UP and AT IT: Tuesday, July 29

Seen this around town? Pic via @why__j on Instagram
Seen this around town? Pic via @why__j on Instagram

9am: And that wraps up today's edition of Up and At It - catch us from 7am tomorrow for your latest news.

8.50am: A pro-marijuana doctor who was struck off for treating patients with the drug has accused the state government of being a “puppet” to big pharmaceutical companies. Read the full story



8.20am: They are pulling on helmets and zipping up leathers over some big hearts. This September, local motorbike riders are taking to the road for the fifth annual Scrapheap Challenge, with all funds raised donated to Down Syndrome, NSW. Read the full story

8.10am: Pantry helps reduce the cost of living: The newly-opened Lifehouse Care Shop in Moree now has a food pantry to cater for health care or pension card holders. Read the full story


7.40am: PAUL Hogan wants to create an atmosphere of intimate family storytelling during his Tamworth show tonight, but he didn’t expect to be sharing memories with a local flesh-and-blood relative. Read the full story



7.10am: In case you missed it, a former Bobcat driver Brent Owens won reality cooking show MasterChef last night. Read the full story

7am: Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) could be forced to pay millions of dollars to fix alleged deficiencies in water drainage systems surrounding the city’s premier golf course. Read the full story.

Check your local weather here:

1948 – Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, open in London.

1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedralin London.

1987 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).

2005 – Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.


Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler 1996; Simon Baker Australian actor 1969