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MORE BUS SERVICES FOR THE HUNTER

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From tomorrow, close to an additional 70 weekly bus services will be rolled out in the Hunter. While Labor MP Sonia Hornery has welcomed the news, she says some areas continue to be neglected. Read More »

FALLEN LAKE MACQUARIE SOLDIERS REMEMBERED

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Next Saturday marks 100 years since the Gallipoli landings, and today that centenary was marked at Speers Point Park. Hundreds of people paid tribute to family members who served in what became known as The Great War. Read More »

MAN STABBED IN THE CHEST DURING ARMED ROBBERY

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A young service station attendant is in hospital, after being stabbed in the chest during an armed robbery at Lake Macquarie. The hunt for his attacker continues, with police concerned by the sheer level of violence. Read More »

INSPIRING YOUNGSTER CONQUERS CANCER

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Cancer is a terrible disease, but especially so when it affects a child. Thankfully, survival rates have improved dramatically over recent decades, and now, we share the story of one youngster who has conquered childhood cancer. Chloe Banks was just three-years-old when NBN’s Natasha Beyersdorf first met her – a decade on, they’ve been reunited by chance, and a common cause. Read More »

SHOP ATTENDANT STABBED IN ARMED ROBBERY

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A 26-year-old male shop attendant was stabbed in the chest during an armed robbery at Lake Macquarie last night. At around 7pm, a man entered a convenience store along the Pacific Highway at Marks Point and threatened him with a knife. The man stabbed him in the chest, before fleeing on foot with a small amount of cash. The shop attendant was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. Police are looking for a man described as being Caucasian, in his 30s, around 176-centimetres tall with a medium build. His face was covered by a white top and he was wearing dark shorts and a dark shirt. Read More »

QUICK THINKING NEIGHBOURS HELP SAVE YOUNG FAMILY IN HOUSE FIRE

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Quick thinking neighbours have saved a young mother and her newborn baby, from a burning house in Port Stephens. A barbeque is believed to have started the blaze. Read More »

MARATHON EFFORT FOR CROHN’S DISEASE

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A marathon of a different kind has just finished at Lambton pool, where people swam, cycled and ran for 12 hours straight. The effort began at 6am and was all in the name of raising money and funds for Crohn’s disease. The group raised over $17,000. Crohn’s Disease causes a severe inflammation of the bowel and affects about 1 in 10 people in Australia. Read More »

STEAM TRAINS CAPTURE THE IMAGINATION

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Steam trains from around the country captured the imagination of Maitland today. Steamfest celebrates locomotives from eras as early at the 19th century. Read More »

BEER-LOVERS DELIGHT AT BOARDWALK FESTIVAL

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Novocastrians with a thirst for craft beers and ciders were in their element today, as the second annual Boardwalk Beer Festival got underway. Hundreds packed the boardwalk along the harbour foreshore to sample a selection of brews from more than 20 different makers. The drinks going down a treat to the sounds of live music. (AUDIO IN PARTS) Read More »

THREE YOUTHS CHARGED OVER CHARLESTOWN BASHING

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Three teenagers have been charged following the vicious assault of a father and his daughter at a Lake Macquarie shopping centre last weekend. On Sunday, a 42-year-old man picked up his 13-year-old daughter from Charlestown Square, when they were allegedly set upon by a group outside. He suffered suspected broken ribs, while his daughter received cuts and bruises. Yesterday, two 15-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were charged with various offences. They’ve been granted conditional bail to appear in children’s court on May 4. Read More »

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