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Central Coast News

ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS ON THE CENTRAL COAST

In the final of NBN’s special series Addressing Homelessness on the Central Coast, we discover despair and strife do not discriminate. Mia Song is highly regarded in the fashion industry, she was reluctant to face the camera, but had a change of heart when the man that saved her asked her to share her story wanting to give hope to those at breaking point on the Central Coast. Sarah El-Moselhi reports.

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FREE TRADE DAY OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS

Tradies from all over the Central Coast have gathered at the Skillion, to promote the return of Free Trade Day. The event sees all kinds of tradies, from plumbers through to removalists, band together to help those in need. And it’s all free of charge. “It was originally an idea that I had from first hand experience working for an electrical company. I did see a lot of people in need of help, people who were financially struggling in dangerous situations.” Tradies looking to sign up or nominate someone in need can register online. The event gets underway on August 29. (VISION ONLY IN PARTS)  

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MAJOR DRUG RAIDS AT SIX CENTRAL COAST PROPERTIES

Police investigating the importation of Methamphetamines have raided several Central Coast properties. Witnesses say armed riot Police stormed a holding yard on the corner of Gavenlock Road and Anzac Avenue at around 8.40 this morning, evacuating workers and searching shipping containers on the property. Five other search warrants were executed simultaneously at Tuggerah, Terrigal, Wamberal, Berkeley Vale and Glenning Vale where a number of items were seized. Police say a 42-year-old man was taken into custody at Terrigal and is assisting police with their enquiries. The planned operation was part of an ongoing investigation by the Organised Crime Squad. (VISION ONLY)

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ANOTHER LIFE LOST ON THE M1

It’s been a tragic week on the M1. This time, a man driving the wrong way on the Central Coast has been killed in a head-on collision. It’s believed the 72-year-old took a wrong turn as he left a service station at Warnervale. A truck travelling south alerted the driver, but he failed to slow down… with the shaken truckie telling Ray Hadley how he narrowly avoided the accident. “I flashed my lights at him, he flashed his lights at me. i didn’t even see any brake lights and i was just lucky that there was no cars behind me in the left lane so i was able to get out of the way, and went past, and i believe the next car that was coming at him was the car that he hit” A ute coming off Sparks Road …

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