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A 12-year-old boy has suffered serious back injuries after jumping from a 20-metre height into waters south-east of Melbourne yesterday. First mentioned on The Rumour File, Mum Manon later confirmed it was her son who jumped into Moorooduc quarry on the Mornington Peninsula. “My parting words were, don’t jump off anything high,” Manon said. “He jumped from […]

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THE RUMOUR FILE Three 14-year-old boys are being hailed heroes by a mother who was separated from her nine-year-old son at a city train station. First heard on The Rumour File yesterday, the boy and his mum became separated while boarding a carriage at Flinders Street Station, before the teens managed to reunite them. Mum Lexie Rowntree […]


Tennis fans have expressed their disgust online that Australian Open is distributing bottled water from one of the most polluted countries in the world. The “Ganten” water bottles have China listed as the country of origin on the back of the bottle. Tom Elliott said it “defied common sense”. “Australians do not want to drink Chinese […]


THE RUMOUR FILE A Victorian farmer who fractured his neck has told 3AW how he held his own head up by his hair while riding his motorbike to get help. First heard on the Rumour File, the 73-year-old was leaning over the front of his bike, checking the ground for hatching grasshoppers when he hit a […]


RUMOUR FILE We don’t think the stewards said this greyhound name aloud before approving it. ‘Got One Through’ asked whether some cheeky owners had pulled a swifty after hearing the call of Race 6 at Healesville yesterday. We’ve had Puma Pants, and Norah Stitz. Now we introduce: Pistol Nite. Click PLAY to hear the Rumour […]


IT STARTED ON THE RUMOUR FILE One of Melbourne’s most popular bowling clubs has been hit by vandals for a fifth time in less than four months. As first heard on the 3AW Breakfast Rumour File, the greens at Flemington and Kensington Bowling Club were slashed, ripped and painted on Saturday night. Club secretary Oliver […]


Yarra Trams has suspended three employees after they hired strippers for the social club Christmas Party. “Bad Santa” told 3AW Breakfast’s Rumour File the staff members involved in organising the strippers had been stood down, pending an investigation. Yarra Trams confirmed on Wednesday it was looking into the matter after receiving two complaints. It stressed […]


RELATED: The Rumour File was told about Apple arriving in Federation Square nearly TWO YEARS AGO A familiar voice popped up on The Rumour File this morning. ‘Beamer Dreamer‘, who sounded awfully similar to Ross Stevenson, said BMW is the new major partner of the The Rumour File for 2018. “Rumour as fact: the BMW […]


RUMOUR CONFIRMED Tech giant Apple is moving into Federation Square. But not everybody is happy about it. As first mooted on The Rumour File nearly two years ago, Apple will build a flagship store in the heart of the city. However, it will lead to much of the river side of Federation Square being demolished. […]


RUMOUR FILE UPDATE Council workers have been quick to cover a controversial mural of Lord Mayor Robert Doyle. The Rumour File first reported the painting, produced by prominent street artist Lushsux, had gone up this morning. Less than two hours later, the mural was covered. The painting refers to allegations made about Cr Doyle which […]


RUMOUR CONFIRMED Authorities have tracked an emergency beacon down to Point Cook, only to discover the crash occurred more than 21 years ago. As revealed on the Rumour File, the Australian Communications and Media Authority team that alerted to the EPIRB alarm found it in the RAAF museum (pictured above, via Google Maps). Senior investigator Holly […]


Rumour File caller ‘Fragile Fit’ brought our attention to the above sight in Geelong this week. “That is just ridiculous. If only he used his brain for good rather than evil…” -Ross Stevenson


Residents in regional Victoria have been woken up in the early hours of the morning by a speeding car being pursued by police. It’s since been revealed the man they were chasing is wanted man Luke Price. “Excuse Me, Trying To Sleep” told The Rumour File people in Drouin and Warragul witnessed and heard a […]


FROM THE RUMOUR FILE Two teens are in custody — one of them nursing a bite from a police dog — following a pursuit in Melbourne’s outer south-east. Peninsula Link staff first raised the alarm shortly after midnight when road workers forced to take evasive action to avoid a vehicle with stolen plates being driven at […]


VIA THE RUMOUR FILE Has former Magpie Dane Swan found a new club to call home? Ross and John’s Rumour File was today told the Brownlow medalist is headed to the Essendon District Football league. “A signature is already on the contract and, like himself, the ink is dry,” the caller said. “The club is […]

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