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NEWCASTLE MUSICIAN TRAPPED IN VENUE AFTER PARIS TERROR ATTACKS

Novacastrian Ben Gumbleton, one half of Australian band Boo Seeka, was trapped in a Paris music venue for four hours in the wake of the deadly terror attacks on the French capital today. Boo Seeka was performing at music venue Les Etoiles when the deadly attack occurred about 2km away at the Eagles of Death Metal concert. According to a post on their Facebook page, Boo Seeka was then locked in the venue. “We have finally been let out of the venue we have been locked in for the last 4 hours we played tonight in Paris into a city full of sirens and chaos,” the post read.

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LORD MAYOR SAYS PROPERTY COUNCIL PLANS ARE NOT ORIGINAL

The Newcastle Lord Mayor says the Property Council of Australia’s foreshore redevelopment plan brings nothing new to the table. The vision for the CBD includes new harbourside parks, a cultural centre, road changes and a bike path along the old rail corridor. After yesterday’s unveiling, today was the Property Council’s time to pitch its bold new vision for Newcastle’s East End to the Hunter Business leaders.

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BUSINESS BOOMING FOR NEWCASTLE ARTIST

The Melbourne Cup carnival is over for another year, and the frocks and fascinators packed away, but one Newcastle artist is still revelling in the attention it’s brought her burgeoning business. Pegi Lea’s bold headpieces created a stir at Flemington, a hit at the track and on social media. And the story of the young woman behind the brand, is just as intriguing as her designs. [s3bubbleVideoSingle bucket=”nbnnews” track=”pegilea091115.mp4″ aspect=”16:9″ autoplay=”false” download=”false” cloudfront=”” start=”false” finish=”false” /]

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JETS AGAIN UP FOR SALE

The Newcastle Jets are back on the market, after talks collapsed between Football Federation Australia and the proposed buyer, Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson. In a statement today, the FFA says Thompson’s consortium failed to complete the sale by the informal deadline of October 31. FFA Chief Executive, David Gallop, says talks with the Thompson group will continue, but the FFA will also be in discussions with other interested parties.

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MAN CHARGED OVER NEWCASTLE PURSUIT

A man has been charged under Skye’s Law after a police chase which ended in the vehicle he was driving crashing into a car with a woman and two small children on board at Wallsend in Newcastle. About 7:50pm on Friday, police were patrolling Newcastle Road, when they identified a stolen 4WD. The driver of the 4WD refused requests to stop and a pursuit ensued. The driver ran a red light at the intersection of Metcalf and Thomas Streets in Wallsend, and struck a small hatch with three people inside, including a young boy and girl. The man ran from the crash, with police scouring the neighbourhood before he was located in the backyard of a nearby home. He was taken to Waratah Police Station where he was charged with seven offences including failing to stop, driving disqualified, driving an …

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