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Jack Antcliff is NBN News's Digital & Social Media Producer. Jack has also worked as a cameraman and editor in the news department and worked on NBN's outside broadcasts. He has a wide knowledge of all sports. Born and raised in Newcastle, Jack has an encyclopaedic knowledge of sport across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

DAVIS & BREWER RE-LINK WITH THE JETS

More local talent has re-signed with the Newcastle Jets W-League side, with Cassidy Davis and Hannah Brewer again on the roster for the upcoming season. It will be Davis’ 6th season in the W-League, the 24-year-old coming off the back of a stellar year with Warners Bay in the local Women’s Premier League. Hannah Brewer also re-links with the squad, after spending the off-season with the Emerging Jets.

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END OF AN ERA AS DARBY’S PIES SHUTS UP SHOP

A Newcastle icon has closed its doors for the final time this afternoon. Darby’s Pies shutting is up shop at its 27 stores as well as its Gateshead bakery. The closure leaves 120 staff out of a job, with the business now in the hands of liquidators. Darby’s had become somewhat of a Newcastle icon, established in 1969 it became famous for selling $1 pies. NBN News will have more on the closure in tonight’s news. Liquidators briefing Darby’s Pies employees made redundant after the business closed – @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/Vwl8vOdRWc — Sam Burbury (@SamBurbury) September 24, 2018  

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MAN CHARGED OVER ASSAULT AT MAITLAND STATION

A 23-year-old man has been charged over an assault at a Hunter Valley railway station last weekend. The Rutherford man was arrested on Sunday, and charged with a number of offences including assault occasioning actual bodily harm. It’s alleged he punched a 45-year-old man in the face and kicked him, while waiting at Maitland Railway Station in the early hours of September 15. He was granted conditional bail, and will face court again in October.

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TRAILBIKE RIDER KILLED IN CRASH NEAR CASINO

A man has died after the trail bike he was riding hit a tree south of Casino in the state’s north. It’s understood the man was one of three riders travelling along Carwong Road at Rappville at around 2 o’clock yesterday, when he lost control of the motorcycle. Emergency services attended the crash, however were unable to save the man.

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UPDATING NBN NEWS

Updating #NBNNews A driver spends 90 minutes trapped in his car, after a fiery collision with a semi-trailer in the Blue Mountains. Tiger sharks shot and killed in drum-lines in the Whitsunday Islands, where two tourists were mauled within 24 hours of each other. And scans confirm the worst for Cooper Cronk – the halfback suffering a severe rotator cuff injury in the Roosters’ 8-point win over the Rabbitohs.

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LOCAL TRIO RE-SIGN WITH THE JETS

The Newcastle Jets W-League side have bolstered their squad ahead of the upcoming season. Claire Coelho, Sophie Nenadovic and Claire Wheeler have re-signed, after a combined 19 appearances last year. Coach Craig Deans says the signings are an important step in finalising the women’s squad, ahead of their first game on November 1. Coelho and Wheeler are coming off the back of a successful year in the NPL NSW Women’s competition, while Nenadovic spent the off-season recovering from injury. Video: Claire Coelho playing for the Newcastle Jets W-League side.

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NEWCASTLE RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL – LIVE BLOG

SOUTHS WIN: The Lions have claimed their second premiership in three years, a try on the bell helping them defeat Lakes 30 – 18 at McDonald Jones Stadium. EXTENDED INTERVIEWS Only minutes remaining in the 2018 Newcastle Rugby League Grand Final and it’s Souths with the ascendancy, leading 24 – 18. Lakes pushing Souths all the way in the decider, the tiring lions defense just able to hold on. SOUTHS TRY: The Lions are over again, they take the lead thanks to a strong run one of the ruck. Score 24 – 18. 10 MINUTES TO GO – ALL LOCKED UP: We’re locked up again, Lakes with a penalty – score 18 all. SOUTHS GO THE LEAD: A long range penalty and the Lions take the lead, now in front 18 – 16. SOUTHS TRY: We’re locked up again at …

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ONE DEAD AND THREE INJURED IN CRASH NEAR ARMIDALE

One man is dead, and three others have been seriously injured after the car they were travelling in crashed and rolled east of Armidale. Emergency services were called to Castle Doyle Road at Castle Doyle just after 5 o’clock last night. The driver of the car, an 18-year-old man, was rushed to Armidale Hospital where he later died. His three passengers, aged 17, 14 and 12 were trapped for several hours before being freed. They were taken to Armidale Hospital with serious injuries.

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STEPHANIE WOOD RULED OUT OF FINAL QUAD SERIES CLASH

A blow for the Australian netball side, with Stephanie Wood ruled out of the final match of the 2018 Quad Series with a leg injury. Wood played an important role in the Diamonds’ win over England in Newcastle on Wednesday, and will now miss tomorrow game against the Silver Ferns. Tegan Philip comes into the squad, with head coach Lisa Alexander confident Wood will return for the national side’s first Constellation Cup match in early October. You can watch the game against New Zealand live on Nine from 1 o’clock tomorrow. (VISION ONLY)

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