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STATE RESCUE BOARD ABRUPT CHANGE

The State Rescue Board has changed its position on the need for ambulance rescue services in Newcastle. Just three months to the day of supporting a relocation of the service from Hamilton to Charlestown, the board now says the fire brigade is better placed to operate a rescue unit.

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BATTLE FOR AUSTRALIA DAY

The first Wednesday of September is now recognised as Battle for Australia Day, remembering the one and only time there were direct threats to our country. This year we paid tribute to the thousands of brave servicemen and women who fought for our freedom, but also, the significant contribution of those that were left behind.

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ICE-PACK RECALL

The Theraputic Goods Administration has ordered an urgent recall of Thermoskin Ice packs, following the near death of a three-year-old East Seaham boy two weeks ago. Dominic Mellare was rushed to Westmead Children’s Hospital and put on dialysis, after he ate the contents of one of the packs which he mistook for an ice block.. The TGA says the packs, manufactured by United Pacific Industries contain a toxic anti-freeze chemical.

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AMBULANCE OUTRAGE

Ambulance Rescue Service’s are about to be cut in Newcastle. Under state government orders the New South Wales Fire brigade will take over the role. The move’s upset both the Heath Services Union and Police Association.

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FLAMES COME CLOSE TO PETROL STATION

Three people had a lucky escape when their Range Rover caught fire just metres from a petrol station near Armidale airport this morning. A 74-year-old man, his wife and a passenger pulled off the New England Highway to fill up at around 10.30 this morning. Soon after, they noticed smoke and flames coming from underneath the bonnet, only 15 metres from the fuel bowsers. Luckily, the fire brigade was having morning tea at the service station and a police crew was dropping off a prisoner at the airport when the fire broke out. The Range Rover suffered extensive damage but no one was injured.

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