UP and AT IT: Tuesday, August 12

Photo taken at Loomberah, courtesy of Andrew Pearson photography.

Photo taken at Loomberah, courtesy of Andrew Pearson photography.

9AM: And that wraps up our brekkie blog for this morning folks - catch us from 7am tomorrow.

While you're waiting, why not check out these websites for your latest news fix.

Tamworth      Inverell        Moree      Gunnedah     Glen Innes 

8.55am: Tamworth Regional Council tonight will consider the first steps in a new road map of critical long-term capital works projects to drive growth and development for the next 20 years.

8.45am: And a gorgeous photo of the supermoon over Tamworth last night - sent in by photographer Nita Read

8.35am: 

8.25am: Something a little bit cute to start your Tuesday.

8.15am: A $970,000 grant scored by Glen Innes Severn Council (GISC) to secure the town’s water supply will effectively make the town drought-proof, making it an attractive prospect for business investment, member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said.

8AM: 

THE smuggling of contraband into Tamworth Correctional Centre is about to become a whole lot harder.

A new visitor processing centre containing cutting-edge detection technology was officially opened yesterday.

7.50am: Toughening up on social media.

7.40am: LOCAL doctors and nurses have slammed the federal government’s controversial proposed Medicare co-payment, claiming it would unfairly discriminate against rural patients under financial strain. 

The criticism comes in the wake of the government’s own coalition MPs Alex Hawke, George Christensen and Senator Ian McDonald calling for the government to exempt pensioners from the $7 trip to the doctor. 

7.30am: Known as one of the best in the west, the Mungindi Show was a big success at the weekend.

You can check out a mega gallery of the photos, here.

7.20am: 

7.10am: ROCKABILLY retro muso Shelley Minson is about to become an American pin-up girl.

The Tamworth woman with a penchant for the 1950s and  ’60s will feature in a US magazine next month – becoming the latest international pin-up.

Read more here.

Shelley Minson is about to become an American pinup girl.

Shelley Minson is about to become an American pinup girl.

7am: 

6.55am: Good morning. It's August 12.

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: Partly cloudy. Areas of frost in the north early in the morning. Patchy fog on the southern slopes early in the morning. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then tending east to southeasterly in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.

The Northern Tablelands forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology:Partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the south early in the morning. The chance of showers in the south during the late afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 7 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 18.

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

Anniversaries

1900 – Frederick Lane wins the Men's 200 metre freestyle at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

1981 – The IBM Personal Computer  was introduced.

BIRTHDAYS:

  Princess Anne, English Royaly (1950), Ben Affleck, American Actor (1972), Jennifer Lawrence -American Actress (1990),

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