The South Coast Brekkie Wrap | Thursday, December 22, 2016
Good morning here’s your headlines from around regional Australia and beyond. Scroll down and refresh for weather, road reports and more.
8.17am: Leah Gibbs and her three children have been left homeless after a kitchen fire last week made their house unlivable.
The Sapphire Crescent home sustained substantial smoke, water and structural damage when the kitchen caught fire on Wednesday, December 14. Full story.
8.04am: You’ll see a few shockers among this lot!
75 of Wollongong’s worst parking jobs. Hope you’re not one of them. See the pics.
7.57am: Kiama councillors have voted to reject a contentious planning proposal, while also resolving to engage with the community to locate areas suitable for future development in Jamberoo. Read all about it.
7.53am: Residents of Merimbula Lake Holiday Park, Millingandi have spoken of the rescue efforts made to save a neighbour as his onsite cabin was overwhelmed by fire on Saturday. Find out more.
7.43am: The parents of a baby boy who died after a misdiagnosis at Shoalhaven Hospital have welcomed the recommendations from a coronial inquest into his death. Full story.
7.34am: A trailer loaded with gravel is thought to be responsible for a rollover accident at 10am Wednesday on the Princes Highway just north of Island View Beach Resort at Narooma. Full story.
South Coast weather
Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower this morning. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Roads and rail
For those hitting the road this morning we’ve got a clear run so far. Good news for train commuters, there are no delays on the South Coast line.
7.10am: A herd of young cattle can count themselves lucky after they were saved by local farmers from a rock ledge on the Shoalhaven River. See the video.
ORANGE | Orange High School gets on the front foot, demanding students following uniform requirements despite outrage online
Orange High School will be keeping a close eye on their students’ soles next year.
From 2017 the school will demand students step up and comply with uniform requirements for black, leather lace-up shoes. More here.
NEWCASTLE | Jockey Samantha Clenton on her long, uncertain road to recovery after lucky escape
JOCKEY Samantha Clenton is unsure if and when she will ride again but counts herself as a “very, very lucky girl” to be walking after sustaining shocking spinal injuries from a second major fall inside five months. More here.
GUILDFORD | Father of Guildford baby bashing accused says: ‘we’re heartbroken’
Most people would find it difficult to fathom how a person could bash a baby to death.
The father of a man accused of carrying out such an act says he can’t either. More here.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA | HIV sufferer Brandon James Wilkins continued relationship with underage girl, despite ban
A 20-YEAR-OLD HIV and hepatitis C sufferer who broke a child protection order banning him from contacting his teenage girlfriend because he was in love has avoided an immediate jail term. More here.
‘Do Turnbull a favour’: Windsor urges Bernardi to defect and says PM should ‘piss or get off the potty’
The retired Independent Tony Windsor has launched an extraordinary spray, daring the conservative Cory Bernardi to do Malcolm Turnbull a favour and quit the Liberal party while urging the Prime Minister to “piss” and kick the outspoken Senator out of the party or “get off the potty.” More here.
ACT | Van drove into Australian Christian Lobby’s Canberra headquarters and ‘exploded’
A van reportedly carrying gas cylinders was driven into the Australian Christian Lobby headquarters in Canberra on Wednesday night, causing an explosion. More here.
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JAKARTA | Three alleged terrorists shot dead in Indonesia
The Australian government has issued an updated travel warning to Indonesia as three suspected terrorists were killed after a bomb was thrown at police officers during a raid of a house in South Tangerang, about 25 kilometres south-west of Jakarta. More here.
BEIJING | China on second red alert as smog smothers cities, stops flights, closes roads
Hazardous levels of smog covering an area more than twice the size the state of Victoria has blanketed northern China, prompting dozens of cities to issue pollution “red alerts” shutting schools, factories and disrupting flights. More here.
GERMANY | Berlin attack: the heart of European unity may skip a beat but won’t break apart
While little has been confirmed by Berlin police, the likelihood of an accident appears remote and the similarity to the Nice attack is glaring. Trucks look to be a new weapon of choice and we can expect to see more of them used. More here.
On this day | December 22
1969 – Diana Ross gave her last performance as a member of the Supremes on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
1988 – In Lockerbie, Scotland, 270 people (including 11 on the ground) were killed when a New York-bound Pan-Am flight exploded due to a terrorist bomb.
1895 – German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first X-ray, of his wife’s hand.
1941 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington for a wartime conference with U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt.
1961 – James Davis became the first U.S. soldier to die in Vietnam, while U.S. involvement was still limited to the provision of military advisers.
The faces of Australia: Elio Cocilova
For 54 years watchmaker and jeweller Elio Cocilova has made it his life’s work to make and repair beautiful things.
But after living and breathing his craft for so long he still can’t seem to stop despite announcing his reitrement. More here.
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