Good morning Bendigo!
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Lovely day today, top of 21 degrees and sunny. Tomorrow is going to be 27 degrees so keep that in mind when you get dressed tomorrow.
If you're getting a train today, be aware that due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Sunbury until Saturday October, 12.
The temporary timetable can be seen here.
Sleeping your way to health
BETWEEN six and eight hours of sleep a night is optimal, a study shows.
Researchers claim any less increases your chance of a heart attack or stroke.
Any more than eight hours a night increases your likelihood of coronary artery disease.
RSPCA call for harsher penalties
THE RSPCA believes people found guilty of abusing animals are not facing penalties tough enough to reflect their crimes or to deter repeat offenders.
In a high-profile case in Bendigo, Shannon Adamson, 22, pleaded guilty to taking a kangaroo from the wildlife, pushing it down a flight of stairs in a trolley and leaving it to die on April 27 last year.
He was convicted and sentenced to serve a 12-month community corrections order, complete 150 hours of unpaid community work and undergo rehabilitation to prevent future re-offending.
WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY
- We're off to the Drummartin Primary School clean up day
- Watching the Irish dancing exams
- Taking photos of Bendigo's newest arrivals for our popular Babies section
A belated happy birthday to my soon-to-be sister-in-law Cherie who was patiently waiting for a shout out on her birthday yesterday and was denied. Happy birthday!
Also happy birthday if your special day is today. You share your birthday with Bruno Mars, Matt Damon, Chevy Chase and R.L. Stine. I've always wondered what his name really is. Reginald Louis? Rexxy Levi?
ON THIS DAY
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the song "Great Balls Of Fire"
1996 - Pope John Paul II underwent a successful operation to remove his inflamed appendix
2004 - It was announced that all legal documents for Britney Spears' marriage to dancer Kevin Federline had been filed. The marriage had taken place on September 18, 2004.
JOKE OF THE DAY
This one plays into my liking of vegetable-related jokes.
Did you hear about the dead cabbage?
There was a big turnip at the funeral.
YES! Hilarious. Got something funnier? Send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alright Bendigo, enough from me. Have a great day today.