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SAM KERR STRIKE SINKS CHINA AS MATILDAS WIN SIX STRAIGHT

Matildas' star Sam Kerr has been named W-A's Young Australian of the Year and it's unlikely to be her last accolade, if she keeps scoring ...
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ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT FOR BEN SIMMONS IN THE NBA

Another day, another addition to the highlight reel for NBA rookie sensation Ben Simmons. "Simmons tomahawks that one. Looking for the call, doesn't get it." ...
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DANIEL SAIFITI A NERVOUS FAN AHEAD OF KANGAROOS VS FIJI

There'll be plenty of footy fans yelling at the TV tomorrow when the Kangaroos face Fiji in their World Cup semi, but maybe none louder ...
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GAS EXPLOSION INJURES FATHER OF THREE

A father-of-three is fighting for life after suffering severe burns in a gas explosion this morning. Witnesses told police they heard a loud 'bang', before ...
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YOUNG AMATEUR LEADS HUNTER CONTINGENT AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Amateur Dylan Perry is the best of the Hunter players at the Australian Open, thanks to a first round 68. James Nitties is two shots ...
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NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS FOR SUPERCAR FANS

It's the night before Christmas for Supercar fans in Newcastle, with the stars and their cars set to hit the track tomorrow. But while supporters ...
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ACCUSED DRUG SMUGGLER CRAIG LEMBKE REFUSED BAIL

A Newcastle man charged with importing 700-kilos of cocaine, will spend Christmas behind bars. Craig Lembke is facing a possible life sentence, and today applied ...
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SHARK NETS ROLLED OUT FOR SECOND TRIAL

Shark nets aim to divide the ocean between predators and humans - but on the North Coast, they're also know for dividing opinions. Today, the ...
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PRE-RACE EXCITEMENT HITS FEVER PITCH

After 14 months of debate, preparations and protests, the Supercars will hit the streets of Newcastle tomorrow. Today, pre-race excitement hit fever pitch, with drivers ...
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BODY OF MISSING SNORKELLER FOUND AT PORT STEPHENS

There's been a sad end to the search for a snorkeller at a popular Port Stephens diving spot, with the discovery of his body late ...
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PENALTIES HANDED DOWN TO WALLIS LAKE AND MACLEAY VALLEY

The final punishments have been handed down for two Mid North Coast football teams, caught up in a sideline incident during the finals. Both teams ...
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TAMWORTH TO HOST 2019 AUSTRALASIAN FIREFIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Firefighters from across Australia and overseas will descend on Tamworth in 2019. It follows a successful bid from locals to host the next Australasian Firefighting ...
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OXLEY HIGH CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

The last Oxley High School magazine has been released, as 50 years of memories was celebrated today. The Tamworth City Bowling Club full of past ...
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BARWON LAC DISSOLVED AS NSW POLICE MOVE TO ‘POLICE DISTRICT’ MODEL

Regional policing has been given a shake-up today, with 34 Local Area Commands soon to become 26 Police Districts. Locally, the restructure will see Barwon ...
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BARNABY BITES BACK

Barnaby Joyce has taken some heat at two education forums this week, as the New South Wales Teachers Federation questioned his backing of cuts to ...
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DEBATE CONTINUES: YES OR NO TO FLUORIDE IN GUNNEDAH’S DRINKING WATER

Gunnedah remains torn over whether or not to add fluoride to its drinking water. Supporters from the Australian Dental Association have been in town advocating ...
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