Good Morning Bendigo - 01.01.14

Happy New Year!

Any sore heads this morning?

Bendigo seems awfully quiet so we're guessing there might be a few.

We hope you had a great New Year's Eve.

WEATHER

Becoming windy. Late rain. A top of 30 degrees.

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TRAINS

Due to regional rail works, coaches will replace trains between Souther Cross Station and Bendigo until January 19. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Bendigo police interviewing a man over alleged attempted rape

Police say a 21-year-old woman was walking near the old Bendigo Gaol about 3.40am on Wednesday when she was assaulted with the attempt to rape.

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Tributes continue to flow

Readers continue to express their sorrow at the death of four-year-old Patiya May in Rosalind Park after a tree branch fell on Monday.

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16,000 revellers rock at the Falls Festival

About 16,000 revellers ushered in the New Year at the Falls Festival in Lorne, in what was the biggest party outside Melbourne's CBD.

Festival director Jessica Ducrou said perfect weather contributed to an awesome vibe, as the coastal town of about 1500 residents welcomed its annual influx of visitors.

Medicare about to cover dental care for 3.4m children

More than 3 million children will be eligible for Medicare-funded dental care under a scheme starting on Wednesday.

The $2.7 billion scheme is the final element of a dental package negotiated by the Greens with Julia Gillard in return for their support for her minority government.

BIRTHDAYS

If it is your birthday, have a great day! 

You share a birthday with British intelligence officer/Soviet spy Kim Philby, US raper Grandmaster Flash, Australian basketballer Chris Anstey and Swedish model Elin Nordegren who is best known as Tiger Woods' ex-wife.

TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR...

0404 - Gladiators strutted their stuff for the final time in Rome.

1801 - Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi was first person to discover an asteroid. He named his fine Ceres.

1808 - The United States banned the importing of slaves from Africa.

1876 - England's Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India.

1934 - Alcatraz Island off San Francisco officially became a federal prison.

1939 - the Hewlett-Packard partnership was formed.

1959 - Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba.

1973 - Denmark joins the European Economic Community.

1994 - Bill Gates got married to Melinda French.

2004 - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announces the army will resume all-out war on rebels in the country's north.

Roll of honour: Our volunteer of the day!

Meet Maaike Honeychurch whose blood's worth bottling!

Read Maaike's story here

JOKE OF THE DAY

Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they have honey combs!

Have a great day,

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