Forgive the pun, but there was a deluge of news coverage on the Hunter, as you can see here in our week in words, in which we take the transcripts from the Sydney 7.45am ABC News Bulletin from Monday to Friday and filter 400 pages of news and current events into a this lovely piece of artwork — the week in 100 words:

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3: The number of people injured when a feral squirrel went on the rampage in Germany.

88 million: The number of people in China named Zhang; more than the population of Germany. (China is proposing a law change to allow parents to give children double-barrelled surnames).

4.2%: Unemployment rate in Australia (May 2007)

4.4%: Unemployment rate in New York (May 2007)

80%: Unemployment rate in Zimbabwe

800,000: The approximate number of people who are trafficked across international borders each year, according to US estimates, reported in the 2007 Trafficking in Persons Report.

14,000: The approximate number of boys who underwent breast reduction surgery in the United States in 2006, according to new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

14,000: The approximate number of requests for help the SES has received since NSW’s weather turned woolly last Friday.

15,000: The number of insurance claims for NSW following the storms.