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Smiles for miles at Variety Toy Drive-Thru

More than 400 cars and 1000 children made their way through Variety’s Xmas Toy Drive-Thru at McDonald Jones Stadium last week, giving local kids who are facing disadvantage a chance to experience the magic of the festive season.

Record crowd watches Matildas fight back against US

Kyah Simon’s deflected strike in the 88th minute earned the Matildas a one-all draw with the world champion US side in front of a lively crowd of 20,495 at Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium on Tuesday night, November 30.

Graffiti removal program offers clean slate

Young people convicted of vandalising property will be required to remove graffiti from the walls of homes, shop fronts and other businesses, thanks to a partnership between the City of Newcastle and the NSW Government.

Claydon takes GP Access plight to Canberra

The call intensifies for a reversal of the Federal Government’s decision to axe GP Access services at the Mater Hospital on Christmas Eve and reduce hours at the Hunter’s other after-hours clinics.