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'He was a precocious talent'

<b>LISTEN:</b> Former mentor Dean Jones pays tribute to Phillip Hughes Australian great pays tribute to Phil Hughes.

2014 Draft: Club by Club

Paddy McCartin is expected to go number one in Thursday night's draft. DRAFT: Recap the 2014 AFL Draft.

Lunching cop filmed, taunted

Cop lunch WATCH: Does this video say more about the officer or the man behind the camera?

Phone-snatcher caught in tracks

Man had his phone snatched when getting off a train. RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Remarkable phone-snatching story at Clifton Hill.

Blackburn Rd closed after hit-run

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers BREAKING: There's a manhunt underway after a out-of-control BMW collided with a car in Mount Waverley.

Catherine Andrews: The woman behind the man

Catherine Andrews had a fruity surprise for Neil. ELECTION: Want to know more about the man polls say will be Victoria’s new Premier?

New fee charges for FIRB

Kelly O'Dwyer. FIRB: Foreigners buying Australian houses will be charged a feehich will go towards better policing changes in Visa status’ and collect a database of information for details on who owns the property.

'Parliament is not a pub'

VICTORIA VOTES: Labor will breath-test MPs, judges and magistrates and impose stiff penalties for those over 0.05 if they win Saturday's state election.

Mark Latham hits back

Mark Latham has slammed Mia Freedman, Jane Caro and the ABC. LISTEN: Former Labor leader Mark Latham slams Mia Freedman, Jane Caro and the ABC.

McCartin, Petracca, Brayshaw top three

They want you, Paddy. AFL: Paul Roos has all but confirmed Melbourne will select Christian Petracca with one of its two top three picks in Thursday's national draft.

Culture change at Melbourne

Paul Roos. AFL: Over the past two or three years ‘culture’ has become a buzz word of the AFL, with many supporters and media personalities blaming poor culture for poor performance of a football club.

Condition of sinkhole victim worsens

Ambulance UPDATE: The condition of a woman who was swallowed by a sinkhole in Springvale South yesterday has worsened.

Valedictory hit by gastro outbreak

Ross and John RUMOUR CONFIRMED: More than 100 people have been struck down with gastro after high school valedictory.

Dr Napthine sings happy birthday

Dr Denis Napthine. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: In a week where the Premier is advertising every reason to vote for him in Saturday’s election, we didn’t think his singing qualities (or lack of!) would have come into play.

Emergency landing near miss

Emergency landing at Essendon airport. (Picture: Channel 9) ESSENDON: A plane has made an emergency landing at Essendon Airport after a malfunction with one of its front wheels this afternoon.

Cheap wine a big winner

Red wine. CHEAP WINE: Few wine lovers would admit their favourite drop comes from an Aldi, but six of the supermarket's cheap wines have been ranked amongst the best.

Council caught dumping waste

Caught in the act? WATCH: Video seems to show a council dumping a smelly waste on its own streets.

So, we like, don't like these words

Macquarie dictionary. LANGUAGE: The Macquarie dictionary is changing its definition of the word ‘shirtfront’ following Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s threat to Russian President Vladimir Putin last month.

Pick one is just a number: McCartin

Paddy McCartin is expected to go number one in Thursday night's draft. DRAFT: St Kilda has made its decision on which 18-year-old they will select with its number one pick in Thursday night’s draft and 3AW Football’s Sam McClure has reported it will be Geelong Falcons key forward Paddy McCartin.

Special pup for terminal teen

This little pup will make a struggling Melbourne family's Christmas extra special. MOVING: Incredible response to heartbreaking story of a Mernda family facing their final Christmas together.

Andrews attacks 'desperate' Liberals

Daniel Andrews with Neil Mitchell WATCH: Labor leader Daniel Andrews cops intense grilling over East West Link.

Should Lambie stay in Senate?

Portrait of PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie LISTEN: Following Jacquie Lambie’s split with Palmer United Party this week, pressure is mounting for the Senator to relinquish her seat, while political experts believe that would be unconstitutional.

Tenant wins $1K over crappy loo

A resident has been awarded nearly $1000 from his landlord for a dodgy toilet seat. LISTEN: Cracked toilet seat leaves man scarred, bloodied and embarrassed.

100s flee burning city building

Photo: Hernan Jaramillo LATEST: Hundreds of people have been forced to flee a city apartment block after a fire broke out early this morning.

Labor to sack Ambulance board

Ambulance Victoria promised $100 million by Daniel Andrews. LATEST: Daniel Andrews says he'll sack Ambulance Victoria board if he wins Saturday's election.

Guy Sebastian in studio

Guy Sebastian and Denis Walter WATCH: One of Australia’s great music success stories, Guy Sebastian, joined Denis Walter in studio to talk about Madness, his latest album.

Fashionable rubbish

Ring pull dress FASHION: An Australia designer has created an evening gown from ring pulls usually found on drink cans.

Gossip sheet - November 25

Joel Edgerton GOSSIP: Quote of the week: “I didn’t realize my head looked so good bald,” Joel Edgerton proffered about his look for his new epic movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings.

A horse is a horse, that is of course...

BJ the very talented horse WATCH: A horse is a horse, of course , of course, that is unless the horse of course is… BJ the horse from Melbourne.

RSL apologises over Turban ban

Glenroy RSL. UPDATE: RSL forced to apologise after man was denied access because he was wearing a turban.

Fyfe out for 6-8 weeks

Nathan Fyfe AFL: Fremantle star Nathan Fyfe will not be able to do any overhead work for at least 6-8 weeks as he will have surgery in his shoulder in Melbourne in the coming days.

How we beat Ireland

Nick Riewoldt. AFL: Saturday night’s International Rules match against Ireland may well have rejuvenated the whole series, with Australia winning by 10 points in Perth.

Exactly 7124 worms stolen

Worms RUMOUR UPDATES: A man breaks his leg in dramatic fashion at a magic show and police inspect the theft thousands of worms.

Latham's views 'gob-smacking'

latham ANTI-DEPRESSANTS: In last week’s ‘post-natal depression awareness week’ Mark Latham wrote an article suggesting that mothers who have anti-depressants should not have had kids.

ABC work-ethic 'shocking'

ABC ABC: There has been quite a large reaction to over 400 job cuts at the ABC with many saying it won’t result in massive savings, however Louise Evans, former manager at Radio National said the work-ethic of many that she worked with was ‘shocking’.

'It was something we didn't want to see'

Drain LISTEN: The man who helped saved a baby found down a roadside drain in Sydney believes the child's cries were a last-ditch attempt to attract help.

Tougher laws needed

A fight at the Murray League’s grand final in 2013. (Photo: Ben Eyles / Border Mail) ONE-PUNCH: Lack of respect, stupidity, drugs and a 'desensitisation to other people' are to blame for violence from young men according to mindset expert Pat Mesiti.

'Corruption, abuse' and Yooralla

Yooralla. LATEST: The Napthine Government and the Opposition are both promising a parliamentary enquiry into allegations of corruption and abuse of patients at the state's largest disability provider.

Brekky listeners join hunt for boat

Security cameras caught the brazen - and clumsy - boat theft. WATCH: Ross and John listeners say they've seen the boat east of Melbourne.

Aus Open in 16-year-old's sights

Ryan Ruffels. (Picture: Jay Cronan) GOLF: Life is pretty good for Ryan Ruffels right now. He’s 16-years-old, he’s just finished his year-11 exams and he’s just finished 17th in the Australian Masters golf tournament over the weekend.

Mark Williams diagnosed with cancer

Port Adelaide premiership coach Mark Williams. One of football's most colourful characters has been diagnosed with cancer.

Buy, Swap & Sell: November 23

Buy, Swap and Sell BAG A BARGAIN: Check out the 3AW Weekends' Buy Swap and Sell List for November 23 Find a bargain every week with Darren James!

Buy, Swap & Sell: November 22

Buy Swap and sell Looking to buy something, but don't want to pay marked-up prices in shops?

The big red bus runs red

bus ELECTION: Labor's big red campaign bus may have landed itself in hot water.

Bizarre how-to-vote card a phony

Clem Newton-Brown confirmed this card was sent by him. POLITICS: Liberal MP details opponents' stance on sexuality in bizarre social media 'accident'.

Multi-car crash on Princes Highway

Peak hour traffic in Toorak (FFX) TRAFFIC: Four people have been injured in a multi-car collision on the Princes Highway.

Hackers target webcams

Webcams, CCTV cameras and even baby monitors are being targeted by hackers. LISTEN: Webcams, CCTV cameras and even baby monitors are being targeted by hackers.

Car park rip-off

St Vincent's Hospital car park fees. Hospital car parking across Victoria is raking in $70 million a year by charging patients and their families exorbitant fees. PARKING FEES: Hospital car parking across Victoria is raking in $70 million a year by charging patients and their families exorbitant fees.

Hunger Games bad for your brain?

Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games. MOVIES: Movie buff Jim Schembri takes a look at the Hunger Games.

Jim's Movie Cheat Sheet

Christoph Waltz. MOVIES: Jim's Movie Cheat Sheet, November 20.

Interview with Stephen Lance

My Mistress interview. MOVIES: Interview with 'My Mistress' director Stephen Lance.

Ela visits the "Lui Bar"

Barra at Lui Bar. Ela Carte: Let’s be honest, lots of us will probably never get to dine at Shannon Bennett’s famous restaurant, Vue de Monde.

Potential pardon for Greste

Australian journalist Peter Greste faces seven years in prison after an Egyptian court found him guilty of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood. LISTEN: The family of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste say they're heartened by news he may be pardoned by the Egyptian President.

What's on 3AW

Watch & Win with Channel 10's Family Feud!

Watch & win with Channel 10's Family Feud! Channel Ten's Family Feud has teamed up with 3AW and the Fairfax Talk Radio Network around Australia give you the chance to win a brand new Mitsubishi Outlander. Make sure you listen to Afternoons with Denis Walters for your chance to win.

Want to stream 3AW online?

More people than ever can now watch and listen to 3AW online. LIVE STREAMING: More people than ever can now watch and listen to 3AW online.

Our summer of talk AND cricket

The best of cricket AND talk this summer on 3AW. Find out how you can get the best of both worlds - cricket AND talk - this summer using digital radio.

3AW Photo Gallery

Check out the latest photos! Check out the latest photos from 3AW

2014 Pub of the Week

pub of the week Tony's latest reviews including the Palmerston Hotel, South Melbourne, the Palace Hotel, Camberwell, and Footscray's Reverence Hotel.

Ela Carte's reviews

Ela Carte Head 3AW Breakfast's Ela Carte hunts down the tastiest, funkiest, most fantastic eateries in Melbourne and beyond. Click here for her reviews.

Breakfast with Ross and John

Ross and John Ross Stevenson and John Burns entertain listeners with their razor sharp wit and oddball humour every morning. And every day the best segments of their on-air - and sometimes off-air - program are published on 3AW.com.au.

Mornings with Neil Mitchell

Neil Mitchell Neil Mitchell is one of Australia’s most experienced journalists. He sets the Melbourne news agenda every day from 8:30am to 12pm.

Afternoons with Denis Walter

Denis Walter 3AW Afternoons provides a feast of entertainment and helpful information between 12 and 3pm every Monday to Friday. Denis Walter, one of 3AW's favourites, hosts the program each day - with highlights regularly uploaded to 3AW.com.au.

Drive with Tom Elliott

Tom Elliot Take a new way home with Tom Elliott. In an all-new, three-hour Drive Program, Tom Elliott tackles the issues affecting Melbourne, bringing you the latest news, information, opinion and talk back.

3AW's Sports Today

Sports Today Former AFL stars Dwayne Russell and Gerard Healy keep you informed about the game all year round, but particularly in-season. When AFL takes a break, the boys ensure all of your sporting requirements are met.

Nightline with Bruce and Phil

Bruce and Phil Now in their 18th year together, Bruce and Phil are as fresh as ever hosting Australia's most listened to Evening Program . Sunday - Thursday from 8pm until Midnight.

3AW Weekends

Darren James - Come and find a bargain on 3AW The 3AW Weekends page incorporates Buy Swap and Sell, the Big Backyard, Streetwise, the Big House, Sunday Morning, Talking Health, Blast From The Past and Melbourne Overnight.

Neil's Pics

Email your picture or video to neilspics@3aw.com.au for your chance to win! Seen Something newsworthy, interesting or funny? Send a video or picture of it to Neil Mitchell!

Cleaning guru Shannon Lush

Shannon Lush Shannon Lush is our resident natural product cleaning lady. Do you have any goo that needs removing? Any stubborn stains that won't budge? Shannon will have the answers! Listen to her latest segment now and leave a question for next time.

3AW Food

3AW Food Find Bob Hart's latest recipes, Tony Leonard's Pub of the Week reviews, La Luna Head Chef Adrian Richardson favourite dishes and Ela Carte's weekly reviews.

Andrew McLaren Overnight

Andrew McLaren Andrew McLaren helps Melbourne get through the night with a refreshing edge. From midnight to 5:30am weekdays, he will keep you entertained and informed.

Get mobile with 3AW Apps

3AW Radio Apps Never be without Melbourne's favourite talkback station again.

Movies with Jim Schembri

Jimmy S Jim Schembri is one of Australia's most respected film critics. Click here for all your Jim Schembri film reviews, top ten lists, interviews with Australian and Hollywood talent and much much more.

3AW Online Community

Your turn to get behind the virtual microphone Thanks to the 3AW website, you can now promote your community event, garage sale and basically whatever you want (within reason) to the hundreds of thousands of 3AW web users.