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FAMILY’S TRAGEDY PUT TO PAPER

A Sydney woman has returned to Tamworth after writing a book about her family’s struggle to overcome the loss of her daughter in a car accident near Wallabadah. Therese Cook opens up about the challenges, pain and trauma she and her husband have endured since the crash.

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DUST RETURNS TO NORTH WEST

Another dust storm has blown across the north west, blanketing parts of the region. Residents awoke to the haze early this morning. North westerly winds of up to 70 kilometres an hour brought the dust from the state’s far west, where farmers have been battling severe drought. Although visibility was reduced, the storm didn’t produce the orange glow nor the same amount of dust as last month, which was arguably the region’s worst storm since 1957. The Bureau of Meterology expects the haze to hang around until tomorrow.

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WORTH THE WAIT

Capitalising on the crowds from the shearing championships, the Warialda Agricultural and Industrial Traders Exhibition has gone from strength to strength. The biennial event has doubled in size since 2007.

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