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Creating A Welcome – craftivism for asylum seekers (video)

A network of craft workers horrified by the Australian government’s treatment of asylum seekers has raised well over $10,000 to support them at a series of weekend markets in Melbourne’s inner north. Organisers say the Creating A Welcome initiative came out of a desire to do something practical and overcome feelings of helplessness about federal … Continue reading

Kris Kringle market finale

There was a good turnout for the last of the Kris Kringle markets at Northcote Town Hall on Thursday night but mixed reports from stallholders about sales over the four‑week event. A healthy crowd was circulating through the hall and forecourt area, poring over displays of colourful and inventive wares in the market’s final hours, … Continue reading

Tree fall closes Westgarth Street

Westgarth Street-Merri Parade was closed for more than two hours between High St and Union St last night after a bough from a giant cypress broke off and fell across the road. The State Emergency Service was called just after 10.00 p.m. and police blocked the road at High St as a crew of SES and … Continue reading

Town Hall attack

A man was knocked unconscious and suffered serious facial injuries and two others were stabbed with a syringe outside Northcote Town Hall on Saturday night in an attack police described as very unusual. One detective unit and four marked police cars were called to the scene and the front of the Town Hall was cordoned … Continue reading