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LEARNER RIDER CAUGHT ALLEGEDLY TRAVELLING AT SPEEDS UP TO 220KM/H

A learner rider will front court next year after he was caught allegedly travelling at up to 220km/h near Coffs Harbour. The Valla Beach man was pulled over by police after he was spotted travelling along the Pacific Highway at Raleigh at around 9:30 on Saturday night. The 18-year-old learner, who isn’t allowed to travel faster than 90-kilometres an hour, was charged with two offences – including exceeding the speed limit by more than 45-kilometres an hour. His licence was suspended and he’ll will front court in February.

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A 30-year-old man has been charged over the shooting death of another man in Newcastle’s west. A lifesaver has come to the rescue of a man attacked by a shark at Nambucca Heads on the mid-north coast. Chaos in the city of lights, as protesters clash with riot police in Paris. And Melbourne Victory have made it five wins in a row, beating Adelaide two-nil at Marvel Stadium.

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SHARK ATTACK AT NAMBUCCA HEADS

A 36-year-old man’s been left with serious leg injuries, after he was bitten by a shark on the Mid North Coast. The man was surfing near Nambucca Heads this morning, when he was attacked at around 7 o’clock. He managed to make his way to a nearby breakwall, where he was assisted by a member of the public. Ambulance crews treated the surfer at the scene, before he was flown by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital. Local beaches including Shelley Beach and Main Beach remain closed.

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MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER FOLLOWING MARYLAND SHOOTING

A man has been charged with murder, after a fatal shooting west of Newcastle on Saturday. The 30 year old was arrested at a Wallsend home at around 4 o’clock this morning – 12 hours after the body of a 38 year old man was found with a single gunshot wound in the garage of a Maryland property. Police say both men were known to each other and have confirmed the incident isn’t bikie related

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WOMAN TREATED FOR HEAD INJURY AFTER HORSE FALL NEAR MOREE

A woman in her 60s has been flown to hospital after falling from a horse in the state’s north west. Emergency services were called to Garah, near Moree late on Saturday afternoon, where they found a woman who had suffered a head injury. She was treated at the scene by paramedics and the Tamworth-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter’s clinical team, before being flown to Tamworth Hospital in a stable condition.

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POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL ARMIDALE CRASH

An investigation is underway after a late night crash at Armidale on Friday, which claimed the life of a 27-year-old man. It’s understood the man was driving along Elm Avenue at around 9 o’clock when his Nissan Navara left the road and hit a tree. He was rushed to Armidale Hospital, where he later died. No-one else was injured. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Two men have been charged over an alleged attack on police officers, in Sydney’s west. A 66 year old motorcyclist has died after colliding with a truck in the Hunter Valley. Police are investigating whether firebugs lit a blaze, that saw hundreds of residents evacuated from Little River, south of Melbourne. And the Kookaburras have beaten China, to advance to the quarter-finals of the Hockey World Cup.

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