Good morning Bendigo! 25/05/2014

Good morning Bendigo! Have you enjoyed a Sunday sleep-in? It's looking very grey outside.

Chance of a morning storm. Maximum temperature of 21 degrees.

For more detailed weather news click here.



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


Smiles and glamour filled the Bendigo Town Hall last night for a dinner to raise funds for MS Australia. PICTURES: The elegant red dress

DID you see some quirky and colourful cars roll into town yesterday?  They were visiting Bendigo for the Jadis Rod and Custom Car Club show. CHECK THEM OUT HERE


Assaults, drugs strain on schools. Read Farrah Tomazin's exclusive here

Thousands of emergency incidents are taking place in and around Victorian schools each year, with sexual assaults, burglaries and occasional deaths among the many problems reported to the government.

Figures obtained by The Sunday Age have painted a troubling picture of the issues plaguing the system, revealing almost 6000 reports in the past three years that have required intervention from the Education Department.

Shortage of neonatal cots in Victorian hospitals – THE AGE

Victoria's four neonatal intensive-care units have been overflowing with seriously ill babies for the past three weeks, so that women with high-risk pregnancies and their babies may have to be flown interstate, doctors say.

Elliot Rodger's retribution YouTube video linked to college shootings – THE AGE

Man linked to six deaths declared his intent to take revenge on women over sexual rejection, saying 'If I can't have you girls, I will destroy you'.

Police confirmed they are analysing a chilling video message believed to be connected to the "mass murder" of six people near the University of California.


If today is your day, happy birthday!

You share your birthday with singer Lauryn Hill, who turns 39, actor and film producer Mike Myers, 51, Aussie actor Jackie Weaver, 67, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, 48, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).


1543 – Nicolaus Copernicus publishes proof of a sun-centered solar system. He dies just after publication.

1738 – The Methodist Church is established.

1830  After tracing the Murray River for thousands of kilometres, Captain Charles Sturt's party finally arrives back in Sydney.

1904 – Five men are killed in a gold mining accident near Coolgardie, Western Australia. 

1925 – John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.

1962 – Isley Brothers release Twist and Shout

1979 – The worst air disaster in US history (excluding the September 11 attacks) occurred when a DC-10 crashed at Chicago's O'Hare airport, killing over 270 people.


1. What did Ben Travers specialise in writing?

2. Which movie sequel had the subtitle “Judgement Day”?

3. The composer Sibelius is associated with which country?

4. In Shakespeare’s play which king does Macbeth murder?

5. Which P was a country that Paddington bear came from?

(answers at bottom of page)


Camels have three eyelids.

JOKE OF THE DAY - VINTAGE EDITION (an old family favourite!)

Knock, knock.

Who's there?


Parsnip who?

Pa snips tickets on the railways.


If you have a better joke, or a news story for us to follow today, email

Have a great day! 


1. Theatrical farce 2. Terminator II 3. Finland 4. Duncan 5. Peru

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