills Turbet
New Zealand must not repeat Victoria's COVID-19 mistakes
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Coronavirus pandemic

New Zealand must not repeat Victoria's COVID-19 mistakes

The discovery that COVID-19 has reappeared in New Zealand is a reminder of how contagious it is.

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Former sky rail manager jailed over wage racket
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Former sky rail manager jailed over wage racket

A former sky rail manager has been jailed for orchestrating a wage racket that included having taxpayer-funded labourers renovate a colleague's home.

  • by Adam Cooper
Hundreds more university jobs to go as La Trobe, Vic Uni announce cuts
Coronavirus pandemic

Hundreds more university jobs to go as La Trobe, Vic Uni announce cuts

The gutting of Victoria’s universities continues, with La Trobe opening up a second round of redundancies and Victoria University revealing a plan to cut up to 190 jobs.

  • by Adam Carey
'Concerning': Regional testing push after rise in 'mystery cases'
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Coronavirus pandemic

'Concerning': Regional testing push after rise in 'mystery cases'

Victoria has recorded 278 new coronavirus cases in the past day, marking a significant decline in daily infections, but concerns are increasing about 'mystery cases' emerging outside Melbourne.

  • by Rachael Dexter and Marissa Calligeros