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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.

ON DEMAND BUS SERVICES TESTED FOR THE FIRST TIME

Major changes to Newcastle’s public transport system have been rolled out, with up to 1,000 additional bus and ferry services available to commuters. The revised network will also feature an ‘on demand’ service across selected suburbs. It’s the first significant change to the network since 2008 – with bus route numbers reduced from three to two.

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WARATAH WEST SIEGE ENDS IN ARREST

A man is tonight in police custody – the centre of a tense and lengthy siege in Newcastle. The 38-year-old barricaded himself inside a Waratah unit forcing surrounding streets into lockdown. Police later uncovering a gun and ammunition inside following his arrest by specialist officers.

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MAN CHARGED OVER FATAL HIT AND RUN

A man has been charged over yesterday’s fatal hit and run at New Lambton. The 44-year-old was allegedly behind the wheel of a vehicle which struck a 54-year-old man on Railway Road, at around 2:45am. He’s accused of then driving away from the scene. The victim later died in hospital. The 44-year-old has been charged with dangerous AND negligent driving occasioning death, and failing to stop and assist. He was granted bail and will face Newcastle Local Court later this month.

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