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Tyson Cottrill

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Tyson Cottrill is a journalist and producer based in Newcastle, with 10 years television news experience. Tyson first began work with NBN in 2007, before being employed as a journalist at Channel Nine in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Born and raised in Newcastle, Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.

DRAMATIC INNER CITY ARREST

There were dramatic scenes in Newcastle this morning, with a driver arrested following a police pursuit through the CBD. The chase began in Hill Street, and ended at an inner city pub after the man allegedly tried to run from officers. He was brought down by members of the public, before being taken into custody by police. Moments earlier, the allegedly stolen car was spotted being driven on the wrong side of busy King Street.

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TRIBUTES FOR TENNIS CHAMPION PETER DOOHAN

Tributes are flowing for Australian tennis ace Peter Doohan, who’s lost his battle with motor neurone disease at the age of 56. Doohan, from Newcastle, famously took down two-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker in 1987. “A moment which rocked the tennis world and changed forever the life of Newcastle battler, Peter Doohan.” It earned him the title of “Becker Wrecker” – something not lost on the German great, who’s taken to Twitter saying “RIP mate, you were the better player”. Doohan reached a career high ranking of 42 in singles and 15 in doubles and was unbeaten in Davis Cup representation. “Two of the things all Australian tennis players think about is Wimbledon and Davis Cup. I’ve talked to the other blokes on the team and we’re all very excited about it. Wally, Fitzy and of course Cashy the Wimbledon …

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