Armidale

ICAC: Former UNE chancellor John Cassidy accused of giving 'implausible' evidence

Michaela Whitbourn Former University of New England chancellor John Cassidy has been accused of giving evidence that is ''not plausible'' during a corruption inquiry into a deal to buy the university-owned Tattersalls...

UNE hotel deal: ICAC told of suspicions

The University of New England’s vice-chancellor knew of rumours that ‘‘all might not have been above board’’ under a deal involving the chancellor buying a share of a...

Former University of New England chancellor John Cassidy visited pub before sale, ICAC told

Alleged visit: The Tattersalls Hotel in Armidale.

Michaela Whitbourn It was late November 2005 when John Cassidy, then chancellor of the University of New England, was allegedly found wandering around the floor of apartments in the Tattersalls Hotel in Armidale,...

Former University of New England chancellor John Cassidy tipped off mate about pub: ICAC

Former chancellor of the University of New England John Cassidy.

Michaela Whitbourn Darrell Hendry used to joke to his long-term business associate John Cassidy, the former chancellor of the University of New England, that he'd "buy a pub" when he retired.

ICAC: Former University of New England chancellor John Cassidy 'misled' uni over pub sale

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Michaela Whitbourn A corruption inquiry has heard the former chancellor of the University of New England, John Cassidy, obtained inside information about a tender for the sale of the university-owned Tattersalls Hotel...

ICAC to investigate former UNE chancellor John Cassidy over hotel deal

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Kate McClymont Allegations of impropriety involving the former chancellor of the University of New England, John Cassidy, will be the subject of a public hearing by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Chesty Bond gets a facelift

Tim Barlass With the passing of time, most people need what is politely referred to as 'a little help'

Sneeze behind fatal car crash, says victim's sister

Lydia Roberts A sneeze led to a 79-year-old widow crashing her car on Waterfall Way near Armidale on Sunday, her sister claims.

Elijah Holcombe not a threat when shot by police: coroner

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Paul Bibby A mentally ill university student who was shot and killed by a police officer did not brandish a knife threateningly before being shot as the officer claimed but was the victim of a "hasty and...

NSW Police gain mental health training

Challenges: Melissa Paterson (left) and Benjamin Searl (right).

Emma Partridge One half-hour university lecture was never going to prepare a policewoman for the moment she fired five shots and killed a psychiatric patient outside a Randwick dry-cleaning business.

School principal on child sex charges

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Eamonn Duff and Amy McNeilage A prominent school principal is to appear in court this morning on charges of sexual assault against a child.

Two deny role in wild car chase that seriously injured a passer-by

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Paul Bibby Five young people allegedly led police on a wild, high-speed car chase for more than 80 kilometres through northern NSW, throwing rocks at the officers and passing motorists, seriously injuring a...

It happened at my school

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Catherine Armitage When the Herald's editor-in-chief asked me to report on the child sexual abuse royal commission, I accepted it would take me to a land of trauma, grievous wrongs, ruined lives and things I wished I...

Officer can't remember shooting Elijah Holcombe, court told

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Paul Bibby The shooting of a mentally ill university student by police followed directly from a “rash and unconsidered” decision by an officer to chase the young man which began a “cascading of disaster”, the...

'Shoot me!' Elijah Holcombe adopted aggressive posture, court told

Paul Bibby The mentally ill university student who was fatally shot by a police officer while holding a bread knife had adopted an "aggressive posture" and shouted "shoot me! shoot me!", causing the officer to...

Man locks himself under truck to protest Santos gas project

Simon Pockley, 64 locked under a Santos CSG rig truck headed towards the Pilliga forest. He's in Bellata. Photo: Supplied.

Gemma Khaicy A man has locked himself under a coal seam gas rig truck headed towards the Pilliga forest in north-west New South Wales on Saturday morning.

Passengers stranded by Brindabella Airlines collapse

Sydney bound Brindabella Airlines plane.

Allison Jeffares, Charmaine Wong Rural towns in NSW will be hit hard by the collapse of regional airline Brindabella Airlines. There are predictions of empty seats at Christmas tables and patients having to pay hundreds of dollars...

Goats in sights for first hunt in NSW national park

Kirsty Needham The Cocoparra Nature Reserve near Griffith will be the site of the first hunting trial in a NSW national park.

Guide dog providers hope to see the good news in print

Julie Power Last month, Deb Warren said goodbye to her guide dog of nine years, a chocolate labrador called Meg.

Liberal left sizzling as journalist devours bacon

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Sean Nicholls Not since Richard Torbay's referral to the Independent Commission Against Corruption has political fundraising in Armidale caused such a fuss.