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48-YEAR-OLD CHARGED WITH ARMIDALE MURDER

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery of another man’s body at a property near Armidale. The body of a 43 year old was found at 8.30 on Thursday morning, in the rear yard of a property in Dangarsleigh. A crime scene was established and a knife has been seized for forensic examination. A 48 year old man has been refused bail to appear in Armidale Local Court .

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ARMIDALE ELECTION DRAWING CLOSER

It’s just over a month to go until the electoral rolls close. In preparation for the Armidale Regional Council election, an information night was held featuring plenty of new faces. Of the 22 people to attend, only six were former councillors. An administrator was appointed following the merger of Guyra and Armidale Dumaresq Councils earlier this year. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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NOISE MACHINES TO DRIVE BIRDS OUT OF PEEL STREET

Tamworth Council has started using specialised noise machines in the CBD in a bid to rid the area of Starling and Indian Myna birds. Numbers along Peel Street have increased as breeding season approaches – council is now undertaking daily clean-ups because of the mess the birds leave behind. Small speakers have been placed in trees to deter them from nesting. “They’re essentially a controller with a speaker box that play sounds of various birds. Some of those birds…. Are sounds of birds in distress, and others are sounds of birds of prey.” Water spraying will also be used during August when the birds are expected to lay eggs. (VISION AND PARTS OF AUDIO ONLY)

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