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Amelia Bernasconi

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Amelia joined NBN News Tamworth in June, 2017. She is completing a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) through Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2017.

HAZLEWOOD READY TO RIP IN FIRST ASHES TEST THIS WEEK

Bendemeer’s Josh Hazlewood says he’s ready to rip on Thursday when the first Ashes Test gets underway at the GABBA in Brisbane. “I’ve probably played the least out of all the quicks, everyone’s different of how much they need to get going. I feel like I bowled really well at Hurstville in the first Shield game and things are coming out really well in the nets and we worked really well up here last week at training.” The 26-year-old is expected to be a key part of Australia’s hopes of claiming back the Ashes trophy, with the bowlers crucial to the team’s strategy on home soil. The Aussie quick has typically being a first change bowler for Australia, though he’s keen to take the new ball if the opportunity arises.   (AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY)

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CONNOLLY CUP GETS UNDERWAY

The first round of the MA Connolly Cup got underway on the weekend, and while rain put a dampener on some games, others still went ahead. Gwydir opener Luke Smith scored 52 against Walcha’s bowling attack, after his side won the toss and elected to bat. Chasing 148, Walcha lost two wickets for 34 runs in reply, before the weather brought an early end to proceedings.   (VISION ONLY)

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MURDER ACCUSED TO REMAIN IN CUSTODY

Natasha Darcy-Crossman, the woman accused of killing her partner Mathew Dunbar on a property near Walcha, remains behind bars after her case was mentioned in Tamworth local Court this morning. Darcy-Crossman remained in the cells, her solicitor saying she ‘did not wish to appear before court’ and requested a medical review for his client. She’ll again face court on January 24. (VISION ONLY)

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OVER 200 SWIMMERS HIT THE WATER FOR REGIONAL CARNIVAL

Swimmers got a chance to warm up for the state titles over the weekend, with Tamworth’s 360 Scully Park club hosting its annual carnival. More than 200 competitors from across the region hit the water at West Tamworth Memorial Pool… ranging in age from seven to 40. The event provided up and comers with a solid hit-out before the championships, held in Sydney from December 12.   (VISION ONLY)

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PARTNER OF MATHEW DUNBAR REMAINS IN CUSTODY, CHARGED WITH MURDER

The partner of north west farmer Mathew Dunbar remains in custody tonight, after facing court in Tamworth today charged with his murder. Natasha Darcy-Crossman is accused of killing the 42-year-old, who was found unresponsive at his property just outside Walcha on August 2nd. Mr Dunbar was part of farming groups, including the Walcha Poultry Club, and had lived in the town much of his life. “Mathew was a bloke that never did anyone any harm in his life. He just lived his life and helped people.” Darcy-Crossman is due back in court tomorrow. (AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY)

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