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MOVING EXHIBITION TELLS STORIES OF THOSE LIVING WITH A DISABILITY

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Over 6000 young people with a disability are forced to live in nursing homes across the country. Today a special digital exhibition opened at Newcastle Museum, telling the stories of 19 individuals in that very situation. One of those, James Nutt, who acquired a brain injury after being assaulted when he was 19. He spent almost seven years in aged care. The display will be on show until May 10. Read More »

WEATHER: EAST COAST LOW LATEST

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The second east coast low is set to form in the coming days. Moist onshore winds will feed a deepening trough sitting over the eastern states, so coastal showers will begin to ramp up from tomorrow. The low will form Thursday into Friday, hitting the south east corner of Queensland first, before moving south across the Northern Rivers and onto the Mid North Coast during Saturday. The tail of the system is expected to hit the Hunter on Sunday before clearing Monday. This low is a different monster to the one that hit the Hunter and Central Coast last week. This one will be on the move producing flooding rain, heavy down pours and huge dangerous seas and swell as it tracks south over a period of five days. Read More »

NEWCASTLE’S WORLD RECORD OFFICIAL

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It’s official, Newcastle has a new claim to surfing fame. The Guinness World Records has now officially listed the city as holding the record for the longest line of surfboards. It comes after its attempt on February 15, which saw 608 boards lined up, stretching 1.2-kilometres along Nobbys Beach. It smashed the previous record of 398, set by Onkaparinga in South Australia in 2013. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

PREMIER VISITS THE HUNTER

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Premier Mike Baird has made his first doorstop during his visit to the Hunter, talking to miners about the Drayton South open cut proposal. Mr Baird will then head to Woodlands Stud at Denman, followed by Mount Thorley, where Rio Tinto’s extension project has been recommended for approval. He’s expected to finish his trip by meeting with Bulga residents to discuss the Mount Thorley project. Premier @mikebairdMP addressing mining workers over Drayton South open cut proposal in #HunterValley @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/UIIpoqmqFG — Amanda Douglas (@ADouglasNBN) April 28, 2015 Read More »

PEOPLE OF DUNGOG RALLY AROUND FLOOD VICTIMS

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The people of Dungog are rallying together, to support those whose lives have been turned upside down by the floodwaters that raged through the small town last week. 80 people are homeless, and even more had floodwater go through their homes. Read More »

STORM AFTERMATH: CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE RISES IN HUNTER TO 7,000

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The number of calls for assistance to the SES has risen to 7,000 in the Hunter, following the biggest storm to hit the state – a $240-million monster. There are just 2,000 outstanding callouts, as volunteers work around the clock. Read More »

WEATHER: ANOTHER EAST COAST LOW ON THE WAY

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Another east coast low is expected to form this week. It will be a different monster to last week’s storm and could affect a larger area, extending across northern New South Wales and south east Queensland. It will then move south and onto the Mid North Coast and Hunter. A large high currently sits over the nation, feeding a trough deepening over the eastern states with moist onshore winds. This trough is likely to spin into an east coast low later in the week, producing more strong winds and heavy seas. While all east coast lows have similarities, they are also different so this will be another potentially dangerous storm and one to be monitored in the coming days. Read More »

UPDATE: ONE WEEK ON FROM THE CYCLONIC STORM

This home is Rankin Park still to be cleared after last week's storm

The clean up continues across the Hunter following last week’s cyclonic storm. As of yesterday, the State Emergency Service had received 18,600 requests for help across the state since last Monday. It says 70 per cent of the jobs have been completed. Meanwhile 20,000 homes in the Hunter and 7,500 on the Central Coast are still without electricity. Extra crews from Sydney have arrived to assist Ausgrid in restoring power to these homes. Read More »

POLICE HUNT THREE MEN OVER ELERMORE VALE BREAK AND ENTER

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Police are investigating an aggravated break and enter at a home in Elermore Vale. A couple was assaulted after being woken by three men who’d entered the house just after midnight. Officers called in the dog squad but are yet to track the offenders down. The man and woman were treated at John Hunter Hospital for facial injuries, cuts and abrasions.   (Note: no audio) Read More »

STOLEN POLICE CAR CRASHED INTO HUNTER VALLEY HOME

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A man is in custody, accused of stealing a police vehicle and crashing into a house in the Hunter, following a domestic incident. Officers say a man, who’d been arrested in the Maitland suburb of Ashtonfield and placed in the back of the car, allegedly moved into the front seat, and drove off. A short time later, the police car slammed into a carport at a home in the same street, damaging two other vehicles. Police say charges are expected to be laid. (Note: no audio)   Read More »

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