Good morning Bendigo - 08.03.14

Welcome to the long weekend, Bendigo. And what an exciting weekend for the region! 

TODAY'S WEATHER

A beautiful, sunny 29 degree day. 

Full weather report here

TRAINS

Looks like it's all running smoothly in both directions this morning. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

It was a quiet night in the city last night, with no news to report from Bendigo Police or Bendigo CFA.

Earlier in the day, a Kerang woman had a lucky escape when a farmer's rake became embedded in her windshield. Full story here

WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY

It's a huge weekend for our photographers and journalists.

We'll be out snapping lots of photos and chatting to people at the Harcourt Applefest, the Elmore BnS, the Bendigo Maker's Market and the Maldon Campdraft. 

We're also heading out to the 2014 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Urban Championships for CFA volunteers, taking place all weekend at Weerona Oval. 

Lots to choose from if you're looking for something to do today!

For more information about what's on, check out our story here

HIT LIST

Yesterday's top-rating pages:

I saw baton in Harley's bedroom: Witness

Cache of guns, drugs, at home

Fugitive arrested and now in jail

Mum's partner says he 'loved those boys'

GALLERY: Out and about in Bendigo

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS

If today is your day, happy birthday.

You share your birthday with Freddie Prince Junior, James Van Der Beek, Micky Dolenz and Hines Ward. 

ON THIS DAY

1799 - The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education.

1925 - American Negro Congress organizes

1962 - Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio

2013 - UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing

JOKE OF THE DAY

A mom and a son come home from the grocery store. The boy immediately empties out a box of animal crackers and the mom asks him why. The boy says, "You should not eat it if the seal is broken, so I'm looking for the seal."

If you've got a better joke (I'm sure you do!), email us at cos@bendigoadvertiser.com.au

Have a great weekend. 

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