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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.

May, 2012

Manager swaps health for education

Originally published: Thursday, 31st May, 2012

 By Emily Roberts

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Power sell out: ALP

Originally published: Thursday, 31st May, 2012

O’Farrell to privatise power generators

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Behind enemy lines

Originally published: Thursday, 31st May, 2012

The Roxby Downs Wedge Tailed Eagles football team are making their final preparations before taking on Broken Hill in the annual Miner’s Cup match at AAMI Stadium on Saturday. 

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Pink power raises vital funds

Originally published: Thursday, 31st May, 2012

 By Ben Sheffield

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Reunion to mark hospital milestone

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th May, 2012

The Broken Hill Health Service is inviting everyone who ever worked at the Broken Hill hospital join them in celebrating its 125th anniversary.

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Escaped prisoners captured

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th May, 2012

Three prisoners who escaped from the Broken Hill jail on Monday were recaptured yesterday morning on the Sydney road.

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Postie has a need for speed

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th May, 2012

Nathan Johnston will swap his postman’s motorbike for a high performance version when he joins the Finke Desert Race over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

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Players snub Cup side

Originally published: Wednesday, 30th May, 2012

The team that will tackle the Far North Football League in this weekend’s Miner’s Cup match at AAMI Stadium has been announced.

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More of the same

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th May, 2012

A revised Murray-Darling Basin Plan has failed to take into account 12,000 public submissions, according to Darling River Action Group (DRAG) Secretary Barney Stevens. 

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Panthers on the prowl

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th May, 2012

The Alma Goats were pummelled in their quest to wrestle top spot off West at the O’Neil Soccer Complex on Sunday.

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Long road ahead

Originally published: Tuesday, 29th May, 2012

A woman and her mother will lead a group of 15 people who will soon embark on an 800 kilometres walk from Broken Hill to Wellington to raise awareness of autism.

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Breast cancer fun run a success

Originally published: Monday, 28th May, 2012

Over 120 people braved the cold early yesterday morning to take part in the Breast Cancer Support Group fun run.

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South bounce back

Originally published: Monday, 28th May, 2012

Roos close the gap on ladder leaders

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Learning the hard way

Originally published: Monday, 28th May, 2012

School disability funding slashed

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Reversal of fortunes

Originally published: Saturday, 26th May, 2012

Last start winners West and Central will go head to head today at League Headquarters. The expectations are enormous after both clubs recorded sensational victories last weekend. 

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Junior miner looks north

Originally published: Saturday, 26th May, 2012

A small mining company has plans to look for a northern extension of the Line of Lode in pursuit of a hidden ore body.

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See the Pink Ladies in the park

Originally published: Saturday, 26th May, 2012

More than 100 Pink Lady silhouettes will be on display in Sturt Park tomorrow  as a show of support for women and families affected by breast cancer.

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Student nurse wins Bowler Award

Originally published: Friday, 25th May, 2012

Nursing student Paige Nash has been given a helping hand towards her final year of study after receiving the $5000 David Bowler Memorial scholarship.

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Medical history missed

Originally published: Friday, 25th May, 2012

The doctor who assessed a two-year-old boy’s suitability for surgery before he died admitted to an inquest yesterday that the procedure should have been deferred.

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Clash for top spot

Originally published: Friday, 25th May, 2012

Top of the table West Panthers take on the ever improving Alma Goats in a clash of major importance this Sunday at the O’Neil Soccer complex in a game pundits have been talking about all week.

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A good morning tea to you all

Originally published: Thursday, 24th May, 2012

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has rolled around again and the people of Broken Hill are boiling their kettles to help raise money for cancer research.

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Infant’s heartbeat abnormal, coroner told

Originally published: Thursday, 24th May, 2012

A two-year-old boy’s heart rhythm was “erratic” soon after he came out of surgery at the Broken Hill Base Hospital, a nurse told a coronial inquest into the child’s death yesterday.

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Cassie’s in the top rank

Originally published: Thursday, 24th May, 2012

Cassie Robinson thought she was on the receiving end of a prank when she answered a call telling her that she had been selected to drive in the Harness Racing NSW Rising Stars Series. 

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Melbourne here we come

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd May, 2012

Broken Hill residents will soon be able to fly to Melbourne via Mildura, Regional Express (Rex) announced yesterday.

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Blackie tipped for another tilt

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd May, 2012

By Andrew Robertson

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Umpires in demand

Originally published: Wednesday, 23rd May, 2012

AFL Broken Hill’s fifth team, the umpires, are seeking people to join their ranks.

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Miners stick to their digs

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd May, 2012

The future of Broken Hill’s mining sector was looking strong yesterday when around 500 delegates turned up for day one of the Resources and Energy Symposium in the city.

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Super fun aboard old Connie

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd May, 2012

A 60-year-old airliner, the last of its kind still flying, took off yesterday on two free trips over the city, courtesy of the delegates from Resources and Energy Symposium.

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West machine rolls on

Originally published: Tuesday, 22nd May, 2012

The West Panthers have put their stamp on local soccer after just four rounds after defeating St Joseph’s 3-0 on Sunday.

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Joy flight gift to the kids

Originally published: Monday, 21st May, 2012

Delegates to this week’s Resources and Energy Symposium have chipped in to give the children of Broken Hill a treat.

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Workers’ compo threat

Originally published: Monday, 21st May, 2012

The NSW Government’s review of the WorkCover scheme to reduce its $4 billion deficit could cost workers dearly, according to a local law firm.

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Tempers flare as Robins surprise the Bulldogs

Originally published: Monday, 21st May, 2012

The success-starved Robins caused the upset of the season on Saturday when they out-pressured, out-muscled and outplayed the previously unbeaten Bulldogs to record a 17-point victory. 

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Tough day for Pies

Originally published: Saturday, 19th May, 2012

The Roos are back on familiar turf this weekend for their round six clash with the Magpies and they will be looking to consolidate second spot on the ladder against a expected fired-up Central. 

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Dogs lacking bite

Originally published: Saturday, 19th May, 2012

West must capitalise

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Stop work

Originally published: Saturday, 19th May, 2012

Teachers vote to continue their fight

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Time to dig deep

Originally published: Saturday, 19th May, 2012

A small army of doorknockers will be out in force this weekend to support the Salvation Army’s biggest annual fundraiser, the Red Shield Appeal.

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Film studio plan

Originally published: Friday, 18th May, 2012

City Council has announced an ambitious plan for the new film studios.

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Walk safely to school

Originally published: Friday, 18th May, 2012

Today’s the day for the kids to take their parents by the hand and walk them to school.

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Who will be crowned King of the Hill?

Originally published: Friday, 18th May, 2012

An all star line up will assemble in Broken Hill for this weekend’s ‘King of the Hill’ speedway race meeting. 

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Sights set on a good cause

Originally published: Friday, 18th May, 2012

The city’s gun owners will step up to help local war widows this weekend at the annual Diggers Day shoot.

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School reforms ‘to happen’

Originally published: Thursday, 17th May, 2012

Drastic reforms to NSW schools are going to happen whether teachers like it or not, according to local MP John Williams. 

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Celebrating the wonder of the world

Originally published: Thursday, 17th May, 2012

The Philharmonic Choir is holding a concert this weekend to celebrate the wonder of the world.

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Harwood set for milestone game

Originally published: Thursday, 17th May, 2012

North Football Club stalwart Jason Harwood is set to pull on the guernsey for his 400th club game this weekend and shows no signs of slowing down.

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Our golden girl

Originally published: Thursday, 17th May, 2012

Cheryl Holmes has described claiming a gold medal at the recent Australian Bowhunting Association Championships as a dream becoming a reality.

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Ride for MS awareness

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th May, 2012

Multiple Sclerosis is the most common neurological condition for young people in the country and one man has ridden almost 1900 kilometres to spread the message.

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Bocce showdown

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th May, 2012

Bocce balls will be colliding when Adelaide’s own Trevisani Al Mondo Association meet the city’s Italo International Club for a social tournament this weekend.

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Battle of the birds at Jubilee

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th May, 2012

The Robins and the Magpies will be out tonight to ruffle a few feathers in the match of the year in the Under 18 competition.

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Teachers to strike

Originally published: Wednesday, 16th May, 2012

Schools will be disrupted on Friday morning when teachers hold a two-hour stop work meeting to protest against a State Government overhaul of the education system.

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Chilly weather marks start of cold months

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th May, 2012

After some warm weather last week, locals yesterday awoke to the second coldest day this month.

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Suspended sentence

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th May, 2012

A local woman charged with stealing almost $160,000 from a motel where she worked has received a lengthy suspended sentence.

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Reality check

Originally published: Tuesday, 15th May, 2012

West have brought Celtic crashing back to earth with a 13-0 drubbing at the weekend.

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Cuban Ambassador makes special trip

Originally published: Monday, 14th May, 2012

The Cuban Ambassador to Australia made a special trip to Wilcannia to meet graduates from an Aboriginal adult literacy course.

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Hard fought win for Roos

Originally published: Monday, 14th May, 2012

South overcame a determined West side on Saturday to register a hard fought 18 point win.

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Tandou’s record crop

Originally published: Monday, 14th May, 2012

It’s been a while between drinks, so to speak, at Tandou but the outback cotton farm is abuzz with activity as a record 6700 hectare crop reaches harvest.

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Round two for Robins and Roos

Originally published: Saturday, 12th May, 2012

The Jubilee Oval will play host to the much-anticipated rematch between West and South today.

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BLOOMIN’ MAGNIFICENT

Originally published: Saturday, 12th May, 2012

It just wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without flowers and chrysanthemums are most popular of all the blooms. Today is the day when families pop out to pick up a bunch or two of flowers for mum and there is no shortage of places selling them around the city. Picton Plants employee Jan Ryan was pictured yesterday with a lovely selection of “chrysanths” from their garden.

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Haul road tops the list

Originally published: Saturday, 12th May, 2012

The proposed heavy vehicle haulage road is the most important project for the city in the coming year, according to City Council.

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Knives out for Masterchef title

Originally published: Friday, 11th May, 2012

Broken Hill’s own version of “Masterchef” is on this weekend and the three local contestants have a big task ahead of them - cooking for 60 people.

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Resurgent Robins on the way up

Originally published: Friday, 11th May, 2012

West have jumped into second spot on the Under 18 premiership ladder with a come from behind win over a gallant North.

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The power of pink

Originally published: Friday, 11th May, 2012

The Broken Hill Netball Association (BHNA) will sport pink on Tuesday as players compete in the fourth annual Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) Pink Footy and Netball Day.

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Big Apple beckons for artist Tanya

Originally published: Thursday, 10th May, 2012

 By Gayle Hogan 

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Real heroes of The Hill

Originally published: Thursday, 10th May, 2012

The dedicated work of the city’s unsung heroes and community organisations have been recognised at the 2012 Volunteer Week Recognition Awards.

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Speed to burn

Originally published: Thursday, 10th May, 2012

Talent from the West and North football clubs may form the foundation for the city’s bid to retain the Miners Cup when Broken Hill clashes with Woomera Districts next month.

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Mines taxed for families

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th May, 2012

 By Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer

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A serious message

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th May, 2012

Rugby League legend David Peachey paid a visit to Willyama High School yesterday but there was more than just fun and games on the agenda.

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School mums given a treat

Originally published: Wednesday, 9th May, 2012

Mothers and grandmothers of Sacred Heart Parish Primary School students were treated yesterday to a morning tea for Mothers Day. 

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Giant killers

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th May, 2012

Celtic United have announced their intentions for this year by thrashing last year’s premiers St Josephs to the tune of 4-1 in the second round of the local soccer competition.

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Vinnies seeks help in hard times

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th May, 2012

Last winter St Vincent De Paul provided more than $175,000 in assistance for people in the western NSW.

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Cure the rot: doctors

Originally published: Tuesday, 8th May, 2012

The Federal Government needs to allocate more money to country healthcare in the budget, according to the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA). 

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Bulldogs blitz Roos

Originally published: Monday, 7th May, 2012

North recorded a comfortable 56-point win over the Roos on Saturday and in the process skip two games clear on top of the premiership table.

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Silver City enjoys a real field day

Originally published: Monday, 7th May, 2012

After a great start to Agfair on Friday even more people flocked to the racecourse on Saturday for what organisers said was the best event they had ever staged.

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Play festival boost for city

Originally published: Monday, 7th May, 2012

Theatre 44 is to host the city’s first ever Short+Sweet play festival in early October.

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Agfair dubbed biggest ever

Originally published: Saturday, 5th May, 2012

After a misty start to the day the skies cleared for what is being dubbed the biggest Agfair ever held.

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Council’s CCTV plan

Originally published: Saturday, 5th May, 2012

City Council will roll out a CCTV program during the next 12 months if it is accepted in the new budget.

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Big day for a top Westie

Originally published: Saturday, 5th May, 2012

Spending 199 games in West’s backline during one of the most difficult periods in the club’s history would be no easy task, yet Brenton Malthouse always seems to be smiling.

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Log on and save hockey

Originally published: Friday, 4th May, 2012

Hockey players are being encouraged to show their support for the sport online, with the Broken Hill Hockey Association warning that the competition is on the brink of permanent collapse.

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Sprinters to take centre stage

Originally published: Friday, 4th May, 2012

Motorsport fans will be treated to some high-velocity action tomorrow night with V8 sprint cars set to tear up the speedway track.

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Park gets new equipment

Originally published: Friday, 4th May, 2012

Local families can now have hours of fun with the refurbishment of the North Family Play Centre Park.

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Water supply to increase in Ivanhoe

Originally published: Friday, 4th May, 2012

The Central Darling Shire is preparing to capture floodwaters to store for the Ivanhoe water supply, as well as upgrade the treatment plant.

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Aerobatic flights roll into city

Originally published: Friday, 4th May, 2012

With a maximum speed over 400 kilometres per hour and a rate of climb at 16 metres each second, the Speedhawk is far more intense than scenic flight.

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Perilya rescue team claims overall prize

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd May, 2012

Perilya’s miners can feel safe knowing their mine rescue team is up to scratch after taking out the overall prize in a recent SA Competition.

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Dust flies as rally returns

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd May, 2012

The Barrier Sporting Car Club’s members got down and dirty last weekend as the club held its first rally for a number of years.

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State honours

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd May, 2012

The Broken Hill Basketball Association (BHBA) continues to produce top level athletes, with two players selected in State squads.

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Selling the city

Originally published: Thursday, 3rd May, 2012

City Council will target “wealthy individuals” in a new prospectus marketing Broken Hill as a private investment.

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AFLBH pays tribute to umpires

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd May, 2012

This week AFL Broken Hill (AFLBH) will take part in Umpiring Round in honour of the officials who support our local competition. 

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Morning tea on last day of trade

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd May, 2012

Everybody's IGA will be hosting a special morning tea to raise money and say goodbye on its last day of trading this week.

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‘Cracks in road report’

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd May, 2012

A report that blamed heavy rain for $300,000 worth of premature deterioration of Thomas Street outside the hospital failed to take into account that cracks started appearing before the downpours, according to one councillor.

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Colts ready to fire

Originally published: Wednesday, 2nd May, 2012

Under 18 football fires up again tonight with the Magpies looking to build with a win over North, and South and West both searching for their first victory.

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Vicious attack

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st May, 2012

When 35-year-old Bruce Douglas was walking along the city’s familiar streets on Sunday night he never suspected that he would fall victim to a vicious attack.

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Racks of fun at craft fair

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st May, 2012

A Pottery and Craft Mothers’ Day Fair held over the weekend enjoyed one of its biggest turnouts yet, according to Potters Society Treasurer, Vicki Sladden. 

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The longest day

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st May, 2012

Spending 24 hours continuously tackling harsh terrain on a dirt bike isn’t how most motorsport competitors would like to spend their time, but Chris Wellington is a different breed of racer.

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Alma women break through

Originally published: Tuesday, 1st May, 2012

The first round of soccer has produced a major surprise in the women’s competition with Alma winning their first game in three seasons.

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