Hit 96.9 Local News Tue Oct 31

Thomas Jewellers to close

Hit 96.9 Local News Tue Oct 31

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The CFA's released its quarterly performance data for the first time - showcasing some interesting results for the Goulburn Valley.

From April to June this year - Shepparton's brigades responded to 164 incidents - with an average response time of 7 minutes.

Benalla in contrast responded to 29 incidents - their brigades taking an average of 10 minutes and 22 seconds to arrive on scene.

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Shepparton's Thomas Jewellers store on Wyndham Street will be closing down.

The Thomas Group made the call yesterday to close all its stores nationally within the coming months.

It includes seven regional locations - such as Albury, Bendigo, Wagga Wagga - and even the Warrnambool store - which only opened this month.

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Families struggling with Ice addiction in and around Seymour are set to be given strategies of how to cope and where to seek help.

Wellways Australia's hosting a Breakthrough Education Session today, to help people manage the challenging behaviours surrounding the use of the drug.

Wellways' Marie Falakowski says the biggest benefit families can get is working out they are not alone.

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Mitchell Shire's been fined almost 8 thousand dollars - due to public complaints about the smell from its Hilldene landfill.

The EPA used an aerial drone to inspect the site on two occasions - determining the waste had not been sufficiently covered during surveys in May and July this year.

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BRYAN ADAMS has been announced as the headline act for A Day On The Green in Nagambie.

The event at Mitchelton Wines will be held on January 13 -- with support acts Daryl Braithwaite and Thirsty Merc.

It's the first time the Nagambie event has attracted a major international performing artist.

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The Shepparton Gators have raced away to a 16 point victory over the Wallan Panthers in the Men’s comp of the Country Basketball League.

Gabe Evans drained 19 points, followed closely by Nicholas Dodd on 18 - to help seal the 79 to 63 point win.

In the Women’s - the Lady Gators won a nail biter over the Wallan Panthers - 55 to 54 - Rhianna Barton sinking the winners from the free throw line.

The other match saw the Seymour Blaster beat the Wodonga Wolves 66 to 45 - off the back of a 23 to 3 score line in the final term.

The Lady Wolves beating Seymour 69 to 57.

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