Good morning Bendigo! 24/04/2014

Good morning Bendigo - happy Thursday! 

To those people with a day off tomorrow, make sure you get to an Anzac service - there is plenty happening around the region. 

For a list of services click here. 

TODAY'S WEATHER

After a chilly start to the morning (I could not feel my toes) Bendigo will be mostly sunny, reaching a top of 18 degrees. 

For more detailed weather news click here.

TRAINS

Bendigo train line replace - Saturday April 19 - Friday April 25

Coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Bendigo.

Trains will continue to operate between Bendigo and Swan Hill, Echuca.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

'Nothing is free': Joe Hockey warns of budget pain, with pensions in the firing line

Australians from all walks of life should brace for a serious tightening of federal government expenditure, Joe Hockey has warned, but it appears older Australians will be asked to do some of the heaviest lifting in a budget repair task being pitched as a moral and economic necessity.

- The Age

Buddy Franklin interviewed by police after Rose Bay car crash

The Sydney Swans have confirmed that their star recruit Lance Franklin was involved in a car accident on Wednesday night.

- The Age

MH370 search: Debris washed up on WA coast to be investigated

The Officer-in-Charge at the Busselton Police Station said an object in their possession, which washed up on a beach at Scott River near Augusta, was eight feet tall, half a metre wide and was an alloy type of metal.

Girl rescued after arm trapped

BENDIGO CFA crews took a break from fighting fires last night to rescue a young, panicked girl who got her hand stuck in a chair. 

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. How would 27% doubled be shown as a decimal?

2. Where in the body are rods and cones?

3. Who was the first child of a reigning British monarch to be brought before a criminal court?

4. What is the chemical symbol for iodine?

5. What term describes a leaf with two or more colours?

DID YOU KNOW?

American's eat 18 billion hot dogs a year. 

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with: 

1982 - Kelly Clarkson (American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress)

1987 - Kristopher Letang (Canadian ice hockey player)

1997 - Lydia Ko (New Zealand golfer)

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1990 - The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery

1993 - An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of London

2005 - Snuppy becomes world's first cloned dog

JOKE OF THE DAY

THE INTERNET, WHAT IS THAT? 

“C’mon ma you have got to try it,” I pleaded to my elderly mother.

I don’t know how my Mother lasted this long without ever using the internet but enough was enough, I thought. 

“Ok,” she said reluctantly settling down by the computer and slowly putting on her reading glasses. 

“What do I do now?”

“Now I’m going to open the home page of Google," I explained.

“OK here it is! Now type in any question you want into the bar over here and you will find an answer to your question," I confidently assured her.

My mother looked at me warily, thought for a second, and slowly began to type. 

How is Gertrude doing this morning?

Got a better joke? 

Any tips on what we should be heading out to today?

Email madeleine.wines@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

Answers to the quiz: 1. 0.54 2. The eyes 3. Princess Anne 4. I. 5. Variegated

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