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Boxing Day “bedlam” at one little shop

Friday, 28th December, 2012

Red Robin Manager Louise Schofield enjoyed a quieter day yesterday after working on Boxing Day when the the deli in Gypsum Street was swarming with customers. Red Robin Manager Louise Schofield enjoyed a quieter day yesterday after working on Boxing Day when the the deli in Gypsum Street was swarming with customers.

By Gayle Ball

Cash registers were ringing during the Boxing Day sales elsewhere in Australia but in Broken Hill most shops enjoyed a rare day off. 

The city’s larger retail and supermarket outlets remained closed on the public holiday but a few small delis and stores took advantage of the lack of competition.

The Red Robin was one of the stores open on Wednesday, with Josie Tonkin - whose daughter Lisa Werch owns the Gypsum Street deli - saying there was no shortage of customers.

All gone in a flash

Friday, 28th December, 2012

A man lost all of his belonging when his vehicle caught fire near Cockburn on Wednesday. A man lost all of his belonging when his vehicle caught fire near Cockburn on Wednesday.


By Emily Roberts

This picture shows the moment when one poor fellow lost all of his belongings in a fire on the Adelaide road.

Central Fire Station Officer Sean Doohan said the fire started after a Toyota Land Cruiser pulled over to the side of the road, about five kilometres east of Cockburn on Wednesday.

“It started by the car being parked in low-lying grass,” SO Doohan said yesterday.

The toast of the town

Friday, 28th December, 2012

Esther La Rovere and Sara-Jane Corliss toast the Palace Hotel’s inclusion in the Good Pub Food Guide 2013 Schooner Awards. Esther La Rovere and Sara-Jane Corliss toast the Palace Hotel’s inclusion in the Good Pub Food Guide 2013 Schooner Awards.

Raise your glasses to the Palace Hotel - it has now been ranked in the top 30 pubs in NSW.

In the Good Pub Food Guide 2013 Schooner Awards, the Palace was awarded “two schooners” which means it has “plenty of “wow factor” and is “highly recommended”.

It is the first time that a Broken Hill hotel has made the list.

The guide was compiled by the Sydney Morning Herald, which over six weeks, sent  94 reviewers to eat in more than 500 hotels throughout the State.

Desex your pets

Saturday, 21st July, 2012

RSPCA Veterinarian, Dr Doug Dixon-Hughes with domestic cats Tippy (male) and Raven (female) who are looking for homes. The nice-natured kittens were raised by an RSPCA worker, so they are used to being handled. RSPCA Veterinarian, Dr Doug Dixon-Hughes with domestic cats Tippy (male) and Raven (female) who are looking for homes. The nice-natured kittens were raised by an RSPCA worker, so they are used to being handled.

It’s National Desexing month and the RSPCA is offering deals to encourage pet owners to get their animals desexed.

RSPCA Veterinarian, Dr Doug Dixon-Hughes, said the local clinic was offering a 20 per cent discount for single pets and a two for one deal.

“So if you bring two pets in, you can get the smaller pet desexed for free or get the discount which could see anywhere between $40 and $100 taken off the price,” he said.

Dr Dixon-Hughes said the initiative hasn’t been very popular locally.

Rally set to go

Saturday, 21st July, 2012

Classic Outback Trial Event Director Philip Bernadou and CAMS course checker, Alan Patterson in the city making sure everything is good to go for the trial. Classic Outback Trial Event Director Philip Bernadou and CAMS course checker, Alan Patterson in the city making sure everything is good to go for the trial.

Organisers of an historic car rally were back in the city tying up loose ends before the 33 competitors roar into the city next month.

Exclusively for cars built before 1996, the Classic Outback Trial has been running since 2008, but this will be the first year it passes through the area.

“People wanted to see Outback NSW,” event director Philip Bernadou said yesterday.

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