CHALLENGE: It's on again. And this year it's a challenge as research...
WATCH: Food tests? Not this girl. Cushla Travels flirts with handsome celebrities, mocked their jobs and did some slap dancing.
OUR CITY: The East-West Link would be a waste of money better spent of building new 'compact communities', according to one the world's leading city planners.
CHANGING: In many ways, society in Melbourne and Victoria has changed in the past two or three decades. The obvious examples are related to population growth, traffic volume and political correctness, but there are also plenty of day to day mannerisms and habits which are different to the 1970’s and 1980’s.
TRIO OF RUMOURS: Busy morning on the Rumour File. 3AW Breakfast has tied up rumours about a scruffy AFL coach, a nutty recall and weapon worry.
INHERITANCE: Adult kids who are expecting a golden handshake through their mum and dads inheritance are set for a rude awakening, according to a recent wealth sentiment survey.
PREGNANCY: For the first time since 1932 women aged 40-44 are having more babies than women aged 15-19 in Australia.
THE BLOCK Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Regional Metro Manager Richard Marks has given ‘The Block’ a tick of approval after the show was caught out faking a visit from EPA when they discovered thousands of litres of fuel on the building site.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A window cleaner has done a bang-up job, cleaning an entire double-storey property, only to realise he was at the wrong house.
WATCH: Ross and John turned twitchers for a day as they road test a new birdwatching app.
AFL: Western Bulldogs forward Stewart Crameri reportedly hires top criminal lawyer to defend him in the wake of Essendon's supplements saga.
GROUSE: Kind 3AW listeners help a family keep their beloved pet.
ELA CARTE: If there’s anything Ian Curley can do well, it’s European fare and feel, and he hasn’t missed the mark at Kirk’s.
LISTEN: The Reserve Bank of Australia is set to tighten the screws on investor lending in a bid to curb galloping property prices.
KANSAS: A bizarre government initiative based around zombies will hit the state of Kansas in October.
LISTEN: So is Wangaratta a "horrible town", or was Nick Cave just a horrible young lad? According to 3AW listeners, it may be the latter.
ELA CARTE: The Estelle remains one of my favourite eateries in Melbourne, so when I heard head chef and part-owner Ryan Flaherty had branched out on his own – it wasn’t going to take long to hunt him down.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: There's a plan to start a website where rental tenants can dish the dirt on their landlords and real estate agents.
LISTEN: An Australian-first study will look at why some people have a phobia of using a public toilet, a condition that affects four million Britons.
WATCH: Ross and John check out the new iPhone 6 models, which the first lucky tech heads should already have their hands on after they went on sale this morning.
MELBOURNE: The man crowned Mr World 2014 lives in our fine city, although he's originally from Denmark.
SPOILER: A newspaper article has spoiled a surprise 50th birthday gift that Eddie McGuire's wife was organising for the football personality in lieu of a party.
RUMOUR UPDATE: It's been revealed the 'Flying Footballer' made famous by the Rumour File last month has pushed through two football grand finals with a broken arm.
ISIS FIGHT: A defence expert has said defeating ISIS solely by air is "a real long shot" because the track record of such attacks is inconclusive.
PARKING: An online marketplace where people can list their home parking spaces for some "extra pocket money" is promoting their service to Melbourne's outer suburbs to ease parking shortages at train stations.
LISTEN: Medical experts are urging parents not to rely on the internet for medical information, as a Victorian study finds a third of families will go to the doctor less if the $7 co-payment is approved.
FOOD: Ross and John are the happiest men in Melbourne.
RUMOUR FILE: Being a footy geek has paid big dividends for a Boronia man who has won the AFL's two major fantasy football competitions, pocketing a whopping $100,000.
LISTEN: Thieves have stolen 700 tonnes of food grade barley from a Brooklyn transport depot, gradually taking the loot over a number of weeks.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: The captain of the St Albans Spurs women's football team was unable to depart for the US with the group due to the state her passport was in.
REVIEW: Apple has unveiled its big new iPhone, along with a new smart watch at its latest product launch.
LISTEN: Rickshaw-style cycle cabs could soon be scooting around Melbourne.
LISTEN: Experts are urging parents to keep children away from alcohol with new research suggesting early exposure will increase a child's drinking later in their teens.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: In 2015 hungry fans will be allowed to bring takeaway food into Etihad stadium.
LISTEN: Rogue MP Geoff Shaw is set to apologise today for bringing discredit on the Parliament. But how can he make his apology "genuine"?
EXPLAINED: Ross and John find themselves asking, "What is an iCloud?"
RUMOUR FILE: A workplace expert has said that smoking inside a workplace can be legal, as long as occupational health and safety requirements are not breached.
LISTEN: Sly of the Underworld says Justice John Middleton is on the cusp of handing down his verdict in the Essendon and ASADA court case.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Australia Post has launched brand new Open Gardens Australia stamps on the same day it was announced the organisation would be closing down.
AFL: Collingwood footballer Dane Swan has come under fire for posing in a photo with prominent underworld figure Toby Mitchell at a restaurant on Tuesday.
RUMOUR UPDATE: The AFL has changed the rules of its Multicultural Cup after complaints the program excluded kids with Australian-born parents.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A Melbourne footballer has had a whirlwind weekend playing two games of football in one day, in two different cities, for two different codes.
RUMOUR FILE: 3AW Breakfast's Rumour File has gone around the world.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: It is believed a government department shared personal details with strangers in a mailing bungle.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: The MFB has confirmed two fire trucks and an ambulance needed rescuing after becoming bogged while on the job at Croydon South on Sunday morning.
OBESITY PILLS: Two drugs used in combination to treat obesity could become available as one treatment in Australia.
LISTEN: From pronunciation to eating habits to fashion trends, plenty of things are causing the 3AW Breakfast team and their listeners to ask "since when...?"
LISTEN: A former Labor MP has been identified as a Russian spy.
SWAN ST: Richmond’s Swan Street is holding its own, in what is a tough time for Melbourne’s retail strip precincts.
NAPLAN: The head of NAPLAN has admitted a sharp drop in test scores may be because teachers weren't given warning on what was in the test.
LISTEN: Online ‘relationship scammers’ cost the Australians $25 million last year.
WATCH: Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of MythBusters join Ross and John.
LISTEN: The Chinese have developed a taste for Australian milk with newly relaxed testing requirements making it possible for Australian dairy farmers to capitalise on Asia's fast-growing middle class.
REVIEW: It’s been exciting and interesting watching the West's food scene shift; Yarraville Village slowly transformed into a hub of trendy cafes, then followed Seddon and Spotswood.
LISTEN: Tech guru Trevor Long explains JB Hi-Fi’s latest fall in sales.
LISTEN: The man whose singing is making Melbourne women delirious insists it’s his voice that’s the sex symbol, not him.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Victorians could soon get their footy pies from fast food giant McDonald's.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: An under-15s grand final winning team was stripped of its trophy because a player was found to be ineligible to take the field in the big match.
LISTEN: Victoria is the only place in the world that you need a police check before beginning IVF treatment but a Monash IVF specialist says the thorough checks are “overkill”.
MELBOURNE: Ross and John put a call out to listeners hoping to find the official Melbourne tune.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A group of off-duty cops have hunted down and arrested a thief while holidaying in Darwin.
ELA CARTE: Ela's Glasgow food highlights.
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.
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.
WATCH: Gregor (G-man), Alan (Deathface), Logan, Steven and Jonny from Bags of Rock join Ross and John in Glasgow.
LISTEN: Pedestrians are being urged to take extra care when listening to music and speaking on their mobile phone in busy areas.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Most people wouldn’t last 10 years in a job, let alone a decade times four and more.
REVIEW: I love going on little drives, exploring new areas, driving around unfamiliar roads and experiencing everything thing that this wonderful state has to offer.
LISTEN: Hobart's mayor says Tasmania’s exclusion from the map of Australia on our Commonwealth Games uniforms is a 'double whammy insult'.
LISTEN:One of Melbourne’s leading back surgeons has dismissed a report paracetamol is ineffective against back pain.
LATEST: iPhone screens look set to become much bigger as soon as this year.
LISTEN: A retired Yarra Ranges couple are using technology to locate and remove graffiti in their private battle against street artists.
REVIEW: Tregan Borg rolls up her sleeves and gets her hands dirty at Carlton restaurant that takes its American food very seriously.
ELA CARTE: Let’s be honest, I’m using it as an excuse, but it’s the Fourth of July and I think it warrants taking advantage of the explosion of American eateries that have hit Melbourne.
VIDEO: Two recent close calls have highlighted the importance of having defibrillators at sporting events and in workplaces.
ELA CARTE: Needless to say expectations were high when the man behind Chin Chin and Baby announced he’d be opening a Korean/Japanese fusion BBQ restaurant in Richmond.