Good Morning Bendigo - 21.01.13

Good morning Bendigo! 

TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 29. Sunny all day. Full weather report here

TRAINS

V/Line trains are running again on the Bendigo-Melbourne line. 

To view the summer timetable click here.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

LPG cylinders explode as fire tears through car wreckers' yard in Sarah Street, Campbellfield

Residents in Melbourne's north were terrified by explosions erupting from a car-wrecking yard, as a fire tore through the grounds early on Tuesday.

Metropolitan Fire Brigade crews were called to the yard in Sarah Street, Campbellfield, at 4am to fight the blaze.

An MFB spokesman said some of the cars had LPG cylinders, and exploded as the fire spread.

West Gate Bridge clear for morning peak after crack

The large crack which appeared on the West Gate Bridge on Monday afternoon has been fixed in time for peak-hour morning traffic, VicRoads says.

The speed limit on the bridge has returned to 80km/h after crews worked overnight to mend the 40mm deep crack, believed to have been caused by last week's heatwave.

The crack, about three metres in length, prompted the closure of two inbound lanes near Williamstown Road from 1pm until about 3.30pm.

THE HIT LIST

Man arrested in Ganly case

Man stays in custody after crash

Men a pillar of strength

VIDEO: Photographer captures dramatic escape from falling branch

Bendigo hotel moving up

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. Cent before a word relates to which number?

2. What does a librettist write?

3. What would you be displaying if you took part in Crufts?

4. Noah’s Ark was believed to have struck land at which Mount?

5. Eggplant is another name for what?

DID YOU KNOW?

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a reference to Superman.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday!

Jerry Trainor, Jeremy Shada, Booboo Stewart, Emma Lee Bunton, Geena Davis, Michel Telo and Billy Ocean. 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1327: Edward II of England is deposed by his eldest son, Edward III.

1908: The Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities in the United States.

1941: Hitler meets with Mussolini and offers aid in Albania and Greece.

1942: Nazi officials meet in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to decide the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question."

1945: The Allies sign a truce with the Hungarians.

1977: President Jimmy Carter is sworn in and then surprises the nation as he walks from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.

1981: Ronald Reagan is sworn in as president at the same time 52 American hostages are released from their captors in Tehran, Iran.

JOKE OF THE DAY

I quit my job at the helium factory today.

I refuse to be spoken to in that tone of voice.

Got a better joke? Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? Email merran.reed@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

Have a great day. 

Daily quiz answers: 

1. 100

2. Lyrics for operas

3. Dogs

4. Ararat

5. Aubergine

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