Local News Mon April 30 - New Drink Driving laws from today

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Local News Mon April 30 - New Drink Driving laws from today

Local News Mon April 30

Ambulance response times in Greater Shepparton have improved significantly across the past year. Crews responded to an extra 51 Code 1 patients between January and March compared to 2017's figures - reaching them within 15 minutes 84.6 percent of the time. It's a 2.8% improvement despite the added workload. Statewide - paramedics saw a 3% improvement in critical responses - despite dealing with an additional 4 thousand 1 hundred and four patients compared to in 2017.

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Alexandra SES and ambulance crews helped assist with a high-angle rescue from Mt Sugarloaf at the weekend. Volunteers were needed at the Cathedral Rangers near Buxton, after a woman fell 6 metres on Saturday, breaking her leg. She was winched from rugged and steep terrain by the Ambulance helicopter - and transported to Melbourne before nightfall.

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Goulburn Valley Health is receiving over $455 thousand to provide extra palliative care physician, nurse practitioner and clinical nurse consultant hours. Increased allied health services, including social work, occupational therapy, pastoral care and psychology will also be offered under the State Government funding.

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A Mooroopna home sustained some minor roof damage at the weekend - after a cooking incident sent flames into the kitchen range hood. Fire crews say a meal was left unattended on a stovetop at a Caddell Court property on Saturday afternoon.

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New drink driving laws are coming into effect today in Victoria and will be the toughest in the country. First-time drink drivers between .05 and .069 will lose their license for at least 3 months plus have a mandatory interlock installed in any vehicle they’ll drive for at least 6 months. The new laws will also affect interstate drivers coming into Victoria and applying for a licence here.

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Only one match in Kyabram & District Football this weekend was decided by less than 30 points.

A nail biter playing out between MERRIGUM and DOOKIE UNITED - the DOGS getting over the POWER by 7 points. Across the grounds - STANHOPE were too strong for NAGAMBIE - beating the LAKERS by 44 points. GIRGARRE has a 31 point win over AVENEL. UNDERA beat ARDMONA by 53 in a low scoring affair. TALLYGAROOPNA ran out 95 point winners over VIOLET TOWN. MURCHISON-TOOLAMBA were too good for RUSHWORTH. The biggest win of the round went to LANCASETR  - the WOMBATS beating LONGWOOD by a a massive 116 points.

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