Good morning Bendigo! 24/05/2014

Good morning Bendigo! Happy Saturday! Hope you have a fun weekend planned.

TODAY'S WEATHER

We're looking at a top of 17 degrees with a late shower.

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TRAINS

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

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Power outage: Blue flash, 5000 Bendigo customers out

Some Bendigo homes were without power for as long as four hours last night.

A powerline detached from a power pole, leaving more than 4000 customers without electricity.

Australian actor David Gulpilil wins best actor award at Cannes Film Festival (The Age)

Australian actor David Gulpilil has won a prize as best actor in Cannes for his charismatic performance in Rolf de Heer’s film Charlie’s Country. It was a crowning tribute to the actor, who first made his mark as the tracker in Nic Roeg’s Walkabout in 1971 and went on to work on films as varied as Storm BoyMad Dog Morgan and The Tracker, his first collaboration with De Heer.

Lib adviser repays $43m tax (The Age)

 A London-based billionaire appointed by Joe Hockey to advise on Australia's financial regulations runs companies that have repaid tens of millions of dollars after exploiting tax loopholes.

I rigged Socceroos games, says notorious match-fixer (The Age)

A notorious Singaporean match-fixer claims he won hundreds of thousands of dollars manipulating Socceroos matches, years before he started rigging the Victorian Premier League.

In a new book, on the eve of the World Cup, Wilson Raj Perumal's claims about dozens of thrown matches have sparked an investigation by FIFA, football's world governing body.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your day, happy birthday! You share a birthday with actress Priscilla Presley (1945), musician Bob Dylan (1941) and Queen Victoria (1819).

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1431: Joan of Arc martyred

1883: Brooklyn Bridge opens

1897: Dracula goes on sale in London

1941: Bismarck sunk by Royal Navy

1951: Racial segregation in Washington DC restaurants ruled illegal

1953: Hillary and Tenzing reach Everest summit

1961: Appeal for Amnesty campaign launches

JOKE OF THE DAY

What happens if you eat yeast and shoe polish?

Every morning you'll rise and shine! 

If you have any news for us today, email georgina.howden-chitty@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Have a great weekend! 

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