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Checkmate: actor thrilled to star in upcoming musical

For David Harris, coming home to the Hunter has meant returning to a “Utopia”. “It’s a world apart here,” he told Newcastle Weekly. “I tell my friends and family this really is another world...

Paws for a cause: Event bounds into Newcastle

Calling all dog lovers!  An event on Sunday 7 March will be perfect for you.  The Street Paws Festival is returning to Newcastle to celebrate everything to do with man’s best friend. From humble beginnings...

Police investigate suspicious fire at Belmont

Police are investigating after fire destroyed a former clubhouse in Lake Macquarie overnight. At about 10.45pm (Sunday 21 February), emergency services were called to a building on Maude Street, Belmont, following reports the...

Social media giant bans news content

Australians woke to the news today that Facebook was banning publishers, including the Newcastle Weekly, from sharing local, national or international news content.   It’s in response to a proposed Australian Government media bargaining...

Sports clubs, not-for-profits and more to benefit from new program

A new online program is set to be a one-stop shop for people searching for grant funding opportunities in Newcastle.  The Newcastle Grant Finder was launched by City of Newcastle today in a...

Digging into dinosaur discoveries

A Tyrannosaurus Rex “lived fast and died young”, with the oldest ever discovered believed to be about 30 years old.  That’s one of the many facts that Lake Macquarie’s Michael Dawson can share...

Production turns concept on its head

It's a play that is flipping the narrative. Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight (DYPKYS) explores the queer experience by creating a world where heterosexuality is not "normal". Written and directed by award-winning, non-binary...

One dead after yacht accident in Wangi

A person has died after falling from a yacht in Lake Macquarie today (Sunday 14 February).  A Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie crew received a call just after 4pm from its base that there...

Bands to bring tunes to The Green

The future for Alder Park Sports Club is an open book.  Despite being hit hard by the pandemic, the New Lambton-based club’s staff and board have made some exciting changes in a bid...

Date night, done

Needing some inspiration for you Valentine's Day look? We've got you covered with these outfit ideas. For him 123456 Item 1: Aaron Shirt in Navy/Red. Sportscraft. $149.99. Item 2: Red Polo. Lacoste. $120. Item...

Craig Deans named Newcastle Jets coach

The wait for a new coach is finally over for the Newcastle Jets with today's announcement that Craig Deans has secured the top job. The 46-year-old has signed on as Head Coach for...

New book series to take young readers on an adventure

A new book series is set to inspire young readers with a story about friendship that’s full of adventure.   Pepper Creek Ponies, written by Newcastle-based author Jess Black, follows the lives of...