Good morning Bendigo! 28/05/2014

Good morning Bendigo! 

Today the Bendigo Advertiser farewells one of its senior journalists - Blair Thomson. 

Blair, from everyone at the Addy, we wish you all the best in your new job at the Border Mail. 

Top of 16 degrees, shower or two but clearing. 

For more detailed weather news click here.

There looks to be no reported delays. 

Police pursuing prank caller

Bendigo police are continuing to investigate a hoax call made to police on Monday night. 

Lord Mayor to visit Bendigo

CITY of Greater Bendigo representatives and key Bendigo residents will meet Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle on Wednesday.

Autopsy to shed light on crash cause

THREE fatalities in Victoria on Monday have taken the 2014 Victorian road toll to more than 100.

A 65-year-old man was killed after he lost control of his vehicle at Charlton on Monday.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson in hospital

Hawthorn is unsure how long it will be without coach Alastair Clarkson, who has shown promising initial signs in his recovery from a rare and serious auto-immune condition.

- The Age

Manus Island tensions reached flashpoint at pre-riot meeting

Asylum seekers, already angry about the uncertainty they faced, were repeatedly told they would remain in Manus Island's overcrowded detention centre indefinitely at an incendiary pre-riot meeting, footage obtained exclusively by Fairfax Media shows.

- The Age

1. Which “The O.C.” character, played by Mischa Barton, was killed off in series three?

2. On which day are US elections for the Senate and Congress always held?

3. In “Bewitched” what was the name of Samantha’s mother?

4. On a monopoly board what is the first station reached after you pass Go?

5. Which franc is the official currency of Liechtenstein?

Your brain uses 25 per cent of all the oxygen your breathe.

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with (1968) Kylie Minogue, Australian singer-actress, (1981) Aaron Schock, American politician, (1973) Marco Paulo Faria Lemos, Portuguese footballer and manager and (1983) Toby Hemingway, English actor. 

1937 – Volkswagen, the German automobile manufacturer was founded

1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed

1996 – The U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, Jim McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud

2011 – Malta votes on the introduction of divorce

Why did the belt get locked up? 

He held up a pair of pants. 

Got a better joke?

Any tips on what we should be heading out to today?


Quiz Answers: 1. Marissa Cooper, 2. Tuesday, 3. Endora, 4. Kings Cross, 5. Swiss franc