UP and AT IT: Thursday, March 6

9AM: Well that's day four of our daily blog wrapped up. Join us tomorrow for the last brekkie report of the week.

Why not keep up-to-date on the news all day with these guys below.

Tamworth        Gunnedah      Glen Innes            Walcha

8.50am: If you're a fan of pumpkin's or Kootingal's iconic Pumpkin Festival, you might want to read this.

8.45am: Here's some of our most clicked on articles from across the region.

INVERELL: Cycling officer in induced coma

MOREE: The real Rhonda and Ketut

ARMIDALE: Mega-gallery: The crowds at A Day on the Green

TAMWORTH: Gallery: Babies January/February

TENTERFIELD: Gallery: The week in Tenterfield

GLEN INNES: Snake eats croc

GUNNEDAH: Farewell to 'Bud' Hyem

GUYRA: Guyra Show

WALCHA: Walcha gatecrash MKR

8.35am: We couldn't let our brekkie report go by without sharing these very cute baby photos with you. Courtesy of The Northern Daily Leader's photographers.

Click the link on the tweet below to check them out.

8:30am: DAILY POLL:  The NRL season is here, and we want to know... 

8:15am: Poll result - Yesterday we asked you -  If you've lived in Sydney previously, would you ever return to live there?  62.5% of you answered "No, I'm happy living in regional NSW."

25% of you said "yes, If I had to for whatever reason."

Stay tuned for today's poll question!

8.10am:  Wouldn't you have loved to have been in the boat that day? Find out how and where in our region Marty caught this big one by clicking the link on the tweet below.

8am: Inspector Chris McKinnon from Armidale police has warned residents to lock up their homes following attempted break-ins in the area overnight.

He said residents have reported incidents in which they caught would-be thieves trying to enter their homes.

"It's a reminder for people to ensure their premises are locked up before going to sleep at night," He told us this morning. 

7:45am: A celebration of rain on harsh,dry land turned into a Facebook frenzy for this naked farmer. Click the link on the tweet to find out what happened.

7:40AM: Police are still trying to track down the people responsible for two robberies at fast food outlets in Armidale. Can you help investigators? Here.

7.30AM: Oh, and for the cricket fans, don't think we've forgotten about this beauty from overnight.

7.15am A DROVER and his family have been left stranded on the side of the road after the Local Land Services (LLS) revoked their permit for travelling stock near Moree - read more here.

7AM: Another wonderful sunrise photo sent in by a reader below. Why not share yours too - hsheridan@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

6.45am: Good morning and welcome to the first Thursday 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  or let us know on Twitter -  @fairfaxNSWNW

WEATHER:

The North West Slopes and Plains forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and the chance of thunderstorms on the southern slopes from the early morning, extending throughout from the late morning. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and the chance of thunderstorms on the southern slopes from the early morning, extending throughout from the late morning. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 35.

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

ANNIVERSARIES:

1788: Lieutenant Philip Gidley King takes formal possession of Norfolk Island.

1837: The Theatre Royal in Hobart opened. It remains Australia's oldest working theatre.

BIRTHDAYS: 

Stephen Vizard (1956), Shaquille O'Neal (1972) Lara Jane Cox (1978)

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