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Sailor screamed 'stop' at raping by rubber chicken on HMAS Newcastle, court told

HMAS Newcastle.

Paul Bibby An Australian navy technician has described screaming at his crewmates to stop as they allegedly bound his wrists and ankles and raped him with a rubber chicken during a "farewell ritual" on a navy...

Two able seamen plead guilty over hog-tying sailor at navy 'farewell ceremony'

The alleged offences took place aboard HMAS Newcastle.

Paul Bibby Two Australian navy technicians have pleaded guilty to hog-tying one of their colleagues and smearing a mix of Deep Heat and Vegemite on his buttocks during a "farewell ceremony" to mark the victim's...

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

Lindsay Stratton

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...

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.

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.

Young sailor hog-tied and raped at his navy 'farewell ceremony', court martial told

HMAS Newcastle

Louise Hall A young male sailor was allegedly hog-tied, raped, assaulted with a rubber chicken and smeared with Vegemite and deep heat on his buttocks and genitals by a group of able seamen as part of a...

University Admissions centre stops offers made to students through newspapers

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Emma Kelly The UAC will stop publishing tertiary offers in print media.

The war that shaped Australia

Karl James Twenty-year-old John “Jack” Yarra wrote this letter to be sent to his mother in the event of his death. He was killed six months later.

Man killed by shark in Byron Bay named as English expat Paul Wilcox

Paul and Victoria Wilcox.

Rory Callinan, Megan Levy, Cameron Atfield and Alexandra Back Clarke's Beach is supposed to be one of Cape Byron's safest swimming spots. But about 10.42am on Tuesday and without any warning, the beach's reputation as a haven was gone as a shark of more than...

Fairfax wins top award for third year in a row

Adele Ferguson

Alexandra Back Fairfax Media has taken out the award for NSW Journalist of the Year for the third year running.

Maps clue to Sydney bomb plot, police suspect

Maps showing Sydney and Newcastle targets were reportedly found at the Pullenvale home of Daniel Fing (pictured).

Stephen Ryan Kristian Silva, Rory Callinan He has blown up a love rival's car and survived an attempt on his life. Now Queensland police investigating whether Newcastle man Daniel Fing was behind something even more sinister: plotting a mass...

A nation on the eve of the Great War

WWI Australian Forces march.

Tim Barlass There was a beer famine in Wonthaggi in Victoria. Newcastle coal trade was ‘'exceptionally brisk'’ but tomato crops in Bathurst were mostly a failure.

The avengers

The Laird Brothers , left to right , Andrew , Rick and Phil sixth generation farmers who are fighting against mining in the forest that was named after their family.
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Frank Robson An unlikely coalition is standing in the way of a coal company's plan in a NSW forest.

Gear change: NRMA mulls roadside help for cyclists

Jenny Wiggins The NRMA is considering providing roadside assistance for cyclists and expanding its car repair service, and will target people aged over 50 with information on jobs pensions and public transport to...