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Bowral Classic coming to town

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Thousands of people will flock to the Southern Highlands today ahead of the Bowral Cyclic Classic.

Tomorrow there is the 50 kilometre Dirty Bowral Gravel Ride in the Belanglo Forest and The Crit race around Bowral.

On Sunday 12, riders are taking part in one of the four Gran Fondo loops.

The Event Village at Loseby Park will be open tomorrow between 1:30pm and 6:30pm

It'll also be open on Sunday between 9am and 4pm.

Supporters will be able cheer on the riders as they cross the finish line.

There'll also be gourmet food stalls, live music, exhibitor stalls and children’s entertainment.

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Crash at Sutton Forest

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A man and woman have been taken to Bowral Hospital with minor injuries after an earlier crash at Sutton Forest.

Around 9:15am two vehicles collided on the Hume Highway in the southbound lanes near Belanglo Road.

Emergency Services have now cleared the site.

Four Paramedic crews were in attendance.

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Driver with child in car charged with high range PCA

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A woman has been charged with high range drink driving at Sutton Forest.

Around 10:30am yesterday, Emergency Services were called to the Hume Highway near the intersection of Belanglo Road after a Hyundai hatchback, lost control and drove into a ditch.

The driver, a 39 year old woman was helped by witnesses until Police arrived.

A four year old child was in the vehicle, but wasn't injured.

The woman was given a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

She was taken back to Southern Highlands Police Station, where she returned an alleged reading of 0.292.

The 39 year old was charged with high-range PCA and her licence was suspended.

She was granted conditional bail and will appear at Moss Vale Local Court on Tuesday August 9 2022.

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Firefighters prepare for next fire season

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NSW firefighters are taking advantage of good weather conditions to kick off hazard reduction work in preparation for the next bushfire season, following a devastating summer.

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Some people encountered smoke on Monday as firefighters conducted burns at Galston in the Hornsby area, as well as Belanglo in the Southern Highlands, Bungwahl on the mid coast and the Pennsylvania State Forest at Bathurst.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Jake Phillips said it was a bit hazy - most noticeably around western Sydney - but the smoke wasn't causing significantly-reduced visibility.

Light winds could mean it lingers overnight.

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"It's not even close to being on the same scale as what we had when all the fires were burning in summer," Mr Phillips told AAP on Monday.

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Orienteers to converge on Southern Highlands

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Around 300 orienteers and their families will be visiting the Southern Highlands just after Christmas.

They'll be taking part in a five day carnival at locations including Mount Alexandra Reserve, the Belanglo State Forest and the Penrose State Forest.

Orienteering NSW President Robyn Pallas said it will be great to get their maps out again after the covid layoff.

"It starts on December 27 and runs through to December 31 and each day there's a different location,

"It was meant to take place in the Southern Highlands last year, but covid restrictions forced us to postpone the event,"Ms. Pallas said.

Participants will range from eight years of age right through to 80.

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Police investigating robbery at Sutton Forest

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Police are seeking information about a robbery at Sutton Forest.

About 4am on Wednesday, a professional photographer, a man aged 37, was travelling on the Hume Highway and turned onto Belanglo Road near the Gordon VC rest area to take photographs.

Shortly after, a utility parked behind his car, and two unknown masked men approached his vehicle.

They threatened him before taking a small suitcase containing a laptop, camera, camera equipment, several lenses, with a combined total of around $18,000.

The pair fled in the ute and the man contacted police.

The men are described as being Caucasian appearance.

One was wearing a red hooded jumper, while the second was wearing a grey hooded jumper.

Both were wearing shorts and dark face coverings.

Police are now wanting to speak with anyone with information.

That includes witnesses or motorists travelling on the Hume Highway in both directions between Golden Vale Road and the Illawarra Highway between 3.30am and 4.30am.

Also those those with dashcam vision.

Contact Southern Highlands Police on 4868 1222 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Southern Highlands - Teens injured in Belanglo crash

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Four teenagers have been injured in a single-vehicle crash in the Southern Highlands Friday night.

Just before 9.45  emergency services were called to Bunnigalore Road, Belanglo,  following reports a Toyota Prado  had left the road and hit a tree. 

Eight teens – four travelling inside the vehicle and four outside – all aged 17 and 18 – were assessed by Paramedics.

A 17-year-old girl sustained facial injuries and was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition, two 18-year-old men and a 17-year-old boy sustained various injuries including cuts, abrasions and a broken arm, they were also taken to Liverpool Hospital. 

As part of their inquiries, police have spoken to the provisional driver, a 17-year-old girl, and inquiries continue.

Image Credit: NSW Police