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LUNCHTIME NEWS UPDATE – FRIDAY

UPDATING NBN NEWS The banking royal commission claims its first scalp, AMP Chief Executive Craig Meller resigns after an admission lies were told to the Corporate Watchdog ASIC. A man tasered by police on a Sydney bus yesterday, charged with assault. Australian icon Steve Irwin to get his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And the Roosters cross the line just once in a low scoring win over the Bulldogs.

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WARM AND DRY UNTIL THE WEEKEND

Remaining very warm to hot across the region despite the weak southerly change. Inland clouds have been very rare this month. Very little rain was recorded around the nation over the past 24 hours which saw April temperature records fall. Yesterday was the hottest April day on record for Sydney and Adelaide has endured its hottest consecutive three days for April. Most of the nation will experience another dry day with widespread above average temperatures to the point where it could being another record breaker for this time of the year. Morning coastal cloud will burn off through the day, but it will remain fine. More hot, dry weather inland west of the Divide. The hot, dry run will continue until Saturday.

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JETS FANS GET THE CHANCE TO KICK IT FOR BRAIN CANCER AT GLORY CLASH

The NRL has the Beanie for Brain Cancer round, now the A-League is also shining the spotlight on the disease. Jets fans will be able to take part at Friday’s clash with Perth at McDonald Jones Stadium. “So everybody who’s arriving at a game this weekend will get the chance to buy a special bandana made up just for Kick It For Brain Cancer round, just $5 and it’s a donation that will help to fund pivotal and really important brain cancer research.” “We’re very proud as a club to help support awareness and research into brain cancer.” We’ll have more on the match itself later in sport.

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THREE MEN ARRESTED OVER PLAN TO ROB A CASH VEHICLE

Three men have been arrested, over an alleged plan to rob a vehicle during a cash delivery on the New South Wales Mid North Coast. Police arrested two men at a Tuncurry motel around 9 this morning, following an ongoing investigation into break-ins and armed robberies in the Forster Tuncurry area. Officers also executed two raids at Nabiac, north west of Forster, where a third man was arrested. All three are expected to be charged. NBN News journalist Charmaine Mifsud will have the latest tonight at 6.

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REWATCH ‘RETURN TO RICHMOND VALE’ THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING

Rewatch ‘Return to Richmond Vale’ across the 9 network this Wednesday morning. The documentary is a sequel to Logie winning ‘The Richmond Vale Railway’ produced by NBN News in 1988. It documents the last days of Australia’s last commercial steam railway and the extraordinary industrial action workers took to protect it. Remember to also keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details on where to find this #NBNNews documentary online.

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HIGH SPEED CHASE

A 27-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in Coffs Harbour Local Court this morning, charged over a high-speed police pursuit. The chase began on the Pacific Highway yesterday afternoon when a blue Holden Commodore was allegedly detected travelling at 136 kilometres an hour in a 60 zone. “at a point near Vernon Street Coffs Harbour the vehicle lost control and collided with a stationary vehicle and mounted the footpath. it is dangerous driving especially in a built up area of Coffs Harbour 136, over double the speed limit is extremely dangerous.) The accused is facing numerous driving offences… he’s due back in court on Tuesday. (*****)

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FEARS FOR MISSING NEWCASTLE MAN

A search has resumed in bushland near Lake Macquarie for a missing Newcastle man. Mitchell Hancock was last seen leaving his home on Clarence Road, New Lambton, about 3am on Tuesday. The 31 year old is believed to be driving a Blue Holden Berlina with NSW registration BRB26U. Police and his family have serious concerns for his welfare after he failed to meet existing appointments or attend work. Local police and Polair are scouring bushland west of Toronto, near Freemans Waterhole. Police are asking for the community to keep a lookout for Mr Hancock and contact them immediately if they see him. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 175cm tall with a solid build and has fair hair with a beard and moustache.

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