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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.

April, 2020

Anzac spirit

Originally published: Saturday, 25th April, 2020

On this extraordinary Anzac Day that will pass with neither march nor official service we remember the extraordinary life of Andy Patterson who rode in the last great cavalry charge in history at Beersheba in World War One.

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Vale Heather Powell

Originally published: Saturday, 25th April, 2020

The Barrier Industrial Council yesterday paid tribute to union stalwart Heather Powell, who passed away last Sunday, aged 74.

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ORL outlook good

Originally published: Saturday, 25th April, 2020

Outback Rugby League could make a start in the coming months after NSW Rugby League (NSWRL) decided to work towards a shortened season to ensure the game can be played this year.

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Jube taking shape

Originally published: Saturday, 25th April, 2020

While there is no sign yet of the local AFL season starting, work on the $3m upgrade to Jubilee Oval is continuing as the project nears completion.

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Here’s hoping for many happy returns

Originally published: Saturday, 18th April, 2020

Kate McBride of Tolarno Station has celebrated what she described as her best birthday so far.

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Community rallies as footy hit hard

Originally published: Saturday, 18th April, 2020

As with most community groups, AFL Broken Hill is feeling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Rapid virus tests

Originally published: Saturday, 18th April, 2020

Broken Hill now has access to rapid testing for emergency coronavirus cases with an hour-and-a-half turnaround.

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Jan puts herself out to pasture

Originally published: Saturday, 18th April, 2020

After 41 years of managing DANNS, owner Jan Bennetts will be retiring this weekend after selling her business.

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Police out in force

Originally published: Friday, 10th April, 2020

Random breath tests are still being conducted and extra police will be patrolling the Barrier Police District this Easter weekend.

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Barrier Truth once a week

Originally published: Friday, 10th April, 2020

Barrier Truth is back in a weekly format thanks to the wonderful efforts of one man in particular, Robert Williamson.

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Pussycats at heart

Originally published: Friday, 10th April, 2020

Tronox Mining’s Linton Smith and his partner Christy have been whipping up a storm in the kitchen to help give those less fortunate a feed during these tough times.

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Two beat virus

Originally published: Friday, 10th April, 2020

Both the people that tested positive for COVID-19 in Broken Hill are set to come out of isolation.

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