Good morning Bendigo! 19/05/2014

Good morning Bendigo! Welcome to a new week.

TODAY'S WEATHER

A late shower or two with a top of 22 degrees.

For more detailed weather news click here.

TRAINS

No reported delays. Bendigo's service is listed as 'good' this morning.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

House engulfed by flames

The community is already working to help an Ascot family which lost its home to fire yesterday.

We will bring you more details during the day about how you can get involved.

Man killed in Mornington Peninsula car crash (The Age)

A man has been killed and two others have suffered critical injuries after a car skidded off a road and smashed into a garage on the Mornington Peninsula.

The crash takes Victoria's road toll to 94 fatalities, or four more than at the same time last year.

Tony Abbott pays price for broken promises (The Age)

The harshest and most unpopular federal budget in nearly two decades has slashed support for Tony Abbott's Coalition government before it has even reached its first anniversary, plunging it into a potential poll trough from which it might never recover.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with actress, comedian and writer Tina Fey, born in 1970; singer Jack Johnson, born in 1975, and Aussie Jessica Watson, who became the youngest person to sail unassisted around the world without stopping in May, 2010. She was born in 1993

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1857 – The electric fire alarm system was patented by William F. Channing and Moses G. Farmer.

1943 – Winston Churchill told the US Congress that his country was pledging their full support in the war against Japan. 

1962 – Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of Happy Birthday for US President John F. Kennedy. The event was a fundraiser at New York's Madison Square Garden. 

1999 – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was released in the U.S. It set a new record for opening day sales at 28.5 million. 

JOKE OF THE DAY

Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella? Fo’ drizzle.

Any tips on what we should be covering today? 

Email georgina.howden-chitty@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

Have a great day! 

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