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REMINDER TO MOTORCYCLISTS FOLLOWING TRAGIC WEEKEND

Police are reminding motorcyclists to ride to their skill levels, after a string of accidents saw five riders killed over the weekend across New South Wales. Among them, a man in his 50s, who was killed when his bike collided with a tip truck and a Subaru Outback on Bangalow Road at Clunes on Friday. A man was also killed when his trail bike hit a tree at Rappville south of Casino yesterday afternoon. The deaths bring the state’s road toll to 94. (VISION ONLY)

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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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GAV’S WEATHER: COASTAL SHOWERS

Onshore winds along the New South Wales coast will make for another cloudy day tomorrow, with the shower activity expected to move a little further inland. Rain totals will build overnight, with falls to continue in the state’s north. West of the divide totals will be small, with a very warm dry end to the week on the way. Skies over the rest of the nation remain clear.

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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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