Good morning south-west - May 13, 2014

Good morning, south-west! Congraulations - you made it past Monday. 

Weather

Patchy fog early this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds northerly and light increasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 18.

Check your seven-day forecast here: Warrnambool  Port Fairy  Hamilton  Portland  Mortlake  Colac

Morning news

Do you own a home in Warrnambool? Rates are set to rise by 5.5 per cent next financial year as the city council redirects its attention to improving streetscapes and other infrastructure.

Meanwhile, Corangamite ratepayers face a considerably lower rise in rates and charges of 2.13 per cent.

If you've had no TV service since yesterday and expect it to magically improve, try this:

Our latest FootyHQ video considers whether Port Fairy can make the finals, and if Warrnambool are too good to drop a game. 

The football world went into mourning last night after coaching great Tom Hafey died at the age of 82.

Meanwhile, the death of long-serving Warrnambool medico Les Hemingway at 83 has close friends reminiscing about the champion of many causes.

A Mortlake woman suffered leg injuries after a collision between a car and tractor yesterday. Read more:

Know of something interesting happening in the south-west today? Let us know on Twitter (@WboolStandard), Facebook, email editor@thestandard.com.au, text 04 2784 2029, or call 5563 1800.

Pic of the day

Warrnambool Theatre Company’s Jacqui Lumsden (left) and Phil Dennis will hit the stage next week in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

Warrnambool Theatre Company’s Jacqui Lumsden (left) and Phil Dennis will hit the stage next week in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

Read the story here: Good Grief, you're a star Charlie Brown

Birthdays

If today is your birthday you share the date with NBA legend Dennis Rodman (1961), singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder (1950), actors Harvey Keitel (1939) and Robert Pattinson (1986), and Australian singer Casey Donovan (1983). 

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