Orange Express: Tuesday, May 27

7am: Yesterday's launch of Orange Express was a big hit with Central Western Daily readers and we follow it up today with another wrap of all that matters in Orange.

Janice Harris here with you to give you the latest in news, weather, traffic updates and much more.

Have you got a tip or event you would like us to include in Orange Express this morning email me at janice.harris@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Here's the latest weather update to help you start the day.

Today's Weather

The beautiful autumn conditions of the past couple of weeks are set to turn today, with some rain and strong winds on the way.

The maximum temperature should hit 17 degrees at some stage, while we can expect between 10 and 20  millimetres of rain later on in the day.

Bathurst and Dubbo are both expecting rain as well, with a 90 per cent chance of between 10 and 20 millimetres predicted.

Bathurst is expecting a top of 20 degrees, with Dubbo heading for a maximum of 23 degrees.

7.15am: Which internationally famous chef has a birthday today?

British chef and all-round nice guy Jamie Oliver is celebrating his 39th birthday today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Jamie Oliver turns 39 today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Jamie Oliver turns 39 today.

WHAT A CUTIE: Have a lovely day Lena.

WHAT A CUTIE: Have a lovely day Lena.

He shares the date with Andre 3000, Henry Kissinger, Mike Hussey, Cilla Black and Neil Finn.

On the local front little Lena Jones is turning three today. Happy birthday, Lena!

If you or someone you know is celebrating their big day tomorrow help us share the news with all of Orange.

Email their name, age and a photo to nick.mcgrath@fairfaxmedia.com.au and we can all share in the celebration.

7.20am: You'll have to have seen a few birthdays to appreciate this link. Ah the 90s ... those were the days.

7.30am: Here's the latest update on what's happening on district roads.

Morning Roadmap

Here's Orange City Council's list of the roadwork being completed in and around the city at the moment.

Drive carefully in these areas or, better still, avoid them altogether:

- The intersection of Margaret and Hill streets

- Burrendong Way near Wicks Road

- The section of Forest Road near the hospital

- The shared pedestrian-bicycle path from Spring Street to McLachlan Street

THE RMS advises work is being currently conducted on or around the following major roads in the central west:

- The Great Western Highway between Bathurst and Mount Victoria, with reduced speed limits and delays in effect.

- The Mitchell Highway between Bathurst and Wellington, with ten minute delays expected at busy times.

- Henry Parkes Way near Manildra, with ten minute delays possible.

Please allow for more time for your journey if you are using these roads.

If you know of any road work or accidents in and around Orange which could cause traffic delays this morning please email janice.harris@fairfaxmedia.com.au or send us a text message on 0477308571.

7.45am: What's making news in Orange today.

Orange headlines

Here's some of the bigger stories from today's edition of the Central Western Daily.

Brawling in the streets and excessive drug and alcohol use are commonplace in South Terrace, according to two residents who say they felt safer living in Sydney’s troubled Mount Druitt than they do in Glenroi.

Confusion about how to identify wine from the Orange region has led to a crackdown on how the word ‘orange’ is used on wine labels.

8am: Come on a walk down memory lane ...

Gallery of the day

Today's gallery is a blast from the past. Check out the hairstyles and fashions!

What were you doing in March and April of 1990? Click here to find out in our 'When we ruled this city' gallery.

8.10am: The world cup is only weeks away, and last night's result in the Socceroos - South Africa friendly wouldn't have filled aussie fans with confidence ...

8.15am: Let's have a look at what's happening around town.

What's on in Orange today

Another of the popular and free storytime sessions is on at Orange City Library starting at 11am.

Bookings are essential by calling the library on 63938132.

8.30am: What's making news across Australia today

National headlines

Can you believe a notorious ex-cop could be involved with the murder of the young Sydney student?

NSW's most notorious crooked police officer, Roger Rogerson, was on the run on Monday night as detectives sought to question him over the alleged murder of a Sydney university student during a botched drug deal.

When most of his mates were doing what 13-year-olds would normally do, Greg Perry walked into the Wyong office of the State Emergency Services and Civil Defence and asked what he could do for them.

8.40am: In case you missed it yesterday, E-Man was in town on the weekend to conduct some dance workshops for the region's kids. We were there ...

8.45am: Now it's time to have your say ...

Going to the polls

A former Mount Druitt couple, who asked not to be named, say they have had enough of the antisocial behaviour in the Glenroi area after the latest outbreak of violence left two hospitalised.

What do you think?

9am: That's a wrap for today's Orange Express.

Check in through the day with the Central Western Daily for all the latest news updates ... have a great day.

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