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HUGE FUNDING BOOST FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS ON THE COAST

Six Central Coast community projects have received a share of $5-million in state government funding. Among them, Wyong Lakes Football Club – which has been waiting on a new clubhouse to replace its last one, after it burned down almost six years ago. A new facility will be built at the club’s homeground, Don Small Oval at Tacoma. Other recipients include Woy Woy’s Penisula Leisure Centre, which will be getting a new outdoor water-park, while a ‘cultural hub’ will be established at Wyong. (VISION ONLY)  

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ELDERLY PAIR TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER CENTRAL COAST CRASH

Two people aged in their 70s have been taken to hospital, after the car they were travelling in left the road and hit a house on the Central Coast. Emergency services were alerted to the crash on Main Road at Toukley at around 9:30 this morning. It’s understood the car had veered onto the wrong side of the road, hit two parked cars, coming to rest under a verandah, which then collapsed on the vehicle. The male driver was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition, while his female passenger was transported to hospital as a precaution. The residents of the home escaped uninjured.

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MAN DIES AFTER CENTRAL COAST CRASH

A 38-year-old man has died, after a single car crash at Riou Street at Gosford in the early hours of this morning. The driver was given CPR at the scene before being taken to Gosford Hospital in a critical condition, but passed away this afternoon. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers

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RED CARPET DAY SERVES AS TOURISM BOOST FOR ETTALONG

They’ve been suffering lately due to the closure of the Palm Beach ferry, but today, businesses at Ettalong opened their doors for the inaugural Red Carpet Day. The event included special offers for shoppers and a vintage car show, aimed at drawing tourists back to the popular holiday village. What’s more – Red Carpet Day has served as a much-needed morale boost for the local community. It’s hoped the dredging of the Ettalong Channel will be completed in the coming weeks. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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WOMAN RESCUED FROM BURNING CENTRAL COAST HOME

A woman’s been rescued from a burning home at Umina on the Central Coast. She was pulled from the Fleet Street property by fire crews, after the blaze broke out just after 12:30. Nine fire trucks responded to the blaze, which took around three-hours to extinguish.WOM Police are at the scene. We’ll have more details in NBN News tonight at six. (VISION ONLY)

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