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WALLABIES HIT THE HUNTER

The Wallabies have turned to the Hunter to help reverse their fortunes. The team will hold training camps in both Newcastle and Cessnock beginning at the end of the month, in preparation for the Bledisloe Cup. Coach Michael Cheika says the side will be making an effort to connect with Hunter fans.

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CCTV IMAGES RELEASED OVER CESSNOCK HOLD UP

Police have released CCTV vision of a man and a vehicle as their investigation into an armed robbery in the Hunter Valley last month continues. On the afternoon of Saturday the 1st of April, a man armed with a knife entered a newsagency on Wollombi Road in Cessnock, demanding cash. Staff complied, and the man fled. Police have now released a CCTV image of a man they believe can assist them with their inquiries. He is described as wearing a balaclava, a hooded light grey jacket with a dark stripe down the arms, black gloves, dark-coloured long pants and dark shoes with white socks. Police have also released CCTV images of a vehicle they believe may be connected to the robbery. The vehicle is described as a silver Mitsubishi Mirage with yellow and black number plates, standard hub caps and …

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THE KIDS KNOW WHO’S WHO IN THE ZOO

Students from Cessnock East Public School have helped create an interactive app for a local zoo. The Year 3 and 4 students were given the task of creating videos, that link to mobile phones and iPads. The students worked closely with staff at the Hunter Valley Zoo, to gather information. Visitors to the zoo can swipe a barcoded sensor to learn more about who’s who in the zoo.

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CESSNOCK HOUSE FIRE NOT TREATED AS SUSPICIOUS

A woman in her 50s was treated for smoke inhalation after escaping an overnight house fire in Cessnock. Emergency crews were called to the property on O’Brien Street just after 1am, only to find the house alight, with heavy smoke billowing from several rooms. The female occupant was treated by firefighters at the scene. The blaze, which badly damaged two rooms, is not being treated as suspicious.

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STAFF AT CESSNOCK NEWSAGENCY HELD UP AT KNIFEPOINT

Police are looking for a man who held up a newsagency at knife point in the Hunter Valley yesterday. The man entered the store on Wollombi Road in Cessnock at about 2.30, and demanded cash from a 27-year-old employee. He was described wearing a balaclava, a hooded light grey jacket with a dark stripe down the arms, black gloves, dark-coloured long pants and dark shoes with white socks.

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SAFETY MAKEOVER FOR NOTORIOUS STRETCH OF ROAD

The notorious Great North Road at Laguna, near Cessnock, has undergone urgent safety work. Worth close to a million dollars, the upgrade includes widening, re-surfacing, the realignment of two curves, and the installation of a guardrail. The stretch of road has claimed the lives of several motorbike riders. The funding came from the federal government’s blackspot program.

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DRIVER WITH THREE CHILD PASSENGERS CHARGED WITH MID-RANGE DRINK DRIVING

A woman with three children in the car has blown nearly twice the legal blood-alcohol limit, after she was stopped for allegedly speeding near Cessnock late last week. Around 3.30pm on Friday, police detected a vehicle allegedly travelling at 135km/h in an 80km/h zone on Ellalong Road, Ellalong. The 32-year-old female driver was stopped and police conducted a roadside breath test which returned a positive result. The woman had three children – two aged seven, and one aged five – in the car at the time. She was taken to Cessnock Police Station, where she allegedly returned a blood analysis reading of 0.097. The driver was issued with a court attendance notice for mid-range drink-driving, and for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

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AUSTRALIAN POSTIE BIKE GRAND PRIX DELIVERS IN CESSNOCK

Motorbike riders from a range of disciplines hit the streets of Cessnock this afternoon, for the third annual Australian Postie Bike Grand Prix. Superbike rider Aaron Morris was joined by the likes of nine time national dirt track champion Paul Caslick, and road racing legend, Kevin Curtain. But they all took a back seat to the pairing of Michael Kirkness and Chris Watson, who took out the main event.

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