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MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY SENT BULLET TO BARNABY JOYCE PLEADS GUILTY

A 74-year-old man who allegedly sent a bullet to Barnaby Joyce’s electorate office has pleaded guilty in Armidale local court today. It’s believed Neville Newman sent a bullet and a threatening letter, before last year’s by-election…. He was charged with stalking and using a carriage service to harass – and entered a plea of guilty to both charges. Mr Newman will be sentenced in Armidale local court in April – he remains in conditional bail.

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NEW RECYCLING CENTRE OFFICIALLY OPEN IN ARMIDALE

Armidale residents now have no excuse when it comes to helping out mother nature with a new community recycling centre now officially open at the city’s landfill site. Free to use, ratepayers can now drop off problem wastes such as paints, oils, gas bottles and batteries. It’s all aimed at keeping hazardous material out of landfill. “It’s much easier for people to dump off all their items that are recyclable that most people have in their house holds and just to reduce the amount of rubbish that we’re putting in The centre – worth more than $230, 000 – is the sixth of its kind to open in the Northern Tablelands. (VISION AND AUDIO IN PARTS)

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CASH SPLASH FOR WERRIS CREEK POOL

Werris Creek’s pool is set for a makeover with the state government splashing the cash for a serious upgrade. Almost half-a-million dollars will be spent upgrade the water filtration system, as well as installing new play equipment in the infants pools. While the amenities block was upgraded last year, this new work will be the first at the pool since the 1960s. “The Werris Creek swimming pool is a focal point is a central point of activity not only for leisurely activity on the weekends, but also for schools.” Liverpool Plains Shire Council says work will begin once the pool is closed for the off-season in March. (VISION AND AUDIO IN PARTS)

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ONE KILLED IN THREE-CAR CRASH NEAR ABERDEEN

A man has died in a three-car crash in the Upper Hunter. Just before 12am this morning, a Toyota Camry, a Toyota Prado, and a Mazda hatchback were involved in a crash on the New England Highway in Aberdeen. The driver of the Camry, a man believed to be aged in his 20s, died at the scene, while his female passenger suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Prado suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to John Hunter Hospital. The occupants of the Mazda were not injured. Any witnesses to the crash are being urged to contact police.

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TEEN CHARGED AFTER 50-YEAR-OLD ALLEGEDLY STRUCK BY MOTORBIKE

A teenage boy will face court, after he allegedly struck a 50-year while riding his motorbike in north west New South Wales. The incident happened last Saturday at around 9:30pm in Narrabri. Yesterday, police charged the 16-year-old rider with a number of offences, including negligent and dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and driving without a license. The pedestrian remains in Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital with serious injuries. The teenager was refused bail and will appear at court on Monday.

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MORE THAN $75,000 RAISED FOR CHARITY AT LANDMARK CLASSIC SALE

They’re some of the most valuable performance horses in the country but today at the Landmark Classic, proceeds from two sales were donated to charity. The Dolly’s Dream Foundation will receive $14,000 – proceeds from the sale of a Bullwaddy gelding, while more than $62,000 was raised by the Classic Ladies Foundation, supporting the John Logan Foundation and the Black Dog Institute. A Landmark Classic book, a service fee and an embryo were donated along with money raised from lot 454 – a 4-year-old gelding with Conman bloodlines. “$18,000 I’m going to sell him at. Quick. Bidding. Want him at $18,000. All done. The final day of the sale is tomorrow.   NOTE: AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY  

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