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ASBESTOS SCARE AT CENTRAL COAST AMBULANCE STATION

Point Clare’s Ambulance Station has returned to regular operation, after an asbestos discovery on Wednesday led to its immediate closure and quarantine. The deadly fibre was found following an inspection of overflowing box gutters. All ambulances and vehicles have been tested and cleared. The inspection report has revealed that the asbestos hazard has been detected in the plant room only, with the rest of the premises cleared for use. Ambulance New South Wales say that response times are not being affected. (VISION ONLY)

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NEWCASTLE MUM RAISING AWARENESS OF BOWEL CANCER – DURING HER OWN BATTLE

Bowel cancer – it’s the second most deadly form of the disease in the country, claiming the lives of more than 4,000 Australians each year. And an increasing number of those are young people. Now one Newcastle mother, Kate Vincent, is helping to spread the importance of early diagnosis, hoping her own cancer battle will save others. For more information about bowel cancer, including symptoms, treatments, please visit the Bowel Cancer Australia website: www.bowelcanceraustralia.org If you’d like to make a donation to Kate, please visit her My Cause fundraising page: www.mycause.com.au/page/87299/something-for-kate

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FORMER KNIGHTS REUNITE FOR WORTHY CAUSE

They had their fair share of challenges on the footy field – now three former Knights are reuniting for what could be their toughest task yet. Paul Harragon, Billy Peden and Mark Hughes are about to tackle the Kokoda Track to raise money for a worthy cause – and they want you to join them.

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BETTER PROTECTION FOR COFFS HARBOUR NORTH WALL

Boats moored in Coffs Harbour Marina will soon be better protected from wild weather. A $6.7 million contract has been awarded for the construction of a rock berm consisting of several, twelve tonne, concrete armour hanbars. An improvement Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser says will provide a protective barrier for vessels and passersby. “The possibility of people being injured when we have rough seas because every time we have rough sea people are wanting to go look at it, you go look at it and you’ve got twenty to thirty foot over topping of the wall, now it’s an invitation for somebody to be killed or seriously injured.” Construction is set to commence on the breakwater next month. (Audio in parts)

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