News archive

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March, 2008

Eisteddfod ready to rock

Originally published: Monday, 31st March, 2008

Budding rockers will get their chance to perform on the big stage later this year at the BH Eisteddfod.

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Tree removal benefits years away: Council

Originally published: Friday, 28th March, 2008

City Council has promised to keep the public well informed about its plans to remove trees from the city's streets.

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Soccer kick off under lights

Originally published: Thursday, 27th March, 2008

The city's junior soccer stars will take centre stage tomorrow night as the Broken Hill Soccer Association (BHSA) holds its junior trial games under lights.

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Two charged with Murder

Originally published: Tuesday, 25th March, 2008

Two men have been charged with murder following the discovery of a man's body in a burnt-out home on Friday.

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Lucky escape in rollover

Originally published: Monday, 24th March, 2008

A local man has escaped serious injury after his minivan rolled on the Menindee road yesterday afternoon.

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Residents fear mining dust

Originally published: Sunday, 23rd March, 2008

A South resident has claimed CBH Resources' Rasp Mine on the line of lode has the potential to create "another generation of children" with lead-related problems.

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Not the average bus drivers

Originally published: Thursday, 20th March, 2008

Kevin Boyd and David Fricke aren't your typical bus drivers. While most people with the travel bug are happy to pull a caravan or drive a motorhome in retirement, Mr Boyde and Mr Fricke prefer something a little larger.

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Thirsty work on pool

Originally published: Wednesday, 19th March, 2008

The heatwave has baked the city for the last week but it didn't slow progress on the new pool.

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Thieves' new tool

Originally published: Friday, 14th March, 2008

An electronic device that disables a motor vehicle's keyless entry may be being used by thieves to break into cars. Police said yesterday that some vehicles that had been broken into recently showed no signs of forced entry. Usually thieves will smash a quarter panel window or force a lock to gain entry.

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Brave act wins national honour

Originally published: Friday, 14th March, 2008

Local police officer Richard Liston has been awarded a Commendation for Brave Conduct in the annual Australian Bravery Awards honours. Detective Senior Constable Liston was a probationary constable in his first year with the Police Force when on June 2, 1995 he restrained a hostile, armed man at Revesby Railway Station in Sydney. He told BDT he felt honoured by the award.

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Funds push starts

Originally published: Thursday, 13th March, 2008

The Broken Hill Community Foundation (BHCF) will next week in Melbourne launch a national campaign to boost its capital fund to $3 million.

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Dam to stop flooding

Originally published: Wednesday, 12th March, 2008

A part of Cornish Lane will be permanently closed to enable the old gasworks site to be turned into a stormwater dam. This has been determined as the best way to minimise flooding in Mercury Street during heavy rainfall. The closure is also necessary to allow rehabilitation of the site, which is contaminated from its use as a gasworks.

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Leaseholders present plan

Originally published: Tuesday, 11th March, 2008

A proposal to change the lease formula for Western Lands leases, instead of resuming land at Silverton for a wind farm, will be considered by the NSW Minister for Lands, Tony Kelly. 

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Thousands enjoy St Pat's

Originally published: Monday, 10th March, 2008

Hot weather couldn't keep the masses away from the city's premier social event on Saturday, as St Pat's races again drew thousands of locals and visitors to the race course. The 43rd annual race meeting proved as popular as ever despite the lingering effects of the Equine Influenza crisis.

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Track test for locals

Originally published: Friday, 7th March, 2008

Trainers have been busy utilising the final days before St Pats to put their horses to the test, with a number of competitors taking to the racecourse yesterday morning. Horses were given a chance to show their form and familiarise themselves with the dirt track ahead of the big day of racing on Saturday.

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Youth of the Year

Originally published: Wednesday, 5th March, 2008

Willyama High School student Courtney Howe is Broken Hill's 2008 Lions Youth of the Year.Courtney competed in the annual competition on Wednesday evening, along with Kate Dasey and Krysten Gers from Broken Hill High School. They were asked to submit an application form which required them to display their academic achievements, community involvement and sporting and cultural involvement and achievements.

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Macca a big hit

Originally published: Monday, 3rd March, 2008

More than 200 people descended on the local ABC Station yesterday to catch Macca in action.

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An offer too good to refuse

Originally published: Saturday, 1st March, 2008

Local motorbike racer Adrian Channing has scuppered plans for retirement after being offered a lucrative sponsorship by KTM Australia. Channing has made a name for himself in racing circles with strong finishes in the Australian Safari races, coming 2nd in 2004 and 3rd in 2007. The 39-year-old will compete in the race again this year under KTM's banner after the motorbike company surprised him with a generous sponsorship offer on Monday. "I was a little bit shocked because to be honest I was half way to thinking about retiring," he said.

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