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12PM NEWS UPDATE: JUNE 28, 2016

Here’s Paul Lobb with the latest from the newsroom: People on the New South Wales – Queensland border have woken to a winter wonderland. The mercury plummeted to freezing at Beaudesert, south of Brisbane, with Coolangatta on the Gold Coast falling to just 3 degrees. The icy conditions also closed the New England Highway near Guyra this morning. “Keep calm and carry on” – that’s the message outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron is trying to push, as the UK struggles to stabilise after the Brexit vote. The pound has plunged to a 30 year low, and Fitch ratings has cut Britain’s credit rating. A new report has found putting folate in our bread, has led to a significant drop in birth defects. The mandatory inclusion came into effect in Australia seven years ago, in a bid to improve the nation’s health. US comedian …

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FRANCOPHILES DELIGHT IN FRENCH FEST

Bikinis were swapped for berets this weekend, as the annual French Festival got underway on the Gold Coast. It was a feast for the eyes, and also the stomach, with classic French delicacies on offer, including the first ever snail-eating competition. “Fashion, sport, food, pastry, cheese. I mean, how can you go wrong with all of that? Last year, we hit the 10 thousand people mark, and I really believe throughout the two days, we should be around the 20”    

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GAV’S WEATHER: HERE COMES THE COLD…AGAIN

A beautiful taste of Spring has spread across the region once again but it will all come crashing done like it has over the past three consecutive weeks. Another polar blast is closing in. Tomorrow the cloud will increase and scattered showers will fall with the chance of some thunder activity as the pre-frontal trough passes over. Overnight into Thursday the cold air will march back in and there is the chance that we will see snow across the higher peaks of the Barringtons and northern ranges including New England by Thursday morning.

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NEWCASTLE TEENAGER NAMED SES YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Newcastle State Emergency Service volunteer, Shaun Farmer was named the New South Wales SES Young Volunteer of the Year today. During a ceremony at NSW Parliament House, Minister for Emergency Services, David Elliot commended 17-year-old Shaun for his achievement. “It is clear Shaun is a young leader who recognises the value of community participation, hard work and camaraderie and I thank him for his commitment to the NSW SES,” Mr Elliott said. He participated in a NSW SES cadet program at Lambton High School in 2013. Shaun has been a member of the Newcastle unit for two years.

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FATHER ASKS POLITICIANS TO FUND HIS FAMILY HOLIDAY AFTER EXPENSES SCANDAL

A father-of-three from the Central Coast is challenging politicians online after the recent scandal exposing Federal MPs using taxpayers dollars to fund their own family’s travels. Stephen Callaghan, has launched an online campaign requesting politicians to donate $5000 for his family holiday to Uluru. Mr Callaghan already had plans to drive his family to Uluru for a holiday, when it emerged Education Minister Tony Burke charged tax payers $12,000 for his family’s 2012 business class flights to the same destination. ‘Dear Federal MPs… I would appreciate it greatly if you were able to donate to my Go Fund Me campaign so MY kids can go on a holiday too,’ Mr Callaghan posted on his fundraising page on Saturday. ‘I won’t be accepting donations from everyday Australians…. they have already paid too much for YOUR kids…. all I ask is that, …

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TENDER FOR LIGHT RAIL TECHNICAL ADVISOR WANTED

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance announced today the tender for a technical advisor for the Newcastle Light Rail. The announcement comes a fortnight after new designs for the Wickham transport interchange were released. “Make no mistake, we are getting on with the job of delivering these key revitalisation projects for the people of Newcastle,” Mr Constance said. Tenderers must be able to demonstrate specialist experience in engineering, urban design and light rail systems. Further consultation and the release of planning documents for the light rail are expected in late 2016.

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WEATHER WITH GAV: THE SEASONAL SEE-SAW CONTINUES

We have one more warm day before the next blast of cold polar air moves back in. Temperatures will hit the mid 20s through North East NSW and South East QLD tomorrow. There will be another chance of snow across the higher peaks of the Northern Ranges Wednesday night when the cold front sweeps through. The strong to gale force winds will also peak at this time.

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POLICE APPEAL FOR MISSING MAN FROM THE HUNTER

Police are appealing for information to locate a man who went missing from the Hunter Region last year. Danny See, aged 43, last made contact with his family in December 2014. His family reported him missing in February this year, after they were unable to make contact with him for a number of weeks. Inquiries revealed Mr See has not accessed any bank accounts since December 2014. Police believe he may be hitch-hiking in the region. Mr See is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 165-175cm tall, with shaved brown hair, brown eyes and a slim build.

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