Good Morning Border
Feel a bit like this coming back to work on Monday? Prolong your weekend a little longer and glide through our amazing sports gallery. Morning fog and light frost clearing to a sunny 15 in Albury-Wodonga. Max temps: Corowa 14, Culcairn 15, Wangaratta 15, Corryong 13, Bright 14, Falls Creek 7.
Catch up on news here:
Charges after Albury drug dog operation
Two men will face charges after being detected with drugs by a police dog in central Albury licensed premises on Friday night. More here
Short term pain for a long term park in city
It has been revealed that the new car park now will not open for at least a further two months, which means temporary car parking arrangements for those who work in the Albury CBD will not change until at least September. More here
Money can buy happiness if you spend it on these three things
Whoever says money can't buy happiness doesn't know how to spend it. That's the view of Michael Norton, a professor at Harvard Business School and co-author of Happy Money. More here
Murray Bushrangers lose thriller to Dandenong in TAC Cup
The Murray Bushrangers dropped their third match of the season when they lost by two points to Dandenong at Shepley Oval on Saturday. More here
Upsets leave hockey season up for grabs
Norths upset Hockey Albury-Wodonga division one men’s leaders Magpies in impressive fashion during their clash on Sunday. The 5-1 result has left the competition wide open. More here
State of the nation
Need a national news snapshot first thing - well, we have you covered.
►Albury: Albury: NOBODY was injured when a car drove through the emergency fire doors at Albury’s Commercial Club on Sunday morning.
Inspector Ian Youman, of Albury police, said a 79-year-old Wodonga man had been attempting to correct his park in the club’s car park about 9.30am. Read on.
► Newcastle: She was there “to lend a hand” or foot by pushing celebrity sliders into a pool of ice-cold water.
But Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes proved a good sport when she agreed to also take the plunge for Motor Neurone Disease as part of the inaugural BigFreeze, Newcastle at No.1 Sportsground on Saturday. Read on.
► Bathurst: A COMMUNITY survey of bird populations within the Bathurst region has confirmed fears that feral species are becoming increasingly dominant in the local area.
Ninety-five Bathurst volunteers took part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, sitting for 20 minutes at a time and using a phone app or website to record the birds they saw. More here.
► Canberra: About 20,000 cupcakes, three years of lessons and countless trips to Cowra later, Jerrabomberra teenager Jade Esler can enjoy the sweet taste of success after becoming Australia's youngest licensed recreational pilot.
The bright Merici College student completed the practical pilot's licence test on Saturday - her 16th birthday. More here.
► BALLARAT: SIX-year-old Archie Sims would love to turn corners and walk about school with his friends. He is gradually building up leg strength to walk upright and now has hope to get turning sooner. Disability advocate Scope will launch the first mobile specialised physiotherapy for rural children this week in Ballarat. More here.
► Crossbench senator Derryn Hinch has slammed the Victorian Supreme Court for threatening three Turnbull government ministers with contempt charges, saying the judiciary is not above criticism and he would have told the court to "go jump".Read on.
► Naked bodies adorned with offal and drenched in blood; a frenzied crowd tearing at the bloodied insides of a cow carcass with their bare hands. Sound like a fun weekend out? On Saturday Austrian "Aktionism" artist Hermann Nitsch and a team of performers staged a controversial "action" in Hobart as part of the annual Dark Mofo festival. Full report here.
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► Sumatra: Ardi Rizal is known around the world as "Indonesia's smoking baby". Shocking footage of the toddler precociously puffing on fags went viral on YouTube and became a symbol of the smoking crisis in a country described as a last Eden for tobacco manufacturers.
"This is a tale of two cities."
An emotional British politician has invoked Charles Dickens while describing the injustices of this week's Grenfell Tower fire in London, imploring Britain to care for its poor.
Labour MP David Lammy, who spent his childhood playing in a housing estate in Tottenham, in northern London, says he is heartbroken. Read on.