Sustainable Australia Party fields return candidate

THE Upper Hunter by-election will see the Sustainable Australia Party return to contest the seat on May 22 and reinstate Calum Blair as their candidate. Mr Blair had stood for the Upper Hunter seat in the 2019 state election and has taken on the candidacy to protect the environment and stop overdevelopment and corruption. True […]

Singleton Hospital crisis with exodus of three GPs

SINGLETON Hospital has seen three GPs depart over unsafe workplace practices with one Singleton doctor having worked an alarming 100 hours in one week. The exit shows doctors are at breaking point and the growing demand for medical and emergency services in a burgeoning population is taxing an already strained hospital system in Singleton and […]

Hand, foot and mouth outbreak

DURING the last couple of weeks there has been an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease in the Singleton area. It is understood a Year Eight student from Singleton High School contracted the disease. Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common but highly contagious infection in children cause by enteroviruses, while it is […]

Singleton Greyhounds Mother’s Day event

THE Singleton Greyhounds ladies league team will kick off their first game of the season at their home ground this Sunday at Pirtek Park, with the first 50 mothers to walk through the gate will receive a flower from Moss and Twine. In honour of Mother’s Day, the mothers attending the match will get to […]

Abbott: Coal mines need water monitoring

SUE Abbott, Greens candidate for the May 22 Upper Hunter by-election is calling for a state wide load-based licencing scheme to regulate pollution levels in the Hunter River. Ms Abbott said heavy metals from coal mines are currently polluting the river and the absence of a load-based scheme is giving the mining industry precedence over […]

Stuart Bonds endorses SFF’s Sue Gilroy

FORMER One Nation candidate Stuart Bonds endorsed Shooters Fishers Farmers (SFF) candidate for the Upper Hunter by-election Sue Gilroy at Burdekin Park today partly due to her genuine commitment to improving standards and compensation for coal miners within the region. The endorsement follows a falling out with One Nation over their support for the controversial […]

Crime spree last night from Wingen to Singleton

LAST night at approximately 8 pm police allege four men began a crime spree in Wingen, stealing several vehicles, committing aggravated breakins in Scone, Camberwell and Singleton Heights. They were last seen driving a stolen Nissan X-Trail with registration BI 01 ST and police are appealing for help with their investigation. In Wingen, a resident […]

Raising more money than anticipated for Type 1

LAST Saturday Team Gritfit and Team Lyons joined forces to raise funds in honour of Ruby and Layla for Type 1 Foundation, raising more money than what the trainers anticipated. The day kicked off at 8 am with the trainers splitting the entrants into two teams for the Strongman styled event, which included a lot […]

Major upgrades planned for Singleton Library

Sam Farraway MLC, Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell, Cr Sue Moore, Dave Layzell, The Hon. George Souris (president of the Library Council) and Nicole Lonsdale – Singleton Council Coordinator Community Services.

(Pictured is Sam Farraway MLC, Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell, Cr Sue Moore, Dave Layzell, The Hon. George Souris (president of the Library Council) and Nicole Lonsdale – Singleton Council Coordinator Community Services). SINGLETON Council was awarded $474,439 under the 2020/21 Public Library Infrastructure Grant program, for an overhaul of the Singleton Public Library with improvements […]

Kate Fraser calls for better public transport

KATE Fraser, Independent candidate for the state seat of Upper Hunter said Public Transport is currently inadequate. Ms Fraser is calling for additional permanent services that allow residents to attend appointments and return on the same day. “While the government are currently trialling two additional trains from Newcastle to Singleton, this is not enough. This […]