An American head trauma expert says helmets won’t solve AFL’s chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) problem. Last week, a post-mortem revealed Richmond midfielder Shane Tuck suffered from the crippling neurological disorder, which is linked to repeated knocks to the head. He became the third AFL footballer to be diagnosed with the condition, which can only be […]
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_After a disrupted year, which saw many Victorian kids miss out on 21 weeks of face-to-face learning, schools are returning. Schools are opening gradually, to reduce congestion and make COVID-19 compliance easier, with some students starting today, some beginning tomorrow, and others kicking off the school year on Monday. Mum of prep triplets, Fiona, said […]
Despite predictions that COVID-19 would lead to a property market collapse, house and unit prices in Melbourne hit record highs in December. Domain data reveals the median house price in Melbourne is now an eye-watering $936,073, up by 5.3 per cent in the final three months of 2020. Median prices for units rose by 4.4 […]
An 18-year-old hoon has been arrested after a dramatic high-speed chase from Dandenong South to Melton. Police were called to Dandenong South after reports a large crowd had gathered at a hoon event last night. While police were responding, a man on a black and green Kawasaki motorbike with no number plates approached their vehicle […]
Victoria Police is “almost at breaking point” and the community is suffering as a result, according to John ‘Sly’ Silvester. Sly says the way police were distributed yesterday proves his point. “We had 800 police on border patrols doing 40 different checkpoints,” he told Ross and Russel. “800 doing quarantine hotel duties. “And we had […]
A test is being developed by Melbourne researchers in the hope of being able to predict pregnant women likely to go in to have premature births to providing better care to pre-term babies. It’s hoped a test could give doctors a better indication of the risk of going into early labour. Senior research fellow Dr […]
Advice is mounting to warn Australians against arthroscopic knee surgery, especially for patients with osteoarthritis who are aged over 50. President of the Australian Rheumatology Association Professor Rachelle Buchbinder said it could be doing more harm than good. “We are talking to GPs and importantly to patients to say don’t ask for a referral for […]
The average public sector worker takes nearly two more sickies than the average private sector worker. Why? Well, the Public Service Commissioner has told The Australian it’s because private sector bosses are too tough when it comes to sick leave. But as Ross and John mooted, surely that means the opposite could also be true… Click […]
Australians have been warned about the lasting damage that can be done to your hearing after the release of new stats that show one in 10 people have their headphones playing too loud. “It’s very damaging … because the damage is permanent,” Simon David, audiologist manager for Bupa. “It’s one of those things that creeps up […]
Victoria is in the midst of a baby boom, enjoying the biggest increase in birth rates of anywhere in Australia the past year. ABS data shows an extra 9324 births were recorded in 2016, taking the total to 82,892, which is nearly a 13 per cent jump on the previous year. But Professor Peter McDonald […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A quick-thinking man has performed a life saving hat trick. Tony Freeman has jumped in to save lives at sporting events three times, twice as a player himself, and a third time as a spectator. “The first one was at a cricket training session, the second one at a football match, and this […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A generous Melbourne man is embarking on a “painful” challenge for a very good cause. On Thursday, Kevin ‘Porky’ O’Neill will embark on a 338km ride on his 1970s banana seat dragster to raise money for Bob Fisher, a friend who is battling Parkinson’s disease. He’s departing from Sunshine and will finish his […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A CBD walkway has been named after a famous former AFL player, coach and prominent motor neurone disease campaigner. The walkway from Birrarung Marr to the MCG has been named Daniher’s Way, in honour of Neale Daniher. Premier Daniel Andrews made the announcement while also committing another $1 million of funding to the […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED Those looking for One Nation senator Pauline Hanson’s website may be surprised by what they find. Ms Hanson’s website domain has expired, and it’s been snapped up by someone else. PaulineHanson.com.au now redirects to the Refugee Council of Australia website. Press PLAY below for the call to the Rumour File. Image (background): Sam […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED Victoria Police has carried out drug raids at a popular Victorian beachside holiday spot. Wakey, Wakey alerted The Rumour File to police activity on Wednesday morning. Officers, including members of the clandestine laboratory squad, executed a search warrant at Dromana. A man and a woman have been arrested and are assisting police.
Rebecca Andrews found herself in her mid-30s and single. Something had to change, so she tried “dating like a man”. Circular dating is openly dating several people at a time. At one stage she had five guys going within one week. It’s exhausting, but she swears by it. But is she still single? Click PLAY […]