UP and AT IT: Thursday, August 7

9AM: And that wraps up today's edition of your brekkie blog folks, join us from 7am tomorrow for your latest news.

8.50am: A NEW England man facing more than 35 assault and sexual offences against a woman will remain in custody after his quest for bail was adjourned.

8.40am: 'Apparently' this video of a gorgeous little boy is too cute not to share.


Orlando Bloom has dealt with his beef with Justin Bieber by performing an impromptu dance routine to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy.

While Bieber posted a cheeky photo of an upset looking Bloom to his 19 million Instagram photos following the altercation inside a Spanish restaurant last week, Bloom danced like no one was watching. Except they were, and with cameras.

The spat was reportedly over Gunnedah's own Miranda Kerr.

8.25am: IN THE wake of a nasty spate of poisonings that claimed up to 50 native birds in Bingara, community members banded together with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to sweep the streets on Tuesday.  

8.10am: And the saga into baby Gammy and his twin sister continues.


TENTERFIELD residents will need to retune their digital set-top boxes and televisions today.

All free-to-air TV channels in Tenterfield will change frequencies today as the retune campaign sweeps across the region.

7.50am: MACINTRYE High School is keeping up with the weather, thanks to the interest and dedication of year 7 student, Luke Goodwin. - Could this be a future TIm Bailey on the cards? Read his story here.

7.40am: Sad news for the families involved.


THE residents of a South Tamworth home had a rude shock when a car careened through their front bedroom yesterday.

Ron Davis was in the shed of his Hillvue home, walking towards the garbage bins near the front of the house and heard a strange noise. Read more here.


AFTER Santos released a proposal for a gas project in Narrabri, about 20 locals took an investigative trip to visit Queensland gasfields.

The residents wanted to find out what they would potentially be living with if the proposal was to be approved.

7.10am: A COCKTAIL of advertising and social media could be behind a significant drop in the number of young people boozing, local community groups have said. 


6.55am: Good morning. It's August 6 - just 147 days until the end year! 

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. Let us know on Twitter -  @fairfaxNSWNW

The North West Slopes and Plains forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology: Sunny. Areas of morning frost, locally severe. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 21.

The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology:Areas of fog near the Queensland border early in the morning. Areas of morning frost, locally severe. Sunny day. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 5 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 22.

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


1944 – IBM presented the first program-controlled calculator to Harvard University


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