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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.

TRUCK ROLL-OVER CAUSES DELAYS AROUND HEXHAM BRIDGE

Drivers are facing lengthy delays after a truck rolled on Hexham Bridge late this afternoon. Two northbound lanes and the northbound on-ramp are closed, with traffic being diverted. It’s understood three people have been injured. The truck also lost its contents in the crash, believed to be building material – clean-up crews are on site. Drivers are being urged to avoid the area.

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SHOW ORGANISERS HOPING TO BREAK EVEN

The Newcastle Regional Show has wound up for another year. Financially, the 2017 event is expected to break even, meaning the show will return in 2018. An increase in sponsorship and exhibitors, along with a $40,000 government grant, has helped it stay afloat. Today was the busiest in terms of crowd numbers, with animal shows and competitions proving the most popular. Discussions about next year’s show will begin next week.

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DONATIONS BOUND FOR FIRE-RAVAGED REGIONS IN THE CENTRAL WEST

A convoy of donations left Scone this morning, bound for Uarbry in the bushfire-ravaged Warrumbungle region in the central west. The cavalcade carrying hay, fencing material, food and farming equipment, was all donated as part of the Fire Relief Hay Run. The Sir Ivan Fire earlier this month scorched around 55,000 hectares of land, destroyed more than 30 homes, and killed thousands of livestock.

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ADAMSTOWN STANDOFF ENDS WITHOUT INCIDENT

A man is in custody following a tense standoff with police¬†in the Newcastle suburb of Adamstown today. Officers were called to the Glebe Road address at around 11 o’clock, following concerns for the man’s welfare. Specialist police were called in to negotiate after he refused to leave the unit, and some surrounding streets were closed down. The standoff came to a peaceful end at around 4pm.

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