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ARMED GROUP BELIEVED TO BE BEHIND MID NORTH ROBBERIES

Police have released CCTV images over a string of armed robberies on the state’s Mid North Coast dating back to November in 2015. Police believe the six armed robberies are linked. In each incident, a group of between three to five masked men have targeted licenced premises and clubs. As well as stealing cash from each venue, the armed group has threatened staff, and in one break-in they stole a woman’s handbag. The group has hit venues in Sawtell, Coffs Harbour, Wauchope, Mylestom, Macksville, and Toormina. The latest break in occured on April 20 this year. Detectives are appealing for anyone who has information relevant to the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers.

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OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER ASSAULTED ON MID-NORTH COAST

Two men aged 46 and 26 will face a range of charges after an off-duty police officer was last night assaulted at a hotel in Macksville. The officer was hit after coming to the aid of a 30 year hotel staff member who was allegedly assaulted after asking the pair to leave the premises. The officer and the employee were both treated for facial injuries at the scene by paramedics. The accused men will reappear in court in February.

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SEA EAGLES HOPING FOR A TURNAROUND

All eyes will be on Macksville and Sawtell, when the sides meet on Sunday in a round nine catch up match, following last weekend’s wild weather. The Sea Eagles hope the return of several players will help them claim a win, after three straight losses. Group 2 President, Warren Gilkinson says the Panthers will need to strike quickly. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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TRAINING TO SAVE LIVES

80 health staff from the North Coast are better equipped to deal with emergency situations, after taking part in a specialist trauma training day at Macksville. A variety of simulated situations providing the ultimate platform for professionals, from aged care workers to GP’s.

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TRIBUTE MATCH FOR LATE PHILLIP HUGHES

The New South Wales and South Australia cricket teams will play a tribute match to the late Phillip Hughes at Coffs Harbour. From February 25-28 the two teams will play at Coffs International Stadium, near Hughes’ hometown of Macksville. The match is an opportunity for the local community to celebrate Hughes’ life and career.

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PHILLIP HUGHES HONOURED IN AN EMOTIONAL FAREWELL

His sudden death shocked us all – and today, the nation came together to honour Phillip Hughes. From loved ones, to the Prime Minister… cricketing greats and close friends… to fans who had never even met him, people celebrated the life of an uncomplicated bloke from Macksville, whose prodigious talent and zest for life, gave so many so much joy.

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