Dead man gagged with own underpants after party promise, court documents allege

Dan Proudman and Jason Gordon A man was bashed senseless in a pre-meditated attack before he was tied up with rope, gagged with his own underpants and left for dead, court documents allege.

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 .

Officer on rape charge among police alleged to break law


Emma Partridge At least 20 NSW Police officers have been charged with criminal offences so far this year, with accusations ranging from creating false documents to importing pepper spray and sexual assault.

Easter traffic jams delay holidaymakers' return home


Sam Hall NSW drivers are already experiencing delays on the roads as they head home on the Easter long weekend.

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Most-wanted murder suspect Anthony Richard Dent arrested

Anthony Richard Dent

Dan Proudman After almost a month on the run, police received the information they had been waiting for in relation to murder accused Anthony Richard Dent.

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.

Miners helpless as Paxton fall kills mates


Dan Proudman, Donna Page, Belinda-Jane Davis A catastrophic rock burst, known in the mining industry as a ''pressure bump'', is suspected of causing the massive explosion of tonnes of coal that crushed two miners to death at Paxton.

Duo detained as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour Blue Mountains


Megan Levy and Damien Murphy Two men have been detained by police in the Blue Mountains as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toured the area that was ravaged during last year's bushfires.

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.

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.

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.