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'People died like flies': Spanish flu and the Exhibition Building

'People died like flies': Spanish flu and the Exhibition Building

From its most brilliant to its darkest moments, the Royal Exhibition Building – which turns 140 this week – has played a pivotal role in Melbourne's history.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien

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Roza's run to Tiffany's in the rules
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City of Melbourne

Roza's run to Tiffany's in the rules

The Russian campaign for the lord mayoralty is keen to get Melbourne businesses running.

  • by Stephen Brook and Samantha Hutchinson
Fight over $21 million Brunswick Bunnings proposal
Melbourne

Fight over $21 million Brunswick Bunnings proposal

Hundreds of Brunswick locals have reacted angrily to a proposal by Bunnings Warehouse, to build a shop with 250 underground parking spaces off Lygon Street.

  • by Rachel Eddie
'Outraged together': Artist dons PPE to collect discarded face masks
Coronavirus pandemic

'Outraged together': Artist dons PPE to collect discarded face masks

Performance artist dresses in full PPE to collect discarded face masks, drawing attention to the rise of COVID-19 waste on our streets.

  • by Emma Anvari
Royal Botanic Gardens to reopen as city shakes off long winter in lockdown
Coronavirus pandemic

Royal Botanic Gardens to reopen as city shakes off long winter in lockdown

After shutting its gates in early August because of the second wave of COVID-19, the gardens will reopen on Saturday for those fortunate enough to live within five kilometres.

  • by Tom Cowie
Thank you for looking after us: Melbourne's tribute to unsung heroes
Photography

Thank you for looking after us: Melbourne's tribute to unsung heroes

A photo essay featuring portraits of nurses, doctors, clinicians and cleaners sends a message of thanks to the Victorians fighting COVID.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
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Push to make sustainable city buildings the new norm
City of Melbourne

Push to make sustainable city buildings the new norm

New residential and office developments in inner Melbourne would be required to meet sustainable building standards, provide a minimum number of bicycle spaces and would not be required to provide on-site car spaces, under a plan to be put to Planning Minister Richard Wynne.

  • by Bianca Hall
Fears for 'heart of Preston' in fast-tracked market review
Melbourne

Fears for 'heart of Preston' in fast-tracked market review

A rush to decide Preston Market's future as part of a development-driven recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could undermine the planning process, Darebin Council warns.

  • by Rachel Eddie
The Class of 2020: Coming of age under COVID-19's shadow
Real life

The Class of 2020: Coming of age under COVID-19's shadow

It's not just 18th birthday cakes and speeches that our Year 12s are missing out on.

  • by Tom Cowie
With Melbourne still in lockdown, should Sydneysiders censor their spring fun?
Coronavirus pandemic

With Melbourne still in lockdown, should Sydneysiders censor their spring fun?

It's an ethical conundrum for our times: should you share details and photos of your social life or keep it secret and pretend to be miserable?

  • by Michael Koziol
Inside the search for a Melbourne home fit for a prime minister
Melbourne

Inside the search for a Melbourne home fit for a prime minister

Cranlana House is a stately mansion that could once have been the Melbourne residence of prime ministers and dignitaries.

  • by Bianca Hall