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Oceania · Newcastle

Former St Pius X teacher Edward "Ted" Hall jailed for assaulting another student

Edward Smith "Ted" Hall maintains everyone else, all of his accusers, are lying. Everyone, now up to 10 victims during his time as a teacher at St Pius X, has an axe to grind and a reason to lie. They all colluded, according to Ted, and were motivated by "spite and revenge". The sadistic sex offender and former teacher on Friday had another eight months added to his already lengthy jail term. Hall, who is already serving a maximum 20-year jail term for sexually and indecently assaulting nine other former students between 1973 and 1986, will now be eligible for parole in December, 2032.See the Story
Oceania · Newcastle

Seven teenagers, 40 charges and the alleged Hunter luxury car thefts

Seven teenagers charged with more than 40 offences in total. Police will allege the youths used social media to co-ordinate, find the cars and livestream subsequent chases. Search warrants in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle and Port Stephens-Hunter police districts on Thursday led officers to seize phones, clothes and e-scooters.See the Story
Oceania · Newcastle

Artist John Morris paints soul of a river

Alberto Giacometti saw the objective of art as an effort not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity. Newcastle artist John Morris in his Islington studio. John Morris is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Newcastle.See the Story
Bureau of Meteorology · Newcastle

Warning of East Coast Low as the Hunter braces for minor flooding

At noon on Friday, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a flood watch warning for the Hunter.See the Story
Oceania · Waratah

Power out in Waratah after vehicle hits pole

Power out in Waratah after vehicle hits pole. 26 customers affected and Ausgrid said they were hoping to have the power restored by about 4pm. No roads are closed, but power is out to the traffic lights on the corner of Edith and Platt streets.See the Story
Oceania · Newcastle

'Life stopped' before Afghans found home

Afghan refugee Khorsand Yousofzai, now settled in Newcastle. shares his story to mark the end of Refugee Week.See the Story
Oceania · Newcastle

What's on in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

The Porkers are playing at Pigsty in July this weekend. And don't forget, outdoor markets can be weather...See the Story
Oceania · Belmont

Charges for man after police car hit in pursuit through Belmont

Police arrested the 36-year-old after an alleged pursuit through Lake Macquarie. Officers initially spotted a white Toyoa Hilux on the Pacific Highway at Belmont South about 9.40am. The vehicle had been reported missing from a Catherine Hill work site. The driver allegedly failed to stop, police said, accelerating away to the north from police. He faces charges of steal motor vehicle, police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, negligent driving, not give particulars to other driver, damage property by fire/explosion, and drive motor vehicle during disqualified period.See the Story

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