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2 KILLED IN CRASH ON NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY NEAR BENDEMEER

A man and a women are dead after their car slammed into a truck on the New England Highway, near Bendemeer in the state’s north west. Emergency services were called just after 1:30pm – it’s believed the Holden sedan crashed into the back of a truck, which had stopped at roadworks. The female driver and her male passenger – both aged in their 60s – died at the scene. The 40-year-old male truck driver escaped injury, and was taken to Armidale Hospital for mandatory testing. (VISION ONLY)

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UPDATED: TWO KILLED IN BENDEMEER CRASH

Police have confirmed two people have died in a crash between a truck and car north of Bendemeer. Emergency services were called to the New England Highway just before 1:30pm, following reports a sedan had hit a stationary truck. The female driver of the car and her male passenger, both believed to be aged in their 60s, died at the scene. The 40-year-old driver of the truck was uninjured and taken to Armidale Hospital for mandatory testing. Police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

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THOUSANDS RAISED FOR SHONAE McCABE’S FAMILY

A 19-year-old woman who was killed in a car accident south of Tamworth early on Sunday morning has been named as Quirindi local Shonae McCabe. Police say the teenage driver hit a duck on Werris Creek Road – the wet conditions causing her to lose control of her Hyundai Hatchback and hit a tree. More than $10,000 has been raised for Shonae’s family – through a GoFund Me page, to go towards funeral expenses. (VISION ONLY)

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NEW ENGLAND BUSINESSES EMBRACE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELLING

Producers across the New England and North West are starting to introduce the Federal Government’s new Country of Origin Food labelling. The new requirements came into effect in June last year, with businesses given two years to make the switch. Mullaley business Lively Linseed is one business that’s already got on board. “Surveys show around that around 75 per cent of Australians found the current system of labelling confusing and wanted something better.” The new labels will paint a clearer picture for consumers, with producers also set to benefit. “More and more people are looking to support Australian farmers, but have been frustrated up until now with the ability to do that, this is very straight forward and very simple to understand.” (VISION AND PARTS OF AUDIO ONLY)

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