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9am: And that's a wrap from us today - enjoy your Friday and if you're off somewhere fabulous this weekend, have a great time!
8.55am QUIZ ANSWERS: Are down the bottom...
8.45am GIVEAWAY: Looking for something to do this Saturday night? Well, On the go has got you covered - we're giving away five double passes to Orchestra Victoria's 45th birthday concert at The Capital!
All you have to do to enter is email email@example.com with your name and contact number. Entries close at 2pm today. Good luck!
8.33am: How horrible: Police are investigating the circumstances of an act of animal cruelty where three chickens and a duck were found decapitated at a Point Cook school on October 1. We know it's far from central Victoria, but nonetheless, if you know anything contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000 or lodge a confidential report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
8.28am DID YOU KNOW: It takes one week to make a jellybean.
8.26am QUIZ: See how you go with these...
1. In which year did Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinborough celebrate their Golden Wedding?
2. Which Irish group were “Breathless” at making No 1 in the year 2000?
3. Which ocean is to the east of South Africa?
4. What part of the body goes after Winged to name golf’s 2006 US Open venue?
5. If an animal has not been sighted for 50 years it is described as what?
8.09am PHOTOS: Did you make it to the final day of the Elmore Field Days yesterday? Check out the photos here.
8.04am NEWS: Violence against women is everybody's business and this was certainly the view of many at the end of the Violence Prevention – It’s Everybody’s Business conference in Bendigo. Reporter Renee Thompson spoke to the organisers yesterday - find out what they had to say here.
8am STARS: Want to find out what's in store for you today? Check out your daily horoscope here to see if the answers lie in the stars...
7.56am TRAINS: V/Line is reporting no delays this morning on the Bendigo line.
7.45am: On the front page of today's Addy, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard had Bendigo residents queuing for hours as they waiting in line to meet her on her national book tour; and the owner of the Rose of Australia in Long Gully will be urged to register the hotel premises as a rooming house for emergency accommodation.
For more on Ms Gillard's visit, click here.
For more on the Rose of Australia, click here.
7.35am SPORT: Bendigo Spirit coach Bernie Harrower hopes the Wattle Valley WNBL Spring Shield in Bendigo will spark his side into action. Read what he had to say about the Spirit’s pre-season training and see the pictures from last night's season launch at Bendigo Town Hall here.
7.27am EMERGENCY SERVICES: All was quiet overnight from the CFA, police, SES and Ambulance Victoria.
7.24am NATIONAL NEWS: Here's more from The Age on the Ebola scare:
A Cairns nurse who was hospitalised on Thursday has tested negative to the deadly Ebola virus, authorities say. Sue Ellen Kovack presented herself to the Cairns Hospital on Thursday afternoon after complaining of a fever. She had previously been in Sierra Leone treating Ebola victims in a hospital. Read more here.
7.17am LOCAL NEWS: A Bendigo highway patrol operation yesterday had "pleasing" results says Sergeant Geoff Annand. Defected and unroadworthy cars were the focus, but one person tested positive to traces of methamphetamine. More on that here.
7.15am BREAKING NATIONAL NEWS: A Queensland nurse has been cleared of Ebola, Queensland Health says - from The Age.
7.10am WEATHER: Good news - there are sunny days ahead for the weekend, Saturday expect a top of 27 degrees; and Sunday a mostly sunny day with a top of 28 degrees. Today, we're in for a mostly cloudy day with a top of 25. For more weather, click here.
7am: Good morning Bendigo! It's Friday! And here's a cat to explain how most of us are feeling this morning...
From 7am on weekdays and 8am on weekends we will be bringing you news, weather, photos, giveaways, fun and everything you need to start your morning.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
HORSHAM - A Nigerian man who was living at Dimboola will face Commonwealth offences relating to the importation of heroin and cocaine.
The man, 37, was arrested on Tuesday as part of an Australian Federal Police investigation into drug importation. READ MORE HERE.
BALLARAT - We've put together a map showing which Victorian postcodes have more Holdens and which have more Fords registered. Just in time for Bathurst. Check it out HERE.
KATHERINE - Cannabis, meth seized in drug raid. READ MORE HERE.
NEWCASTLE - 'Husband' of 13 year old guilty of sex abuse. READ MORE HERE.
WAGGA - A MAN accused of robbing a Wagga taxi driver of $460 at knifepoint has made his first appearance in court for the alleged offence. READ MORE HERE.
BUNBURY - WA beauties in the mix for World Supermodel Australia crown. READ MORE HERE.
PORT AUGUSTA - Billy Cart derby races into town. READ MORE HERE.
- NewsCorp chief says newspapers need to make a profit and maintain a social purpose
- Joe Hockey says tax cheats are thieves
- Afghan truck driver appealing decision to deport him
- Call for police to investigate mystery payout to Hong Kong's leader
- Federal MP Andrew Broad admits budget blunders
- Australian bombs dropped on Islamic State building
FACES OF AUSTRALIA
MORE than 60 La Trobe University students have helped rejuvenate vegetation in the Wimmera.
The project was part of the partnership between Greening Australia and the university, which was formed to assist planning of large-scale habitat restoration projects. READ MORE HERE.
QUIZ ANSWERS: 1. 1997 2. Corrs 3. Indian 4. Foot 5. Extinct