Good morning Bendigo!
How are you this fine morning?
It's going to be a corker of a day today. Hopefully you can get out and enjoy the sun at some point.
Maximum of 28 degrees. A sunny day.
There are a few delays today. The 6:32am Bendigo - Sunbury train is currently delayed approx 14 mins, and the 7:24am Kyneton - Sunbury train is currently delayed approx 10 mins.
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.
A noble find
Scientists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert win the Nobel prize in physics for their discovery of the "God particle".
The pair won prize for showing how fundamental particles get their masses.
Australia middle of the class
Australia is ranked sixth in a ranking of basic literacy and numeracy skills.
A survey of 24 countries by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, released on Tuesday, put Finland on top, followed by Japan.
WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY
- Finding out how setting up is going at the Australian Alpaca National Show and Sale at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds.
- Watching Forever Young sing their hearts out at their annual concert tonight.
THE HIT LIST
Our most popular stories yesterday were:
Happy Birthday if your big day is today and an extra special happy birthday to Addy graphic artist Holly King!
You share your birthday with John Lennon, Sharon Osbourne, fashionista and Target promoter Gok Wan and soccer player Mark Viduka.
TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR...
1940 - St. Paul's Cathedral in London was bombed by the Nazis. The dome was unharmed in the bombing
1967 - Che Guevara was executed by Bolivian soldiers for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia
2003 - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II knighted Roger Moore and made Sting a CBE (Commander of the British Empire)
JOKE OF THE DAY
This is courtesy of Chris, who's extra early in the office today.
Two peanuts were walking down the street and one was assaulted.
Boom boom! If you have another joke, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a good day Bendigo,