Monday 30 July 2018

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Barrier Daily Truth Monday 30 July 2018

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IN THIS EDITION:

* The move to honour one of Broken Hill’s favourite sons, art icon Pro Hart, picks up pace and could soon be a reality due to a positive community response. BDT asked readers if they supported renaming a street after art icon Pro Hart. More than 150 people commented and made suggestions, and the response was an overwhelming “yes”. Read all about it from page 1.

* Police are investigating a spate of break-ins across the Silver City over the weekend. Police charged a teenager with one break-in and he was refused bail during a special hearing at the Broken Hill Local Court yesterday morning. Police allege the Broken Hill boy, 16, entered a Bromide Street house via the rear door between noon and 4pm on Saturday.

* Local Jason McArthur has released a new book allowing children to gain a fun and informative insight into minerals. After selling minerals to locals and travellers for years, Mr McArthur realised that children were struggling to learn more about their favourite rocks. “There’s so many kids that love mineral specimens, love rocks,” said Mr McArthur. “But there’s not a lot for them to read about, to learn or refer back to.”

* The much-anticipated Shrek the Musical opens at Theatre 44. See page 1 for session times and how to book your tickets, but be quick!