Department of Planning recommends green light for Newcastle coal terminal

Anna Patty The NSW Department of Planning has recommended approval of a fourth coal export terminal in Newcastle.

Mystery car found floating off Newcastle beach

An abandoned four wheel drive on Stockton Beach, Stockton. Police, rescue, and locals at the scene.

Sam Rigney Investigators are at a loss to explain how a four-wheel-drive came to be bobbing in the water.

Newcastle's steely resolve masks painful scars from BHP shutdown

Aubrey Brooks

Damien Murphy Aubrey Brooks started a new job the day after he and 2241 others marched out of the Newcastle steelworks gates for the last time.

Suspected poisoning victim had moved to Newcastle to start 'new chapter' in life

Gwen Fowler

An elderly woman who died in a suspected poisoning at a Newcastle aged-care facility had moved to the Hunter area to "'start an exciting new chapter in my life".

Newcastle-style alcohol restrictions not the only anti-violence answer: George Souris

Hospitality Minister George Souris.

Anna Patty Restrictions on alcohol sales at licensed venues in Newcastle should not be viewed as a panacea for alcohol-fuelled violence around the state, says Hospitality Minister George Souris.

Reverend Bill Crews urges Barry O'Farrell to adopt 'Newcastle solution'

Bill Crews

Megan Levy It will be 50 years next month since Reverend Bill Crews answered a knock on the door of his Sydney home and was given the shattering news that his younger brother was dead.

Labor urges NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell to try the Newcastle solution

Safer Sydney

Nicole Hasham Premier Barry O'Farrell should urgently recall MPs from their summer break to enforce lockouts and early closing times on Sydney's pubs and clubs, the opposition says.

Port sale to fund Newcastle revamp


Sean Nicholls The port of Newcastle will be sold for an anticipated $700 million in the latest privatisation by the O’Farrell government designed to pour funds into infrastructure for NSW.

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Newcastle pub shut down in night of violence

Police shut down hotel after several warnings and an officer being sturck in the head by a thrown object .

Two miners dead after wall collapses at Austar Coal Mine near Paxton

Austar Coal Mine, Paxton.

Ashleigh Gleeson and Matt Carr Two men have been killed and two injured after a Hunter Valley coal mine collapsed.

Shipping container carrying fridges washes up on Shelly Beach


Dan Proudman A top-shelf clean-up operation is needed after a shipping container full of refrigerators beached itself on a popular central coast strip overnight.

Former fugitive Malcolm Naden bashed inside Goulburn prison

Malcolm Naden who was arrested today 22nd March 2012 after seven years on the run. He was taken to Taree hospital for medical teatment. Photo: Carl Muxlow/Manning River Times.

Dan Proudman It was blood on blood – a vicious attack in one of the state's most notorious prisons on the state's most notorious former fugitive.

Infamous serial pest says dead housemate who was found half-naked, hog-tied in park had recently inherited $420,000

Peter Hore

Gabriel Wingate-Pearse Anthony Thomas O'Grady would tell almost everyone he met about the $420,000 he had inherited when his mother passed away last year.

Half-naked dead body dumped on oval for everyone to see, police say


Sam Rigney, Matt Carr Hog-tied, stripped naked from the waist and dumped face down and dead in the middle of a park for the first early morning walker and her dog to stumble upon.

Body with hands bound found in park

NCH NEWS. Body found behind Hawkins Oval, Wickham Park. Forensic at the scene.
26th MARCH 2014. Picture by SIMONE DEPEAK.

The body of a man, partially naked with his hands tied up, has been found by a dog walker in a park near Newcastle.

Peter Hore storms ICAC hearing


Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont A man has charged into the Independent Commission Against Corruption hearing room and allegedly assaulted a police officer before being pinned to the ground and dragged out.

Drug dealer sought over killing of man found hog-tied in park

Anthony Dent.

Rachel Olding Police are hunting for a convicted drug dealer wanted over the killing of a Newcastle man found hog-tied, half-naked and face down on an oval.

Call to keep Kingsford Smith accessible to regional airlines

Harvey Grennan Councils have asked the federal government to guarantee continued access for regional airlines to Kingsford Smith Airport if a second major airport is built in Sydney.

Allegedly drunk drivers stagger police with their 'stupidity'

Victoria Police. Pictured - Victoria Police logo. 130814RG33 Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

Megan Levy Police say they are staggered by the "stupidity" of three Sydney work colleagues who were allegedly caught drink-driving in the same ute within minutes of each other near Newcastle overnight.

University discriminated against medical student with 'extreme' fear of exams


Louise Hall A medical student who suffers an "extreme" fear of exams has won the right to continue her degree after a tribunal ruled the university discriminated against her because of her mental health...

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