Good morning Bendigo. Greetings central Victoria (and the rest of the world if you're reading)
There were some very welcome drops of rain on this fine morning, and more wet weather forecast.
About 1mm to 5mm of rain expected and a top of 29 degrees.
It is extreme UV index for Bendigo today so slip, slop, slap.
No reported delays.
Serious crash at Long Gully
A teenager is fighting for his life after a single-car crash in Long Gully about 1am. Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information about the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
Volcano erupts in Indonesia
Reports of tens of thousands of Indonesians fleeing their homes and at least three deaths after a volcano erupted on the island of Java.
Cricketer Mitchell Johnson mauls South Africa
Mitchell Johnson took seven wickets for 68 runs. Then David Warner cracked 115 and Alex Doolan made 89 in his second Test innings as Australia moved into a virtually unassailable position on day three.
WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY
Maldon antique and collectables fair, which is on Saturday and Sunday. Promises to be a rip-roaring affair.
TODAY IN HISTORY
399 - Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death
1689 - German Parliament declares war on France
1842 - 1st adhesive postage stamps in US (private delivery company), NYC
1964 - Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
1965 - John Lennon passes his driving test
2003 - An estimated 11million people around the world take to the streets to protest against the looming war with Iraq
If it's your big day, happy birthday!
You share a birthday with scientist Galileo Galilei and film actor Christopher Mcdonald, who played Shooter McGavin in the 1996 comedy film Happy Gilmore.
Both absolute legends to share a birthday with.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Q. How does the man in the moon cut his hair?
Have a sensational day,