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Drink drove ‘devil’

Friday, 17th March, 2017

A Broken Hill man terrorised an elderly couple in Wentworth by making bizarre threats and driving his car at them in their own home, the District Court heard yesterday.

The man screamed abuse at the 71-year-old man and his wife, and told them he was a “Barkindji warrior” and “the devil” before revving up his car and driving at their pet dog, then reversing and driving at the man. 

Anzac Brian Sullivan (34) said that he was drunk and on drugs at the time of the incident in September last year and could not remember exactly what he had done.

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Fashion stakes high

Friday, 17th March, 2017

Sylvy Earl (left) and Greta Kate at the Adelaide Cup. PICTURE: Supplied Sylvy Earl (left) and Greta Kate at the Adelaide Cup. PICTURE: Supplied

The ever popular Fashions on the Field will be making a statement near the Mick Robins stand again this year, with some slight changes.

Preliminary judging will start at 1.30pm on the dot behind the stand, before contestants make their way to the front of the Mick Robins stand to be judged in a variety of categories based on fashion and age.

Fashions on the Field co-ordinator Dana Farcich said the competition is as important as the horse racing for St Pats.

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Stakes Are Raised

Friday, 17th March, 2017

Last year’s push bike giveaway which will again take place tonight with 24 bikes on offer. PICTURE: Supplied Last year’s push bike giveaway which will again take place tonight with 24 bikes on offer. PICTURE: Supplied

Broken Hill’s harness racing season comes to a thrilling conclusion tonight with the carnival of cups held on the eve of the St Pat’s race day.

The traditional meet kicks off one of Broken Hill’s biggest social weekends of the year and will crown the town’s driver, trainer and horse of the season plus the running of the Rocky Baker Memorial Pace.

As well as the racing spectators will be able to enjoy a jumping castle, pony rides, face painting and a merry-go-round all free of charge. The harness racing club will also give away $3,500 worth of vouchers donated by local businesses and 24 kids push bikes donated by Carbine Chemicals with entry forms available at the gate or the entry table.

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City loses out

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

Broken Hill and the Far West have missed out after it was announced more than 2000 public houses will be built in NSW. 

The addition of 2200 properties was announced by the Government last year as part of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund, and last week the contracts were awarded to five providers - Compass Housing, Baptistcare, St Vincent de Paul, Uniting and SGCH. 

Compass Housing is the only one that services Broken Hill. It will provide 600 extra properties across NSW but none here.

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Magpies mangle North

Monday, 9th November, 2015

Central’s Jon Carrett looks to chalk up a few more runs while North’s Anthony Tidball watches on as wicketkeeper. Carrett top scored in the Magpies’ demolition of the Bulldogs on Saturday. PICTURE: Patrick Reincke Central’s Jon Carrett looks to chalk up a few more runs while North’s Anthony Tidball watches on as wicketkeeper. Carrett top scored in the Magpies’ demolition of the Bulldogs on Saturday. PICTURE: Patrick Reincke

Central had no problem dispatching an undermanned North on the weekend to the tune of 158 runs.

Jon Carrett led the Central batting innings with his 75 to set a very tough target for North.

But things didn’t start well for Central with Cam Wells dismissed by Tom Davey for three in the second over.

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