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NO END IN SIGHT FOR DREDGING ISSUE

The dredging of Ettalong Channel is not likely to go ahead anytime soon, after Gosford Council refused to fund the remaining $250,000 needed. The decision has been criticised by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, but Gosford mayor, Chris Holstein, says the responsibility lies with the state government.

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VOLUNTEERS HELPING TO IMPROVE STUDENT LITERACY SKILLS

We know them as the friendly people helping the sick or injured at public events, but St John Ambulance volunteers can do far more than slap on a Bandaid. The charity also runs a program which helps to give children some of the most important skills in life, the ability to read and write. More information on St John Ambulance Service’s Program to Aid Literacy is available by calling (02) 9219 6842 or visiting their website.

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GIRL SEVERELY INJURED IN UMINA DOG ATTACK

A nine-year-old girl sustained severe facial injuries, when mauled by a Rottweiler at Umina Beach. The attack happened when the young girl was playing in her front yard. The dog, which belonged to a neighbour, entered the property and attacked, injuring the girls right cheek and lips. She is recovering in Westmead Children’s Hopsital, and an application has been made to have the dog destroyed.

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