Good morning Bendigo – 30.06.14

Good morning Bendigo!

Welcome to a new week.

WEATHER

Possible shower with a top of 11 degrees. Keep warm!

For more weather, click here

TRAINS

Road coaches are replacing trains between Melbourne and Bendigo, meaning passengers should allow an extra 60 minutes for travel time

Regional rail link works mean only coaches will run on the line from until Tuesday, July 15.

Read more: Coaches to replace V-Line trains on Bendigo line 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Police find missing Bendigo man

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in the search for missing Bendigo man Liam Sandvik.

Liam was located deceased by police around 2.30pm yesterday.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

Advertising campaign launched for prison jobs

The state government's prison expansion program is expected to create hundreds of new jobs and career opportunities for Victorians.

Fixing the trouble inside (The Age)

A high number of prison inmates have an acquired brain injury that makes them more likely to reoffend, and there is little specialist help for them behind bars.

NEWS CATCH-UP – THE WEEKEND'S BIGGEST STORIES

Glassing at Hotel Shamrock

​Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was struck in the face with a bottle at Bendigo's Hotel Shamrock in what appears to be an unprovoked attack.

Man killed during pursuit

A man was killed and a woman was injured when a car hit a tree and rolled during a police pursuit near Macedon.

Mixed reactions about police wake-up calls

A new police operation has sparked mixed reactions within the Bendigo community.

Police will patrol the streets late at night, looking for unlocked cars, in the coming weeks.

They knock on the doors of  owners of unlocked cars.

Maldon puts on winter show, pictures

Locals have transformed Maldon into a white wonderland, as people travelled from far and wide to celebrate the start of its annual winter festival at the weekend.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1294 - Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland

1700 - Gelderland goes on Gregorian calendar (tomorrow is 12/7/1700)

1865 - 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty

1894 - London Tower Bridge opens

1914 - Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa

1960 - US stops sugar import from Cuba

1984 - Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS

1768 - Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, 1st lady (1817-25)

1892 - Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader (d. 1951)

1926 - Paul Berg, Nobel Prize laureate

1944 - Glenn Shorrock, Sydney Australia, rock vocalist (Little River Band)

1960 - Murray Cook, Australian children's singer (The Wiggles)

1966 - "Iron" Mike Tyson, NY, youngest heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)

1975 - Natasha Sturgess, Australian mistral yachter (Olympics-96)

1978 - Ben Cousins, Australian Football League player

QUIZ

1.Which Jennifer was the star of the movie Maid in Manhattan?

2. On film and in the West End, what was Mary Poppins’ job?

3. Which US cyclist was the first to win the Tour de Frances six successive times?

4. Thx usually stands for what in a text message?

5. What is the first name of singer Ms Furtado?

DID YOU KNOW

Italy and France produce over 40 per cent of all wine

JOKE OF THE DAY

Why was the sand wet? Because the seaweed.

Have a great day,

Georgina

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Lopez 2. Nanny 3. Lance Armstrong 4. Thanks 5. Nelly

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop