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EXPLOSION TEARS THROUGH TAMWORTH HOME

A Tamworth man miraculously escaped injury yesterday when an explosion tore through his home, just hours after he returned from an overseas trip. After discovering a small fire in the residence, the man went outside to call emergency services… moments later, a gas bottle went up. Nearby residents say they heard a loud bang, before the whole neighbourhood shook. Fire crews were quick to contain the blaze. Forensic investigators will now examine the scene. (Vision only, no audio)

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HUNTER GIVES GENEROUSLY TO TYPHOON VICTIMS

The Hunter is being praised for its generosity as relief efforts ramp up for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. Several appeals are underway across the region. If you would like to donate please contact: Filipino Australian Society of the Hunter Valley Inc Boolaroo 4965 8004 0406 505901 (Rebecca Macdonald) Filipino Community of the Hunter Region Mayfield 4967 1245 0423380069 (Virgie Hudson)

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TORRENTIAL RAIN FLOODS ROADS AND CLOSES HUNTER RAIL LINE

First – out of control bushfires, now flooding rain just a few weeks later, it’s no surprise many Hunter residents are on edge. More than 250 millimetres of rain drenched parts of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley since 9am yesterday… and flood warnings are in place for the Paterson and Williams Rivers. Nobbys Head has measured record levels, the most rain in more than 100 years for the month of November.

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WEATHER UPDATE: WILD WEATHER FOR THE HUNTER

Newcastle and the Central Coast has experienced a wild 24 hour period thanks to a small but intense low pressure cell forming just offshore dumping large amounts of rain, up to 250mm at Paterson in the Hunter with gale force winds. Houses were flooded at Carrington and the Paterson/Williams Rivers reached moderate flood levels peaking this evening. The system is weakening now but has wrapped right around its centre driving rain as far inland as Tamworth while triggering storms across the Northern Ranges, North Coast and SE QLD. The low will pull away from the coast tomorrow and conditions will ease further with most of the wet weather clearing by the afternoon. The large swell will continue. A fine couple of days is expected before another rain event developd at the end of the week.

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STORMS SETTLE IN ON THE FAR NORTH COAST

Photo courtesy of Geoff Puxty The Northern Rivers State Emergency Service are warning locals that the last week’s storms are a sign of what’s to come this summer. Wind, rain and hail have battered the Northern Rivers in the past week, and again last night in Byron Bay.

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MAN DEAD AFTER CAR CRASH NEAR GUNNEDAH

An elderly man has died after a two-vehicle crash near Gunnedah this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the Oxley Highway, where a Toyota Hilux and Volvo sedan had collided shortly before 3 o’clock. The driver of the utility was trapped in the vehicle, before being flown to Tamworth hospital. The Volvo driver died at the scene. Traffic diversions are in place as crash investigators examine the site.

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MOSS IS BOSS

With Graham Arnold to coach in Japan’s J-League, Phil Moss is now officially – The Boss. The 42-year-old has been named as the Mariners Head Coach for the next three years.

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WET WEEKEND AHEAD

More wet weather is on the way this weekend with a deepening trough set to spin into a low off the New South Wales coast. The heaviest falls will be in between Gosford and Port Macquarie with some of that rain driving inland over the upper Hunter before spreading north along the coast with afternoon storms set to develop again across the Northern Rivers, Tablelands and South East Queensland. Some scattered showers and storms will drive far enough over the ranges to affect the North West but falls will be greater east of the Divide. The wet weather will roll over into Sunday as the system pushes north. It’s not looking great for boating or surfing.

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