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RHIANNAN IFFLAND CONTINUES SPECTACULAR FORM

You really do have to be some kind of crazy to compete in the cliff diving world series. As if it’s not enough to jump off a cliff – during the latest round off the coast of Portugal, competitors have to scale volcanic rocks in order to get to their jumping off point. It certainly looks spectacular, and Rhiannan Iffland’s qualifying dive was just that. It seems the Lake Macquarie athlete can dive off just about anything, seen here launching off an historical ship in Lisbon harbour.

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MOTORCYCLIST FLOWN TO HOSPITAL AFTER M1 CRASH

A person has been flown to hospital, after a serious motorcycle crash southbound on the M1 Motorway on the Central Coast. Around midday, emergency services were called to the scene at Mount White, following reports a motorcyclist was hit by a falling tree. pic.twitter.com/cb9YcJaLRf — mbevz (@mbevz) July 14, 2018 The CareFlight Helicopter was tasked to the crash site, with the patient flown to hospital. MOUNT WHITE: All lanes have reopened on the M1 Pacific Motorway (F3) at Pacific Highway southbound following an earlier motorcycle crash. Traffic is returning to normal. — Live Traffic NSW (@LiveTrafficNSW) July 14, 2018 One lane of the M1 was closed for around an hour, with delays stretching more than three-kilometres. Traffic is now returning to normal.

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JYE PICKIN WINS NSW JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

A resounding home town victory for young Charlestown golfer Jye Pickin – claiming the New South Wales Junior Championships, ahead of Queenslanders Louis Dobbelaar and Lewis Hoath. Queensland’s Hye Park stormed home to win the girls title. 17-year-old Pickin went into the final day at Charlestown today, seven shots ahead. The year 12 student put in a composed final round on a very familiar course, carding a final round 69 to claim the trophy by an incredible 13 shots.

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STATE GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR COMPENSATION FOR RED ZONE RESIDENTS

The State government has taken aim at its Federal counterparts over the handling of the Williamtown RAAF base contamination scandal. In a submission to a senate inquiry, the State government has urged the Commonwealth to compensate property owners whose land has been affected by fire-fighting chemicals used at the base. The Federal government continues to dismiss any cancer links to the PFAS chemicals and is denying pleas for land buy-backs. (VISION ONLY)

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UPDATING NBN NEWS

Updating NBN News Asked for a lighter and then ambushed – a 16-year-old boy stabbed after buying groceries in Sydney. Police comb a Woolworths car park for clues, hunting the teen’s attacker. Also tonight, Protestors spoil Donald Trump’s arrival on his first official trip to the UK, people taking to the streets to hurl abuse at the US president. The fight to keep the killer of a Queensland police officer in jail. The family of Detective Senior Constable Damian Leeding concerned Benjamin Power could be released on parole. The flu season turns deadly – why parents are being urged to get their children vaccinated. Thai Navy Seals given a heroes’ welcome, after the triumphant cave rescue. Plus, plans to bring the incredible story to the big screen. And Mitchell Pearce to make his comeback from a pec injury, for the …

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GAV’S WEATHER: PLENTY OF BLUE SKY

The only major weather feature is the low moving across the Tasman, which will pump in more cold air tomorrow. This will keep temperatures down across the weekend, with Saturday and Sunday set to remain fine and mostly sunny. We will see a new pulse in swell arrive as the system moves into the Tasman.      WHAT TO EXPECT ALONG THE COAST – WATCH GAV’S SURF REPORT Meanwhile the big dry inland rolls on as the latest high dominates, expect a cold start and widespread frost west of the range. The weekend will be a story of big, bright blue skies, though remaining cold.

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