Good morning Bendigo - 21.12.13

Good morning central Victoria.

It looks like it is going to be another hot one today. 

WEATHER

A top of 32 degrees. Partly cloudy. 

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TRAINS

Trains are running on time. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Holidaymakers warned 

Victoria's consumer watchdog has warned holidaymakers about the risks of booking holidays online after it recorded a 40 per cent jump in complaints. 

Between 2012-2013, Consumer Affairs Victoria received more than 300 complaints about holiday accommodation. 

Common complaints include properties that are unclean, equipment not working and that accommodation does not match the expectations or images on the website. 

Melbourne Stars off to a flyer

The Big Bash began last night with the Melbourne Stars opening their account with a 76-run win. 

Stars opener Luke Wright bashed 70 off just 32 balls. 

The Melbourne Renegades were no match for their opponents, with Jackson Bird taking four wickets. 

TODAY'S FIRE DANGER RATING

Mallee - Severe 

Northern Country - Very High 

Northern Central - High 

Central - Low

HIT LIST

GALLERY/VIDEO: House fire at Flora Hill 

Man wakes to deadly brown snake on his bare stomach

GALLERY: Friday Flashback, Bendigo golf 1994

Fabulous Flashbacks: Looking back on this week in December 2005

GALLERY: Catholic College Bendigo Presentation Night

BIRTHDAYS

If it is your birthday I hope you have a great day. 

You share a birthday with, Samuel L. Jackson, Jane Fonda, Karrie Webb, Kiefer Sutherland and Chris Evert. 

TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR. . .

1913 - First crossword puzzle is published in weekend edition of New York World, compiled by Liverpool-born Arthur Wynne.

1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, first full-length feature cartoon in colour, by Walt Disney, is premiered in Los Angeles.

1968 - Apollo 8 is launched from Cape Kennedy on its way to man's first orbit of the moon.


JOKE OF THE DAY

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? 

Frostbite.

If you have a joke please send it to kristen.alebakis@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Have a nice day, 

Kristen

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