9AM: That wraps up our brekkie blog for today folks - join us from 7am tomorrow for the latest news.
8.50am: A WANTED Tamworth man who allegedly used a blood-filled syringe to avoid arrest has been refused bail.
8.40am: A CORRUPTION inquiry has heard the former chancellor of the University of New England, John Cassidy, obtained inside information about a tender for the sale of the university-owned Tattersalls Hotel and bought a secret stake in the property.
8.30am: Something for fans of The Voice.
VIRGIN Australia has emerged as a surprise contender to fill the vacant Narrabri to Sydney air service.
The airline’s chief executive officer, John Borghetti, says a decision will be made in the coming weeks.
8AM: No public holiday for Anzac Day, what are your thoughts?
NSW won't get a public holiday next year to mark Anzac Day, despite it falling on a Saturday http://t.co/IDpisySLkX— smh.com.au (@smh) July 21, 2014
7.50am: Former regional journalist and premiering film maker Dane Millerd has dubbed the Australian outback as the ultimate location for shooting the kind of isolation-based suspense and horror genre movies that have become synonymous with the Australian film industry.
7.40am: A MAN has died after suffering critical injuries in a farm accident near Weabonga.
Police said the 44-year-old Weabonga man was working to erect a fence on a property off the Limbri-Weabonga Rd yesterday morning before the accident occurred. It’s understood the man was using a post hole digger when his leg became caught, severing the limb just before 10.30am.
7.30am: Developments from the MH17 disaster from overnight.
7.20am:THE murder of 11-year-old Luke Batty by his father made national news in February, and this week Luke’s mother, Rosie, has explained her concerns about domestic violence saying Luke’s death may be repeated unless there is better information sharing. CADY ANDERSEN speaks with two former Moree residents who experienced domestic violence married to the same man at different times. Here they share their stories about how this businessman changed their lives…
A raging, 800kg beast charging at his mate’s lifeless body, Barraba rodeo clown Lincoln Brown was forced to make a split-second decision.
In an explosion of adrenaline and instinct, Mr Brown put his body on the line to protect fallen cowboy Chris Lowe in front of the stunned crowd at this month’s PBR Brendan Clark Invitational in Newcastle. Read the story here.
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.
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The North West Slopes and Plains forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology:Partly cloudy. Morning fog. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.
The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology:Partly cloudy. Morning fog. The chance of showers in the afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 20.
1870 – A state flag of South Australia is adopted.
1938 – The Australian National War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France is opened.
1983 – Aviator and businessman Dick Smith completes the first solo round the world helicopter flight.