Good morning Bendigo! 18/05/2014

Good morning Bendigo - it is time to rise and shine! 

What is for breakfast at your house? I am eating a bowl of coco pops at my desk at work - so healthy! 

SNAP, CRACKLE, POP: Reporter Maddie Wines' breakfast.

SNAP, CRACKLE, POP: Reporter Maddie Wines' breakfast.

To be fair, it was the only brekkie-type food in the house when I woke up at 6am. 

TODAY'S WEATHER

Mostly cloudy. Max 20 - activity weather! 

For more detailed weather news click here.

This is a photo of the four cranes the site of the new Bendigo Hospital. They are all pointing towards the moon - does that mean something?

This is a photo of the four cranes the site of the new Bendigo Hospital. They are all pointing towards the moon - does that mean something?

TRAINS

No reported delays. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

GALLERY: Festival of light 2014: A beautiful day

THOUSANDS of people turned out for the Festival of Light at The Great Stupa on Saturday night. 

Click the above link to see photos from the spectacular event and read about its origins. 

Bendigo Beehive tour - Huge crowd turns out: Pictures

A HUGE crowd turned out to tour the Bendigo's Beehive Building on Saturday as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival 'Hidden Gems'.

To see photos and learn more about its history click on the link above. 

Labor promises royal commission into family violence if elected

Australia will get its first royal commission into family violence if Labor wins this year's state election.

With figures showing domestic violence homicides soaring in Victoria, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews announced on Saturday that the sweeping review would begin early next year - "and nothing will be off limits".

Experts mystified by blowout in allergies

Tens of thousands more boys suffer from peanut allergies than girls, ground-breaking data shows, but doctors are at a loss to explain the figures or define how to stop the soaring allergy ''epidemic''.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with (1993) Jessica Watson, Australian sailor, (1946) Reggie Jackson, baseball player and (1975) Jack Johnson, singer. 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1942 - NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II

1970 - Beatles' last released LP, "Let It Be" released in US

1994 - Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip

2009 - Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.

JOKE OF THE DAY

Why does a milking stool only have three legs? 

Because the cow has the utter. 

Got a better joke?

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

Email madeleine.wines@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

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