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HUNTER HOMES LIGHT UP FOR CHRISTMAS

If you haven’t had the chance to go looking at Christmas lights yet, this next story may inspire you. Some Hunter residents have gone all out, to spread a little Christmas cheer. Read More »

JESMOND UNIT DESTROYED BY FIRE

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Police are investigating the cause of a fire, which destroyed a unit at Jesmond. Firefighters arrived at Mayo Street at around 3:30 this morning, to find the ground floor dwelling well alight. Fortunately the occupant wasn’t home at the time, and no-one else was injured. Eight people had to be evacuated from the building. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

MAN INJURED AFTER FALLING 9-METRES

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A 24-year-old man is in a stable condition at John Hunter Hospital, after falling nine metres onto rocks at a popular Newcastle swimming spot. Emergency services were called to the Bogey Hole just before midday. Paramedics, police and firefighters assisted in the rescue, which at times proved tricky. “Some areas were a little bit slippery with the slime on the rocks but we managed that by utilising various techniques to get him out,” said Roger McIvor from Fire and Rescue New South Wales. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

LIBERAL CANDIDATE ANNOUNCED FOR MAITLAND

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Two months after Maitland MP Robyn Parker announced she won’t contest the March state election, the Liberal Party has announced its candidate. Businessman Steve Thomson says he’s keen to see plans progress on the area’s new hospital, as well as improvements to major roads. Read More »

TRAINS DELAYED AT NEWCASTLE & CENTRAL COAST

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Trains at Newcastle and the Central Coast were suspended for more than an hour this afternoon, following a fatality at Berowra. While services are back up-and-running, Transport New South Wales has advised commuters to expect delays. Read More »

CAR STOLEN AT JESMOND

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Newcastle police are looking for a man, who stole a car and led officers on a chase last night. The Ford Laser was taken from Bluegum Road at Jesmond just after 8pm. Police chased the car for a short time, but ended the pursuit near John Hunter Hospital. The man is described as being around 25 years old, with a shaved head and black stubble. The car has registration plates, MJR-LZR. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

RAIL LINE OPPOSITION RAMPS UP

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Opposition to the cutting of the Newcastle rail line on Boxing Day is ramping up, with members of the local Awabakal community joining the campaign. A traditional smoke ceremony was held opposite Newcastle Train Station this morning. Around 50 people joined in the protest, including the Hunter Concerned Citizens group. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

NEWCASTLE’S ISSUES TO BE BROUGHT TO THE PREMIER

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The Member for Newcastle will have a one-on-one meeting with the Premier next week, in a bid to raise awareness to some of the city’s most pressing issues. High on the agenda, the looming truncation of the heavy rail line, which is just six days away. Read More »

HUNTER WATER WON’T ACCEPT FLOW BACK WATER FROM AGL

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Hunter Water says waste management company Transpacific has now committed in writing that it will not accept further flow-back water from AGL’s coal seam gas project in Gloucester. It comes after the water authority charged Transpacific $30,000 for dumping what it believes is treated flow-back water from AGL’s pilot in Gloucester. The decision could mean AGL has to develop a new way of disposing of its flowback water. Read More »

NURSE REFUSED BAIL, CHARGED WITH MURDER

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A 27-year-old nurse, accused of murdering two Newcastle nursing home residents and attempting to murder a third, has been refused bail. Today in court, police referred to text messages which they say show Garry Davis predicted the deaths. Read More »

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