Border Breakfast Wrap | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Good Morning Border!

Storm clouds rolling in over Albury. Today's Instagram #PicoftheDay by @mattyboyle27.

Storm clouds rolling in over Albury. Today's Instagram #PicoftheDay by @mattyboyle27.

Rain glorious rain. There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sound of rain on a tin roof. Heavy falls are expected today across the region with a top of 27 in Albury-Wodonga. Max temps: Corowa 28, Culcairn 27, Wangaratta 27, Corryong 27, Bright 26, Falls Creek 14. 

Catch up on news here:

'Everybody belongs' Murray High's message for Harmony Day

Every student at Murray High School assembled on the oval to spell out this simple message using orange placards. More here

Passengers air their spin on propeller fail

“Over the years we’ve done a lot of flying and had a plane on fire and door flying open in Egypt, but if your time’s up your time’s up.” Regular Albury visitor Lynne Tremayne joked she would just have a drink before boarding the afternoon flight to Sydney. More here

Albury Council urges citizens to join 'Report a Tosser' campaign

With council forced to spend roughly $300,000 annually to manage litter, councillor Henk van de Ven said enough was enough. More here

Adam Burdett finishes third in Queensland PGA Championship

The former Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort trainee finished 16-under after playing in the final group for the last two days of the championship. More here

Bowls carnival draws big field at Corowa

The Australian Postal Institute Bowls Carnival kicked off on Monday with men’s pairs at Corowa Civic and women’s fours at Corowa Services. Almost 180 players will compete this week. More here

Need a national news snapshot first thing - well, we have you covered. 

► MANDURAH: Some of Mandurah’s drivers didn’t have the luck of the Irish on their side on St Patrick’s night, after police pulled over 12 drivers over the limit. Read more

► WAGGA: Baby Koby Wiles might have won his fight for life, but his mother Rosie Pollard remains furious at his misdiagnosis and is gunning for a Wagga doctor’s suspension. Read more

BENDIGO: Some people would not be caught dead in a graveyard on their wedding day. But it's a choice couples will be able to make once renovations to a 140-year-old chapel inside Bendigo cemetery are finished. Read more

► NEWCASTLE: Friends of missing University of Newcastle student Mohsin Awan say they still hold out hope their friend is found alive and well. The 23-year-old Pakistani national was washed out to sea by large surf at Nobbys Beach on Sunday night. Read more

REDLANDS: Family members of Michael Eather, who disappeared while whitewater rafting in Guatemala, have visited the area where the electrician was last seen. Read more

► KING VALLEY: The NBN was supposed to be the 21st century technology set to change accessibility to the internet, but North East residents and businesses have been left with disappointment. Read more

LAVINGTON: A girl, 12, was left with a broken collarbone after being struck by a car while with her father and sister. Read more

► KATHERINE: Sexual assaults in Katherine have risen by a third in the past year. Read more

BALLARAT: A Burrumbeet grandfather has questioned the ethics of duck hunting season, particularly in a popular family camping area where ducks are a key aesthetic feature. Read more

National news

►A number of Regional Express Saab 340 planes have been grounded following a freak incident last week. An investigation is underway after the a propeller sheared off a plane, carrying 16 passengers and three crew mid-flight on Friday. Read more

A push to weaken Australia's race hate laws has ignited tensions inside the government despite the changes having little chance of passing Parliament. Read more

The troubled Australian Bureau of Statistics is to axe another 80 to 100 of its public servants, staff were told on Monday. Read more

►The brother of slain standover figure Wally Ahmad has been arrested as he stepped off a flight from the Middle East in relation to one of Sydney's unsolved gangland killings. Read more

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International news

►LONDON: Britain has set its date with destiny confirming its two years of negotiations to exit the European Union will begin from next Wednesday 29 March. Read more

►BALI: Byron Bay woman Sara Connor has decided not to appeal the four-year sentence handed down to her by a court in Bali over death of police officer Wayan Sudarsa. Read more

►BEIJING: Pressure on China's leaders to cut pollution from coal is likely to intensify - potentially hurting Australia's exports - with new research showing Beijing's air quality will get worse with climate change. Read more

On This Day

1685: The great German composer and organist, Johann Sebastian Bach, is born.

1895:  South Australia's Suffrage Act is proclaimed after being passed by Queen Victoria.

1947: Two men die in the first documented case of death by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 

1980: The USA announces its intention to boycott the Moscow Olympics due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

2233: Captain James T Kirk of the Starship Enterprise will be born.

The faces of Australia: The Evans brothers

HAPPY DAYS: She Will Reign part-owners John Robertson and Matt and Nick Evans at the Australia Hotel on Sunday. Picture: Simone De Peak

Cessnock brothers Nick and Matt Evans like to think their late father, Mark, "pulled a few strings for us" when they bought a five per cent share with mate John Robertson in She Will Reign.

That $2500 stake in the $20,000 filly gave them a piece of Golden Slipper glory on Saturday at Rosehill and a share of the horse’s $2,555,150 in prizemoney.

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