Hope you've all recovered from the big grand final weekend.
If you're a Hawthorn fan and you haven't got enough of the Hawks yet, have a trip down former Bendigo Pioneer's star Brent Guerra's memory lane here.
Bit of a warm, muggy start to the day. A top of 25 degrees. Possible shower during this afternoon, increasing to rain at times in the late afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm tonight. For more weather information, click here.
Trains running on time today.
Nothing happened overnight according to Bendigo police and local fire brigade.
In other news:
MS researchers make breakthough
RESEARCHERS believe they are one step closer to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis.
A group of international scientists, including an Australian contingent, has discovered 48 previously unknown genes that influence the risk of developing MS.
MS affects 23,000 Australians.
IT was the boat ride from hell for about 30 tourists who were forced to jump into the icy waters of the River Thames after their tour boat burst into flames in London.
The Duck Tours amphibious craft got into difficulty opposite the Houses of Parliament. after the fire broke out shortly before midday.
According to The Sun, seven people were treated for smoke inhalation including a woman and young child and two were hospitalised with minor injuries.
WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY
- Last minute preparations before the Elmore Field Days, which starts tomorrow.
- Catching up with Bendigo Spirit new recruit Tessa Lavey.
OUR MOST POPULAR
Vote on the REAL issue - footy's over, now for cricket
Barbecue chefs of Bendigo - take a bow.
It seems your cooking on grand final day was, well, top notch.
We asked the REAL issue question on Sunday - how would you rate the performance of the person holding the tongs for your grand final barbecue?
We can report 66.7 per cent of respondents declared the cooking perfect, while 16.7 per cent said a little underdone and 16.6% pure charcoal.
Seems Bendigo is blessed with people who know what they're doing when it comes to the barbie - well done guys!
The Nanny, Fran Drescher is 55 and Macaulay Culkin's lesser known cousin, Kieran, turns 30.
And also, T-Pain, master of the autotune, is turning 27. If you don't remember who he is, this should re-jog the memory.
TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR...
1452 - First book published, Johann Guttenberg's Bible
1888 - Jack the Ripper butchers twi more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes
1993 - David Crosby and George Harrison appeared on the fifth season premiere of The Simpsons
2012 - Melbourne Storm defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2012 NRL Grand Final
JOKE OF THE DAY
This is courtesy of Dale and Tara.
How do you know when a clown has farted?
It smells funny!
Thanks for that one. If you can better that, send it in to email@example.com.
Have a great day Bendigo,