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Body pulled from surf in Royal National Park

A BODY has been pulled from the water at Little Marley Beach, in the Royal National Park, this morning. Emergency services were called about 10.50am today (Tuesday), after a man was seen floating in the water. He was winched by helicopter however paramedics were unable to revive him, and he died at the scene. A … Continue reading

Greens announce $1.8 billion coal community investment program

THE Greens have announced a direct investment program to support communities transitioning away from coal. Under the Coal Community and Environmental Trust communities like those in the northern Illawarra would have access to a $1.8 billion fund to re-skill workers and revitalise their economies The Coal Community and Environment Trust will be funded by a … Continue reading

Oxygen resuscitation kits delivered to northern Illawarra surf life saving clubs

NORTHERN Illawarra beaches will be safer with the introduction of new oxygen resuscitation kits at surf life saving clubs. The new OTK oxygen resuscitation kits will be delivered to Burning Palms, Coalcliff, Era, Garie, Helensburgh Stanwell Park and Scarborough Wombarra Surf Life Saving Clubs. State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans said the state-of-the-art resuscitator kits … Continue reading

Transport Minister visits Helensburgh to promise more rail seats

NEW train carriages and extra seats to address a huge spike in customer demand has been promised by the NSW Government as transport gears-up as a major election issue ahead of the March 23 poll. Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance was at Helensburgh Railway Station this morning promising that a re-elected Liberal Government … Continue reading

Woonona murder charge after woman found dead in Gray Street

A MAN has been charged over the suspected domestic violence-related death of a woman at Woonona. Emergency services were called to a home on Gray Street, Woonona, about 11pm on Monday, responding to reports a woman had been injured. Wollongong police and paramedics arrived on site but were unable to revive the 76-year-old woman, who … Continue reading

Man arrested after death of a woman at Woonona

A MAN has been arrested after a woman was found dead at Woonona last night. Emergency services were called to a Gray Street home about 11pm on Monday, after reports a woman had been injured. Wollongong police and paramedics arrived to find an unresponsive 76-year-old woman, who was unable to be revived. A crime scene … Continue reading

Women take part in Bondi Lifeguard Challenge for the first time

TWO women who keep a watchful eye on swimmers at northern suburbs beaches will be amongst eight professional lifeguards from Wollongong taking part in a prestigious challenge at Bondi Beach tomorrow evening (Wednesday). Competitors statewide from local government areas offering lifeguard services will be taking part in Bondi Lifeguard Challenge, which has been going for … Continue reading

Man accused of Cheryl Grimmer murder released after evidence ‘inadmissible’

THE trial of a man accused of murdering toddler, Cheryl Grimmer almost 50 years ago will not proceed after a judge ruled that his 1971 police interview was not admissible. Cheryl vanished from outside a Fairy Meadow beach shower block on January 12 in 1970 while with her mother and three older brothers. The former … Continue reading

Group calls on State election candidates to pledge support for rail upgrade

CANDIDATES have been being asked to pledge support for significant improvements to the South Coast Rail Line ahead of the State election on March 23. Community action group Illawarra Rail Fail (IRF) have stepped up their campaign for improvements to the line asking candidates to support 11 pledges. IRF have released the pledges (listed below) … Continue reading

Thirroul to Waterfall rail tunnel on the agenda under State Labor

THE much-talked-about Thirroul to Waterfall tunnel will be one option under Labor’s $2.4 billion transport policy to improve the Wollongong-Sydney rail corridor. Keira MP Ryan Park said the tunnel would be put to an expert rail panel for consideration should Labor win the March 23 state election. Mr Park said as a more immediate solution Labor … Continue reading

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