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THE RUMOUR FILE The favourite for this week’s Caulfield Cup and leading Melbourne Cup fancy is out of the Spring Carnival. The Rumour File revealed on Tuesday morning that former Japanese star Admire Deus – now with Australian trainer Darren Weir – broke down on Tuesday morning. That news has since been confirmed. Admire Deus was […]

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A teenage boy has allegedly been assaulted while umpiring a junior cricket match. The Rumour File was told the boy, 15, was attacked after telling several people who were drinking in the clubrooms that it wasn’t allowed during junior games. It’s claimed he was headbutted. The victim was taken to hospital. The alleged assailant, who […]


RUMOUR FILE Perth’s new 60,000 seat stadium has the footy world buzzing, with many AFL fans eager to watch their team there next season. But Ross Stevenson has learned it’s far from a certainty. He said the AFL and Western Australian government were still at loggerheads over an agreement. “These negotiations are on the verge […]


RUMOUR FILE UPDATE Police have launched an investigation into how a photo showing a topless woman wearing a 2017 Richmond premiership medal came to be shared on social media. As first reported on the 3AW Rumour File last week, the photo has been shared prolifically on social media and other digital platforms for more than a […]


VIA THE RUMOUR FILE  One of Melbourne’s priority signings in the trade period has already started training with the club. Trade week gets underway today, with Jake Lever hoping to join the Demons after nominating the club as his preferred destination. The 21-year-old’s decision has left Adelaide bosses furious and he was told not to […]


RUMOUR CONFIRMED A group of “urban explorers” appear responsible for silhouettes perched atop one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmark. Rumour File caller ‘Snapped’ told Ross and John of seeing people climbing the Nylex sign at dusk last night. “Who were they, and what were they doing?” the caller asked, later sending photo evidence. A member of […]


VIA THE RUMOUR FILE The Rumour File was told this morning that a new fitness craze is sweeping Melbourne. Caller ‘Greek Zumba’ told us a type of exercise called OPA-cize. Kathy Skettos, founder of Opa-cize, later explained the practice to Ross and John. “We dance to everything, all things Greek, 100 per cent Greek,” Kathy […]


RUMOUR FILE UPDATE Life Saving Victoria has moved to clarify a letter telling all Nippers parents they need a Working With Children check just to watch their children in the sea. Ross and John’s Rumour File was told of the email from the Portsea Surf life Saving club yesterday. It comes after a major crackdown […]


RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A body has been found on Chelsea Beach this morning. The body, believed to be male, was found by walkers about 6.30am. The person was found face-down, about 40 metres from the Chelsea Pier. Police were called and attempted to resuscitate the person, but were unsuccessful. The person has not yet been identified. […]


FIRST ON THE RUMOUR FILE It’s been confirmed one of Victoria’s most famous fishmongers will celebrate its centenary by shutting down for good. Canals Seafood has been selling specialty fish for 100 years in October. Rumours abound that the Nicholson Street store is a victim of rising rents and falling demand. But Anita Canal told […]

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Rumour File confirmed A passionate Tiger noted for his generosity has put his hand in his pockets to ensure there’s no lack of energy at Punt Road. Bus operator Ken Grenda (pictured above, via has set up a coffee van for staff and players the past two weeks, ensuring the club remains well-fed and […]


First on The Rumour File A wallet stuffed with more than $1000 has made it back to its owner, three months after being lost. A chain of good Samaritans ensured the cash made it home to Kerrie Goodall, including a mystery person who found the wallet. Ms Goodall had all but given up on finding […]


THE RUMOUR FILE A Melbourne “fisherman” has landed a rather unusual haul. But rather than being edible, his catch was rideable: Filmmaker Tommy Jackett told Justin and Kate he found them all in one morning. “I started in Cremorne and walked through to the city, and there was oBikes everywhere in the water,” he said. […]


Most of us want a nice leafy street, but at what cost? For example, what if the nature strip tree partially blocked your garage door? That’s the example that was raised on The Rumour File this morning, with the above photos displaying showing where the Maribyrnong council recently planted a tree. The tree is on […]


Picture: Twitter / @TedOConnor4 The owner of a chemist has confronted two intruders with a toy sword after hearing them break into his store. Police have arrested two men following an alleged burglary at a Caulfield North chemist. Police were called after the owner – who lives above the store – heard somebody smashing into […]

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