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BRACE FOR HEAT WAVE

Residents across the North West are being urged to brace for warm weather this weekend, as the region experiences another heat wave. The mercury is set to soar well into the 30s tomorrow and top 40 degrees on Sunday. The Rural Fire Service is warning locals to be vigilant – today the Northern Slopes and North Western regions experienced high and very high fire danger warnings, respectively. And they’re expected to stay that way – if not be upgraded over the weekend. Police are also reminding motorists that not only is it an offence for children or pets to be left unattended in a vehicle, but it can be deadly.   NOTE: VISION ONLY

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SOD TURNED ON EBOR WAR MEMORIAL

The Ebor Community Group is receiving $4,000 to construct a new war memorial. Work got underway this week, with the Community Group’s president Brian Hillier turning the first sod. The new memorial will honour the Ebor township and Guy Fawkes District residents who served their country. It’s being constructed at the Ebor Guy Fawkes Cemetery, the funding from the Federal Government’s ‘Saluting Their Service’ grants program.   NOTE: VISION ONLY

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COUNCIL SUPPORTS MORE JOBS AT THOMAS FOODS

Tamworth Regional Council has been approached by Thomas Foods International, following yesterday’s announcement to move part of the Murray Bridge workload to the Tamworth site, after a fire destroyed the abattoir in South Australia earlier this week. And with that increase workloads, comes the possibility of jobs. “There’s strong potential for some of their existing jobs provided in South Australia to head north to New South Wales and it will be great to be able to assist the company,” Councillor Col Murray, Mayor of Tamworth Regional Council. Council says it will help in any way possible, not only for future jobs but for those current 700 employees and local producer who rely on Thomas Foods.   NOTE: ACCOMPANYING AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY

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TAMWORTH’S THOMAS FOODS TAKING ON MORE WORK AFTER SA FIRE

Tamworth’s Thomas Foods International will be picking up some extra work in the coming weeks, after one of the company’s South Australian plants was destroyed by fire. The north west abattoir is set to take on around a third of the workload of the Murray Bridge site. Thomas Foods’ two other plants, in South Australia and Queensland, will share the increased workload. NOTE: VISION ONLY

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