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THE ISSUE of Bathurst CBD parking has once again come to light after deputy major Ian North and Bathurst Business Chamber President, Stacy Whittaker called for a long-term solutions. CBD business owners

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ORANGE LIBRARY has released information about local reading habits. With crime and mystery novels topping the list of most read genres by residents last year. The Girl on the Train by

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Mudgee to be showcased on small screen

By CIARA BASTOW Filming for the Channel Nine drama Doctor Doctor closed Market Street in Mudgee for half a day. Crews filmed at various locations around Mudgee with traffic controls

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Coalition roasted following youth and uni slashes

BY ZAC LOWE Twitter users have lambasted the Coalition following budget cuts to education and healthcare. A proposed new Youth Jobs Path program, which was designed to provide training and employment opportunities for youths under 25 years old who

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More tourism vision needed – Jess Jennings

LABOR candidate for the federal seat of Calare, Jess Jennings, says the whole central west region needs a unified tourism brand to pitch to the international market. He says tourism

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Developers told: Love thy neighbour

BY KIRSTIE FITZPATRICK Communities in the Central West are backing the New South Wales Government’s changes to property planning laws that encourage developments be discussed with neighbours and the public.

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Orange goes to the dogs

BY KIRSTIE FITZPATRICK Orange Regional Gallery, hosts of the ‘Best in Show’ exhibition, is enjoying record crowds to one of the largest exhibitions of dogs in Australian art. Since the

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Gee role swap attracts criticism within Nationals party

-By Leigh Giollo There are reports prominent nationals figure Andrew Gee has received criticism from several supporters of the party over his decision to swap electoral roles mid-way through a

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Shining light for regional hospitals

BY ALISON MILLGATE Regional towns hoping for hospital upgrades need look no further than Bega’s innovative new hospital as a benchmark. The recetnly opened facility has impressed the who’s who

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NSW residents support lockout laws

BY HEATHER McCORMACK A recent poll has found that two thirds of NSW residents are in favour of  lock out laws, including the restrictions on bottle shops selling alcohol after