Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Weekly Whispers

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Weekly Whispers

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I GATHER Warwick Chamber of Commerce boss David Littleproud has been working the phones talking to chambers from across northern New South Wales, to get them fired up and lobbying on the subject of Cunningham's Gap. Places like Glen Innes and Armidale have a freight stake in a permanent solution to the landslides and road slips, whether it be a tunnel or an upgrade of Spicers Gap Rd.

Meanwhile, I gather federal member for Maranoa Bruce Scott has been in the ear of independent MP for New England Tony Windsor, who is quite possibly our best a perhaps our only a bet on the Gap. Would be great if Tony could make his continued support for the Gillard government conditional on a Gap fix, wouldn't it?

Speaking of northern NSW a and totally unrelated to the Gap a I hear faces at Kyogle Shire Council just over the border are rather red. Apparently around 200 mourners turned up for a funeral at Old Bonalbo near Urbenville of late, but the council had failed to schedule in the digging of the grave beforehand. Whoops.

WAGS have suggested Warwick and teen idol Justin Bieber have something in common when it comes to egg-throwing incidents, following the arrest of a young chappie who climbed onto the roof of Sydney's Acer Arena last Friday evening and pelted the stage while the Canadian star was performing.

Some feel it was legitimate musical criticism, while others think Bieber a as well as getting his hair cut a should do an extra show here for our 150th celebrations. Speaking of which, I've heard there's been no joy in rounding up actors to recreate our own egg-throwing episode from 1915, when PM Billy Hughes copped the treatment.

Where are those Brosnans hiding?

I AM led to believe a a[approximately]Security Expo' is being planned for Warwick later in the year. It sounds timely, what with a spate of vehicle and property thefts in recent times, plus an influx of newcomers from metro locations, some of whom seem decidedly less than law-abiding. Not sure if Doberman breeders will have a stand at the expo, but the consensus is Warwick is sadly no longer a place where doors can be trustingly left unlocked. …

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