Victorian shopping centres may be without Santas this Christmas due to a critical Claus shortage. The Australian Institute of Santa Claus, the city’s only Santa training facility, used to have 15 Santas on the books. Now it has just two. John Zammit from the Australian Institute of Santa Claus says the shortage is “the worst […]
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Weekends are a chance to socialise, relax and recuperate, but for many of us, Sunday afternoons are marred by feelings of anxiety and dread dubbed the “Sunday scaries”. Psychologist Sabina Read says there are several reasons why people experience end-of-weekend anxiety. “If our work week represents nothing good then Sunday fever is probably going to […]
Termites of the sea are attacking what’s believed to be the wreck of Captain James Cook’s ship, the HMB Endeavour, a marine biologist says. Marine invertebrate expert Reuben Shipway dived on the remains of the wreck on the bottom of Newport Harbour off Rhode Island and noticed the damage, likely caused by seaworms, immediately. “They’ll […]
A dramatic arrest unfolded in Melbourne’s west on Sunday afternoon. Scroll down to see footage of the dramatic incident A Rumour File caller says a man ran down the street on the corner of Raleigh and Warrs roads and attempted to start a motorbike parked on the nature strip. The caller says a police divvy […]
A Croydon man has blown more than sic times the legal limit while driving with two young children in his car. The 43-year-old was intercepted on Maroondah Highway in Croydon at about 8pm on Sunday. He underwent a breath test and returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.312. There were two children — aged six […]
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 111-year-old regional Victorian football club, which is a chance to win the flag this year, will fold at the end of the season. The Quambatook Football Club will dissolve at the end of the season due to a lack of young players and volunteers. President Rhys Carmichael says there just aren’t the […]
A glitch in processing payments has left some Victorians driving unregistered despite making payments. The Rumour File was tipped off to the bungle, which was later confirmed by Neil Mitchell. Chris Miller from the Department of Transport says about 3500 people were impacted. “The issue has been resolved, all the payments have been reconciled and […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A post office in regional Victoria has been closed for weeks forcing residents to travel to another town to collect their mail. Merrigum Post Office will be closed until August 29. An Australia Post spokesperson said the postmaster has gone on “unexpected” leave and “unfortunately there are no suitable alternatives to continue operating […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A Mornington Peninsula netballer achieved an unbelievable feat at the weekend — she scored her 1000th goal in the 2022 season. Somerville Netball Club goal shooter Emma Ryde reached the remarkable milestone in just 17 games. That equates to an average of more than 58 goals per game! Somerville is top of the […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED Victoria is set to ban a dangerous type of heater from sale in Victoria. The Rumour File was tipped off to the coming change on Thursday. Today, The Age reports open-flued gas space heaters without an automatic shut down mechanism will be banned from sale due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. […]
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 […]