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BERKELEY VALE BLAZE UNDER POLICE INVESTIGATION

Investigations are continuing into a suspicious fire at Berkeley Vale over the weekend. Emergency services were called to Chittaway Wreckers at around 11pm on Saturday night to find around 100 cars engulfed in flames. Specialist fire and rescue crews worked quickly to contain the blaze before it spread. Police are investigating, with Forensics officers combing the site for clues as to the cause of the inferno. (Audio in parts)

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED ON THE CENTRAL COAST

One man is dead and another is in a critical condition in hospital, after the pair were struck by a car on the Central Coast. Emergency services were called to the Central Coast Highway at The Entrance North just after midnight last night, following reports two pedestrians had been hit near Mini Street. A man believed to be in his 20s died at the scene, while a 46-year-old man was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. The 44-year-old driver was taken to Wyong Hospital for mandatory testing. He was later charged with a string of offences including dangerous driving occasioning death. He was granted bail to appear at Wyong Local Court next month.

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BOAT BURSTS INTO FLAMES AT WOY WOY

A frightening sight on the Central Coast last night, as two men were forced to jump overboard after their boat caught fire. A recovery mission unfolded at Woy Woy’s Lions Park this afternoon with the remains of the boat pulled to shore. Video: David Messenger and the Central Coast Express Advocate¬†

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BOAT BURSTS INTO FLAMES ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Two men have had a lucky escape, after their boat burst into flames on the Central Coast. Around 6pm last night, emergency services were called to the scene near Lions Park at Woy Woy, following reports a vessel was well alight. Fire crews were assisted by Central Coast Ferries to get closer to the 6-metre craft, which is expected to be salvaged later today. It’s understood the boat was around 50-metres offshore. Video: David Messenger  

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ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR TUMBI CREEK ROAD

The upgrade project on Tumbi Creek Road has received an additional cash boost of $1.75 million. The money will go towards a new footpath, to improve pedestrian and cyclist access between the Gregory Street roundabout and the Wyong Road intersection. The upgrade is expected to be finished by the end of the year. (No audio)

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