Good morning south-west - June 10, 2014

Good morning, south-west! We hop you had an enjoyable long weekend.

Weather

Partly cloudy this morning with areas of morning fog in the east. Winds will be northerly 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures around 16.

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

Morning news

Commerce Warrnambool's controversial traders levy is back in the news again today. A spokeswoman from the Warrnambool Traders Action Group says the group isn't prepared to meet with Commerce Warrnambool to discuss the levy or any other options. Read the whole story here

Pop star Taylor Henderson performed a free concert in Warrnambool on Saturday, and talked to The Standard about his time of talent show The X-Factor, his music and his new album due for release next month. 

Police charged a man after they discovered drugs stashed in his car. Officers discovered 21 grams of Methamphetamine (ice) after pulling over the vehicle in Manifold Street, Camperdown for a routine interception. The 22-year-old will face court today

Voting in The Standard's Wedding of The Year competition closes tomorrow. Make sure you check out the couples competing and cast your vote now. 

In sport, Warrnambool's men's division one hockey side are the new Victorian country champions after 2-0 grand final win at the Victorian Country Championships in Melbourne yesterday.

Head off on the long weekend and missed the results from footy and netball? Don't worry, we have you covered. 

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

Portland Harobur was full of boats and trailers over the weekend as anglers hit the water hoping to land southern Blue Fin Tuna. But Water Police lamented some anglers for having poor equipped boats. Full story here

Birthdays

If today is your birthday you share the date with Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, Radio shock-jock Kyle Sandilands, actress and model Elizabeth Hurley, model Kate Upton, boxer Anthony Mundine and actress Judy Garland. 

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