$6-MILLION ROAD BOOST FOR TAMWORTH

Tamworth's Manilla Road has been upgraded numerous times this year and more are on the way. $6-million from the budget will go to improving the Jewry Street and Manilla Road intersection. "We will also look ...
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POLICE SUSPECT ARMIDALE ARMED ROBBERIES ARE LINKED

Police have launched an investigation after an armed robbery in Armidale overnight. Officers allege a man entered Dominos on Queen Elizabeth Drive just before 10pm, armed with a knife. No one was injured, and he ...
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PLANNING BEGINS FOR NEW INVERELL POLICE STATION

It was hoped an election budget would bring big things for regional communities... For Police in the New England they're thankful a new 24-hour station for Inverell has finally seen funding committed ...
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TWO BOYS CHARGED FOLLOWING FIRE IN LOCKS LANE

Two boys have been charged under Strike Force Laden, as investigations continue into suspicious fire activity in the Tamworth area. On June 14, emergency services were called to a grass fire in Locks Lane - ...
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MISSING PERSON TURNED MURDER CASE: POLICE OFFER $350,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION

It's been eight years since Bingara man Darren Royce Willis disappeared. Today New England police announced a $350-thousand reward for any information on what they're now calling a murder investigation ...
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MULTI-MILLION BOOST FOR KOALA CAPITAL

Yesterday's state budget also saw a multi-million dollar boost to Australia's koala capital. A new education centre dedicated to the furry marsupial is set to create 20 new full-time jobs and attract more than 90-thousand ...
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DROUGHT DAMPENS PRICES AT FARRER BULL SALE

The drought has kept many buyers away from Farrer Agricultural High's annual bull sale. Only 24-registered bidders for the event, sales totalled $130-thousand. Less than half of last year's profits ...
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POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMIDALE ARMED ROBBERY

An investigation is underway after an armed robbery in Armidale overnight. Police say a man armed with a knife, entered a fast food store on Queen Elizabeth Drive just before 10pm. The man threatened a ...
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TWO TEENS CHARGED WITH ALLEGED TAMWORTH ARSON

Two teenage boys have been charged, after an investigation into suspicious fires in Tamworth. Since October 2017, emergency services have attended more than 50 car, grass and structural fires. Strike Force Laden was established to ...
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SALT BUSH SHEEP

With no rain in sight, those living off the land have given up just waiting for help. They're taking matters into their own hands and trying a different way of farming ...
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NSW BUDGET 2018: NORTHERN TABLELANDS AND TAMWORTH ELECTORATES

A record quarter of a billion dollars has been announced for the Northern Tablelands in today's state budget. The Tamworth electorate has also fared well with a few big projects now on the horizon ...
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FARMERS ANGERED OVER NSW DROUGHT PACKAGE

Farmers have expressed their anger over certain conditions of the state government's recently announced drought funding. The $284-million package will give producers access to 50,000 dollar interest free loans, but the money CANNOT be used ...
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2018 COUNTRY CAPITAL CUP HAILED A SUCCESS

Tamworth Gymnastics Club has hailed this year's Country Capital Cup a success. The competition brought in hundreds of gymnasts from across Australia and Singapore and organisers say there's already huge interest in next year's event ...
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BANKSIA FINALLY IN LINE FOR AN UPGRADE

And a budget boost for Tamworth's mental health services. It'll use a pool of $20-million to plan for a new mental health facility ...
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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SOUGHT TO LOCATE WANTED TRIO

Police are seeking public assistance, to help locate three men wanted on outstanding warrants in the state's New England region. 24-year-old twins Liam and Rhys Hoynes, as well as 27-year-old Justin Duncan are wanted in ...
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WHAT THE STATE BUDGET MEANS FOR THE NORTH WEST

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has handed down the 2018 - 19 budget. Find out what it means for the North West via NBN News reporter Madeline Kulk. BUDGET: A record breaking $259-million will be spent in ...
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$750,000 REWARD ANNOUNCED TO HELP LOCATE MURDERED WOMAN’S BODY

Police know Johann Morgan was murdered, they even know who killed her, but they don't know where her body is. Now they've announced a reward of $750,000 for information that helps return the mother and ...
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ARMIDALE PUTS IN BID FOR PILOT TRAINING ACADEMY

Armidale airport has put in a bid for the Qantas Pilot Training Academy. However after failing to meet some of the criteria, some worry it could hit turbulence ...
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TAX BREAK FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Running a small regional business can be tough, especially with an increase to the minimum wage on the horizon. But thanks to the new state budget, a tax break is on the way ...
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MAN DIES IN CRASH IN URALLA

A 47-year-old man who died in a single vehicle crash in Uralla last night has been identified as local school teacher Malcolm Boyd. Emergency services were called to Kingstown Road, near Wallaby Rocks Lane after ...
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PUMPKIN RUN HITS THE ROAD

A group of local kids ditched the school books, and hit the road for a different kind of education today. They're part of Pathfinders' annual Pumpkin Run, making its way from Armidale on a mission ...
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47-YEAR-OLD DIES IN CRASH AT URALLA

A 47-year-old man has died in a single vehicle accident in Uralla at 10 pm last night. Emergency services were called to Kingstown Road near the intersection of Wallaby Rocks Lane after the vehicle he ...
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LPSC CONSIDERS ADDING FLUORIDE TO WATER SUPPLY

The smiles of thousands in the Liverpool Plains may soon be a lot brighter, with council considering adding flouride to the water supply. But it's a decision yet to be embraced by the community ...
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RED CROSS FEELS THE PINCH OF WINTER

As the season's temperatures continue to plumet, the Red Cross is feeling the cool pinch. Blood donations are decreasing across the country...with the service urging people to roll up their sleeve and donate for a ...
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MOBILE VOTING APP BY UNE RESEARCHERS IS PROGRESSING WELL

Long lines, no parking and impatient children in tow - it's a common scenario on voting day. But a UNE research team is working on a solution to usher voting into the digital age with ...
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ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE TOP OF TAMWORTH’S BUDGET WISH LIST

In the lead up to the state budget, councillors across the region have compiled wishlists they're hoping to tick off come Tuesday. Tamworth Regional Mayor, Col Murray is leading the charge with some pet projects ...
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HELPING POUND PETS THROUGH WINTER

As the weather cools down, spare a thought for our furry friends. Tamworth Regional Council is asking residents to think twice before throwing out old blankets, with the pound in desperate need. Any donations to ...
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DROUGHT IMPACTING REGIONAL ECONOMIES

Close to the entire state is experiencing drought at some level. But it seems it's not only those on the land doing it tough, as the impact trickles into regional economies ...
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PARAMEDIC WORKFORCE BOOST WELCOMED BY UNION

Hundreds of paramedics will boost the workforce in the coming years - a welcome relief for Armidale which hasn't seen a significant influx of staff for decades. It's something the paramedics union has long been ...
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ONE HIGH PROFILE NATIONAL MEMBER ABSENT FROM THE STATE CONFERENCE

The New South Wales' National Party's annual general conference has kicked off today. The state branch determined to keep the focus policy, once it was clear that the Member for New England wasn't attending ...
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