UP and AT IT: Tuesday, March 4

9AM: That wraps up round two of UP and AT IT - New England North West, folks.

Why not visit some of our mastheads and keep up-to-date all day.

Tamworth     Glen Innes    Moree    Inverell    Gunnedah

8:55am: Accident update - An Ambulance spokeswoman said a man will be taken to Tamworth Hospital for treatment while five children will also be taken to a hospital, however details of their injuries were unknown. It is believed they may have sustained seat belt related injuries. 

8:45am: Did you miss these articles? They were the most clicked on yesterday ...

TAMWORTH: Chaleb Londero recalled the horrible moments a science experiment went very wrong

ARMIDALE: The crowds at A Day on the Green

MOREE: The real Rhonda and Ketut

INVERELL: Ashford Show brings smiles and winners

GLEN INNES: Fun at the show

TENTERFIELD: The week in Tenterfield

GUYRA: Resilience on Show

WALCHA: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

GUNNEDAH: Man charged over pub headbutt

8:40am:  Accident update -  Ambulance NSW says about five children are being checked over by paramedics following the two-car crash at Baan Baa. The children were in the vehicle with a man.  A man was the soul occupant of the other car. 

8:30am: No doubt our farmers are doing it tough out there. Read some of their stories from across drought affected NSW and leave a message for a farmer here

8:15am: Emergency services have responded to a two-car collision on the Kamillaroi Highway at Baan Baa this morning.

An Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics were called to the scene at about 7.55am. Two crews were dispatched.

More details to come ... 

8:10am: We think this one explains itself.... click the link for more photos. 

8am: We'd love your opinion on today's poll question. You can vote below. We'll tell you the results in tomorrow's brekkie report.

7.55am: Former New England MP Tony Windsor up and scoping out opinions on Qantas via Twitter this morning. Do you have anything you'd like to share with Tony? 

7.50am: Cricket fans, this is big news for you!

7.45am: PROTESTERS waging war against mining companies operating in the Leard State Forest could be evicted from their new headquarters after complaints from residents. The Leader reports. 

7.40am: We love a good blast from the past, and the Armidale Express have put together a swag of photos from days gone by. Click the link in the tweet below to check them out. You might see someone you know.

7.30am: “I want the general manager to tell me how we can get this far in the red. " The heated words from a Moree Councillor - find out why. Here

7.20am: It's reported to be the most 'retweeted' selfie of all time, and this morning we couldn't resist sharing it with you! Would you love to be in this photo? Have you had your photo taken with anyone famous? send them to hsheridan@fairfaxmedia.com.au

7:15am An off duty police officer was last night in a critical condition after a crash at Inverell. The accident happened between a car and a pushbike the officer was riding. More here.

7am: Thunderbolts Way is closed in both directions between Gloucester and Walcha to allow for a vehicle salvage operation to take place.

The road will be closed until 6pm this evening and will close again on Wednesday from 6am till 6pm.

Motorists are advised to use the Oxley Highway or New England Highway as an alternative.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokeswoman said the closure was due to an ongoing salvage operation after a truck crash in early February.

6.45am: Good morning and welcome to day two of our regional morning report.  We'll be bringing you as much information as we can from the state's New England and North West over the next couple of hours.

We can always do with your help. If there's something happening in your part of the world - between Tamworth, Moree, Inverell, Armidale, Walcha, Guyra, Tenterfield, Glen Innes and Gunnedah - then feel free to share. Email Haley at hsheridan@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Inverell: A  53-year-old cyclist, was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital with serious injuries, after a crash on Monday morning.  The man, an off-duty police officer, remains in a critical condition. Read more


The North West Slopes and Plains forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Partly cloudy. The chance of showers in the east. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.

Check your weather here: Tamworth - Armidale - Moree - Inverell - Gunnedah - Guyra - Walcha - Tenterfield - Glen Innes


Road closure: Thunderbolts Way between Gloucester and Walcha: Tuesday, March 4, to Wednesday, March 5 (6am to 6pm) all directions closed. Motorists can use the Oxley Highway or New England Highway as alternative routes. This vehicle recovery will take place over two days and is located about 45km north of Gloucester.


1804: The Castle Hill convict rebellion took place near Sydney; 200 convicts rebelled, 51 were later punished and nine hanged.

1825: A penal settlement is established on Maria Island, Tasmania.

1989: The first election are held in the newly independent Australian Capital Territory.


James Ellroy (1948), Lindy Chamberlain (1948), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Evan Dando (1968), Geoff Huegill (1979)

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