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10am THAT'S A WRAP: And that's all we have time for today in our On the go Bendigo blog - thanks for visiting. It's been great to have your company. 

I hope you're not feeling too much like the cat, below right. 

I hope you have something great planned for this beautiful Sunday - I know I'll be enjoying what sun is left once I leave the office this afternoon! 

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow morning - Ashley Fritsch will be blogging from 7am with all your local news, weather, photos, online buzz - and another great giveaway!! 

Ciao for now. 

9.55am WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY: The Bendigo Motorcycle Club is hosting its Ravenswood Cup today. 

A group from within the Sandhurst Diocese will be seeking signatures for a petition to have Cardinal Pell resign; while a congregation at Kangaroo Flat will commemorate 160 years since the first methodist service in the city. 

The Guildford Banjo Jamboree is on this afternoon, as is the Record, Comic Book and Toy Fair at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds. 

If you spot our Addy journalists and photographers out and about, be sure to pop by and say hello! 

9.50am NATIONAL NEWS AT A GLANCE: Police hunting two suspects in Port Macquarie CBD fatal stabbing. Rolling updates here

The search continues for toddler William Tyrell; report here

Police crack down on underage drinking as high school students start their holidays. 

9.45am LOCAL NEWS: The demand for foster carers is at an all time high says welfare service Anglicare.

Read Andi Yu's report here

9.40am LOCAL SPORT: Wedderburn needed extra time to create North Central Football League history on Saturday, winning a dramatic grand final against Charlton by one point.

9.35am ON THIS DAY: Here's a little more trivia to share around the dinner table today. 

Today in History:1792 - In its first public sitting, France's Convention, on a proposal by Collot D'Herbois, abolishes the monarchy.

1832 - Death of Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet, aged 61.

1938 - Hurricane kills more than 700 people in New England (US) and on Long Island.

1964 - Malta becomes independent state within British Commonwealth.

1974 - US film actor Walter Brennan dies. He was the first actor to win three Academy Awards and best known for his roles in westerns such as My Darling Clementine.

1985 - Mexico counts at least 2000 dead from earthquake that devastated four states.

1994 - Prosecutors announce that child molestation charges will not be filed against singer Michael Jackson; but the case will remain open until 1999.

2005 - Indonesia scrambles to calm public fears of a possible bird flu epidemic after two children suspected of having the disease die, potentially raising the death toll to six.

2008 - Qantas' first Airbus A380 touches down in Sydney after two years of production delays.

9.30am QUIZ ANSWERS: Did you catch our poll at 9am? How did you fare? 

Answers as follows: 1. Andrew Murray 2. Beyonce Knowles 3. Casino Royale 4. Live 8 5. Spain

9.20am LOCAL NEWS: Bendigo police have praised the behaviour of the general public following yesterday's grand final day.

Police arrested five people in Bendigo's CBD overnight - only one in relation to the footy. 

More here

9.15am POLL: Climate rallies are planned for Bendigo and Castlemaine today.

Stay tuned for our reports. 

In the meantime, vote in our poll: Do you believe in climate change? 

9.10am DID YOU KNOW: How's this for good trivia? 

More than 200 different languages and dialects are spoken in Australia including 45 Indigenous languages.

The most common non-English spoken languages are Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

9.05am BABIES: Can you hear that clucking sound? Must be that time of the week again - yep, time for our gallery of gorgeous bubs. 

Meet the newest additions to central Victoria here

9am GIVEAWAY ALERT: We've got two great books to giveaway this morning - Paullina Simons' Children of Liberty and Darkness on the Edge of Town, by Jessie Cole. 

All you have to do to enter is email jess.grimble@fairfaxmedia.com.au with your name and contact phone number. 

The first person to email their details wins! 

8.50am QUIZ: Now you've had a little bit of time to wake up, let's crack open the quiz! 

Answers to come at 9.30am. 

1. Which Brit was first ranked in the top 100 tennis stars in 2005?

2. Who was the females lead of the film “Dreamgirls”?

3. Actress Eva Green was the leading lady in which Bond film?

4. Which pop charity concert took place at the same time as 2005’s G8 summit?

5. Was Cruz Beckham born in England, Scotland or Spain?

8.45am NATIONAL NEWS: A Sydney-bound Qantas flight has been diverted because of a drunk passenger who allegedly broke through all four sets of plastic handcuffs on the flight after repeated attempts to steal whisky.

Australian Federal Police officers escorted the man from the plane after the Flight QF24 from Bangkok was forced to land in Cairns just before 6am. Report here

8.35am TRAINS: V-Line looks to be running smoothly on the Bendigo line this morning. 

A reminder to those travelling on later trains from Monday to Thursday of this week - due to regional rail link works, coaches will replace some trains between Melbourne and Sunbury. 

Affected services include the 9.22pm service and the 10.22pm service departing Southern Cross and the 8.38pm service departing Bendigo. 

V-Line has asked people to allow an extra 40 minutes travel time. 

A Public Transport Victoria annual report says V-Line failed to meet its regional train punctuality targets for the year to June. Renee Thompson reports here

8.30am BIRTHDAYS: If it's your special day today - happy birthday! 

Your share your day of birth with Stephen King, US author (1947-), Bill Murray, US actor (1950-), Kevin Rudd, former Australian prime minister (1957-), Ethan Coen, US producer-writer of the Coen brothers (1957-), David Wenham, Australian actor (1965-), Faith Hill, US country singer (1967-), Nicole Richie, US socialite (1981-), Anna Meares, Australian cyclist (1983-) and Jason Derulo, US pop singer (1989-).

8.20am NATIONAL SPORT: While we're talking about footy, did anyone catch the great game between Hawthorn and Port Adelaide last night? Wow - what a thriller. 

Hawthorn's date with Sydney is now confirmed after a three-point win last night. 

The Hawks will now line up against former favourite son Buddy Franklin on Saturday. 

Read a match report from the game here

8.10am LOCAL SPORT: Congratulations to all the teams involved in yesterday's Bendigo Football Netball League grand finals - what a great day for sport in our city! 

Our sports team, photographers and video journalist did a fabulous job reporting with rolling updates throughout the day. 

8am WEATHER: Good morning Bendigo! It's shaping up to be a beautiful day - a cool 8.6 degrees at the moment, but the forecast is for a sunny day with light wind and a top of 19 degrees. 

From 7am until 9am on week days and 8am until 10am on weekends we will be bringing you news, weather, photos, giveaways, fun and everything you need to start your morning. 


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