Talking Melbourne

CFA training base shut down

The Fiskville training centre has been closed due to safety concerns.

Lauren Hilbert 1:05 PM   The CFA's Fiskville training facility has been shut down after chemical residue was found in the water supply.

Casino brawlers in cold water

Police are investigating.

Yvette Gray 7:22 AM   Three men have ended up in the Yarra River following a fight at Southbank last night.

End of the line for Bali duo?

Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran look to be running out of time.

Jake Bourke 12:10 PM   Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran look to be just days from death after latest development.

Our penguins need selfie sticks

Ross suggested we arm the penguins with their own selfie sticks to fight back.

7:50 AM   Penguins on St Kilda's foreshore are suffering from an increase in happy snappers using selfie sticks.

Middle-aged men worse off

Women who lived alone were less isolated than men, the new research has shown.

8:32 AM   It seems middle-aged men are the ones who miss out the most when it comes to living alone, according to new research.

Your Melbourne-opoly

Neil Mitchell saw the likeness between Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Rich Uncle Pennybags.

10:38 AM   Ross and John have come up with a list of Melbourne icons that should feature in our city's version of the classic board game.

Interest rates could hit new low

The Reserve Bank of Australia.

11:36 AM   The RBA is expected to cut the cash rate again today, but one leading investment manager warns it's not all good news.

Neil Mitchell: tram model

Look out! Neil Mitchell's face is on a tram, all for a good cause.

10:34 AM   Look out for the 2052 tram, Neil Mitchell is pictured next to his beloved Demons colours in a campaign for the Good Friday Appeal.

Win

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Rumour File is back!

Rumour File thanks to Lexus of Blackburn

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Word on the Street

Word on the Street thanks to City Jeep

What’s your Word on the Street? Call Tom Elliott’s Drive Show with your Word on the Street and you could win a brand new Jeep Cherokee Sport Longitude thanks to City Jeep!

Small Business Success Awards

Momentum Small Business Awards

Momentum and 3AW reward Small Business success and celebrate the exciting and sometimes challenging lives of Small Business Owners.

Sport

Back to the Bombers?

Jake Bourke 8:58 PM   Essendon legend Kevin Sheedy is set to return to the club before the start of the season.

Melbourne looks to the Stars

The Melbourne Stars are reportedly chasing Australian captain Michael Clarke.

7:37 PM   Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke is reportedly being targeted by the Melbourne Stars.

Daniel Ricciardo 'can't wait' for Australian GP

Daniel Ricciardo spoke to Neil Mitchell from Barcelona.

F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo told Neil Mitchell he still has his first car, and his mum has one thing she won't let her son do.

Life and Culture

Pub of the Week: Tony Leonard reviews the Coppersmith in South Melbourne

Situated at the very end of Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, just past the legendary Emerald Hotel, the Coppersmith is a brand new take on the old Cricket Club Hotel (aka the Whale’s, so named after afl legend Brian Roberts) serving a sharper level of food, beverage and hospitality in Melbourne.

Ela Carte reviews social enterprise cafes

Trumpter fillet at The Grounds at St Columbs.

Ela Carte   Ela Carte reviews two social enterprise cafes, The Grounds at St Columbs in Hawthorn and Shebeen in the city.

Plenty of fish in the sea

Matthew Evans in Gourmet Farmer Afloat

There's a food critic turned farmer who wants to educate Australians about how to cook our lesser-known edible fish species.

Network News

Sydney drivers drugged behind the wheel

Driving under the influence of the drug ice is a rising concern on Sydney roads.

PM stirring up Islamophobia says human rights lawyer

Sydney Muslims gather at a rally to show their support for the Prophet Muhammad in the suburb of Lakemba

Julian Burnside a barrister, human rights advocate and author says senior political figures including the Prime Minister are creating a sense of fear about Muslims.

Gaga's performance rated better than Julie Andrews'

Lady Gaga performs at artRave on November 10, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York.

It's either the bravest or dumbest question asked by Basil Zempilas but he has asked it.