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  • Cop charged with second hoon offence (video)

    Four Police officers have come to the defence of a detective who's accused of hoon driving.
    It comes as a fresh speeding charge is laid against the senior officer.

    February 3, 2:31 pm
  • Easter Sunday holiday row (video)

    Local churches are angry at a push to strip Easter Sunday of its public holiday status.
    It comes after a NSW Government survey of employer and business groups found most believe the Sunday no longer requires a day off.

    February 2, 8:00 pm
  • Give up the grog for Febfast (video)

    We're being urged to give up the grog this February.
    Febfast is a national health campaign, which encourages people to take a break from booze this month, and at the same time raise money to help young people overcome drug and alcohol problems.

    February 2, 8:00 pm
  • Cops "offered" cash prize for most fines (video)

    A police officer from country Western Australia is being investigated for offering a cash prize to the colleague who handed out the most traffic fines.

    February 2, 3:33 pm
  • Mozzie numbers up (video)

    We're being warned to cover up as mosquito numbers rise.
    The recent floods have made for prefect conditions for the pests.

    February 2, 2:59 pm
  • Maternity ward shuts so doctor can go on holiday (video)

    Locals are furious that a country town's been left without a maternity ward and a permanent doctor.
    Pregnant women are now forced to travel hours to give birth.

    February 1, 3:21 pm
  • Locals saddle up for pegging (video)

    Five local juniors are heading overseas, representing Australia, to take on South Africa in a sporting event that dates back thousands of years.
    It's called tent pegging and at the moment, our region is producing the best junior competitors in Australia.

    February 1, 3:17 pm
  • Irate granny burnt down landlord's house (video)

    A court has heard that a grandmother on a disability pension faces a prison term after torching her landlord's house in a "minute of insanity".

    February 1, 3:13 pm
  • 87 year-old takes up gliding (video)

    An 87-year-old woman has done what many young people wouldn't even dream of.
    Tess Cross took up gliding in West Wyalong.
    Turns out skydiving at 81 just wasn't enough.

    February 1, 3:10 pm
  • My parking rules (video)

    Who's the king - or queen - of the car park?
    Well, a lot of men might be surprised to hear that women are in fact the better parkers out there on our roads and in our car parks.

    February 1, 3:03 pm
  • Latte art champion (video)

    Have you every heard of latte art?
    Well, it's yet another area where our region excels.
    A Wagga coffee maker's been named the state's best, in the art of designing, of all things, the froth on top of a cappuccino.

    January 31, 2:49 pm
  • Man v beast in race around track (video)

    Tamworth Harness Racing Club's night of nights had an added twist.
    In the lead up to the Golden Guitar final, a cyclist and a runner took on local horse Bad Trouble around the track.

    January 31, 2:47 pm
  • Elvis, bigger than ever (video)

    This year's Elvis Festival was the biggest in its 20 year history.
    And organisers say there's plenty of lycra and colourful floats in them yet.
    They're already thinking ahead to next year.

    January 30, 5:40 pm
  • What's the word of the year? (video)

    Have you ever heard of photobomb, maybe tweep, or even slashy?
    Well these are just a few new words, that have gripped the nation in 2011.
    They're featured in the annual update of the Macquarie Dictionary online.

    January 30, 5:37 pm
  • World's strongest man attempts record (video)

    The world's strongest man - Australian Derek Boyer - attempted a new world record on Australia Day in Lismore on the NSW north coast.
    The Albury resident tried to lift a rock that weighed 1100kg.

    January 30, 5:35 pm

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