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INTEREST IN COURT HOUSE SALE STRONG

It’s one of Newcastle’s iconic buildings and already the city’s Court House is sparking plenty of inquiries from developers. Newcastle MP Tim Owen today revealed that investor interest has been strong. Read More »

LONGEST SERVING DONOR CALLS IT A DAY

Newcastle’s inner-city Blood Donor Centre is on the move with the organisation announcing plans to open a new centre at Broadmeadow. It’ll be the end of an era for the service, which today also farewelled its longest serving donor. Read More »

TREE DAY UNEARTHS FUTURE CONSERVATIONISTS

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Today is national Schools Tree Day, which sees students educated on the importance of nature preservation. This year more than 2500 schools across the country took part, and in Newcastle some future conservationists were unearthed. Read More »

MOYLAN ESCAPES PRISON SENTENCE FOR STUNT

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Jonathan Moylan, the Newcastle environmental activist responsible for temporarily wiping hundreds of millions of dollars from a mining company’s value, has been handed a good behaviour bond for the stunt. 26-year-old Moylan issued a bogus press release in January last year that claimed the ANZ Bank had withdrawn a $1.2-billion loan to Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek mine near Gunnedah. The press release said the bank was pulling out because of an unsteady coal market and for corporate responsibility. Some media outlets reported the contents of the bogus release which led to $300-million being temporarily wiped from Whitehaven’s share price. In the New South Wales Supreme Court, Justice David Davies said Moylan was “not a criminal in the classic sense”, but added his actions did result in a number of investors losing money, or their investment completely. “It is clear the ... Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: SHOWERY SATURDAY

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A rain band is going to pass over during Saturday and storms are likely to be a part of it, especially around the mountain areas and south-east Queensland. The system will deliver some much-needed inland rain, but totals will again be small to moderate. Localised heavy falls will be possible under the patchy storm development. The system will clear making for a fine and sunny Sunday. Read More »

NEWCASTLE’S COURTHOUSE IN THE MAKING

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Watch as Newcastle’s $94-million courthouse development is built from the ground up. Read More »

POWERFUL ANTI-BULLYING PLAY HEADED FOR HUNTER SCHOOLS

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A powerful play targeting bullying is about to hit Hunter primary schools. Full dress rehearsal was underway today for Take A Stand Together Against Bullying, a short production that will be played out before students, but with an interactive twist (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP AFTER ACT OF INDECENCY

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Police are appealing for information, after a man allegedly committed an act of indecency at a shopping centre in Kotara. A 23-year-old woman was sitting in her car in the upstairs car park of the Northcott Drive centre last Tuesday, when it’s alleged she saw the incident. Police have released an image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries. Read More »

BUSINESS SECTOR CALLS FOR ACTION OVER WEST END TROUBLE

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Police plan to target anti-social behaviour in Newcastle’s west end shopping precinct, following a stabbing there yesterday. The area is now regarded as a hot-spot for trouble, with businesses calling on authorites to act Read More »

COSTLY VISITOR KIOSKS CANNED

15 visitor information kiosks have been removed from public and private venues across Newcastle, three years after council fanfare about their installation. A council spokesperson today said the touchscreen booths used outdated technology and became too costly, with businesses forking out $3,000 a year for them. Newcastle Yacht Club says its kiosk wasn’t successful. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

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