Good morning Bendigo - 10.02.14

Good morning Bendigo. I bet you were all grateful for the cool change last night. It dipped to 17 degrees at about 11.30pm, and the temperature continued to drop with a low of 13 degrees at 7am. 

WEATHER

A sunny day with a predicted high of 31 degrees; much more tolerable than yesterday. 

Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. 

Also extreme UV index for most of the day. Remember to slip, slop, slap if you're out under the hole in the ozone layer. 

The CFA has not declared today a Total Fire Ban Day. 

OVERNIGHT NEWS

Fire update

Fires continue to blaze across the state.

It is likely that up to 20 homes were destroyed overnight in the Kilmore area.

Firefighters and emergency services will assess damage and focus on controlling out-of-control fires at Mickleham, Kilmore, Goongerah and Morwell, which, by 6am, were burning at 10,000 hectares.

Closer to home, the Long Gully fire is controlled, the Gisborne fire on Dalrymple Road has been contained and the Riddles Creek fire is controlled.

There is a small grass fire on Panorama Drive in Gisborne. We will bring you more information on this soon. 

Schapelle watch

Schapelle Corby will walk out of Kerobokan Jail today. 

Under her parole conditions, Corby will not be able to return to her Gold Coast home until July 2017. If she had stayed in prison she could have been entirely free and ready to return to Australia almost two years earlier — August 2015.

She will live with her sister Mercedes.

TRAINS

The Bendigo service is operating as a coach from Southern Cross Station to Bendigo and a train service between Gisborne and Bendigo, due to CFA request. 

Check the V/Line website for more information.

HIT LIST

GALLERY: Maiden Gully fire under control

GALLERY: Marong Cup 

Gisborne fire: central Victorian crews join firefighting efforts 

GALLERY: CFA responds to fires 

GALLERY/VIDEO: Long Gully fire contained 

BIRTHDAYS

If it is your birthday today have a great day, I hope you get lots of pressies. 

You share your birthday with Chloe Moretz, who vaulted to fame at a young age with her starring roles in Kick Ass, Hugo, and Let Me In. Today she turns just 17. 

It's also singer-songwriter and musician Roberta Flack's birthday, the legend who brought us "Killing Me Softly With His Song," "Where is the Love," and "The Closer I Get to You."

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1499 - France & Venice sign treaty against Milan

1742 - British ex-premier Walpole becomes earl of Orford

1775 - English Parliament declares Mass colony is in rebellion

JOKE OF THE DAY

Q: What do you call a fake noodle?

A: An Impasta 

Got another joke? Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? Send it to hannah@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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