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Congratulations Angus Hicks

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It's believed the southbound driver was pulling into a rest stop yesterday - before losing control of the vehicle.

Two women were airlifted to a Melbourne hospital - one in a critical condition, the other in a serious condition.

The driver and two teenage passengers were transported to Wangaratta base hospital.

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New VicRoads stats show men are passing their driving test at a higher rate than women.

Across the state over the past 12 months, the numbers suggest 70%of men are getting the job done, with women coming in at around 66%.

The numbers also showing the North East has the second highest pass rate across the state, around 75% of those who trial leaving with a smile on their face.

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Gotafe and Academy of Sport, Health and Education employee Phil Guthrie has taken out a State Award in Aboriginal Education.

It's highlighted his success in Koori education and training across the past 12 years in the Goulburn Valley.

Phillip Guthrie says Shepparton's Indigenous community's been incredibly welcoming, providing him with a job he loves.

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Purdeys Jewellers have been inducted into the Hall Of Fame at the Shepparton Business Awards.

They've been in Shepparton for 48 years and established another store in Benalla.

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Former Goulburn Valley Grammar student Garry Jacobsen came eighth at the Bathurst 1000 at the weekend, even enjoying a lap in first place midway through the race, before needing to take a pit stop.

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Shepparton United's Angus Hicks has taken home the John Byrne medal - named Best and Fairest for the Murray Bushrangers TAC Squad this year.

It was his first year as a top age played and he polled votes in all but three matches for the season.

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North Albury's Ben Paton and Shepparton's Jordon Butts were equal runners-up.

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Every team that batted first in Round 1 of the Shepparton Cricket Association lost their match.

Northerners could only post 124 runs before being bowled out by Katandra, who won by 5 wickets.

Shepp United were bowled out for 97 - Central Park St Brendans only just got over the line with 1 wicket to spare.

Numurkah had 7 wickets in hand as they sailed past Tatura's 128 runs.

Mooroopna got 178 runs before running out of overs - Kyabram only lost 3 wickets getting to 180.

The highest scoring match of the round saw Old Students get to 7 for 221, only to lose to Karramomus, who got to 226 with 3 overs to spare.

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