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Muswellbrook Shire Council welcomes new Mayor

Muswellbrook Shire Council has a new Mayor.  Martin Rush stepped down last night after chairing his final Council meeting after announcing he would be retiring in 2021 earlier this year.  Last night...

New England MP fined for not wearing a mask

New England MP, and also the Deputy Prime Minister has been fined for not wearing a mask.  It's understood Barnaby Joyce was paying for petrol at a service station in Armidale...

Unemployment rates continue to fall in the Hunter

Unemployment rates continue to fall in the Hunter Valley according to the latest statistics. Monthly data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has seen unemployment in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie decrease...

Aberdeen Highland Games postponed

The Aberdeen Highland Games has been postponed. Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the restrictions across all of NSW including in the Upper Hunter, the committee made the difficult...