Central Coast

How Mike Baird hopes to win the west

Matt Wade and Jacob Saulwick Few political leaders can talk about infrastructure with the assurance of Mike Baird. Many years working in banking and a three-year stint as state Treasurer has made it firm political ground for the...

Police charge man with attempted murder after Central Coast crossbow and axe attack

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A laptop helped save the life of a 56-year-old man after he was fired on by a man wielding a crossbow outside his house in Somerby, on the Central Coast, on Tuesday. 

Two men hospitalised with stab wounds after home invasion on Central Coast

Peter Munro Two men have been hospitalised with stab wounds after a violent home invasion by an armed man on the Central Coast.

Angler drowns trying to save girlfriend on Central Coast

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Emma Partridge A rock fisherman who drowned trying to save his girlfriend is one of at least 10 anglers who have died in the past two years at the same treacherous spot on the Central Coast.

14 die on deadly three-kilometre stretch of central coast

The search for the body of a missing man at Wybung Head on the central coast.

Emma Partridge Fourteen rock fishers in six years have been swept to their deaths along a deadly three-kilometre stretch on the central coast, where one man died at the weekend and the search continues for another.

O'Farrell government breaks election promise by backing central coast coal mine

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Anna Patty The O'Farrell government has been criticised for breaking a key election promise by recommending approval of the Wallarah 2 coal mine on the central coast.

Ice worth $43 million seized as central coast drug syndicate smashed: police

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Rachel Olding A central coast drug syndicate allegedly manufacturing more than $43 million worth of drugs to distribute across the state has been smashed following a year-long investigation, police say.

Two dead in M1 crash on NSW Central Coast

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Rachel Olding Two men have been killed and three others injured in a horror crash on the Pacific Motorway north of Sydney, police say.

Man shot dead during central coast siege

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Emma Partridge Police have arrested a man following a fatal shooting on NSW's central coast.

One killed in central coast crash

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Megan Levy One person is dead and another has been injured in a two-vehicle crash on the NSW central coast, paramedics say.

Goulburn escapee recaptured on central coast

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Police have recaptured the Goulburn prison escapee who has been on the run for more than two weeks.

Home-made bomb planted at central coast home a 'nasty bit of gear'

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Megan Levy A home-made bomb that was planted next to a car in the driveway of a home on the NSW central coast was a "nasty bit of gear" that had the potential to cause significant damage, police say.

Time's up for central coast Labor MPs

Alexandra Smith NSW Labor's push to sweep dead wood out of its parliamentary ranks has claimed two more victims, with the former gaming minister Grant McBride and Gosford MP Marie Andrews confirming they will not...

Teenager dies after 6-storey balcony fall

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Daisy Dumas A 19-year-old has died after plunging six storeys from a balcony in Terrigal on the Central Coast.

'Everyone loved you': Teen balcony victim Jarrod Samson-Hills remembered

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Stephanie Gardiner He was a baby brother with an "amazing heart", an adventurer, and "one in a million".

Corridors of corruption

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Cathedral Park is one of the prettiest picnic spots in Newcastle, its lush grass shaded by fig and olive trees, its gentle slopes offering uninterrupted views of the port and heritage district.

Liberal Party apologises to NSW voters after more MPs resign over corruption allegations

NSW Premier, Mike Baird pictured in his office, after the first 100 days in office. Photo: Peter Rae Tuesday 22 July 2014. Finacial Review.

Kirsty Needham In an open letter to NSW voters, Liberals state director Tony Nutt will say on Sunday the Liberal Party apologises for the ‘‘extraordinary and reprehensible conduct of a small number of its elected...

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Opal cards to be sold at 1000 stores as paper tickets go

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Jacob Saulwick About 1000 stores will begin selling the Opal public transport smartcard from next Sunday, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says, as the government prepares to retire 14 paper-based tickets.

Eddie Obeid: 'Well, someone has got to get paid!'

AFR.  Pic of Eddie Obeid  walking down from Phillips Street with his lawyers into the ICAC hearing at 133 Castlereagh st he is due to take the stand today.    Pic by Nic Walker.  Date 4th Feb 2013.

Kate McClymont and Linton Besser No behaviour was too outrageous for former NSW labor MP Eddie Obeid, the most corrupt politician Australia has ever seen.