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Doors shut on shop

Tuesday, 16th May, 2017

Craig Lawrence flips through a magazine in his Oxide Street newsagency yesterday. After 25 years in business Mr Lawrence is about to close the final chapter on the shop which has long been a presence in the street.  PICTURE: Michael Murphy Craig Lawrence flips through a magazine in his Oxide Street newsagency yesterday. After 25 years in business Mr Lawrence is about to close the final chapter on the shop which has long been a presence in the street. PICTURE: Michael Murphy

When Craig Lawrence closes the doors of his Oxide Street newsagency at one o’clock this Sunday, it will be for the last time.

Craig and Sue took over the newsagency 25 years ago, even though many still call it Bottoms’ as it was formerly known.

Craig said lower turnover and higher costs finally “brought him to submission”, and he wasn’t looking forward to another winter of getting up at 4.20am every day.

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More cars torched

Tuesday, 16th May, 2017

Firemen at the scene of the car fire on the depot road yesterday morning. PICTURE: Supplied Firemen at the scene of the car fire on the depot road yesterday morning. PICTURE: Supplied

The spate of cars being stolen and set alight continued yesterday when two were found burning within an hour.

The fire brigade attended one blaze on the road to the rubbish depot, just off the Adelaide road, about 5.20am before being called to another car fire in Brown Street about 6.15am.

On Saturday night two cars were found alight on the outskirts of the city.

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Tick and Flick

Tuesday, 16th May, 2017

WaterNSW is calling for members of the community to represent Broken Hill on a committee for the Murray to Broken Hill pipeline, however it seems they may struggle to find willing participants.

Expressions of interest are now open to both community members and businesses to be part of the Local Representative Committee for the Murray to Broken Hill Pipeline. 

WaterNSW has already started approaching stakeholders in Broken Hill to join the committee, however many have turned down the offer.

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Loan doubt

Monday, 15th May, 2017

A Broken Hill councillor has hit back at City Council’s ‘worst case scenario’ regarding the proposed $10 million loan, saying the real worst case scenario is the end of Broken Hill. 

Councillor Tom Kennedy has been outspoken on his views regarding council’s decision to borrow $10 million, saying he is concerned by the lack of planning. 

At its budget briefing, council outlined its worst case scenario in terms of borrowing the money, saying at worst they would break even.

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Tourism expert backs big loan

Friday, 5th May, 2017

A local tourism company has come out in support of City Council’s move to secure a $10 million loan.

New Broken Hill-based tourism business, Out of the Ordinary Outback, which owns Tri State Safaris, has welcomed opportunities to secure the city’s long-term infrastructure needs.

Owner Scott Smith said any investment into the city was a step in the right direction.

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