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ANNE FRANK’S STORY BROUGHT TO LIFE

The compelling story of Jewish Holocaust victim Anne Frank and her famous wartime diary has been brought to life in an exhibition, on show at Newcastle Region Library. The exhibition is travelling the world and features excerpts from the diary and photos, set against the background of World War Two. A 13-year-old Anne Frank penned the diary, documenting her family’s ordeal in hiding in Amsterdam in a room known as the secret annex. The exhibition runs until the end of November. (VISION ONLY)

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CREWS TESTED IN ARMIDALE RESCUE OPERATION

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service pulled off a tricky operation at the weekend, winching five people from a deep gorge near Armidale. Three teenagers spent a freezing night at the bottom of Dangars Falls after one of them injured himself in a fall. Two SES volunteers also became stuck after coming to the rescue in failing light.

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SAILORS WITH DISABILITIES VISITS NEWCASTLE

Newcastle Harbour was sparkling today with the return of sunshine and warm, spring weather and the conditions proved perfect for this group of novice sailors. “Welcome to Sailors with a Disability. This is the yacht Kale.” The keen crew was welcomed aboard the Sailors with Disabilities Sydney to Hobart ocean racer, which is in Newcastle for the week. During its stay, the yacht is taking around 150 children and their carers on day trips. The Newcastle visit marks the end of the charity’s annual northern campaign tour. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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