FILE - This Jan. 3, 2012 file photo shows the Starbucks Coffee logo in Mountain View, Calif. The European Union's executive wants thousands of multinationals to disclose in what member states they make money and pay taxes, an effort to close loopholes and crack down on the use of tax havens. EU Taxation Commissioner Jonathan Hill said on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 he wanted "to make sure that taxes are paid where profits are generated." Professor Crawford Spence of Warwick Business School said it was "a small, but important step towards ensuring that multinational companies pay their fair share of tax" and lauded the public part of the proposal. "Without transparency it would be impossible to shame companies into paying more. Of course, these sort of initiatives have a bigger impact on consumer facing organizations whose brand everybody recognizes, such as Google and Starbucks," Spence said. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

BREKKIE WRAP: Starbucks is cheating customers by putting too much ice in cold drinks, according to a $5 million lawsuit filed against the coffee giant.

Fears toxic factory linked to cancer cases

WORKERS near a toxic factory in Melbourne’s south fear the contamination could be linked to their health issues after three colleagues were diagnosed with cancer.

Ice cream prank leaves man with eye injury

Ice cream prank leaves man with eye injury

A SOCIAL media prank gone wrong is believed to be behind an “ice cream assault” that has left an unsuspecting university student in hospital with an injured eye.

Bowls club refuses to roll over for stadium

Bowls club refuses to roll over for stadium

A SPORTING battle is brewing in Melbourne’s east, with members of a bowls club saying they will not move to make way for a netball stadium.

Suburb’s skyline goes high-rise

Suburb’s skyline goes high-rise

IT will soon be home to more than 10 of Melbourne’s tallest buildings outside of the CBD, so why is Box Hill a mecca for developers?

‘We are doing this for humanity’

‘We are doing this for humanity’

THESE Cranbourne-based volunteers are taking the idea of meals on wheels to a whole new level in their latest project to help feed the needy.

Lotto winner unaware of prize haul

Lotto winner unaware of prize haul

SOMEONE who bought a TattsLotto ticket from a Thomastown newsagent is walking around unaware they are more than half a million dollars richer.

Scammers hit Bendigo Bank ATM

Scammers hit Bendigo Bank ATM

PEOPLE using a Bendigo Bank ATM in Melbourne’s outer east have been targeted by scammers after a card skimmer was found on it.

Smart wager Agent makes splash with $1.5m sale

Agent makes splash with $1.5m sale

REAL estate agents love celebrating a big sale but this agent took it to a whole new level after breaking a street record in Knoxfield. WATCH

Reserves smashed Future potential a gift to present-day vendor

Future potential a gift to present-day vendor

A THREE-bedroom house in one of Melbourne’s less-celebrated eastern suburbs topped its reserve price by $162,000 recently. Find out why.

Group dynamic Auctions now a team sport?

Auctions now a team sport?

A TRIO of high-priced sales in recent weeks across Box Hill and Mitcham have come at the hands of buyers teaming up to beat rival budgets.

Prime land Pie legend’s family property up for grabs

Pie legend’s family property up for grabs

WANT a slice of Collingwood premiership history? It will cost you. The family property of legendary coach Jock McHale is expected to fetch $20 million.

RDFL footy: Lancefield V Diggers Rest

RDFL Sims left unimpressed with win

IT MIGHT have scored a healthy win, but Diggers Rest was far from content after its Riddell District Football League clash with Romsey on Saturday night.

TAC Cup Knights secure first points

Knights secure first points

A BIG win was on the cards at one point, but in the end the Northern Knights just hung on to record their first victory of the season in the TAC Cup on Sunday.

WRFL Injury-hit Saints soar

Injury-hit Saints soar

ST ALBANS registered its first win for the Western Region Football League Division 1 season under new coach Fabian Carelli on Saturday.

s45mm999 Matt Fennell battled hard but had little support on Sunday. (Peter Hynson Photography)

Raiders ambush tardy Hawks

The Ringwood Hawks have made a habit of starting games slowly this year, and, on Sunday against the undefeated Knox Raiders, they paid the ultimate price.

Bats swoop on premier coach

Bats swoop on premier coach

PLENTY  Valley  has bolstered its coaching ranks for 2016-17 with the addition of experienced Premier Cricket mentor Kim Littlejohn.

Raiders home focus

Raiders home focus

KNOX Raiders sit pretty at the top of Big V ladder after Championship Men’s win over Ringwood.