It’s a challenge not to have a special rumour section in the Topical column – rumours emerge around many issues, often circulating like wildfire about potential shire business developments. A possible buyer for Auscott farms was recently confidently confirmed by rumour. In the interests of responsible commentary Topical will refrain from even mentioning rumours of a buyer for the Narrabri Cargill plant and establishment of a major (not Bunnings) chain store at Narrabri. Just rumours – so far.

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