UP and AT IT: Thursday, July 17

Photo taken during the snowfall at Hanging Rock last week by Jeremy Dryden.

Photo taken during the snowfall at Hanging Rock last week by Jeremy Dryden.

9AM: That wraps it up for today, join us tomorrow from 7am for your latest news. 

While you wait, check out these websites below:

Tamworth   Gunnedah   Moree   Glen Innes


8:50AM: World's best airline named: Qantas has again dropped out of the world's top 10 airlines, while Cathay Pacific has been named the world's best carrier in the annual World Airline Awards. Read more here.


8:30AM: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be homeless? Byamee Proclaimed Place are hosting a "sleep out" on August 3 for locals to get a grasp on how tough it is when you're sleeping rough. Read more here

8:20AM: FARMERS are calling on the state government to provide communities with financial assistance to help defend themselves against incursions by cashed-up mining companies. Read more here.




GETTING your gear off for a good cause wasn’t a hard ask for the university students of Robb College in Armidale, who lined up once again this year to pose in their birthday suits.

And while nude and skin-ny calendars first burst onto the social scene about 30 years ago, some baby-boomer parents are seeing their kids in the raw for the first time in a while. 

7.30am: TENTERFIELD has found itself on a worst offenders list as one of the towns with the foulest mouths in NSW.

Figures obtained through the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, highlighted Tenterfield as a repeat offender when it came to contributing money to the states swear-jar.

7.20am: Obsession gone too far?

7.10am: A TAMWORTH woman has been jailed for shoving and threatening to kill an ambulance paramedic, in one of the most severe sentences handed down for an attack of its kind.


6.45am: 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


The North West Slopes and Plains forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: 

Mostly sunny morning. Areas of frost on the slopes early in the morning. Isolated showers from the early afternoon, mainly in the south. Light winds becoming westerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.

The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology:Areas of frost on and west of the ranges early in the morning. Sunny day. Isolated showers in the south during the late afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 18.

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


1964 – Donald Campbell set a record of 403.10 mph for jet propelled four-wheeled vehicles (Class A) on Lake Eyre.


Donald Sutherland(1935), David Hasselhoff (1952), Luke Bryan(1976)

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