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COUNTRY MINDED PARTY IS NO MORE

The Country Minded Party is no more, after being officially deregistered by the Australian Electoral Commission. The local political group was established in 20-14, with a focus on rural and agricultural issues. David Mailler was the party’s candidate in the 20-16 election – his brother Peter running as the by-election nominee. The party was deregistered earlier this month after its membership fell below the required benchmark of 500 people. (VISION ONLY)

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WOMAN GRABBED AROUND HEAD DURING SOUTH TAMWORTH ROBBERY

A woman has been grabbed around the head during a convenience store robbery at South Tamworth. Three men entered the Hillvue Road store at about 5:30 last night, with one of the men grabbing the female staff member around the head. She was taken to Tamworth Base Hospital with minor injuries, while the three men fled with a cash drawer. They were last seen heading west on Hillvue Road.

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TWO FIREARMS STOLEN AT NARRABRI

Police are investigating after two firearms were stolen from a home at Narrabri over the weekend. The weapons, a Sportco Martini rifle and a Gamo Hunter air rifle, are believed to have been taken from the Hinds Street home sometime between Saturday morning and Monday evening. It’s believed the weapons were stolen from an approved firearm safe. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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TAMWORTH WATER WORKS

Taps will run dry for residents along a section of Robert Street in Tamworth tomorrow – but there’s no cause for alarm. Tamworth Regional Council will be switching off supply between Garden Street and Anthony Road as it continues work on the water mains. It’s part of a $1.5 million investment to upgrade ageing water infrastructure around the region. Water services will be restored by 4:30pm. (NOTE: Vision only)

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