Interest in beachside property within commuting distance has skyrocketed during COVID-19. Realestate.com.au‘s Regional Australia Report reveals house prices in beachfront suburbs have surged. Barwon Heads has seen Victoria’s greatest regional price growth in recent years, with prices soaring by 624 per cent from 2000 to 2020. In 2000, the median house price in the town […]
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CITY BARS nickandnoras.com.au/melbourne gimlet.melbourne baramericano.com barlourinha.com.au Well, she’s slowly opening up, dear Melbourne, and while we’re definitely stretching our legs and wallets and trying to get to some to some of our favourites bars and eateries, the challenge is really there for operators in our unusually quiet CBD. Things get even tougher for city bars, […]
Production of the world’s most promising potential COVID-19 vaccine will begin in Melbourne on Monday, fuelling hopes that the leading drug candidate is nearing approval for human use. The first Melbourne-made doses of the drug developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University will be ready in two months. The results of phase three human trials of […]
Police are calling for help to find missing woman Margaret Snowden. The 56-year-old was last seen leaving her house in South Yarra at about 2pm yesterday. She was wearing a striped top, jeans and a medical alert bracelet. It’s not known where she was intending to go. Police have concerns for Margaret’s welfare due to […]
Australia is edging closer to a successful vaccination program, with the securing of another 50 million doses of of two leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates. The federal government had signed two new agreements — one for 40 million units of a Novavax vaccine candidate and one for 10 million units of a Pfizer vaccine. The new […]
A test is being developed by Melbourne researchers in the hope of being able to predict pregnant women likely to go in to have premature births to providing better care to pre-term babies. It’s hoped a test could give doctors a better indication of the risk of going into early labour. Senior research fellow Dr […]
Advice is mounting to warn Australians against arthroscopic knee surgery, especially for patients with osteoarthritis who are aged over 50. President of the Australian Rheumatology Association Professor Rachelle Buchbinder said it could be doing more harm than good. “We are talking to GPs and importantly to patients to say don’t ask for a referral for […]
The average public sector worker takes nearly two more sickies than the average private sector worker. Why? Well, the Public Service Commissioner has told The Australian it’s because private sector bosses are too tough when it comes to sick leave. But as Ross and John mooted, surely that means the opposite could also be true… Click […]
Australians have been warned about the lasting damage that can be done to your hearing after the release of new stats that show one in 10 people have their headphones playing too loud. “It’s very damaging … because the damage is permanent,” Simon David, audiologist manager for Bupa. “It’s one of those things that creeps up […]
Victoria is in the midst of a baby boom, enjoying the biggest increase in birth rates of anywhere in Australia the past year. ABS data shows an extra 9324 births were recorded in 2016, taking the total to 82,892, which is nearly a 13 per cent jump on the previous year. But Professor Peter McDonald […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A council worker and police have been threatened by the knife-wielding owner of a vicious dog. Following a dog attack on Sunday, a council worker attended the owner’s Shepparton home, and was threatened with a knife. Police then attended the address on Monday, where they were allegedly forced to deploy OC spray on […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED Thousands of campers will be forced to make other arrangements this summer. Camping on the Mornington Peninsula foreshore has been declared off limits until at least February. Every foreshore camping site between Dromana and Sorrento is impacted. Anyone who had a booking has been informed by email. In the email informing those with […]
The father of a boy attacked in Hawthorn park at the weekend says he fears the gang who targeted his son will “end up killing someone”. In an early Rumour File report on Monday, Ross Stevenson said he’d been told a gang attacked schoolchildren at Rathmines Road Reserve. Police played down the conflict, revealing one […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED Melbourne’s zoos have reopened post-lockdown, and they’re doing a roaring trade. More than 1400 people in the online queue for Zoo tickets at one point on Wednesday, the first day the zoos reopened. “There was a few hours wait at some points in time,” Melbourne Zoo Director Michelle Bruggeman told Ross and Russel. […]
THE RUMOUR FILE Many have been left bitterly disappointed as Liquorland has refused to honour sales of beer sold at bargain prices. The bottleshop was advertising Mountain Goat Steam Ale slabs at $59, but at the checkout a website glitch meant the slabs were being processed for the heavily discounted price of $17.50 a slab. […]
Rebecca Andrews found herself in her mid-30s and single. Something had to change, so she tried “dating like a man”. Circular dating is openly dating several people at a time. At one stage she had five guys going within one week. It’s exhausting, but she swears by it. But is she still single? Click PLAY […]