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Car accident stops Boorowa Street

An 83-year-old man was taken to hospital for observation on Friday afternoon after his car reversed into a bollard out the front of a business in Young’s CBD.Officers said they received a call at 12.13pm on Friday to report the incident. Officers treated

Friday, 14:41 in Regional

Truck hits fence and drives off

A semi-trailer truck has mounted the kerb at the roundabout on Boorowa and Lynch streets on Friday morning, flattening the wrought iron fence and heritage signs. The driver did not stop but continued driving leaving pedestrians in shock. One pedestrian n

Friday, 13:58 in Regional

Western NSW temperature rises as spring brings with it the summer heat

Temperatures across the region will climb into the 30s over the weekend, with residents really starting to feel the heat on Saturday. The worst of the heat will be felt in the state’s north-west, where a large region is likely to reach 29 degrees or hott

Thursday, 14:28 in Regional

Bourbon down the pants

A 31-year-old man from Young has been sentenced after he pilfered a bottle of alcohol down his pants, stole a parcel from someone’s veranda and intimidated an off-duty police officer.Daniel Fensom was convicted on three charges by Magistrate Michael O’Br

Thursday, 14:28 in Regional

$32,567 stolen over 18 months

A man formerly from Young was convicted and handed a 15 month prison sentence to be served by an intensive corrections order in Young Local Court.Michael Andrew Plumb, 27, was convicted on 16 charges of stealing money from a hotel in Young by Magistrate

Thursday, 14:28 in Regional

It is not a two horse race - Labor wants your vote at the Cootamundra by-election

Country Labor's Charlie Sheahan wants Cootamundra voters not to get sucked into thinking the current by-election is a two horse race.He is running in the by-election as a viable alternative to the right-wing parties and has a big ticket item that he says

Thursday, 13:24 in Regional

Ingram is new Hilltops Council mayor

Councillor Brian Ingram has proved popular with voters and his colleagues after being elected unopposed as the first mayor of the Hilltops Council.Councillor’s Tony Wallace and Chris Manchester put their hands up for the role of deputy mayor with Cr Wall

Thursday, 13:24 in Regional

Beth’s big hairstyle change for a cure

Beth Bigwood is a 10-year-old on a mission, a mission to do some good when she goes in for her next haircut.The Young North Public School student has signed up to raise funds for the World’s Greatest Shave, with her not only going under the clippers next

Thursday, 13:24 in Regional

McCormack encourages education submissions

Member for Riverina Michael McCormack is encouraging parents and students in the Riverina to have their say in a landmark review spearheaded by David Gonski AC.The Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools is designed to help shape t

Thursday, 13:24 in Regional

Nothing trivial about the hub

The Hilltops Hub held its first ever fundraiser, a successful Trivia Night in August, to get much-needed money for a boost to programming/activities and to continue to meet rising costs.More than 100 community members attended with representatives from p

Thursday, 13:24 in Regional

YHS learns and lends a hand

Young High School’s Year 9 Commerce students have had a very special visitor to their classroom recently with Young Crisis Accommodation Centre joining them.Zoe Nott from Young Crisis Accommodation Centre attended Young High School to outline the service

Thursday, 13:24 in Regional

Pat and Brad win Tuesday social golf

Tuesday’s social event was won by Pat Hewen 32/17 next best was Brad Noordhuis 32/23, Brad also had a birdie and gobble. Pat and Nora Styles had a gobble each.No play was held on Thursday as the weather was freezing and players would not venture out. Sun

Thursday, 11:00 in Sport

Young and District Netball Association

The spring season is underway and the courts are heating up at Young and District Netball Association including a call for representative players and coaches for the 2018 season as well as two players off to try out for the Western Region Academy of Spor

Thursday, 11:00 in Sport

Amazing results for four local gymnasts

Four local gymnasts recently competed at the NSW State Gymnastics Championships in Sydney with great success and some silverware for their mantles at home. After qualifying at NSW Country Championships the four girls from Robertson’s Gymnastics Club trav

Thursday, 11:00 in Sport

Plans in the works for 2018

With the completion of the 2016/2017 harness racing season, plans are under way for the forthcoming 2017/2018 season that promises to be bigger and better than ever.Racing will resuming on Friday night October 20 followed by the popular Cherry Festival C

Thursday, 11:00 in Sport
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