POLICE INVESTIGATING FIRE AT THE EDWARDS

A crime scene has been established following a fire at The Edwards in Newcastle West. Police say just after 11.30pm last night two employees locked up after finishing their shift at the Parry Street premises ...
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MAN ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING GIRL NAMED

The man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl over a five-hour period last week, today faced Newcastle Local Court for the first time. A magistrate lifted an order preventing Brett David Hill ...
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YOUNG ENDEAVOR SAILS INTO TOWN

A Newcastle-based ship will join the search for shipping containers,which fell from a ship off Port Stephens. The operation is expected to commence later this week. Meanwhile, it was smooth sailing for the Young Endeavour ...
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NEWCASTLE PROVIDING THE NEXT CROP OF CUTTERS

It's the old-school trade that's growing again. Barber shops are popping up throughout the Hunter, and with Newcastle boasting one of the two teaching salons in the state, the city's also providing the next crop ...
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FACON MAGAZINE ON THE HUNT FOR NEWCASTLE’S NEXT SUPERMODEL

Beautiful, beachy and fun - it's the look that, for years, has catapulted Hunter models onto the world stage. But now a leading talent agency has an even stronger eye on the region - thanks ...
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NEW HOME BUILDING RULES TO IMPACT HUNTER’S HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

For many Hunter residents, the prospect of owning their own home is out of reach. But a leading industry body says new building rules, which come in next month, could help tackle the region's housing ...
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SINKHOLE SEALED AFTER OPENING AT WALLSEND

There was cause for concern at Wallsend this morning, after a sinkhole opened up near a school. Just before eight o'clock, the one-by-one metre hole appeared next to a footpath at Macquarie Street, near Callaghan ...
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SINKHOLE OPENS UP NEAR CALLAGHAN COLLEGE

A sinkhole has opened up near Callaghan College at Wallsend. A Newcastle City Council spokesperson says the hole was first reported early this morning. It's believed mine subsidence caused the 1m x 1m hole to ...
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MAN ACCUSED IN ADAMSTOWN HEIGHTS INCIDENT NAMED

UPDATE: NBN Reporter Emma Murphy was in court this morning, the full report can be found here ***************************************************************** A Newcastle magistrate has revoked a non-publication order, on the name of the man accused of abducting and ...
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WHAT THE STATE BUDGET MEANS FOR THE HUNTER

The budget was a mixed bag for the Hunter, with funding for key road and rail infrastructure... but Labor MPs have slammed the government for overlooking smaller projects. Tahlia Sarv reports from state parliament ...
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CALLS FOR ARCHBISHOP PHILLIP WILSON TO RESIGN

The world's most senior Catholic to be found guilty of concealing child sex abuse was today called a liar and remorseless, inside a Newcastle court. Outside, abuse survivors strengthened calls for Archbishop Philip Wilson to ...
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PUMPKIN RUN WARMS HEARTS AND FILLS STOMACHS IN NEWCASTLE

Newcastle today became the latest stop on a road trip, that's filling stomachs and warming hearts. Teenagers from Armidale have grown and harvested 10 tonnes of pumpkins, to ensure those in need have a nourishing ...
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WINTER IS HOUSE FIRE SEASON

When the weather outside gets miserable, heaters inevitably get turned up. But with more than 4,000 house fires in the state already this year, firefighters are urging people not to get complacent ...
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ROUGH SEAS HAMMER HUNTER BEACHES

Winter turned wild and woolly in the Hunter today, as rough seas hammered our beaches. It caused a wave of problems, closing Stockton Beach to drivers... and effectively sealing the fate of a local childcare ...
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DEVILS FEELING RIGHT AT HOME IN WINTRY CONDITIONS

It's cold and frosty in New South Wales at the moment, but a special group of tasmanian devils is feeling right at home. Extra food is provided at this time of the year at the ...
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LAWYERS ARGUE PHILLIP WILSON SHOULD BE SPARED JAIL TIME

Lawyers for the Adelaide's Catholic Archbishop, Philip Wilson have argued he should be spared a prison sentence, because of his failing health. The 67-year-old will be sentenced next month for concealing child sexual abuse ...
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POLICE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF PORT STEPHENS WOMAN

Police are working to determine the circumstances which led to the death of a Port Stephens woman in hospital overnight. The 51-year-old was admitted to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital with a number of injuries on ...
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NEW DASH-CAM VISION EMERGES OF SINGLETON TRUCK CRASH

It was the day last October when chaos came to the main street of Singleton, in the form of a stolen truck that ploughed into several cars and two buildings, leaving eight people injured. Now ...
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TWO BOYS ON THE RUN AFTER LEAVING A TEEN UNCONSCIOUS IN CAR CRASH

Two boys are on the run after a stolen car crashed at Charlestown overnight. They left the wreck in the middle of the Pacific Highway, with a teenage passenger unconscious inside ...
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SEARCH FOR MISSING 81 CONTAINERS TO START THIS WEEK

An underwater search for more than 80 containers, that fell off a ship during wild weather a fortnight ago, will start later this week. A specialised search boat left Sydney today and is due to ...
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NEWCASTLE UNIT FIRE ON THIRD FLOOR BALCONY

A woman had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out on the balcony of her third-floor unit in Newcastle last night. Firefighters arrived at the Wharf Road apartment block at about ...
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STATE BUDGET: WHAT’S ON THE HUNTER’S WISH LIST

Pressure is mounting on the government pre-budget, to finally make good on an old funding promise. Three years ago, it announced $67-million for the duplication of a congested Hunter road... but work still hasn't started ...
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WOMAN INJURED IN CHARLESTOWN CRASH

A woman has undergone surgery, after a stolen car hit a concrete barrier at Lake Macquarie. Emergency services were called to the scene on the Pacific Highway at Charlestown, at around 1:30 this morning, treating ...
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REFEREE KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS IN ALLEGED BRAWL

A 56-year-old soccer referee has been knocked unconscious during an assault at a match at Bateau Bay on the Central Coast. It's understood the 56-year-old was struck on the back of the head when he ...
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STARS OF NEWCASTLE SHINE FOR CANCER COUNCIL FUNDRAISER

And finally tonight, the Stars of Newcastle hit the dance floor for the Cancer Council's annual fundraiser. Our very own Jane Goldsmith busted out the moves, wowing the crowds and taking home the People's Choice ...
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BELMONT PHARMACY STAFF SHAKEN FOLLOWING ARMED ROBBERY

Staff at a Lake Macquarie pharmacy have been left shaken after allegedly being threatened by a man with a blood filled syringe. Security vision obtained by NBN News shows the moment employees came face to ...
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MAN BEHIND BARS FOR ALLEGED HORRIFIC CRIME AGAINST SCHOOL GIRL

The bravery of a young girl - and the power of a community have led to the arrest of a man, accused of an unspeakable crime. Among 200 phone calls to police - a tip ...
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MAN FLOWN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING HUNTER EXPRESSWAY CRASH

A 26-year-old man remains in a stable condition in hospital, after a two car crash in the Hunter Valley. Emergency services were called to the scene on the Hunter Expressway at Belford, just after 6am, ...
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MAITLAND CHILDCARE SQUEEZE EASED BY NEW CENTRE IN THORNTON

Picking the right child care centre can be a tricky task, but finding one with vacancies can be just as difficult. Especially for families in Maitland - one of the fastest growing regional area's in ...
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MORE STRIKE ACTION ON THE CARDS FOR DOWNER GROUP WORKERS

Downer Group workers will down tools again this week as they fight for better pay and work conditions. More than 400 workers will take part in a series of four hour stoppages which start on ...
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