Good morning Bendigo!
I hope you are all feeling well this morning.
It looks like it is going to be another good day for central Victorians!
Maximum of 22 degrees, with rain developing. There is a chance of a thunderstorm. To see a more detailed weather forecast click here.
There doesn't seem to be any delays on V/Line this morning.
However 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.
Chopper Read: dead
Notorious crime figure, Chopper died yesterday after his long battle with liver cancer.
He was 58-years-old.
Read spent most of his adult life in jail for committing a number of violent crimes.
A fellow inmate at Pentridge Prison sliced both his ears off while in jail.
Chanel Nine axes hot spot ahead of Ashes series
Six weeks out from the first Ashes test in Brisbane it has emerged that hot spot technology has been axed by Channel Nine, the series' broadcaster.
Hot Spot's Australian inventor Warren Brennan confirmed the news on Wednesday, saying the decision review device would not feature this summer.
WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY
- Governor of Victoria Alex Chernov is in Bendigo today. A civic ceremony will be held in his honour at Rosalind Park this morning.
- Bendigo Senior Secondary College students will tonight hold a visual runway show at the All Seasons.
THE HIT LIST
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Happy Birthday if your big day is today!
Today you share a birthday with American musician David Lee Roth. That guy from Saved by the Bell fame, Mario Lopez also celebrates his birthday.
Australian singer Gabriella Cilmi also celebrates her birthday.
TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR...
1975 - Elizabeth Taylor re-marries Richard Burton.
1987 - Bruce Springsteen releases his ninth album "Tunnel of Love".
2004 - Superman actor Christopher Reeve, who became a committed campaigner for spinal cord research after being paralysed in a riding accident in 1995, dies aged 52.
JOKE OF THE DAY
What do Mexicans put under their carpets?
Underlay, underlay, underlay!!
If you have another joke, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a good day Bendigo,