Charlie Watts, the drummer in the Rolling Stones, has died at the age of 80. In 1995, when the band was touring Australia, 3AW Breakfast host Ross Stevenson met the drummer at a cocktail party thrown by Jeff Kennett. Ross had taken a special item with him, which the band signed… Press PLAY below to […]
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Despite enduring lockdowns and remote learning on and off for more than a year, 2021 NAPLAN results show there’s been no significant decline in results achieved by Victorian kids. Chief Executive of the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority, David Carvalho, says the result is a “pleasant surprise … given the traumatic circumstances”. He says […]
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80. He recently pulled out of the band’s US tour to recover from an unspecified medical procedure. Watts had been a member of the Stones since 1963. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital surrounded by his family. Australia’s premier music historian, Alan […]
A 36-year-old man has been charged over the alleged kidnapping of two children at Blackburn North. Five-year-old Adilla and her three-year-old brother Bilal were discovered safe and well at a home in Mitcham at 7.20pm on Monday night, almost 12 hours after they went missing from their family home. Police say their 32-year-old mother had […]
3AW newsreader David ‘Armo’ Armstrong has had some ripper on-air moments. Today it’s his birthday. To honour the day, Damian Tardio put together the top seven moments from the newsreader. Press PLAY below to hear seven of David Armstrong’s funniest on-air moments
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 […]
(Image: Parliament of Victoria) RUMOUR CONFIRMED A Victorian Labor MP left her Melbourne home to stay at her coastal holiday home for the latest lockdown. Danielle Green, who represents the seat of Yan Yean in Melbourne’s north, was present at Parliament House in Melbourne after 5pm on August 5, with the statewide lockdown beginning at […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A Mornington Peninsula butcher has had fake QR codes pasted over its COVID check-in posters. A caller to the Rumour File reported on Monday that the check-in codes had been covered with QR stickers redirecting to another website. The Herald Sun reports activists placed stickers over QR codes at Bells Quality Meats in […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED! A mural of three Melbourne stars has popped up on the side of a Kew house. It features Max Gawn, Christian Petracca and Kysaiah Pickett. 3AW was first alerted to the painting this week on The Rumour File. Eliza’s parents own the house and she told Neil Mitchell it was done by local […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED Two hospitals in Melbourne’s west temporarily stopped accepting new patients last night due to critical staff shortages, with hundreds of staff required to isolate and get tested for COVID-19. Sunshine Hospital and Footscray Hospital were both forced to suspend new patient admissions temporarily. A caller to the Rumour File reported 250 Footscray Hospital […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A pasta shop fed struggling Melburnians for free last night. Maria’s Pasta in North Fitzroy started offering free meals in lockdown five, and they’ve done it again this time around. Scroll down to see the enormous queue that formed outside the shop Kylie Italiano from Maria’s Pasta says staff at the shop noticed […]
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 […]