REDHEAD DUO LOOKING FOR STRONG SHOWING AT AUSSIE SURF LIFE SAVING TITLES

A strong local contingent believes it has what it takes to upstage the bigger city teams at the Australian Surf Life Saving titles... which start tomorrow on the Gold Coast. Among our leading lights - ...
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RFS WRAPS UP BUSY BUSHFIRE SEASON

From searing heat to soaking rain - the past few months have been nothing short of extreme in the Hunter. For the region's firefighters, they've also been some of the toughest - and the RFS ...
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NEWCASTLE MAN CHARGED OVER 1980’S CHILD SEX OFFENCES

Two elderly men, including one from Newcastle, have been charged over alleged child sex offences committed in the 1980s Police say that between 1980 and 1982, two men allegedly sexually assaulted at least two children ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – TWO BIG AIR MASSES GETTING READY TO COLLIDE

Cyclone Debbie has run a ground but it is far from over. The remnants of Debbie will move inland across Queensland. In the south the strongest cold front of the year will sweep in and ...
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PROPOSED SERVO DENIED BY SINGLETON COUNCIL

A proposed service station that sparked community division has been refused development by Singleton Council. The highway service station on Bridgman Road would have included a take away premises, and two ancillary shops. Councillors at ...
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POLICE INVESTIGATE A FIRE AT A MOTORCYCLE GANG CLUBHOUSE

A fire, believed to be deliberately lit, has caused damage to an outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouse overnight. Emergency services responded to reports of the fire on Bridge Street in Muswellbrook, at around 1 o'clock this ...
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CHANGES FORECAST AS THE KNIGHTS PREPARE TO FACE THE CHAMPIONS

The Knights have a handful of injury concerns following Friday's heavy loss to the Panthers. Coach Nathan Brown has forecast changes as Newcastle prepares to face the premiers in Cronulla ...
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SOUTHS GUNNING FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT NEWCASTLE NETBALL TITLE

There's a strong sense of deja vu as Newcastle Netball's Open Championship season begins this Saturday. Seven teams will be out to dethrone Souths, as the Lions look to win their fourth straight title ...
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TWO DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS BELIEVED TO BE OMCG RELATED

Police are investigating a drive-by-shooting at Metford, with a number of shots fired at a house on Conder Crescent from a moving car. Initial investigations suggest the incident was bikie-related. Meanwhile, Newcastle Police have put ...
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PASHA BULKA RETURNS TO NEWCASTLE HARBOUR… AS DRAKE

Nearly 10 years since the Pasha Bulker ran aground at Nobbys, the ship is again visiting Newcastle - under a different name. Now known as the Drake, and sporting a different paint job, the bulk ...
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FROM BRISBANE TO SYDNEY – WALKING FOR MELANOMA RESEARCH

A cancer campaigner has passed through the Hunter region, as he nears the end of an epic fundraising walk. Jay Allen is a stage three melanoma survivor, and made sure he was liberal with the ...
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YOUR BOWL SKIP!!

Now to a scene that's as Aussie as they come. Kangaroos were spotted taking a shortcut across the greens at Nelson Bay Bowling Club at Port Stephens. They brought a function inside to a standtill, ...
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A PUSH TO STOP OUT OF CONTROL PARTIES IN “YOBBO CENTRAL”

Lake Macquarie Council will tonight consider a crackdown on out-of-control parties. The move was sparked by a brawl that spilled onto the Pacific Highway last month ...
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DRIVE-BY SHOOTING BELIEVED TO BE MOTORCYCLE GANG RELATED

Police believe a drive-by shooting in near Maitland early this morning is outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) related. Around 1:15am, police responded to reports of shots being fired at a home on Conder Crescent at Metford ...
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BEAUTIFUL WEATHER BEFORE REMNANTS OF CYCLONE DEBBIE REACH US

The cloud cover remains thick over north eastern Queensland as Cyclone Debbie prepares to run aground. She is very well structured continue to build strength until she crosses the coast. A front is passing the ...
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LAKE MACQUARIE SIEGE ENDS PEACFULLY

A man has held police at bay for over 2 hours during a siege near Lake Macquarie last night. Just before midnight this morning, police responded to reports that a man on outstanding warrants was ...
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TOWERING TWIN ICONS TOPPLE IN POWER STATION DEMOLITION

PHOTO: Courtesy of NMSK Creative. They've stood over Lake Munmorah for more than five decades - but today it took just 15 seconds to bring them crashing down. Munmorah Power Station's iconic chimney stacks were levelled ...
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SUPERHERO STRIDE – HELPING REAL LIFE HEROES

They're men and women many regard as heroes - and today they received a super-human helping hand. The Superhero Stride along Newcastle Foreshore saw 400 people come together to raise money for the Westpac Rescue ...
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MAN RESCUED AFTER BOAT SINKS OFF LAKE MACQUARIE

Two divers risked their own lives to rescue a man who was thrown from his boat off Swansea Heads at Lake Macquarie this afternoon. His runabout was struck by a large wave near Moon Island, ...
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STAMFORD PUTS HIS PAWS UP FOR RETIREMENT

Newcastle's best-known guide dog was the centre of attention today, to mark his retirement. Stamford, the golden lab, has shared the spotlight with his musician owner, Matt McLaren, for 10 years. His retirement party at ...
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MEREWETHER WOMEN HOLD ON TO WIN SURFTAG

Mixed news for Merewether at today's National Surftag qualifying event. The men's team cruised into the final, where they faced three teams from Sydney, including defending champions, North Narrabeen. Merewether made a solid start through ...
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PELERIN WINS RELOCATED COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

In racing and the Country Championship wildcard race at Muswellbrook, was transferred to Scone today because of the recent wet weather and it proved a lucky move for Tamworth trainer, Cody Morgan. The Robert Thompson ...
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BLUES AND ROOSTERS SPLIT THE POINTS

In the Hunter's NPL competition, Broadmeadow is on top thanks to a 3-2 win over Valentine, while Edgeworth flogged Rosebud 6-0. Joel Griffiths scored his first goal for the Jaffas in their 2-2 draw with Weston, ...
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CHARGES FOR OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANG MEMBERS FOLLOWING ALLEGED ASSAULTS

Three members of the Nomads outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) have been charged, following a series of alleged assaults across Newcastle. Police say a member of the Finks OMCG was allegedly hit with a steel bar ...
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TEAM EFFORT GETS HUNTERS WOMEN THE WIN

In the Waratah Basketball League and the Newcastle men suffered a 13-point loss to the Hawks this afternoon. Maitland beat Hills last night, while Newcastle's women won their first game this year. While still missing WNBL ...
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HAMWICKS CLAIM FIRST TITLE SINCE 2004

Hamilton-Wickham has outclassed Belmont to win Newcastle Cricket's two-day grand final for the first time since 2004. With Rhys Hanlon and Matt Webber at the crease this morning, Hamwicks were 4 for 195, a lead ...
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PEDESTRIAN HOSPITALISED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A BUS

A man has been struck by a bus in Newcastle earlier today. The 66-year-old was at the intersection of Maitland Road and May Street at Islington when the incident occured, shortly before 3am. He was ...
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ONE-WAY TRAFFIC FOR ICONIC ESPLANADE

Shortland Esplanade is set to become entirely one-way. Councillors are expected to endorse plans for one-way traffic, between Zaara and Watt streets, at next week's meeting. It's part of the city's Bather's Way project, which ...
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PLANS UNVEILED FOR MARKET STREET LAWN

A space to work, rest and play - that's how Newcastle's new-look Market Street Lawn is being described. Urban Growth has unveiled plans to transform the section of former rail corridor into a leafy city ...
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TEEN CHARGED OVER SERVICE STATION ROBBERY

A teenager has been charged over the armed robbery of a Maryville service station earlier this year. Police have been told three youths entered the Hannell Street business at around 10:30pm on January 2. It's ...
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