Good morning Bendigo! 30/05/2014

Good morning Bendigo! 

WEATHER

Top of 16, partly cloudy.

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TRAINS

Good service on the Bendigo line. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Mother's plea to drug users

CASEY Veal was to celebrate her birthday and resume university studies on March 5, but instead she was in the Supreme Court facing her son's killer.

Casey's son, baby Zayden Veal-Whitting, was bludgeoned to death in his cot in the early hours of June 15, 2012 and after a five-week trial, a Supreme Court jury last month found Harley Hicks guilty of the infant's murder.

Hicks was high on ice and out committing a series of burglaries in the Long Gully area overnight on June 14/15, when he entered Zayden’s Eaglehawk Road home and repeatedly struck the infant to the head with a home-baton baton.

Vintage tractors in Bendigo

IT WAS 1946 when Bill Tuohey's parents bought their first McCormick tractor. Mr Tuohey was six years old.

Nearly seventy years later, the former wheat farmer is the proud owner of three bright red vintage tractors, which he has lovingly and painstakingly restored to their former mid-20th century glory.

"I might spend all day just getting a bolt out," Mr Tuohey said.

Brad Pitt attacked by reporter, Vitalii Sediuk, at Maleficent premiere

Brad Pitt has been attacked on the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood at the premiere of the film Maleficent, which stars his partner Angela Jolie.

Ukrainian television reporter Vitalii Sediuk, a serial pest, jumped over a barricade and allegedly struck Pitt on the face.

A spokesperson told Britain's Daily Mail: "He leapt over the barrier and made contact with Brad Pitt."

HAVE YOUR SAY

Compensation rates to cyclists are soaring, as more people acquire injuries by riding on our roads.

What do you think of this issue - do you ride to work or school and if so, do you feel safe?

Read the story and have your day through our online poll by clicking here.

DAILY QUIZ

What was Elton John’s first solo No1 in the US?

Which branch of physics deal with motion of objects?

Who did Nicole Kidman marry in 2006?

In sport, what word can go after Trent and Stamford?

In which country is Malpensa international airport?

DID YOU KNOW?

The average person laughs 10 times a day!

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with Cee lo Green (1974), Steven Gerrard (1980) and Danille Harold (1992). 

Cee Lo Green performing Crazy

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1576 - Spanish army under Mondragon conquerors Zierik sea

1592 - At the Battle of Sacheon the Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese army that outnumbers it nearly 3 to 1.

1630 - Gov John Winthrop begins "History of New England"

1652 - Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp

1660 - On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end

1677 - Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians.

1692 - Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France

1. Crocodile Rock 2. Mechanics 3. Keith Urban 4. Bridge 5. Italy

Have a great day Bendigo! 

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