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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.

NEW SPORTING DIRECTOR FOR THE CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

A big announcement for the Central Coast Mariners, securing the signature of Mike Phelan as the club’s new Sporting Director. The former right hand man of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Phelan will play a key role in guiding the Mariners Academy, while also working with the Central Coast’s A-League outfit, now coached by Mike Mulvey. Phelan’s impressive resume includes being alongside Ferguson for three English Premier League titles, as well as a UEFA Champions League title. He is expected to arrive on the Central Coast next month.

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FORMER RADIO HOST DAVID COLLINS LOSES BATTLE WITH CANCER

An icon of Newcastle radio, former KOFM presenter David Collins has lost his battle with cancer. Collins moved to Australia from England in the mid 1970s, working in Sydney before moving to the Hunter in 1991. He spent 24 years gracing local airwaves, much of that alongside Tanya Wilks on breakfast radio, before spending two years working on the afternoon drive show. David Collins was 60.

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ADAMSTOWN CLAIM 2018 WOMEN’S STATE CUP

Adamstown has claimed the 2018 Women’s State Cup, outclassing Wallsend in this afternoon’s final. The Buds led from start to finish at Speers Point, Annika D’Amico putting them on the board early. Chances were few and far between for Wallsend, the Red Devils trying everything to find the back of the net. Half time didn’t stop Adamstown’s momentum, a deflection off the keeper allowing Callie Thomas to score. Before Lauren Allan played provider for Olivia Trinka. Rosebud now turn their attention back to the regular season of the Women’s Premier League.

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DRUNK DRIVER CAUGHT SPEEDING BY MORE THAN 85KM/H

Police have charged a 34-year-old man, after he was allegedly detected travelling more than 85km/h over the speed limit while intoxicated on the state’s Far North Coast. Shortly before 9 o’clock this morning, officers patrolling the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah spotted a Honda Civic allegedly travelling at 187km/h in a 100km/h zone. Officers caught up with the car near Tandys Lane, with the driver failing a roadside breath test. The Queensland man was taken to Brunswick Heads Police Station, where he allegedly returned a reading of 0.152. His licence was suspended, due to face court at Mullumbimby tomorrow.

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MAN INJURED IN CARDIFF HOME INVASION

A 77-year-old man has been left with a minor head injury, after he was assaulted during a home invasion at Lake Macquarie. The man was woken at around 1 o’clock this morning, when he heard someone knocking on the door of his Penylan Street home at Cardiff. A short time later, three men forced their way into the home, hitting the man over the head with a firearm. The trio, who had their faces covered, fled the scene with the man’s wallet and mobile phone. The 77-year-old resident was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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PHOTO GALLERY – JULY 2018 COLD SNAP

It was a chilly morning across much of New South Wales, with the temperature plunging to below zero in many areas. How cold did it get where you are? Check out some of the spectacular photos sent in by our viewers from across Northern NSW. Got a photo you would like to share? Send them in to our Facebook page or email them to jantcliff@nbntv.com.au

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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SOUGHT TO LOCATE MISSING WOMAN

Police are hoping the public can assist in locating a 59-year-old woman, reported missing on the state’s Far North Coast. Deborah Cox was last seen around 8-months ago in the Murwillumbah and Cabarita area, however was only reported missing yesterday. She’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, around 170cm tall with a thin build, and short dark/grey hair. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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