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LAMB AND YATES RULED OUT FOR NEWCASTLE’S REMAINING GAMES

There's more bad news for the Knights following the loss to the Storm, with two players ruled out for Newcastle's remaining games. Scans have confirmed ...
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ANDERSON MOVES TO EIGHTH AFTER QS 1500 WIN IN FRANCE

Merewether surfer Philippa Anderson has scored a confidence-boosting win at the 1500-point Qualifying Series event in France. It sees the 25-year-old move to eighth in ...
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BOY LOCKED IN DUNGEON NEAR TAREE

It's a crime almost impossible to imagine in its cruelty. A young boy, locked in a secret dungeon, abused and hidden away from the world ...
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CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN BULLDOZER TRIAL

The jury in the trial of Jamie Francis Sager, the man who demolished a Teralba property with a bulldozer two years ago, is expected to ...
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MAN CHARGED OVER A BOGUS RESCUE OPERATION AT PORT STEPHENS

Police have charged a man, accused of sparking a bogus rescue operation at Port Stephens. Two officers suffered hypothermia after bravely jumping into the water ...
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HEATHERBRAE KITCHEN FIRE

Firefighters were quick to extinguish a kitchen fire at a Hunter hotel today. Emergency services were called to Heatherbrae at around 11:30, amid reports a ...
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LUCY WICKS BATTLING MOULD-RELATED ILLNESS

The Federal Member for Robertson has revealed she's battling a debilitating and unusual illness. Lucy Wicks says chronic inflammatory response syndrome can leave her bedridden, ...
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MARINE RESCUE ELECTIONS UNANIMOUS

The Point Clare and Terrigal Marine Rescue bases have officially amalgamated. The units voted to elect their new commander over the weekend and decide on ...
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MAN CHARGED AFTER CAR DRIVEN INTO BOAT RAMP

A man has been charged after a car was driven off a boat ramp at Port Stephens overnight. Around 7:30pm, police were called to the ...
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GREENS CANDIDATES LAUNCH CAMPAIGN FOR NEWCASTLE ELECTION

Less than three weeks out from the Newcastle Council election, The Greens have launched their campaign - announcing candidates to contest all four wards. They ...
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GUNNEDAH BULLDOGS THROUGH TO GROUP 4 SEMI FINALS

It was a come from behind win for Gunnedah in division one of Group 4 Rugby League yesterday. The two-point win seeing the Bulldogs lock ...
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IMAGE OF MAN ACCUSED OF EXPOSING HIMSELF IN CARDIFF RELEASED

Police have released an image of a man who's been exposing himself to teenage girls at Lake Macquarie. In the first incident, a 16-year-old girl ...
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SUPPLY OUT-WEIGHS DEMAND AT TAMWORTH CATTLE SALES

While yardings are steady and prices on a downward trend, cattle producers across the North West are being reminded of the strong run they've had ...
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ALLOCATION OF POLICE RECRUITS QUESTIONED BY WALLSEND MP

The state government is ignoring calls for more police in Newcastle's western suburbs, according to a local Labor MP. 80 per cent of the latest ...
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NEW INDUSTRIAL HUB ON THE CARDS FOR TAMWORTH

Business could soon be booming in Tamworth with council set to get the ball rolling on a new industrial hub for the city. Councillors are ...
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EXCITING TIME FOR WOMEN’S FOOTBALL

The Women's Premier League is set to expand, with an extra club added for next season. It's an exciting time for female players, with the ...
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ROOS RUN RIOT IN FINALS TUNE UP

Despite an emphatic win over Erina in Central Coast Rugby League, Wyong Coach Tony Clarke believes it was the toughest opening to a match, his ...
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CENTURY OLD GRANDSTANDS TO BE REVAMPED

Armidale Showground's century-old grandstands will soon be given a much-needed facelift. The last stand was declared unusable earlier this year - and now more than ...
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UNE SET TO INCREASE PRESENCE IN TAMWORTH

There may be more options for people looking to study in Tamworth from 20-18. The University of New England has confirmed it will deliver face-to-face ...
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LOCAL HEROES AWARDED

There are many unsung heroes in our community, volunteering their time to help others. Today, some of them were recognised at a special ceremony in ...
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GLEN INNES CROWNED NORTHERN INLAND NETBALL CHAMPIONS

Glen Innes has taken out netball's Northern Inland Regional League, having entered this season for the first time in four years. The decider a thriller, ...
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TEENAGE CYCLING STAR WINS STATE TITLE

The Central Coast has a new State Cycling Champion. Elizabeth Huggins won the prestigious Under-15 Road Race in Wagga Wagga, and is now focused on ...
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GHOSTS TO HOST GRAND FINAL

In Group 2 rugby league, the Grafton Ghosts are just one win away from clinching the 2017 premiership. The undefeated Ghosts made easy work of ...
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GRAFTON PRISON TO BE THE BIGGEST IN AUSTRALIA

Construction on what will become Australia's largest prison is underway at Grafton, with the official sod turning this morning. When complete, the 1700 bed facility ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – WARMTH TO RETURN

A lot of cloud is passing over the region keeping temperatures down while producing widespread patchy light rain. It remains clear across the rest of ...
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MUSTANGS BOOK GRAND FINAL BERTH

Macleay Valley will take on Port City in the group 3 decider, after downing Taree City in the preliminary final. Trailing by six at the ...
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POLICE PURSUIT CROSSES NSW-QUEENSLAND BORDER

Two people have been arrested after allegedly stealing a car and evading police while crossing the Queensland-New South Wales border earlier today. New South Wales ...
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MAN ARRESTED AFTER CAR DRIVEN INTO WATER AT BOAT RAMP

Two police officers have been treated for hypothermia, after being told a man was trapped in a submerged vehicle at Port Stephens. Police say a ...
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MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

The Greenway Memorial Chapel was brought to life this morning with strokes of a violin, for the annual Crossroads Chamber Music Festival. Internationally-acclaimed musicians got ...
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SANDGATE ROAD RAGE INCIDENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA

A driver's been rammed during an apparent road rage incident at Sandgate, near Newcastle. The incident was caught on another motorist's dashcam - footage shows ...
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TEEN HIT IN HEAD BY BRICK THROWN BY GATECRASHERS

There were frightening scenes at an 18th birthday party at Lake Macquarie last night, with a teenager hit in the head with a brick. A ...
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ACTIVISTS RALLY AGAINST OFF SHORE GAS EXPLORATION

Environmental activists rallied at Nobbys Beach today, venting their opposition to a proposed search for resources off the coast of Newcastle. Asset Energy plans to ...
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ROAD CLOSURES CAUSE TRAFFIC DRAMA IN NEWCASTLE

Construction work will ramp up in Newcastle's east end tonight. Night work will occur along Watt Street until Wednesday, in a move to fast-track the ...
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LABOR PROMISES TO FIX WALLSEND FLOOD RISK

It's a decade since Wallsend was ravaged by the Pasha Bulker storm, since then there's been a lot of talk about how to flood proof ...
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FIRE BRIGADE ON THE HUNT FOR NEW RECRUITS

The Copacabana and Avoca Beach fire brigades are on the lookout for volunteer superstars. A new recruitment drive has been launched to get a jump ...
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ROOS DRAW WITH WARRIORS IN TENSE SHOWDOWN

In New South Wales Rugby League, the Wyong Roos have narrowly clinched their Minor Premiership in a top-of-the-table showdown with the Warriors. The rivals had ...
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SCU OPENS ITS DOORS

Southern Cross University threw open the doors of its Lismore campus today - for the first time in more than a decade. The aim, to ...
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WALLAMBA WINS MAIDEN PREMIERSHIP

The Wallamba Bulls have have claimed their first-ever premiership trophy, upsetting Forster-Tuncurry in the Lower Mid North Rugby Union grand final. The one-point win ended ...
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FIRIES TURN UP THE HEAT IN PORT

The air was cold, but the competition was hot on the final day of the Regional Firefighter Championships in Port Macquarie. Kelso took the overall ...
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SCORPIONS SECURE HOME SEMI FINAL

Wests wrapped up the Newcastle Rugby League minor premiership this afternoon, beating Souths 44-12, while Macquarie beat Central by 24. Second spot was up for ...
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