MARIBYRNONG | HOBSONS BAY

Footscray’s Asylum artwork takes $5000 street art prize

David Watson, otherwise known as Machinegun Dev, has collected the $5000 first prize in the Footscray Street Art Competition. Watson, currently working out of Search&Destroy...

Murder mystery unravels in Mt Martha

An unsolved mystery that rattled 1950s Melbourne is the inspiration for a new novel by a Yarraville writer. Janice Simpson’s first crime novel, Murder in...

Shane Howard returns for some fiddle ‘n’ folk

Former Goanna frontman Shane Howard is playing at Newport on Friday, marking the re-launch of the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club’s Live at Newport...

Used and Reviewed: Nissan Tiida

Nissan Tiida is a small-medium car with the sort of interior space that can accommodate a family and provide a smooth quiet ride with...

Dancing Dog owner spills the beans

Footscray cafe stalwart Ben Coyle launches his new book, Spilling the Beans, tonight. The Dancing Dog cafe owner is sharing his experience in a guide to...

Footscray artist to send portraits around the world

A Footscray photographer is capturing slices of local life to share across the globe. Ashlee Laing is setting up his ArtsBox shipping container outside Footscray...

Plans brewing for western suburbs social enterprise cafe

Plans are brewing for a new cafe to help vulnerable western suburbs youth break the poverty cycle. Footscray-based Tomorrow Foundation hopes to open The Common...

Pawno shines a spotlight on Footscray

Footscray is one of the lead characters in a new film hitting screens nationwide next week. Premiered at last year’s Melbourne International Film Festival, Pawno...

Jumping from Footscray into the online word

Witness a dystopian future where climate change has ravaged the world in an interactive street theatre performance in Footscray this Saturday. Western Edge Youth Arts...

Don’t miss the plains down in Werribee Zoo

Young explorers will come face to face with lions, rhinos, giraffes and hippos on a safari tour through Werribee Open Range Zoo. An African-themed adventure...

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Used and Reviewed: Peugot 205 GTi

By David Pike With the introduction of the 205 in 1983, Peugeot set itself the challenge of producing from scratch a small hatchback which would...

Jazz fest heads west

Rising jazz outfit Lillian Albazi Quintet will be just one of the merry band of musicians making their way to Footscray in coming days...

7 things to do in Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay

  From yoga for seniors to Book Week fun, here's 7 things to do in Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay.   Gentle yoga for seniors Stay fit and active...

Architectural gems ready for Open House

Visitors will enjoy a blast from the past when Jack’s Magazine opens as part of this weekend’s Open House Melbourne weekend. The former gunpowder magazine...

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Newport RSL appeals for volunteers

Volunteers are being sought by the Newport RSL Sub-branch to help raise funds for this year's ANZAC Appeal. President Bob Gladysz said the sub-branch aimed...