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TRUCK ROLLOVER NORTH OF NARRABRI

A man has sustained minor injuries after a b-double roll over north of Narrabri. Emergency services were called to the incident on the Newel Highway at around 9.30 this morning. The oatmeal truck left a small mess, including a diesel spill – with Fire and Rescue crews called in to clean up. Police are investigating whether fatigue was a factor in the crash. Traffic was disrupted for much of the day. Photos: Fire and Rescue NSW Station 399 Narrabri

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INVERELL POLICE STATION PUSHES FORWARD WITH DESIGN WORK

Inverell is one step closer to housing a new police station, with design work now underway. Local officers have been consulting with planning staff as part of the $8.5-million project. The current 60-year-old station will be demolished as the new structure is built. Northern Tablelands MP, Adam Marshall, says Inverell is the only 24-hour police station in the region that is more than 10 years old. Construction is expected to begin next year. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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DESIGN CONTRACT AWARDED FOR NARRABRI TO NARROMINE INLAND RAIL SECTION

There’s been more movement on the Inland Rail Project with a $13.5-million design contract awarded for work between Narrabri and Narromine. During this time, locals will still have a chance to be heard as community consultations continue. Construction on the Parkes to Narromine leg will begin next year, with the Narromine to Narrabri section expected to start by 2021. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS AMONG FINALISTS FOR COUNTRY AND OUTBACK REGIONAL AWARDS

The North West will be well represented at this year’s Country and Outback Regional Tourism Awards, with several events and organisations named as finalists. Tamworth Regional Council has made the list for the Country Music Festival as well as Nundle’s historic Woollen Mill. The Australian Celtic Festival in Glen Innes and the Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre are also finalists. The awards will be held later this month. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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