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"I just don't get it": Bridget O'Toole

A wife's heartbreak: 'My life is shattered'

A wife who watched her husband being stabbed to death in their Hastings jewellery shop has revealed the ice-crazed killer was so callous he even returned to grab a pendant from her neck.

'It can happen to anyone'

Amanda Pollard. WATCH: Amanda Pollard's a successful businesswoman and devoted mother. And she's a crook.

Bank asks for 3-year-old's details

Piggy Bank WESTPAC: A mother found herself in a ‘hilarious’ situation with the Westpac Bank recently when she tried to make changes to her three-year-old sons account.

Students told to take off Poppy

Poppy POPPY: Students at Mossfiel Primary School in Hoppers Crossing are being told they cannot wear Poppy bracelets for Remembrance Day by their teacher.

AFL standing its ground, literally

etihad TURF WAR: The AFL is literally standing its ground as a rift between itself the A-League grows over the use of the MCG or Etihad Stadium in May next year.

Fan-friendly fixture released

Hawthorn win the 2014 premiership. FIXTURE: The AFL has listened to its fans with the 2015 fixture, by ramping up the amount of Saturday and Sunday afternoon matches at the MCG and completely cutting Sunday and Monday night matches altogether.

Doyle to purge streets of cheap grog

Cask Wine (FFX) LISTEN: Lord Mayor Robert Doyle is leading a push to increase taxes on cheap cask wine in an effort to combat alcohol-fuelled violence.

Lite, but not that easy to deliver

Lite 'n' easy PICS: These might not be lite, but Neil Mitchell listener Martina doesn't think they're that easy to deliver!

CanTeen makes a difference

CanTeen. CANTEEN: There are many cancer charities in Victoria helping ill people get through the difficult times. Canteen is one of them, but it is a charity with a difference.

Adrian Richardson's Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam RECIPE: We didn't even know this was a thing until Adrian Richardson gave Neil Mithell the 101 this morning.

NZ in meltdown over chocolate milk

Lewis Road Creamery's chocolate milk. CHOCOLATE MILK: An issue has arisen in New Zealand which has forced supermarkets to hire security guards due to its seriousness and risk of getting out of hand.

Chilling letter 'demonising' Muslims

The letterhead of a fake organisation. FAKE: A disturbing letter has made its way around a Bentleigh neighbourhood, claiming to be from the ‘Muslim Association of Victoria’, an association which doesn’t exist.

AFLPA fires back at ASADA

Caroline Wilson says Essendon players will receive sanctions. LISTEN: The head of AFL Players' Association says he's offended by suggestions player welfare isn't the AFLPA's main concern, labelling comments from ASADA boss Ben McDevitt "disappointing".

'I hope I never have to do it again'

Police chase LISTEN: The police officer who coordinated yesterday's large-scale police pursuit of a gun-slinging carjacker admits he was "terrified" and says it was "lucky" no one was killed.

Teenage pregnancy declining

baby PREGNANCY: For the first time since 1932 women aged 40-44 are having more babies than women aged 15-19 in Australia.

Offensive graffiti to be removed

Offensive graffiti at Ripponlea station. RIPPONLEA: Metro Trains will remove the offensive political graffiti seen on a platform at the Ripponlea train station.

Neil's Valuable Player

Neil's Valuable Player, thanks to Bayside Alfa Romeo. With the help of Bayside Alfa Romeo Frankston, Neil Mitchell will be announcing his NVP each week, a.k.a Neil’s Valuable Player Award Each weekly NVP is then eligible for the grand prize - An ALFA Romeo Giulietta Distinctive from Bayside ALFA Romeo Frankston

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!

Neil's pics: Knitting

Knitting NEIL'S PICS: After hearing about 'yarn bombing', Neil Mitchell has his interest in knitting 'spun'! Send your pics to neilspics@3aw.com.au.

Neil's Pics - Garden Gnomes

My father, who passed away last year from melanoma, bought me this little beauty nearly 20 years ago when I bought my first house, knowing my dislike for garden gnomes! He's looking a bit old and weathered now. (Photo: Kelli. T) NEIL'S PICS: An Ikea advertisement featuring a family at war with their garden gnomes has been claimed as too violent in the UK. Neil wants to see your pics of garden gnomes

Neil's beautiful autumn shots

Brightness PHOTO GALLERY: Autumn is here, and Neil Mitchell wants your photos of the spectacular season in full bloom.

Neil's idea to thank CFA volunteers

Fiskville report CFA NEIL MITCHELL: It is danger day: ring the alarm bells, because I have an idea. Premier Denis Napthine will today unveil promised surpluses in his budget heading up to 2017, reaching up to $2.5 billion.

What is wrong with younger drivers?

Young Drivers NEIL MITCHELL: Today I am broadcasting from Sandown Racecourse surrounded by fancy cars and kids and the aim is to find out what is wrong with young drivers.

Celebrating Lou Richards' 90th Birthday

Lou Richards WATCH VIDEO: Neil Mitchell spent the afternoon with Lou Richards - 'the man who has done more for football in Victoria than a team full of superstars'.

Cricketers dumped over homework

Mickey Arthur NEIL MITCHELL: Flashback: Rod Marsh is throwing down beers, Dougie Walters is drinking and smoking, Dennis Lillee is snarling and the coach comes up and says: You lot are very naughty, now go away and write we an essay on the three things you must improve.

Ryan's attack on Tristan Weston

Peter Ryan WATCH VIDEO: Deputy Premier Peter Ryan has made his first public, blistering attack on his former advisor Tristan Weston, tearing into his credibility over the secret tape affair on the Neil Mitchell program.

'Police targeted our race'

african RACIAL PROFILING: Victoria Police yesterday settled a case brought by six African-Australian men over alleged harassment, abuse and racial profiling in Flemington. Neil Mitchell spoke to Daniel Haile-Michael, an African University student involved in the case.

Lundy defends 'dramatic' revelations

Kate Lundy DRUGS IN SPORT: Neil Mitchell spoke to Sports Minister Kate Lundy this morning and accused the federal MP of 'political grandstanding' to ramp up the election campaign.

Calls for warning labels on Soft drink

Cola HEALTH WARNINGS: A New Zealand coroner has found a woman who drank up to ten litres of coca-cola a day died due to a 'racing heart' from an overload of caffeine. The coroner's report has sparked discussion as to whether warning labels are needed.

PM's Partner makes bizarre 'Asian Doctor' gaffe

Tim Mathieson TIM MATHIESON: The Prime Minister's partner is under fire for a joke about Asian women during a reception at the Lodge. Tim Mathieson was addressing the West Indian Cricket Team on the importance of prostate examinations when he made the comment.

Adrian Richardson's Christmas recipes

Adrian Richardson. (Photo: Eddie Jim) ADRIAN'S RECIPES: Looking for some inspiring Christmas recipe ideas? Adrian Richardson gives you three delicious Christmas recipes: Sweet & sour stuffed spatchcock, Christmas Turkey Galantine, and Roast chicken with parsley butter and corn bread stuffing.

After years of tears and pain, this is our chance

confessional NEIL MITCHELL: If you are a victim, if you know what's been going on and you have evidence of these atrocities and the obscenity of the cover-up in the Catholic Church, come forward. Now is the time for decency to strike back.

James Earl Jones on 3AW

James Earl LISTEN: The legendary voice of Darth Vader joined Neil Mitchell this morning and opened up about a number of issues, including the reelection of President Barack Obama, growing up in the racially segregated US and what he thinks of his one-of-a-kind voice.

"Playing political games with lives"

Gillard and Baillieu are playing games with lives NEIL MITCHELL: "Remember Black Saturday? Because there is an indecent, obscene political fight going on around those same bushfires; An obscene and indecent fight around the safety of those people they all cried about and pledged to help."

David Galbally's red light letter

Red light fine letter DOWNLOAD: Leading Australian QC David Galbally has provided 3AW listeners with the following template letter to send to the Minister for Roads and the Department of Justice, if they believe they have been wrongly fined by dodgy red-light cameras.

Iconic Nylex Clock site up for redevelopment

Nylex EXCLUSIVE: Work could soon begin on a new retail complex on the historic silo's site on the Yarra River at Richmond. It will include a shopping centre, offices and a public plaza. Details here.

Neil Mitchell does Laws!

Neil Mitchell on the Today Show doing his best John Laws WATCH VIDEO: Did you see John Laws bizarre appearance on the ABC’s 730 Report? His appearence has become the target of severel online parodies and this morning even Neil Mitchell got into the spirit!

3AW joins forces with JOY

Macca and Mitchell YOUTH ISSUES: 3AW and Australia’s only gay and lesbian radio station JOY 94.9 joined forces for the first time to raise awareness of the serious issues affecting today’s youth. Have a listen to historic 2-hour broadcast ad-free.

Adrian's sourdough bread

adrian richardson sourdough bread ADRIAN RICHARDSON: The bread recipe that everyone is raving about! Give Adrian Richardson's mouth-watering sourdough bread recipe a try and let us know how your bread turns out!

Missing millions

cash YOUR MONEY? Millions of dollars in unclaimed funds are sitting in the State Revenue Office, and some of it could be yours. A State Revenue Office spokesperson told Justin Smith one man has even claimed $600,000!

The best ad ever made?

Babies VIDEO: A listener sent Neil Mitchell an email this morning about what she reckons is quite possibly the best commercial ever made. We agree, this is absolutely superb!

Tiger rescued on the Yarra

Richmond legend Neville Crowe <i>(FFX)</i><br>
<i>(Inset: The view of the Yarra from the Victoria St Bridge)</i> RUMOUR CONFIRMED: This morning, the Rumour file learned Richmond club legend Neville Crowe took a nasty spill off his bike and fell into the Yarra river. Neil Mitchell spoke to the good samaritan who pulled the footballer out of the water.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard may well have sealed her own fate

Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Sky News yesterday <i>(Sky)</i> NEIL MITCHELL: On an obscure, barely-watched pay TV program yesterday, Julia Gillard may well have sealed her own fate. She may well have finally ended any hope she has of leading the government into the next election.

Five months on: Sam Stynes reflects

Neil Mitchell Sam Stynes FIVE MONTHS ON: Sam Stynes, the wife of the late Jim Stynes, has opened up to give a frank and personal interview with Neil Mitchell about her life without Jim and the effects cancer had on their relationship.

No end in sight for smoke police

Butt NEIL MITCHELL: "You can't allow people to become addicted legally then suddenly make it illegal. Imagine it. We'll have flying squads of smoke police raiding garages in Glen Waverley, dragging away four pensioners caught smoking."

Pie on Bill Shorten's face?

Workplace Relations & Employment Minister Bill Shorten VIDEO: A Lygon Street milk bar owner has alleged Workplace Relations and Employment Minister Bill Shorten verbally abused, all because her the meat pie he wanted was not in stock.

New hip needed for original Labradoodle breeder

Wally Conron WALLY CONRON: The Australian inventor of the Labradoodle has been waiting years for a hip replacement. The dog-lover told Neil Mitchell: "I've given so many people mobility with the labradoodle and as soon as I have an ailment myself, I get fogged off."

Scheme to protect fare evaders

Tramsurance TRAMSURANCE: Online activists who've set up a scheme claiming to shield fare evaders from fines have been given till tomorrow to scrap their campaign or face possible police action. Neil Mitchell spoke to the founder this morning.

Truckie beats drug reading

police drug swab ROADSIDE TESTING: Victoria's roadside police drug testing has been called into question, after a truck driver successfully contested two positive saliva readings which could have rendered him jobless. Truckie Danny Hanning told Neil Mitchell his story.

Royal memorabilia

Memorabioia GALLERY: In honour of the Queen's jubiliee, send us photos!

Step right up, it’s Jeff!

Kennett Circus JUSTIN SMITH BLOG: It’s a lot harder to keep Jeff Kennett out of the news than put him in it. With the flavour of so many pies on his fingers, there’s not much in the state he hasn’t managed to be involved with. Read the rest here.

Man donates $3000 to Erin's charity

Toomey OVER $6000 TOTAL: 'Kevin' has told Neill Mitchell he was so moved he drove across Melbourne to present a $3000 cheque to the cancer charity Challenge through Erin's mother, Kathy. Listen to Kathy and Kevin's on-air chat here.

Aussie Spoon lady goes viral

Deb Spoons Perry VIRAL VIDEO: Spoon playing Gran rocks out to the Black Keys.

VIDEO: SES Rescue simulation

Rescue simulation ARRIVE ALIVE: To launch the 2012 Easter Driver Reviver campaign the SES performed a live road rescue simulation at Federation Square. The morning programs Seb Costello headed to Federation Square to take part in the action.

Chroming on Werribee Line

Footage of chroming on Werribee train EXCLUSIVE: The Neil Mitchell program obtained footage of two men chroming on a city-bound train on the Werribee line this morning. Rebecca, a 3AW employee, filmed the incident on her mobile phone on a 7:10am train and said the two had paint on their faces and clothes.

Neil Mitchell takes out Graham Perkin award

Neil Mitchell Quill Awards CONGRATULATIONS: 3AW's Neil Mitchell became the first radio journalist to win the coveted Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year award, named in honour of the legendary, late editor of The Age. Watch Neil accept his award.

Tom Elliott apologises for comment

Tom Elliott REPLAY: In the past week, The Neil Mitchell Program received complaints from listeners regarding comments Tom Elliott made about the Australian Army on the Weekend Break. Today, Neil confronted Tom about his comment. Listen here.

'Kevin Rudd no team player'

unity VIDEO: Simon Crean has taken a swipe at former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, saying one of the reasons he lost the leadership is that he was not a team player. Watch Neil Mitchell's hard-hitting editorial and listen to Simon Crean.

Caffeinated Christ

coffee Neil Mitchell has been contacted by a man with a holy yarn.

Brave act's long-term impact

Ron Barassi shares a brave and powerful chat Ron Barassi wants to meet face-to-face the man who bashed him in St Kilda. The footy legend's also revealed the effects of the bashing are still with him - he's unable to hold a conversation and is suffering a degree of memory loss.

Men admit to domestic violence

White-Ribbon-Day2-172x115 WHITE RIBBON DAY: Neil Mitchell spoke to two men who admitted to perpetrating violence against women. Hear their stories as Australia unites against domestic violence.

Newton 'misleads' on violence

Matthew Newton pops his head up. Convincing? UPDATE: Anti-domestic violence organisation White Ribbon says Matthew Newton is not taking enough responsibility for his actions, following the actor's controversial TV interview on Monday night.

Drunken man gets stuck in a bin

dss An article which appeared in the Victoria Police Gazette caught the attention of Neil Mitchell. Certainly a candidate for the International Idiot Awards (if there is such a thing?)..

Virgin on sale for $15,000

naked An online advertisment offering a teenage girl's virginity for sale for $15,000 has sparked public outrage but authorities say they're powerless to act.

A non-political protest?

Occupy Melb KEN LAY'S SAY: Neil Mitchell came out firing against the Occupy Melbourne protesters this morning, revealing that one of the main organisers of the movement, Jake Wishart, works for Greens MP Adam Bandt.