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News archive

This is an archive containing every news story ever posted on the BDT website. If you’re looking for a specific article, try the search box at the top right hand side of this page. Otherwise you can just browse the archive by selecting a year and month below.

October, 2009

Diabetes Centre future uncertain

Originally published: Saturday, 31st October, 2009

By Gina Wilson

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Locals distraught after their wedding photos were stolen

Originally published: Friday, 30th October, 2009

Tamica Sparrow said she was devastated to find, after returning from her honeymoon, that she will not see any of her big day's images. "I feel like absoloute crap because it's my wedding day, my big day," Mrs Sparrow said. "It's one day. Going through the whole day and knowing how many (photos) he took and knowing that you can't get them back. "We've been waiting on them since the day."(Todd) sent me through some teasers, they were gorgeous and I couldn't wait to get them. They're all gone."

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North celebrating funding win

Originally published: Thursday, 29th October, 2009

The school is rated as one of the 100 most disadvantaged in the State but was the only public school in the city to miss out on funding under the National Partnerships program for Low Socio-Economic Schools. The snub was tipped to cost the school $300,000 despite it being in the State Priority Schools Program for 30 years.

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Outbreak of deadly Parvo virus

Originally published: Wednesday, 28th October, 2009

An RSPCA vet said an outbreak of the deadly Parvo virus should remind people to get their dogs vaccinated.

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Mad Max returns

Originally published: Tuesday, 27th October, 2009

By Gina Wilson

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In the pink for cancer research

Originally published: Monday, 26th October, 2009

The city is bathing in a sea of pink today in an effort to raise funds for breast cancer.

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Shire joins Farrer

Originally published: Saturday, 24th October, 2009

By Gina Wilson

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Women first with the facts

Originally published: Friday, 23rd October, 2009

A group of medical students scoured the city yesterday in search of facts about the Broken Hill's health services.

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Renal unit opens

Originally published: Thursday, 22nd October, 2009

Locals forced to live in Adelaide to receive kidney treatment have returned home following the opening of the hospital's renal unit.

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Exams the easy part

Originally published: Wednesday, 21st October, 2009

Willyama year 12 students Courtney Howe and Brady Wauchope left their Business Studies exam yesterday feeling relieved it wasn't as hard as they had anticipated.

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Labor's pool promise

Originally published: Tuesday, 20th October, 2009

Labor has made its first promise for the upcoming City Council elections, saying if elected it will recommend several free entry days to the city's new pool.

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Riders escape police

Originally published: Saturday, 17th October, 2009

Two motorbike riders led police on a chase through the streets and out into the bush on Thursday evening. Police said they had received complaints about the pair doing wheel stands on their dirt bikes and taking off at high speed in Oxide Street about 5.30pm. A patrol car was dispatched but at its approach the riders sped off down Williams Street towards the Adelaide road, police said. When they reached the headframe on the city's outskirts they turned right onto a sealed road and headed towards the Silverton road. Police chased them for about four kilometres but lost them when they went through a small gap in a fence.

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Rock art drawcard

Originally published: Friday, 16th October, 2009

Broken Hill will play host to a group of rock art scholars when the Australian Rock Art Research Association (AURA) holds its conference here at the weekend.

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Albert's a chance

Originally published: Thursday, 15th October, 2009

Albert Woodroffe has been named as a finalist in this year's Country Energy Art Prize.

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Kokoda changes Claudia

Originally published: Wednesday, 14th October, 2009

Kokoda Track conqueror Claudia Paul has returned home with weary legs and a new appreciation of life.

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Mending unhealthy behaviour

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th October, 2009

A free course is being run to help local children achieve the healthy weight range for their age and height.

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Caterpillar clinches win for Chynoweth

Originally published: Tuesday, 13th October, 2009

Local photographers have taken top honours in the "Life and Light in the Western Catchment" competition.

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Comet needs a clean

Originally published: Monday, 12th October, 2009

Ever had the urge to get down and dirty inside a disused train carriage?

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Andrew's quite at home on the world stage

Originally published: Friday, 9th October, 2009

By Stefan Delatovic

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Mildura hit-out for local boxers

Originally published: Thursday, 8th October, 2009

Seasoned boxer Nick Keher and relative newcomer Luke McCarron will step into the ring at the Desert Storm 2 Boxing Tournament in Mildura this weekend.

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School kids get advice from those in the know

Originally published: Wednesday, 7th October, 2009

Students participating in the "Mentors for our Students" program have begun visiting workplaces across the city to help them gain a better understanding of the careers they might wish to pursue.

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Small crowd for big acts

Originally published: Tuesday, 6th October, 2009

Big acts, small crowd

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Laura joins the party

Originally published: Friday, 2nd October, 2009

Laura Hill is just one of the many reasons to check out the Red Desert Live festival which will be held at the racecourse on the weekend.

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Swine flu vaccine creates ill feeling

Originally published: Thursday, 1st October, 2009

General practitioner Dr Ramu Nachiappan said the roll out of the human swine flu vaccine could cause havoc at his practice and is warning people to be informed before receiving the shot.

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