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Newcastle shipbuilder Forgacs set to axe 900 staff unless naval jobs appear on the horizon

David Wroe Newcastle shipbuilder Forgacs has warned it will have to lay off 900 workers by the middle of next year unless the government sets out a timetable for future naval projects to bridge the so-called...

Hunt for Newcastle gunman

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Police are hunting for an armed gunman after two men were found dead with gunshot wounds in Mayfield, Newcastle yesterday.

Barry O'Farrell in Newcastle

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NSW Liberal leader Barry O'Farrell pays a visit to the Newcastle electorate.

The Marginal Seat: Newcastle

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The Marginal Seat is coming to Newcastle. Come on down and share your views.

The Marginal Seat: Newcastle speaks

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Novocastrians have their say on the upcoming state election.

The Marginal Seat - Newcastle

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Novocastrians may be now anti-Labor, but it's unlikely the Liberals will benefit, says political reporter Alexandra Smith.

Orica stops restart of plant at Newcastle

The restart of Orica's ammonia plant near Newcastle has been put on hold for several weeks, the chemical giant says.

Surfer bitten by shark near Newcastle

Surfer bitten by shark near Newcastle

A surfer is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked by a shark at a crowded beach in Newcastle.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Alex McKinnon tragedy won't deter parents of juniors

Josephine Tovey The tackle that drove the Newcastle Knights' Alex McKinnon into the ground last week, causing the 22-year-old spinal damage and breaking two of his vertebrae, was every player's worst nightmare - and...

Coalmine faces costly legal stoush

Coal

Leesha McKenny, Sean Nicholls The controversial $800 million Wallarah 2 coal project on the Central Coast is likely to be mired in a legal battle after the collapse of negotiations between a mining company and the local...

28-year-old man granted wish to have life support turned off on his birthday

Paul Bibby The NSW Supreme Court has given a chronically ill man permission to refuse medical treatment keeping him alive, granting his wish to die on his 28th birthday.

Royal commission: Cardinal George Pell says child abuse victims should be able to sue Catholic Church

Pell

Catherine Armitage For the first time Cardinal George Pell has acknowledged that the Catholic Church should be able to be sued over abuse by a priest.

Child bride? No, these secret marriages are child abuse

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Emma Partridge Cases like that of the 12-year-old girl who was married to an adult male are all too common.

Bindaree Beef workers threaten dispute over $2-a-week argument

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Heath Aston Meatworkers at one of the state's biggest abattoirs are set to strike over a pay dispute that boils down to an argument over $2 a week.

Hunt is on for new Sydney Archbishop to replace George Pell

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge appointed Archbishop of Brisbane.

Rick Feneley Three names will be proffered to Rome as candidates to replace George Pell as the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney after consultation with Australian bishops, trusted priests and laity.

Child abuse charges for man, 26, who claims he married 12-year-old girl

Justice.

Anna Patty A Lebanese university student had only been in Australia for a matter of weeks when he laid his eyes on his future wife.

Lost at sea

Nina

When a boat went missing off New Zealand last year, the parents of one crew member never gave up hope.

Abbott government has mountains to climb

Qantas

James Massola and Peter Martin There is something of the crazy-brave in the hard line on industry assistance the Abbott government is taking

Hugs and tears and a long goodbye as HMAS Darwin leaves for the Middle East

Andrew Booth

Anne Tarasov Andrew Booth will be more than 44,000 kilometres away when his five-year-old daughter, Maddie, walks through the school gates for the first time next week.

Helmet camera may hold clue to death of BASE jumper Ash Cosgriff

Base jump

Caroline Zielinski A BASE jumper who plunged to his death from Australia's tallest structure may have been wearing a helmet camera, which could hold clues to what happened.