Good morning Bendigo! 20/05/2014

Good morning Bendigo! Hope you're all well.

TODAY'S WEATHER

A late shower or two with a top of 20 degrees.

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TRAINS

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

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Eaglehawk man taken into custody after fleeing police

AN Eaglehawk man, 38, was taken into custody on Monday night in relation to alleged incidents in Bendigo and Melbourne.   

Bendigo police Sergeant Greg Gentry said the man fled his Neanger Court property on foot when police arrived about 6.30pm.  

He said police caught the man and took him to the Bendigo Police Station. 

Help on the way for family

THE Bendigo community has again rallied to support a family which lost its possessions in a house fire.

Ascot's Trenfield family is starting from scratch three weeks after a Spring Gully family lost everything when its home caught fire.

The Trenfields' home caught alight on Sunday morning, sparing few possessions.

But the community has been quick to pledge money and essential items to help get the family back on its feet.

Clive Palmer's university switch: from deregulation to zero fees within days

Millionaire politician Clive Palmer has switched his position on the Abbott government's plans to deregulate university fees, saying he will block the legislation just days after flagging he would support the controversial changes.

With Labor and the Greens opposed to the government's higher education agenda, the fate of any legislation will rest on the votes of Mr Palmer and his cross-bench senators.

Mr Palmer, who went to the election with a policy of abolishing university fees, stunned the university sector last week by indicating he may support the government's policy.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your day, happy birthday! 

You share your big day with pop goddess Cher (1946), singer Joe Cocker (1944) and rapper Busta Rhymes (1972).

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1303 - Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges for marriage of English Prince Edward to French Princess Isabella

1310 - Shoes were made for both right & left feet

1347 - Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal

1495 - French King Charles VIII leaves Naples

1498 - Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta, India

1501 - Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands

1521 - Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball

1524 - Duke of Albany leaves Scotland

1571 - Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League

1591 - Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius

1609 - Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.

JOKE OF THE DAY

Q: What do you call a man with no body and just a nose?

A: Nobody nose. 

Have a great day! 

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