Return to normality for Scone Horse Festival

BY ALEX TIGANI

The 2022 Scone Horse Festival was one to remember. Visitors from across NSW flocked to our nation’s horse capital for a fortnight of fun and activities as hundreds lined the streets for the popular horse parade on Sunday, May 8.

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Let there be light

BY ALEX TIGANI

This Saturday, Australia decides.
It is the term we hear each Federal Election and, at ground level, all eyes have been on the Hunter’s nine candidates in the lead up.

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Fire Fighters Open their Doors

BY DI SNEDDON

Singleton and Muswellbrook fire fighters had their hands full on Saturday with youngsters flocking to the stations to learn all about the real Fireman Sams in our community.

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National title for Herbert duo

Jacob, 32, returned from the Victorian Quarterscale Speedway Club at the Little Avalon Raceway (near Geelong) with his first national title while his son Lucas, 12, also secured a podium finish in the same event.

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Change in traffic conditions on Golden Highway

Motorists are advised of changed overnight traffic conditions next week on the Golden
Highway to carry out work near the New England Highway intersection, south east of
Singleton.
To reduce the impact on motorists, work will be carried out from 6pm to 5am starting
Tuesday 26 April. Work is expected to be completed in four nights, weather permitting.
During work hours, the Golden Highway will be closed and motorists will be detoured
via Range Road and the New England Highway.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead as the detour is expected to add up to 10 minutes
of extra travel time. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency services.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and
traffic control.
Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.
For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or
call 132 701.

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Bicentenary Big Weekend for Jerrys Plains

BY DI SNEDDON

A market day, a bush dance, mine and horse stud tours, a church service, heritage display, you name it and it is on at the Jerrys Plains bicentennial celebrations on April 29, 30 and May 1.

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Desmond’s last stand?

BY ALEX TIGANI

Martindale’s rugby league star Phoebe Desmond is not fussed whether this Sunday’s clash will be her last in Newcastle Knights’ colours.

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Merriwa to the Rescue

BY JEM ANSHAW

It has been a long nine years coming for the Merriwa Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA), but finally they are one significant step closer to having the new shed they so desperately need.

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