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Freaky Friday: Five of the most unexpected ways to die

When death comes knocking Death is the one constant in life. However, death is not one for monotony and comes knocking in highly unusual ways. Here are five of the most unusual deaths ever recorded. When you have a killer beard Beards are a sign of manliness, separating the men from the boys. Hans Steininger …

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Aviation fans take to the skies

Aeronautic Club lands in Newcastle Aligning his aircraft on the runway, a pilot braces himself for take-off. With ideal weather conditions, his plane soars off and he remains behind. “Watch how I make her flip,” he laughs from the ground. No, this is not the latest in pilotless aviation technology being tested at Newcastle Airport. …

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Chinese community welcomes the Year of the Dog

Welcoming the Chinese New Year with a touch of culture The Chinese New Year has officially dawned, bringing the promise of new hopes and dreams. Welcoming the Year of the Dog, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry is determined to bring a touch of the Orient to the Newcastle community. This follows the New …

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For princes and horses

For princes and horses The thunderous sound of a galloping horse fills the air, an equestrian sets her sights on her target. The movement between rider and horse are as one. A deft movement of the hand, the rider has pierced her target. The ice-cold steel penetrating the polystyrene target. The rider makes way for …

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Freaky Friday: Body suspension, finding ecstasy through pain

Freaky Friday: Body suspension, finding ecstasy through pain…This is nuts! Are you searching for an adrenaline rush like no other? Does bungee jumping and sky diving simply not captivate you? Do you want to break away from the stereotypical extreme sports whilst looking like a piece of droëwors? If you answered yes, then Freaky Friday …

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Experience Ultimate cycling with Vulintaba Extreme.

Experience ultimate cycling with Vulintaba Extreme. The countdown has begun. In a matter of weeks the toughest cycling race in KwaZulu-Natal hits Newcastle, pushing avid cyclists to dig deep and bring their all. The Vulintaba Extreme is no ordinary cycling challenge. Taking place over two days, the Cycling South Africa approved event will draw scores …

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The Society of St Vincent de Paul, Newcastle’s hidden angels

The Society of St Vincent de Paul, Newcastle’s hidden angels Angels walk among us, never revealing themselves. But despite working in silence, bringing relief to the weary and downtrodden, their work has not gone unnoticed. For the past 40 years, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has brought hope to Newcastle’s destitute community.  But …

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Brace yourself for a Lekker Resies

Brace yourself for the Amajuba Lekker Resies For those seeking a change in their daily routine, brace yourselves for a day filled with excitement. Come March 3, one of Newcastle’s largest and massively supported events will get underway at the annual Amajuba Lekker Resies. Set to take place at Majuba Lodge, Newcastillians can look forward …

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Dries Els vanquishes myeloid leukemia

Dries Els vanquishes myeloid leukemia The doctor enters the consulting room, his face etched with seriousness. The news is bad. You have cancer. A dark cloud surrounds you, as shock sets in. This can’t be happening. Cancer only happens to other people. But has the doctor handed you a death warrant? Is there a glimmer …

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Chinese New Year to bring about good fortune

Chinese New Year to bring about good fortune The dawn of a new year brings about new hope and opportunities. While many Newcastillians have already welcomed in the start of 2018, the Chinese New Year is set to take place on February 16. The Chinese New Year, or the Lunar New Year, is an important …

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