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School suspension statistics released for Central West

New figures have been released showing that Bathurst public schools are in line with state average for the amount of suspensions handed out it 2011, while Orange is slightly above the state average.

Bathurst squash centre set to close

Bathurst Squash Centre on the corner of Havannah and Howick Streets is preparing to close, making way for a new accommodation development. The centre has been owned by Peter and

Final stage of Northern Distributor open to Orange drivers

Orange residents have celebrated the opening of the final 6.2km of the Northern Distributor over the weekend. Yesterday, hundreds ran, walked and cycled the new road, with Orange mayor John Davis congratulating Orange

Attempted sexual assault of a woman in Orange

Police from Canobolas Local Area Command are investigating the attempted sexual assault of a 20 year old woman in her home in Orange yesterday.

Largest asylum seeker boat in years intercepted by Navy

Two Navy boats have gone to the aid of an asylum seeker boat with 211 people on board – the largest number to arrive on a single boat since Labor came to power.

The NSW Shires Association and LGA finally vote to merge

The NSW Shires Association and the Local Government Association are finally merging.

Snow settles across the region

A snow blanket covers the Central West region, with the heaviest falls in Oberon.

CSU leads the way in medical research for blood poisoning

CSU has combined technologies to treat blood poisoning in adults.

Nominations for local councils rise around the region

45 candidates will compete in the Orange Local Government area, while 35 will be seeking a spot on the Bathurst Regional Council, after nominations closed yesterday.

Prime Minister defends her stance on power prices

 Prime Minister Julia Gillard has defended her attack on state government’s, accusing them of jacking up electricity prices to increase their revenue, at the expense of struggling families. Ms Gillard has been