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BISHOP APOLOGISES TO ABUSE VICTIMS

There were tears and applause at Newcastle’s Catholic cathedral last night, as Bishop Michael Malone apologised to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy. Those who were abused say the apology will help the healing process, but the church acknowledges that stamping out paedophilia in its ranks will be difficult.

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TAXI DRIVERS AT RISK

It’s been revealed Newcastle Taxi’s new booking system could put drivers safety at risk. The Newcastle Taxi Operators Association says security cameras and alarms go offline every time the system crashes, leaving drivers cut off from the base.

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NEWCASTLE AIRPORT EXPANDS

It’s unlikely that Newcastle Airport will ever serve as an overflow for Sydney, because the local runway is shared with Williamtown RAAF base. But the airport says regional growth alone will be enough to see a doubling of passenger numbers in the next few years.

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NEW PROSTATE CANCER CENTRE

Men with prostate cancer will soon have a place to get counselling and advice in the Hunter. Thanks to some generous donations and government support, the former Waratah post office is being transformed into the Newcastle Prostate Cancer Centre.

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