Good morning Bendigo - 11.04.14

Good morning Bendigo!

Showers have been forecast but there are blue skies and sunshine at the moment. Full weather here

TRAINS

Services appear to be runnng on time, updates available  here

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Taxi fares to increase

The cost of catching a taxi is set to rise by up to 30 per cent next month after the Napthine government decided to raise fares for the first time since 2008.

Exactly how much more passengers have to pay will depend on a range of factors including the time and day of travel and the distance. It is expected the fare rise will be implemented by the end of May.

Pistorius accused of lying 

After meticulously dissecting every movement Oscar Pistorius claims he made in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year, the state's chief prosecutor declared the runner's version "so improbable that nobody will ever think it's reasonably possible".

"Your version is a lie," Gerrie Nel said simply on Thursday.

DID YOU KNOW

Snakes can't bite in rivers or swamps; they would drown otherwise. 

BIRTHDAYS

Happy birthday to all those celebrating out there!

You share a birthday with English musician Joss Stone, Australian swimmer James Magnussen and New Zealand cricket umpire Billy Bowden. 

JOKE OF THE DAY

Q- How do you know carrots are good for your eyesight? 

A- Have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses. 

Have a great day, Bendigo!

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