Good morning Bendigo! 14.08.14

Good Morning Bendigo! 

It may be cold but the sun is shining and it's lovely and light.

Is anyone on a morning walk in the park? Just a reminder that swooping season has started early this year, so be careful! 

WEATHER

Partly cloudy with a top of 14.

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TRAINS

Major disruptions on the Bendigo line unfortunately.

V/Line reported at 6.30am that trains had been replaced with buses, due to a signal fault at Kyneton.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Man captured in Bendigo tunnel search

A MAN  arrested hiding in a tunnel under Charing Cross last night was earlier remanded in custody in the Bendigo Magistrates Court on serious assault charges.

Nathaniel Cotter, 18, appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon facing charges of intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault.

He was denied bail but later escaped police custody about 5pm.

Roll up, roll up for the Moscow Circus: Photos

The Great Moscow Circus' first Bendigo show drew gasps, laughs, screams and cheers from the audience on Wednesday night. 

Russian performers from the world famous circus held the attention of children, teenagers, parents and grandparents alike. 

Acrobats defied gravity by landing seemingly impossible jumps, clowns made the audience squeal and yell at their command and a female performer amazed the crowd with lightning-fast dress changes. 

Late Premier's daughter charged with murder

The daughter of former NSW premier Neville Wran has been charged with the murder of a small-time drug dealer at Redfern on Sunday night.

Harriet Wran, 26, was arrested by police with another man at Liverpool late on Wednesday.

She was interviewed by police overnight before being charged with murder, attempted murder and aggravated break and enter.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1778 - Death of Augustus Toplady, English hymn-writer who wrote Rock of Ages.

1880 - Australia's first soccer club, The Wanderers, plays its first match, against Kings School, Parramatta, NSW.

1908 - World's first international beauty contest is held at the Pier Hippodrome at Folkestone, England.

1924 - Australia's Cobb & Co stagecoach service makes its last run, from Surat to Yeulba in Queensland.

1962 - Two Soviet spacecraft circle Earth in adjacent orbits and are in visual and radio contact; After 3-1/2 years of digging, Italian and French workers complete a road tunnel under Mont Blanc.

1997 - Timothy McVeigh is formally sentenced to death in the US for the Oklahoma City bombing.

2013 - The AFL charges Essendon with bringing the game into disrepute over the suspect 2011-12 supplements program.

Fidel Castro (1926) - Infamous Cuban dictator and revolutionary who came to power in 1959 and served as his country's Prime Minister until 1976 and it's President from 1976 to 2008.

BIRTHDAYS

Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist (1777-1851)

Hector Crawford, Australian TV producer (1913-1991)

Steve Martin, US actor-comedian (1945-)

Danielle Steel, US author (1947-)

Peter Costello, former Australian federal treasurer (1957-)

Halle Berry, US actress (1966-)

Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer (1973-)

Kate Ritchie, Australian actor (1978-)

Mila Kunis, US actress (1983-)

DAILY QUIZ

Which plant produce the drug digitalis?

How many sides of a scalene triangle are equal?

Which element has the atomic number 22?

What describes the Earth or moon entering the other’s shadow?

What changes when something if metamorphosised?

DID YOU KNOW?

A baby fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks.

JOKE OF THE DAY

I can’t believe I got fired from the calendar factory. All I did was take a day off.

Quiz answers

1. Foxglove 2. None 3. Helium 4. Eclipse 5. Shape

Have a great day! 

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