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BEYONCE’S ANGEL RECEIVES GRIM DIAGNOSIS

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A Newcastle girl, who became an online sensation after joining Beyonce onstage, has received a grim diagnosis. Chelsea James’s family is now preparing to say goodbye, just a few months short of her 16th birthday. Donate HERE  or call Lisa on 0404170710 Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: GREAT FRIDAY

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It wasn’t Good Friday it was a Great Friday with a perfect Easter to follow. More fine sunny days on the way followed by cool nights and SW winds. The big swell on the coast is going to continue abating from Sunday. Enjoy. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: FINE, COOL EASTER

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Good Friday will get the long weekend off to a great start. It will be the warmest day of the long weekend. Some cool dry air is going to move in on Saturday helping to drop the temperatures but we will not loose those bright blue sunny days. Nights will be chilly and the mornings will be cool and crisp with mist and fog patches about among the mountains. Swell will remain big and surfing conditions will improve thanks to offshore westerly winds. Boating will be best on protected inland waters. Enjoy. Read More »

“LIKE A DEATH IN THE FAMILY” – MPS REACT TO PREMIER RESIGNATION

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Liberal Swansea MP, Gary Edwards, has described the resignation of the New South Wales Premier this morning, as “like a death in the family”. Meantime, Shadow Minister for the Hunter, Sonia Hornery says a change in guard this late in the state government’s term was “very disturbing”, adding that it “pays to be honest” and Mr O’Farrell has “done the right thing”. The news comes amid claims the Premier received a $3,000 bottle of wine from Australian Water Holdings boss Nick Di Girolamo, which he failed to declare, shortly after the Liberals won government in 2011. This morning Mr O’Farrell revealed during a surprise press conference that a handwritten note thanking Liberal fundraiser Nick Di Girolamo for the wine, which he had claimed he never received, would be presented to the corruption watchdog. “The evidence I gave the to the ... Read More »

ANZAC DAY FEATURE: THE BERT LATROBE STORY

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  This story was compiled by Di Bennett OAM, for an ANZAC ceremony last year. Today I am going to tell you a story about a man and not a battle. In 2006 I found a paper clipping about a fellow by the name of Bert Latrobe. I was intrigued, and for the next few years I tried to find out more about Bert without much success, until finally I tracked down his granddaughter Bronwyn in Western Australia. I told her that I was putting a story together about her Grandfather and would like to read it out at the ANZAC Day Service. She was only too happy to supply any information and photos that she could. You can imagine my surprise when I then had an email from her to say that she and her husband were thinking of ... Read More »

HUNTER ZOO BECOMES MEERKAT MANOR

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Hunter Valley Zoo became meerkat manor today, with its four newest residents on show for the first time. It comes as the zoo looks to expand its collection of African animals. Read More »

HISTORY RELIVED ON OLD HUNTER VALLEY RAIL LINE

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This weekend tens of thousands of train enthusiasts will get their annual fix at the celebration of steam, Steamfest. Last weekend, away from the adoring hordes, a little piece of history was relived on an old Hunter Valley Rain line. Natasha Beyersdorf takes up the story. Read More »

COUPLE CONCLUDE COUNTRY-WIDE RIDE

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A Newcastle couple has dismounted after a year-long bike trip around Australia. The pair travelled all over the country to raise money for Angel Flight and Neuroscience Research Australia. Their bikes were laden with up to 60 kilograms of necessities for life on the road. The couple has raised over $20,000. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: PATCHY RAIN

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Cloud has moved in across the region and light patchy rain will start to fall overnight continuing into tomorrow. The far NE of NSW and SE QLD will remain dry and things will be quite warm thanks to northerly winds. The system will contract to the NE so there will be some rain about on the weekend for the Northern Rivers and the Gold Coast. Rain is also going to ramp up for Newcastle on Sunday. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: A LITTLE RAIN RETURNING

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Central Australia has been swamped with moderate to heavy falls turning dust to mud. Most of the rain from that system will slide away to the south of the broadcast region in the coming days. The tail of the system in the form of a trough will deliver only light to moderate falls at best to northern NSW and SE QLD with a few storms likely. The occasional scattered shower will linger into next week. Read More »

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