Good morning, and welcome to the Southern Inlands Brekkie Blog. Each morning we'll keep you up to date with what's happening around the region, including the latest local news as it breaks and the best of what's happening around Australia and around the world.
8.15 Celebrity News: Believe it or not, there's been ANOTHER hacking scandal with more stolen celebrity nude photos leaked online.
8.00 Goulburn: It would have been the fairytale ending of the year if the Goulburn Hockey team had won the Canberra Hockey League grand final in its debut year, but CHL powerhouse Central continued their competition dominance with a 3- 1 victory on Saturday afternoon
7.45 Cootamundra: It was a time for closing books and long last looks last week as Cootamundra High School farewelled Year 12 of the Class of 2014.
7.30 Goulburn: A sharp drop in unleaded fuel prices across the city is unsustainable, a local service station owner says. Average fuel prices fell by 13 cents in Goulburn last week – a result that stemmed from the Hume Highway Shell service station’s decision to lower its prices dramatically last Wednesday week.
Reports of a prisoner riot being suppressed at #Goulburn Jail on Saturday following a crackdown on Muslim prayer meetings— Goulburn Post (@GoulburnPost) September 21, 2014
7.20 Cootamundra: After his election at the annual Mayoral Election last Monday night, Cr Jim Slattery is already starting to plan for for the next 12 months.
7.10 Young: The former principal of St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Young, accused of grooming a child to engage in sexual activity, has faced Canberra Magistrates Court.
Three people on the Mid-North Coast of NSW are facing murder-related charges after fatal weekend stabbings at two centres; people across regional Australia hit the streets demanding action and climate change and footy seasons across our wide brown land were wrapped up - and that's just for starters ...
Check out some of the front pages across our regional network
6.55am Launceston: Taxpayers have been dumped with a $1.2 million blow-out associated with a Risdon Prison toilet breakout. Read more
6.52am: Not exactly Australian but happening now ...
Reports of fire in NYC subway. Est 30 firefighters above ground on Sixth Ave and 19th St pic.twitter.com/bMnC84WSu4— Katharine Viner (@KathViner) September 21, 2014
6.50am Dubbo: A Dubbo-owned company has plans to spend more than $150 million on new housing projects in the city in the next 20 years. Read more
6.46am Newcastle: First home buyers across much of the Lower Hunter have pocketed more than $12 million in government grants and concessions in a year, with the take-up highest in suburbs including Gillieston Heights and Edgeworth, figures show. Read more
6.40am: Congrats Australia. Anyone from your town on the Australian team?
Australia Rescue2014 WORLD NAT TEAMS YOUTH CHAMPIONS with a massive 1065 points. NZ 2nd with 787 points & Germany 3rd pic.twitter.com/yCWDJaJx70— AUS Lifesaving Team (@AUSlifesaving) September 21, 2014
6.35am Wagga Wagga: Concerned residents joined the global People's Climate March in Wagga on Sunday as 55 people marched through the CBD calling for action on climate change. Read more and watch the video
6.30am Port Macquarie: Two teenagers have been charged over the death of a man in Port Macquarie's CBD in the early hours of Sunday. Read more
6.25am: Something just a little spooky about this - and we mean more than the photo ...
6.20am Tamworth: Anglers put their skills to the test at the weekend in a bid to help rid local waterways of an insidious and destructive pest. Read more
6.16am Newcastle: A chilling encounter with an ‘‘aggressive’’ two-and-a-half metre long bull shark has left a 21-year-old Lake Macquarie man shaken, and concerned for the safety of swimmers as the weather heats up. Read more
6.13am Wollongong: Massive crowds - of people and pooches - have taken to the beach to rally against controversial changes to Wollongong City Council’s dogs on beaches policy. Read more
6.10am Warnnambool: Let's hear it for AFL star Brad Ottens! He gave Warrnambool’s Food Share charity an unexpected $5000 free kick when he lobbed a 50-metre punt into the tub of a utility on Reid Oval. And he scored a high five from Premier Premier Denis Napthine! Read more
6.07am Bendigo: A councillor has questioned the value of City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Barry Lyons' trip to China, particularly, she said, given the timing. Read more
6.04am Burnie: Tasmanian Palmer United Party senator Jacqui Lambie has hit back at claims she desecrated the memory of a murdered Afghan police woman, saying the criticism was a ''gross overreaction''.
6am: Let's start with something deep and philosophical ... or not
"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water." - Variously Ascribed— The Joke of The Day (@thejokeoftheday) June 5, 2012
CANBERRA: The sentencing of former federal parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper for fraudulently using Cabcharge vouchers on a tour of Canberra region wineries is expected to begin on today.
NEWCASTLE: It’s enough to make a surfer cringe – a massive shark swimming nearby and you’re completely unaware. This picture was taken on the Central Coast on September 17 at Killcare by drone pilot Tom Caska. Read more
NATIONAL: How have the terror arrests resonated across the country? We took to the streets to find out. Read more
NATIONAL: The 5 per cent drop in the dollar in a fortnight will boost property prices and improve job prospects. Read more
NEW YORK: Addressing the United Nations Security Council, US Secretary of State John Kerry has singled out Australia for thanks for its commitment of forces to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq. Read more
SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu has supported calls for a truth and justice commission to expose "the horrors of the past" suffered by Aboriginal Australians. Read more
NEW YORK: Before it became dominated by the United States' effort to build a coalition for war with Islamic State, this week's General Assembly of the United Nations was to have focused on climate change. Read more
In The Simpsons writing room, 1992. pic.twitter.com/cwQZGHZ8Vb— ClassicPics (@History_Pics) September 20, 2014
After 28 years working at Peards Nursery Albury, Andrew Bowen will start a new career in real estate before the month is out.For the man who described himself as "aprt of the furniture", it's a big leap. Read more