Newcastle

Navy sailor recounts alleged rape on HMAS Newcastle at court martial hearing

A navy boat.

Paul Bibby A young navy technician says he did not report allegedly being raped and assaulted on the frigate HMAS Newcastle for more than a year because he was "embarrassed" and afraid of "repercussions".

Alcohol campaigner Tony Brown to run as independent in Newcastle byelection

Tony Brown is set to run as an independent.

Sean Nicholls Prominent alcohol reform campaigner Tony Brown has announced he will run as an independent in the October 25 Newcastle byelection sparked by the resignation of former Liberal MP Tim Owen.

Newcastle planning decisions subject to parliamentary inquiry

Nicole Hasham Planning and development decisions around Newcastle will be examined by a parliamentary probe, following a corruption inquiry that implicated a number of Hunter MPs and former Newcastle lord mayor...

Parliamentary inquiry into Newcastle and Hunter planning decisions set to follow ICAC probe

Michaela Whitbourn A parliamentary inquiry into controversial planning decisions in Newcastle and the Hunter is set to get the green light following revelations at a corruption inquiry that local MPs took illegal...

Mike Baird: Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy should resign or we'll remove him

Jeff McCloy

Sean Nicholls Premier Mike Baird has called on Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy to "do the honourable thing and resign" or face being removed from office by the beginning of next month.

Labor hopes of regaining Newcastle at risk as ICAC targets Opposition Leader's chief of staff

Hunter ripple effect: John Robertson's chief of staff has stood aside.

Kate McClymont Labor’s hopes of winning back the seat of Newcastle could be damaged this week when the clandestine activities of Ian McNamara, chief of staff to Opposition Leader John Robertson, are examined...

Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy quits before being pushed

Cash envelopes: Mr McCloy outside ICAC last week.

Sean Nicholls and Jason Gordon Controversial Newcastle lord mayor Jeff McCloy has buckled to pressure and will resign from office after helping plunge the NSW government into crisis over allegations he made secret $10,000 payments...

Clive Palmer calls for candidates in Newcastle and Charlestown byelections

Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer.

Sean Nicholls Clive Palmer's Palmer United Party has flagged interest in backing independent candidates to contest byelections in Newcastle and Charlestown following the resignation of the former Liberal MPs Tim...

Police raid Newcastle home over Daniel Fing bomb plot

Sam Rigney Police have raided homes at Belmont North and Waratah on Wednesday morning as part of an investigation into the discovery of 50 kilograms of explosive materials and crudely drawn maps of Sydney and...

Newcastle ALP councillors push for mayoral byelection to coincide with others

Former lord mayor of Newcastle, Jeff McCloy.

Sean Nicholls Labor is calling for the byelection to replace former Newcastle lord mayor Jeff McCloy to be run by the NSW Electoral Commission and not by a private company, warning the latter option could cost...

Suspended Liberal MP Tim Owen admits lying about returning $10k in cash from property developer and Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy: ICAC

Tim Owen at ICAC this week.

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont In an extraordinary development, suspended Liberal MP Tim Owen has confessed to a corruption inquiry that he lied about returning an envelope stuffed with $10,000 in cash to property developer and...

ICAC revelations leave Newcastle a city under siege

Former Newcastle MP Tim Owen.

Tim Elliott ICAC’s revelations of corrupt behaviour from Newcastle state member Tim Owen and Charlestown MP Andrew Cornwell – of brown paper bags and back-room deals, of lies and counter-lies –...

'I feel like a walking ATM': Newcastle lord mayor Jeff McCloy admits giving tens of thousands of dollars to Liberal candidates

Jeff McCloy

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Property developer and Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy has given explosive evidence to a corruption inquiry that he gave tens of thousands of dollars in secret donations to state Liberal candidates and...

Baird government looks at legal options on Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy amid allegations at ICAC

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont The Baird government has urged property developer Jeff McCloy to step aside as Newcastle mayor after a corruption inquiry heard he gave tens of thousands of dollars in illegal donations to Liberal...

Teen mothers of Newcastle class of 2012: where are they now?

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FOR SUN HERALD. Young mums who were pregnant as teenagers. A look at how they are doing. Nobbys Beach, Newcastle. Picture shows Dannielle Papworth with son Oden, 2, and daughter Sieuri, 3.
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Lucy Cormack It has been two years since four teenage mums at the Newcastle DALE Young Mother's Program spoke with the Herald. Where are they now?

Double shooting near Newcastle

Two men are in hospital, one in a critical condition, after a shooting in Newcastle.

Two men shot as they slept in Jesmond, Newcastle

Facebook pic of James Myers, who was shot at Jesmond on July 27, 2014

Dan Proudman Two sisters are attempting to grapple with the allegation that one of their former partners has broken into a Jesmond home as they slept and shot both of their boyfriends in the head, leaving one...

Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy and ex-Labor minister Joe Tripodi to face ICAC inquiry into Liberal figures

Joe Tripodi.

Michaela Whitbourn Corrupt former NSW Labor minister Joe Tripodi, former police minister Mike Gallacher and Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy are among the high-profile figures who will front the Independent Commission...

Newcastle Lord Mayor Jeff McCloy takes developer donations ban to High Court

Newcastle Lord Mayor Jeff McCloy launched the challenge on the same day the ICAC said it would examine the developer.

Jason Gordon If successful, case would have huge ramifications for state legislation, which currently bans developers from making political donations in NSW.