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THE LATEST NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

New super tower will match Eureka

tower LISTEN: A major four-tower skyscraper complex has been approved for construction on the site of the former Age building in the heart of the city.

Abbott softens talk on Russia

<b>MINI-VID:</b> Tony Abbott on his relationship with Vladimir Putin WATCH: Tony Abbott's full interview with Neil Mitchell, in which he tells of national MH17 service in Melbourne and his relationship with Putin.

John Williamson joins Denis Walter

John Williamson joins Denis Walter in the studio. WATCH: Australian singer songwriter John Williamson joins Denis Walter in the studio.

'Banks need improved reputations'

NAB WATCH: Outgoing National Australia Bank CEO says banks need to improve their reputation.

Destructive winds lash Melbourne

CLouds PHOTOS: Winds gusts up to 110km per hour are battering Melbourne and most of Victoria and are expected to last for most of the day.

AFL's plan to win back footy fans

AFL Melbourne Demons v Fremantle Dockers at the MCG. Low crowd just over 13,000 people LISTEN: The AFL will aim to put the fans first next season as it tries and turn around falling crowd numbers.

New release movie reviews, July 31

Lucy film FILMS: This week Jim Schembri takes a look at A Most Wanted Man, Lucy, The Selfish Giant, The Keeper of Lost Causes and Some Velvet Morning.

Vinnies receives generous package

package RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Mystery surrounds a bag of goods donated to a Melbourne op shop which contained a distinctive package valued at more than $30,000.

Concerns over spread of Ebola virus

virus LISTEN: The US Peace Corps is set to pull volunteers from West Africa due to growing concerns over the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Tess Masters on 'The Blender Girl'

tess WATCH: Tess Masters, also known as ‘The Blender Girl’ joins Denis Walter in the studio.

Aussie athlete arrested over fight

Scotland police. GLASGOW: A member of Australia's games team has been detained by Scottish police after an alleged assault in the athletes' village.

Coach banned over Pearson split

Sally Pearson and Eric Hollingsworth in 2010. GAMES: Australia's athletics team has been thrown into turmoil after the suspension of head coach Eric Hollingsworth.

Springvale South drive-by shooting

Police are investigating a death near Geelong. LATEST: There's been a drive-by shooting in Springvale South last night.

Bring in sin bin to combat thuggery

Thuggery LISTEN: AFL has a problem with violence and thuggery and parents will start to steer their children away from the game because of it, according to sports journalist Phillip 'Buzz' Rothfield.

'Sack those who tampered with tape'

Mark Latham LISTEN: Former Labor leader Mark Latham has described state Labor's handling of the dictaphone scandal as "disgraceful" and says he can't believe those involved still have a job.

'I think I'm a bit of a role model'

James Magnussen LISTEN: Australian swim star and Commonwealth Games golden boy James Magnussen spoke to Sports Today as the swimming events came to a close in Glasgow.

Council to employ 'resilience officer'

fire- LISTEN: It comes with a generous $236,544 annual salary but what does Melbourne’s first ‘chief resilience officer’ actually do?

ISIS links to Melbourne schools

Adam Dahman (via Facebook) LATEST: The Neil Mitchell program believes several students from inner suburban secondary schools are promoting an international terrorist group.

'I think a line has been crossed'

An ultra-orthodox Jew COMMENT: I am really against people importing their conflicts into Australia. We need to be very wary about fundraising here to support one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Ron Iddles: 'This could save lives'

iddles LISTEN: Victims of domestic violence could be alerted to threats and attacks before they happen, under a proposal by the Police Association.

Comm Games' most amazing moment

Tables tennis VIDEO: This - the greatest table tennis rally of all time - will knock your socks off.

Richard Clapton joins Denis Walter

Australian singer-songwriter Richard Clapton joins Denis Walter in the studio. WATCH: Australian singer-songwriter Richard Clapton joins Denis Walter in the studio.

Sex attacker assaults girl, 16

An image of the man has been released. CAN YOU HELP?: Police are hunting a man over a terrifying sex attack on a teenage girl in East Caulfield.

'I feel like I've earned this'

Swimmer, Daniel Tranter LISTEN: Australia's Daniel Tranter won gold in the men's 200 metres individual medley on Tuesday, however the 22-year-old almost never made it to the Games.

Clifton Hill Hotel

Clifton-Hill-Hotel TONY LEONARD: Legendary old school boozer on Queens Pde that was idle for an extended period of time, the Clifton Hill has been brought back to life by the good folk at the Quiet Man Flemington.

135kg of ice seized in drug raid

ice DRUG RAID: There's been a massive drug haul in Melbourne with authorities seizing more than 100kilos of the illicit drug ice.

Doyle: 'It's a mess, a gigantic error'

The Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has apologised for Melbourne's LATEST: The City of Melbourne has withdrawn nearly 35,000 parking tickets and will refund those who've paid them.

Father jailed after torching home

Court (FFX) COURT: A 42-year-old father of 11 children has been sent to jail after setting fire to his Kings Park house while his family was inside.

'Surprised he's not out for season'

Tyrone Vickery FOOTBALL: There's been outrage in the footy world following the tribunal's decision to suspend Ty Vickery for four matches for his king hit on Dean Cox.

Jim Schembri's latest movie reviews

Hercules 3D doesn't get a great review. JIM SCHEMBRI: Jim casts his eye across Hercules 3D, Mrs Browns Boys D'Movie, Deliver Us From Evil, Once My Mother, Snowpiercer, Still Life and Devil's Knot.

Painless way to slash health costs

drugs LISTEN: The government is paying far too much for pharmaceuticals compared with other countries and could slash millions from its health expenditure just by getting a fairer price for drugs, according to a leading think-tank.

100 jobs lost in the Latrobe Valley

jobs JOB CUTS: One hundred jobs are set to go with the closure of the Morwell Briquette Factory and the Latrobe Valley power station.

Neil Mitchell concedes defeat

Speed camera commissioner Gordon Lewis told Neil Mitchell there was still unfinished business. LISTEN:Neil Mitchell has conceded. "I'm an idiot. We're all idiots."

'What national symbol do we have?'

No Scotland FLAG: If Scotland gains its independence, Australia may need to change its flag. So if the Union Jack is destined for the scrap heap, with what do we replace it?

Newsreader gaffe: Who am I again?

david Armstrong LISTEN: David Armstrong is one of Melbourne's premier newsreaders. But even this seasoned pro is not immune to the odd slip up.

Family Feud error: Ride or Bride?

rideLEAD FEUD GAFFE: Denis Walter believes he's detected an error in Monday night's 'Family Feud' episode which may have cost the contestant $10,000.

Baillieu calls for Labor to come clean

ted TAPE SCANDAL: Former premier Ted Baillieu has called for Daniel Andrews to come clean about Labor’s involvement in the latest tapes scandal.

A live tribute to Cat Stevens

Darren Coggan performs live in the studio. WATCH: Darren Coggan joins Denis Walter in the studio for a tribute to Cat Stevens.

Shooter's joy: 'I can't describe it'

Laetisha Scanlan LISTEN: Victorian trap shooter Laetisha Scanlan told Neil Mitchell how she turned her Commonwealth Games from horror to gold.

Prince Harry 'doesn't like selfies'

harrylead LISTEN: Another photo involving the Hockeyroos has gone viral after Brooke Peris and teammates managed to get a second royal snap.

Daniel Andrews comes clean

<b>WATCH:</b> Daniel Andrews in the studio with Neil Mitchell. EXCLUSIVE ONE-ON-ONE: Watch the full interview in which Daniel Andrews speaks out about the tape scandal that has embroiled state politics.

Bags of Rock join 3AW Breakfast

bagofrock WATCH: Gregor (G-man), Alan (Deathface), Logan, Steven and Jonny from Bags of Rock join Ross and John in Glasgow.

'What do you gain by potting Tyrone?'

Walker Hanley TWEETS: Essendon champ Matthew Lloyd has slammed the current AFL players who took to Twitter to censure Ty Vickery for his hit on Dean Cox.

'Drug addiction is not a disease'

Peaches, 25, was found dead at her home in Kent. (The Mirror) TOM ELLIOTT: Drug addiction is not a disease, it involves consciously sticking whatever substance it is into your veins, up your nose, into your lungs.

Malceski set to reunite with Roos?

Nick Malceski LISTEN: Melbourne has emerged as one of the front-runners in the scramble to sign free agent Nick Malceski from the Swans, reports Sam McClure.

Seal swims to South Yarra

Seal South Yarra PHOTOS: A seal has swum all the way along the Yarra River from Port Phillip Bay, playing and catching two big fish before ending up in South Yarra.

'The Age' boss questions ALP claims

Labor leader Daniel Andrews. LISTEN: Andrew Holden, editor-in-chief of The Age, has questioned why the dictaphone involved in the leaked Ted Baillieu tapes was destroyed and not returned.

Work for the dole 'unfair' on jobless

queue jobless dole,  unemployment benefits , unemployed LISTEN: "Unfair" - that's the way the Victoria's peak body for social services has summed up Abbott government plans to increase the expectations placed upon the unemployed.

Vickery heading straight to tribunal

Tyrone Vickery MRP: Richmond ruckman Tyrone Vickery has been referred directly to the tribunal by the Match Review Panel for whacking Eagle Dean Cox in the face during Friday night's game.

'He was left lying in a pool of blood'

Lights and sirens weren't going to stop this father from getting his wife to the hospital! LISTEN: Police are not happy with a sentence handed to a motorist who fled the scene of a fatal hit-run in Forest Hill last year.

'Fake' cramp costs winning goal

A goal umpire forced play to pause because nature called on Saturday. (Picture: Gary Sissons) RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A junior footy team is livid after it lost a game on the weekend after an injured player was forced to retake a crucial kick for goal after the siren.

Woman disgusted over 'death' plate

d NEIL'S PICS: 3AW Mornings has been sent a photo of a car donning a homemade number plate which reads 'DEATH to all Israeli militant Nazis'.

'Once My Mother' - Sophia Turkiewicz

SophiaHeadshot WATCH: When filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven her Polish mother put her in an Adelaide orphanage for two years. This lead to a deeply held resentment that lasted a long time, though - luckily - not a life time.

Melbourne's biggest parking fee?

s NEIL'S PICS: A Melbourne man has been left stunned after being billed $1095 for one night in a secure parking lot in the city.

Tracey Ryan ticks off her bucket list

Tracey Ryan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. LISTEN: We often joke about bucket lists, and what you want to get done before you die.

Video: Ross and John tour Glasgow

WATCH: Take a tour of Glasgow with Ross and John. VIDEOS: Look out, Glasgow - Ross and John have landed!

Pedestrians urged to unplug in CBD

Pedestrians urged to unplug. LISTEN: Pedestrians are being urged to take extra care when listening to music and speaking on their mobile phone in busy areas.

Where were the (U)sain questions?

selfie GLASGOW: There are silly questions and there are irrelevant questions and irrelevancy took over in the Usain Bolt press conference at Glasgow.

Labor official admits role in tapes

Labor leader Daniel Andrews. ALP: Senior Labor officials have admitted to listening to and downloading the contents of a dictaphone belonging to an Age journalist.

Woman badly burned in assault

Police are investigating a death near Geelong. LATEST NEWS: A young woman has serious burns following an assault in Ardeer overnight.

Tony Shaw does Open [radio] Mike

Tony Shaw and Greg Williams. AFL: Mike Sheahan interviews Tony Shaw.

Richo does Open [radio] Mike

Mike Sheahan interviews Matthew Richardson. AFL: Mike Sheahan interviews Matthew Richardson.

Nick Maxwell on 3AW Football

Collingwood's Nick Maxwell in action. AFL: Nick Maxwell joined 3AW Football for an extended discussion on his career.

Buy, Swap & Sell: July 27

Buy, Swap and Sell: Garage Sale List BAG A BARGAIN: Check out the 3AW Weekends' Buy Swap and Sell List for July 27. Find a bargain every week with Darren James!

Buy, Swap & Sell: July 26

Buy, Swap and Sell BAG A BARGAIN: Check out the 3AW Weekends' Buy Swap and Sell List for July 26. Find a bargain every week with Darren James!

Jim's movie cheat sheet, July 25

The Shining MOVIE NEWS: Director Mark Romanek is lacing up to preside over Overlook Hotel, a prequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror flick The Shining.

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3AW Photo Gallery

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2014 Pub of the Week

pub of the week Click here for Tony Leonard's latest reviews: Olympic Hotel in Preston and the Clifton Hill 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.

3AW Football Central

3AW Football - Brian Taylor In 2014, the 3AW Football team is the most experienced and successful in the league. This is your home for all 3AW Footy news, views and analysis. 3AW is Football.

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.