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MAJOR MILESTONE FOR SURF HOUSE

Merewether’s Surf House has reached a major milestone, with developers today signing a lease agreement with Council. The timing couldn’t have been better for Lord Mayor John Tate, ahead of Saturday’s local government elections. But he and the developers say it was purely a coincidence.

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‘LITTLE ANGEL’ FAREWELLED

A touching ceremony has been held in Singleton, to farewell a two-year-old girl killed in a house fire at Nelson Bay last month. More than 300 mourners said goodbye to Taya Marie Gibson, who’s described by family as a little angel.

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URALLA YACHTSMAN MISSING

One of two men onboard the missing yacht Blessed Be, has been identified as Bruce Glasson from Uralla. The family is still holding out hope the 58-year-old will be found. They’re appealing to residents along the east coast to report any sign of debris.

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DELLA BOSCA VISITS CENTRAL COAST

Newly appointed Health Minister John Della Bosca, says extra funding is not what’s needed to fix the ailing health system. With the state facing a billion dollar drop in revenue, Mr Della Bosca insisted the current expenditure for health is enough – but the money needs to be better spent.

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DAVID JONES TO CLOSE NEWCASTLE STORE

After being open for more than 50 years, the David Jones store in the Hunter Mall will close its doors in about 18 months time. The department chain has promised it will reopen, as part of GPT’s redevelopment of the city’s centre, but just when that happens is anyone’s guess.

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BODY FOUND ON MID NORTH COAST BEACH

A body has been discovered on a beach near Corindi. It is believed to be that of a missing 21-year-old South Korean tourist, who was swept into the sea last Sunday. The remains were located just north of Red Rock in the vicinity of Station Creek around three this afternoon.

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