JASON DOYLE BACK AT HOME AND ON THE MEND

He spent three months in European hospitals following a horror crash in Poland. But Hunter speedway rider Jason Doyle is determined to get back on the bike and claim the world title ...
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NATHAN BROWN SAYS KNIGHTS WILL MOVE ON FROM TUMULTUOUS WEEK

"We'll move on" - that's the declaration from Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown. He says the club can bounce back, following the hospitalisation of talented young forward Pauli Pauli ...
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WINNERS CROWNED AT THE NEWCASTLE OPEN

Thomas Fancutt has won the men's singles at the Newcastle Open, after Ben Mitchell forfeited the final due to illness. It was more of a battle in the women's decider, taking almost two hours for ...
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POLICE OPERATION AT MOUNT HUTTON

Two people have been arrested in a police raid at Mount Hutton this morning. The operation was carried out by Strike Force Edenville officers from a specialist unit of the State Crime Command ...
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NRL PLAYER AMONG 10 INJURED IN COWAN CRASH

Newcastle Knights NRL player Pauli Pauli has been injured in a seven-car pile-up on the M1. The crash, north of Sydney, landed 10 people in hospital ...
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ANGER OVER KURRI BLAZE WITH SUGGESTION OF ARSON

The Hunter community of Kurri Kurri is today breathing a sigh of relief, with the bushfires that came so close to destroying homes now under control. But there's also anger - with initial investigations suggesting ...
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WEATHER: RELIEF ACROSS THE REGION

Conditions are finally cooling down under a blanket of cloud that sits over the coast and eastern slopes. On the western side of the Divide the sun is out and the temperatures remain high across ...
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MISSING PORT STEPHENS MAN FOUND SAFE

The search for a missing Port Stephens man has ended with him being found safe and well. The 53-year-old was last seen on John Parade at Lemon Tree Passage yesterday morning, sparking a search involving ...
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KNIGHTS PROP PAULI PAULI ONE OF 10 INJURED IN COWAN CRASH

Newcastle Knights player Pauli Pauli is among 10 people injured in a horror smash at Cowan near Sydney last night. Police believe three cars - a Toyota MR2, a Subaru Liberty and a Mazda Tribute ...
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CONDITIONS EASE AT KURRI KURRI FIRE BUT CREWS REMAIN VIGILANT

Update: Police are investigating whether yesterday's intense fire near Kurri Kurri was deliberately lit. The blaze has now burnt through 750ha and is currently being controlled. Firefighters worked in challenging conditions yesterday to slow the ...
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JETS BUMPED OUT OF THE A-LEAGUE TOP SIX

Wellington's 3-nil win over Melbourne Victory last night pushed Newcastle down to seventh. The Jets now head to Western Sydney knowing only a win will put them back in finals contention ...
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YOUNG LONG JUMPERS LEAP INTO HUNTER TRACK CLASSIC

At least 10 Paralympians and seven Olympians are confirmed starters for this year's Hunter Track Classic. For the region's emerging athletes, the January 28 event represents a chance to compete with Australia's best ...
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SWORDCRAFT SPORT ACTING OUT HISTORY

An enthusiastic group from Newcastle is merging the popularity of computer games with a love of sport - to act out a little piece of history. Known as Swordcraft the sport gives big kids of ...
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PROSPECTIVE BUYERS INSPECT THE HUNTER’S TOP YEARLINGS

The Hunter thoroughbred industry will be front and centre next month at the Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney. In preparation, leading trainers and agents have this week been scouting the region for future champions ...
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COOLER CHANGE FOLLOWING HOT NIGHT

We have just experienced an incredibly hot night followed by some extreme day time top temperatures. The change moved through Newcastle at 1pm dropping temperatures by 10 degrees instantly and that change will continue to ...
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MAN FACING 28 CHARGES OVER ALLEGED INDECENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULTS

A 27-year-old man will face court next month, accused of sexually and indecently assaulting five females in the Central Hunter and Newcastle regions. Police alleged the incidents involved two girls - aged 16 and 17 ...
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RECORD COAL SHIPMENTS FOR PORT OF NEWCASTLE

A surge in coal and wheat exports has been credited for an increase in trade at the Port of Newcastle. In December 2016 15.9 million tonnes of coal left Newcastle, which is a new record ...
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BUYERS TOUR HUNTER AHEAD OF YEARLING SALE

Prospective thoroughbred buyers and agents are touring the Hunter Valley, ahead of the Classic Yearling Sale next month. The group will visit at least 25 horse studs over the coming days, to inspect the progress ...
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EARLY TEST FOR NEW NJC COURSE PROPER

It's not set to host its first meeting until March 17, but today the $11-million redevelopment of the NJC's course proper was tested for the first time. The Kris Lees stable posted this video on ...
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JETS AND MATT HALL JOIN FORCES FOR DANISH TREAT

Jets officials say Wayne Brown is recovering well from a hip injury, but will still be monitored ahead of the clash with Wanderers. The English midfielder has been in a generous mood, giving up a ...
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CALLS FOR MORE AFTER SCHOOL CARE PLACES

A job that fits into school hours is a dream for many working parents. The struggle to balance work with drop offs and picks up becoming increasingly difficult, with figures revealing a severe shortage of ...
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SLEEK NEW STOCKLAND GREENHILLS PLANS

One year into the multi-million dollar redevelopment of Stockland Greenhills and NBN News has been given a glimpse at what the new centre will look like. As well as new outdoor dining areas - tonight ...
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HUNTER RESIDENTS TRY TO BEAT THE HEAT

As temperatures climbed into the 40s in the Hunter today, staying cool became the main priority. The Hunter River was a prime place to cool off in Maitland, with a well-worn rope swing at Lorn ...
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NRMA: DRIVERS RIPPED OFF AT THE BOWSER

The NRMA says drivers are being ripped off after the single biggest weekly spike in petrol prices in the past two years. Motoring groups were expecting a rise due to a cut in oil production ...
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MORE TESTING TO BE DONE FOLLOWING DIESEL LEAK

More testing will be carried out at the site of a diesel spill at Raymond Terrace last month. The contamination has forced a section of Boomerang Park to be cordoned off, after leaking into a ...
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KNIGHT JARROD MULLEN PROVISIONALLY SUSPENDED FROM NRL

The Newcastle Knights have confirmed that playmaker Jarrod Mullen has been provisionally suspended by the NRL under its Anti-Doping Policy. It comes after Mullen returned a positive A-sample for an anabolic steroid, Drostanolone, which is ...
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WEATHER: RELIEF ON THE WAY

It's hot now, but relief is on the way. It is going to be another very hot night, with an extremely hot morning to kick start your Wednesday. As the change begins to move in, ...
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INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AFTER CHARLESTOWN BASHING

Police are offering a reward of up to $1000 for information which leads to the arrest of the person responsible for bashing a teenager at Charlestown last month. The 15-year-old boy was with his friends ...
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BEN SIMMONS EDGES CLOSER TO NBA DEBUT

Anticipation continues to grow for basketball fans, as former Hunters junior Ben Simmons edges closer to his NBA debut for Philadelphia. The 20-year-old, who suffered a foot injury in pre season, has been travelling with ...
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CRASH LANDING FOR SAMANTHA WELLS AT LAKE PLACID

She had limited preparation because of illness, but Newcastle aerial skier Samantha Wells still showed plenty of improvement at the World Cup event in the US. The 27-year-old qualified first for the final, but couldn't ...
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