UP and AT IT: Monday, March 10

9AM: That just about wraps up our brekkie report for this morning folks. But we'll leave you with this one.

She wasn't there for long, but her brief visit created quite a spectacle in Newcastle at the weekend.  Find out what we're on about here. 

8.50am: If you're a fan of giggling babies then you might want to meet these four. A lovely video to start your Monday!

8.40am: Emergency services say there were no major incidents reported in our area overnight. Now that's what we call a good start to the day!

8.35am: How a mother vows to recover after becoming paralysed by childbirth.

8.25am: It's a small world, or base, for these four blokes serving in Afghanistan. Find out what special connection they share, here. 

8.15am: A brand new Monday and a new poll question.  Let us know your opinion below.

8AM:

7.50am:NORTH West farmers say the latest Santos fine for Pilliga Forest contamination will not curb coal seam gas exploration but it sends another message for closer scrutiny and regulation. Here.

7.40am: News from abroad: Two passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were travelling on stolen passports and bought one-way tickets, it has been confirmed, as authorities, including the FBI, investigate whether the disaster was the result of a terrorist act. Here

7:30am: Show season is in full swing and we'd love to know if you've had any success. Why not send us your show photos to hsheridan@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

7.15am: If you haven't heard already - The Hunter Expressway will be opened in just a couple of weeks. Find out how much time it could shave off your journey - here

7AM: The Bureau of Meteorology says there's a high fire danger rating in place for the North West Slopes and Northern Tablelands. Is it dry at your place?

6.45am: Good morning and welcome to Monday, a brand new week and it begins here, with 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:Mostly sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 34.

The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers on and east of the ranges. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.

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

ANNIVERSARIES:

1946 – An Australian National Airways aircraft crashes near Hobart, killing 25 people.

1971 – William McMahon becomes the twentieth Prime Minister of Australia,

BIRTHDAYS: 

Polly -Graham Farmer (1935), Felice Arena (1968), 

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