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Rebecca Riddle

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Rebecca Riddle

Knitting, tatting, and a nervous breakdown

When her boss claimed her conversations were “going around in circles” and suggested she needed to “go home”, Alison Evans knew something wasn’t quite right. She had...

New hub for city’s emergency services

A new Local Emergency Operations Centre will become Newcastle's go-to site in an emergency situation. The state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility on Stewart Avenue was toured by a dozen...

Sun-savvy students in a class of their own

Sun-savvy school students are being asked to design a winning shady space for learning this spring in a bid to reduce rates of skin cancer in future generations.

Year 12 students say 2020 has “brought them closer”

Kotara High School captains Heath Goodman and Meg Donnan say being a Year 12 student in 2020 has meant learning lessons that extend beyond the classroom. Forfeiting...

Great Scott! Sisters make cut in stories on city’s past

Everyone’s got a story about Newcastle, according to Glenn Dormand. As half of the filmmaking pair responsible for Stories of Our Town, Dormand is keen to help...

Hunter student in running for Fred Hollows award

Vienna Outram has been bringing a smile to the face of strangers from the day she was born. Her mother, Sarah Purvis, says the Year 6 Belmont...

A collection of memories from life in the Holy Land

It was returning from war-torn countries and friends asking him to regale his experiences that led to Greg Blaze becoming a published author. The Novocastrian civil engineer,...

Creating peace through upcycling

While most Hunter residents are sleeping at 2am, Wallsend's Jeff Carr is creating wooden art pieces, hoping to bring a smile to the face of at least one stranger.

Short film promotes supporting those who are struggling

R U OK? Day coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day this year. To mark the national day of action R U OK? has launched an interactive role...

Funeral home transforms into multi-purpose facility

A funeral home in Mayfield has been transformed into a hub of life after months of renovations. Admittedly, there are a few puns that come to...

Formals back on the calendar in NSW schools

By this Friday, 11 September, all schools across NSW will have received the COVID-19 safety plan guidance for Year 12 graduations and formals. After initial resilience, NSW...

Mum’s book a unique way to share memories

When Kate Worrall’s eldest son turned five, she felt it was time to introduce him to “Ma Debbie”. Debbie was her mother-in-law. She’d lost her battle with...