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THE DISMANTLING OF QUEENS WHARF TOWER BEGINS

The skyline of Newcastle changed dramatically overnight, as contractors lopped off the top of the Queens Wharf Tower. Welders worked to dismantle the dome until the early hours of the morning, before a 300-tonne crane lifted and lowered it to the ground. It marks the first stage in a demolition process running throughout this week, with the observation deck and steel staircase the next to go. (no audio)

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CHOIR GROUP ‘UNDER CONSTRUCTION’ PREPARING TO MARK DECADE TOGETHER

They started out as strangers, but now a group of mental health patients who formed a choir, call each other family. We first reported on the group, Under Construction, in its early days and have re-visited as members prepare to mark a milestone, a decade of singing together and re-building lives.   Find out more: Put it in your diary… only 2 weeks to go!!! 🎵🎵🎵 Posted by Under Construction Choir on Saturday, September 8, 2018 If you’re interested in joining the choir call Karen Harmon 0421 863 425 or Janice Benton 0412 544 373

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CRASH BRINGS TRAFFIC TO A STOP ON HANNELL STREET

Traffic on Hannell Street, Wickham came to a standstill this afternoon after a vehicle crashed and landed on its roof near the Cowper Street roundabout. Rescue crews righted the Honda sedan at around 3.30, while the driver spoke to police. The wreckage was loaded onto a tilt tray before traffic resumed as normal. The driver was taken from the scene by police. (VISION ONLY)

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INSPIRATIONAL STORY BEHIND CHARLIE’S RUN 4 KIDS

This week, a team of runners will set out on a 150 kilometre test of endurance from the mid north coast to Lake Macquarie in honour of a very special girl. Charlie’s Run 4 Kids is a tale of friendship and community spirit – brought together through a tragic event that no family should ever have to go through. Cameraman – Ryan Cox Editor – Jacob Stuart TO DONATE: https://www.charliesr4k.com/

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UNASSUMING SUNBAKER AT NEWCASTLE BEACH

Today’s warm temperatures saw plenty of people head to the beach, including this inquisitive seal, spotted enjoying the pristine conditions at Newcastle Beach. Curious onlookers spotted the unassuming sunbaker at around 10 this morning. Looking to escape the crowds, the sea creature found a nice spot on rocks. Video: Eloise Butler

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