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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, 2020

Radford rallies for mental health

Originally published: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

In just over a week, Steve Radford has raised around $37,000 for Lifeline in the name of men’s mental health awareness.

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Happy days here again

Originally published: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

From Monday, Broken Hill residents can finally have their ‘happy hour’.

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Hard copies scarce

Originally published: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

With the announcement this week that more than 100 NewsCorp mastheads would become digital-only publications, the Barrier Truth is happy to be able to deliver its weekly hard copy.

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Options for local footy

Originally published: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

AFL Broken Hill and its four local clubs took part in a WebEx meeting with AFL NSW on Wednesday evening. 

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Piece of history brings joy

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

Rainbow Preschool has added another touch of colour with their Bakers Cart getting a revamp. 

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Clint’s a top tradie

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

Local plumber Clint Pearce has taken out this year’s prestigious Australian Male Tradie of the Year award.

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Ground zero for grey nomads

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

Two very gracious international couples have spent the nine weeks on the camping grounds at the Broken Hill Racecourse wagering their long-awaited departure dates on the whim of two state premiers.  

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Ron’s golden celebration

Originally published: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

Local radio identity and ABC’s Saturday Breakfast presenter Ron Josephs celebrated 50 years in the radio industry last week. 

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Robins hit 120

Originally published: Saturday, 16th May, 2020

Yesterday marked 120 years of the West Football Club and despite the pandemic resulting in a lack of football, the Robins are proud of this anniversary.

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No signs of deadly virus

Originally published: Saturday, 16th May, 2020

The city has been COVID-free for six weeks and the health service is seeing an improvement in flu presentations compared to this time last year.

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Ice-cream truck rings a few Bells

Originally published: Saturday, 16th May, 2020

Bells Milk Bar owner Jason King’s long-held dream of owning and operating an ice-cream truck will soon be reality, and his vision for the pleasure icon of yesteryear may just turn out to be a modern-day marvel.

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The numbers don’t stack up yet

Originally published: Saturday, 16th May, 2020

With the state government’s easing of restrictions having begun yesterday, Broken Hill pubs and clubs with the capacity for in-house dining have said allowing 10 people to be seated in their dining areas at any one time is just too little to allow them to reopen.

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Lucky in love

Originally published: Saturday, 9th May, 2020

When Olga and Dino de Franceschi celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Thursday, May 14, in their new home of Adelaide, they will do so with the most cherished memories of the Silver City, family and friends they love so dearly.

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Wyness leaves legacy of film

Originally published: Saturday, 9th May, 2020

One of the driving forces behind a golden era of film-making in the Silver City during the 1970s has been lost to Broken Hill.

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Big Bro pro supports new kid on the block

Originally published: Saturday, 9th May, 2020

Broken Hillite Mat Garrick is set to appear in the upcoming series of Big Brother, the second local lad to enter the Big Brother house. 

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Popular Southie wins the draw

Originally published: Saturday, 9th May, 2020

Last weekend the South Broken Hill Football Club hosted a $10,000 Cash Draw as a raffle fundraiser for the club. 

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City farewells a beloved son

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd May, 2020

 

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One of the Robins’ best

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd May, 2020

I thought I would begin with a local sporting legend close to my heart - the first and only West Football Club player to have won the Lionel Johnston Medal, Tim Ferguson. 

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Aldi eyes Broken Hill

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd May, 2020

Discount supermarket chain Aldi is planning to build a new store in the city.

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Chelsea’s story helps raise awareness

Originally published: Saturday, 2nd May, 2020

A Broken Hill woman’s story of survival has been published in a book to help raise awareness about breast cancer.

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