Good morning Bendigo - 23.12.13

Good morning Bendigo! 

I hope everyone is well. There is only two more sleeps until Santa comes. 

WEATHER

Cloudy with a shower or two developing in the afternoon. A top of 23 degrees. 

For more weather click here. 

TRAINS

Trains are running on time this morning. 

Bendigo V/Line timetable changes 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Breath-testing in Melbourne bars 

In a first-time trial this year a group of Melbourne clubs are allowing a private business to breathalyse their patrons. 

Party-goers are charged $2 each by the Blow me first company. 

The service has been operating as a trial since September. 

Australian coach wants more from Ashes team 

Darren Lehmann is continuing to demand higher standards from his Ashes-winning time. 

He is asking for more first-innings runs from the top order. 

He has also promised his players a 'flogging' at training. 

Australia has named an unchanged lineup ahead of Thursday's boxing day test. 

TODAY'S FIRE DANGER RATING

Mallee - High 

Northern Country - High 

Northern Central - High

Central - Low 

HIT LIST

MEGA GALLERY: Community Carols 

Family overwhelmed as blaze destroys everything 

Christmas racing 

GALLERY: Last minute Christmas shopping in Hargreaves Mall 

Carol organisers pray for rain to stay away 

WHAT WE ARE CHASING TODAY

Addy journalists and photographers will be covering the Bendigo Christmas community lunch. 

BIRTHDAYS

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

You share a birthday with Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, Quentin Bryce, Dave Murray from Iron Maiden and Rugby League player Beau Champion. 

TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR. . .

1823 - The poem, A Visit from St Nicholas, by Clement C Moore ('Twas the night before Christmas) published anonymously in the Troy (New York) Sentinel.

1906 - First lifesaving reel demonstrated at Sydney's Bondi Beach.

2004 - An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 shakes the ocean floor between Australia and Antarctica, causing buildings to shake in Tasmania, but no injuries are reported.

JOKE OF THE DAY

What does Miley Cyrus have at Christmas?

Twerky.

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

Have a good day, 

Kristen

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