Good morning Bendigonians - and what a change day four of the school holidays brings.
The sun has just peeked out, but it has been a cold and blustery start for Thursday.
The roads are still wet from the early morning storm, so take care driving.
It's going to be a windy, showery day, with a top of 15 degrees and a low of 8. There's 89 per cent humidity at the moment, and it feels like 7.4 degrees (cold!). Expect winds of 30kp/h and gusts of 48kp/h. For more details, visit The Addy's weather page.
Phew, it was wild and wooly last night. Have you got any pics from the big storms that swept through Bendigo on Wednesday night. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
V/Line is reporting no disruptions to the Bendigo line, after an earlier delay to the 5.07 service.
Reminder: If you're planning to travel to Melbourne next Thursday, coaches are replacing trains from Sunbury for nine days due to Regional Rail Link works.
Police were called to Club X in Queen Street, Bendigo, last night, after an armed hold up.
Melbourne commuters are feeling the pain with overnight flash-flooding causing train delays.
Telstra announced it will cut 1100 jobs - 3 per cent of its workforce.
Greens leader Christine Milne has lost all of her senior staff in a post-election shake-up that has exposed rising tensions inside the minor party.
THE WEB HIT LIST
Most popular stories from our website yesterday...
If it is your birthday today, you share it with Moses Mendelssohn, a German philosopher (1729-1786); Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Montini) (1897-1978); Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer (1948-); Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathon runner, (1962-); and US tennis player Serena Williams (1981-).
Are you celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other celebration? Let us know, email@example.com
WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY
If you see one of The Addy's photographers about today, make sure you stop and say g'day.
- All the action for day 2 of the Bendigo Tennis Open
- Tonight's Bendigo Spirit launch
TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR...
1855 - Australia's first railway station opens at what is to become Central Station.
1986 - Australian film Crocodile Dundee opens in US and takes the country by storm.
1983 - Australia II wins America's Cup yachting series off Newport, Rhode Island, the first US loss in 132 years.
Vote now... on the REAL issue of the day
The results are in for our latest poll - who is the best role model - Miley or Pink.
It was clear cut and that should come as no surprise.
Pink got 91.4 per cent of the vote to endorse her as the best role model.
Poor old Miley snagged just 8.6 per cent.
Well done, Pink!
JOKE OF THE DAY
Q. What's the difference between a piano and a fish?
A. You can tune a piano, but you can't tuna fish!
Got one better? I'm sure you do, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading and make sure you take the time to smile today - there are only 96 days left in the year.