Week in review: Knickers and pigeon poo

In the best stories from across regional Australia this week, a turtle landed a granny in hot water and flying rats had residents of one town all in a flap.

An ill-considered choice of pet for her grandson saw a Tasmanian grandmother face a $22,000 fine three months after she was sentenced for a wildlife offence.

Poo chaos: Sky 'rats' taking over Deniliquin 

Thousands of pigeons dousing Deniliquin, NSW, with poo had shop owners fed up.

Wow, Millthorpe pub has the best steak:

Those at Millthorpe, in central-west NSW, have been saying it for ages, now the rest of the state is set to get in on the act.

Alleged knickers nicker nicked:

Police will allege a 70-year-old man who had a penchant for stealing ladies’ underwear was caught red-handed when they uncovered almost 90 pairs in his home at Tamworth, in northern NSW.

Boys reach out to mum:

Two young brothers, horribly burnt in a car explosion in Tasmania on Wednesday, managed to reach out and hug their mother in hospital. 

The boys suffered burns to 25 per cent of their body in the gas explosion that police were treating as attempted murder.

Sheep carnage: Truckie rescues driver

A truckie jumped to the rescue of a fellow driver after a livestock truck roll near Ballarat, in Victoria's goldfields.

Student racks up $17,000 in unpaid parking fines:

A south-west Victorian student with $17,000 of fines owing has been warned if he doesn’t comply with court orders he could be jailed.

Train line to be cut at Wickham:

Newcastle's struggling city centre is set to undergo a major transformation under new plans the NSW government will kick-start with $120 million.

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