THE health of Hunter residents, particularly those in rural areas, is being placed at risk because the region has largely missed out on the National Broadband Network, a top health bureaucrat has warned.
ALMOST 300 people packed into Panthers in Newcastle last night to show they would “fight until their last breath” to stop plans to close the Stockton Centre and privatise NSW’s disability sector.
WILLIAMTOWN could become a maintenance hub for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters if Hunter industry unites and ‘‘does the legwork’’, a defence summit has been told.
A 38-year-old man who allegedly pulled a fake gun on his neighbour during a dispute at Cessnock on Monday has also been nabbed for drug possession.
A MAN could see only a couple of car lengths in front of him moments before he crashed off a bridge and into the Williams River where a teenage girl passenger drowned, a jury heard yesterday.
BLAKE Tweedie spent weeks in intensive care, three months in a hospital ward and 11months in a rehabilitation clinic before returning to Lake Macquarie and his family in January.
The Newcastle Herald's editorial cartoonist Peter Lewis looks at the issues of the day.