Good morning south-west - June 11, 2014

Good morning, south-west! Welcome to Wednesday catch up with whats been happening around the region right here.

Weather

It looks like today will be similar to yesterday. Partly cloudy with northerly winds between 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime temperatures are expected to  reach around 15 degrees.

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

Morning news

Revelations this morning councillor Brian Kelson's son bought "eight or nine" domain names relating to Commerce Warrnambool, preventing the comerce group frmo setting up a website using their name. Full story here. 

Warrnambool’s Cally Hotel will become World Cup central for the next month opening early to allow soccer fans the chance to watch games. 

Detectives are investigating reports a 17-year-old girl was forced into sex work in Warrnambool’s suburbs over the past three months. Story here

Just in case you missed it yesterday, check out the cute gallery from Port Fairy's Dachshund Dash above. 

Our Hampden Football Netball League team Greg Best and Justine McCullagh-Beasy discuss Terang Mortlake's performance so far this season in our latest FootyHQ video. Click the link above to watch.  

And the Warrnambool Seahawks has a tough run towards the Big V playoffs, with five away games and three at home. Coach Bobby Cunningham says complacency will be the enemy.

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

Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

To continue the cute dog theme we've had running  (unintentionally) this week, here's a photo of Jorja Hickey with her eight-week-old golden retriever puppy Stella, who was dressed up to fight the cold in Warrnambool yesterday. 

Birthdays

If today is your birthday you share the date with actor Hugh Laurie, motor racing legend Jackie Stewart, actor Shia LaBeouf, golfer Geoff Ogilvy, ZZ Top member Frank Beard and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory star Gene Wilder. 

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