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MAN REFUSED BAIL OVER ROBERT STREET ARMED ROBBERY

An 18-year-old man accused of committing an armed robbery has been refused bail in Tamworth Local Court. Police say about 3:30pm on Tuesday, he threatened a 35-year-old man with a knife at a Robert Street ATM. It’s alleged he stole cash from the victim, before fleeing the scene. On Friday, he was arrested from a home on Central Avenue. He’ll face court again tomorrow. (NO AUDIO)

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TIM TAM-WORTH FESTIVAL PROVES A POPULAR SUCCESS

There may only be nine biscuits to a pack, but today’s Tim Tamworth festival packed a decent crowd. Australia’s most iconic biscuit worked its way through Fitzroy Street Plaza, giving lovers of the Aussie icon a chance to taste-test new flavours. “A traditionally iconic name of Arnotts, and a traditionally iconic name of Tamworth… We are truly an iconic Australian city, and great to have a bit of light, Aussie humour to celebrate the birthday of Arnotts.” Renowned chef, Poh Ling declared her love of the tasty treat… giving the Tim Tam Slam her best efforts. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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COUNCIL URGES TINGHA RESIDENTS TO AVOID FIRE CLEAN-UP UNTIL SAFE

People in Tingha are being urged to not begin any major clean-ups on fire-affected properties just yet. Armidale Regional Council is concerned that affected properties may be home to contaminants, including asbestos. Recovery crews will be deployed into impacted areas to analyse materials and ensure anything dangerous is disposed of safely. Residents will be kept informed of the process, but in the meantime are asked to avoid all fire-damaged debris. (VISION ONLY)

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TAMWORTH’S ‘WASTE WARRIOR’ EXPO COMMENCES

Tamworth’s Waste Warrior Expo officially opened today… The two-day event is hosted by Tamworth Rotary Club’s ‘First Light’, and provides a variety of stalls and activities to encourage North West families to think carefully about waste disposal. On display were new and different ways to help the environment… With everyone having something to learn. “Most people understand that we’ve gotta do things better, and it’s just understanding how they can make those changes in their lives. So, we’re not about pointing the finger and saying what’s wrong, it’s like… These are the ways we can do better, these are the things people are doing that we can do right now to improve our environmental footprint.” Winners of the Waste Warrior Facebook competition were also announced… Those deemed the most environmentally-friendly were local mother Titania Page and students from Currabubula Public …

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