Good morning Bendigo!
What is on for the weekend? If you haven't got anything on tomorrow, you should head to the alpaca show.
They are super cute!
Looks a good day outside. Patchy fog early this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Top of 19 degrees.
Due to regional railway link works, there are some disruptions on the Bendigo line today. The timetable can be seen here.
Things will be back to normal tomorrow and trains will run on a normal Saturday timetable.
The little master sets a date
Indian cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar has announced he will retire after his 200th Test, which he is scheduled to play against the West Indies, in India, in November.
Tendulkar will become the first player to reach the 200-Test mark.
The Weapon calls in the lawyers
Former Essendon high-performance coach Dean Robinson has officially launched court action against the Bombers.
Robinson, who was stood down by the Bombers in February, is seeking financial compensation that could reach between $1.5 and $2 million.
The Age reports the claim is for ''breach of contract and duties towards him as an employee''.
WHAT WE ARE CHASING TODAY
- Meeting up with some Huntly residents who are not getting natural gas installed in their area
- Attending a briefing run by Victoria's fire services to discuss the 2013/14 fire season including the outlook and preparedness
THE HIT LIST
The most popular stories on the Bendigo Addy website over the last day are:
Happy birthday is your birthday is today! You are it with a collection of 90s TV stars - Vicar of Dibley's Dawn French, Beverly Hills 90210's Luke Perry and Ally McBeal's Jane Krakowski.
THIS DAY IS FAMOUS FOR...
1869 - Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his first invention. The electric machine was used for counting votes for the U.S. Congress, however the Congress did not buy it
1899 - The Boer War began in South Africa between the British and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State
1975 - Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham were married in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Start your Friday with a good hearty chuckle, I say.
Why did the blonde take a ladder into the bar?
She heard the drinks were on the house.
Got another joke? Send it in to email@example.com
So that's all Bendigo!
Goodbye from me and the Spice Girls.