Herald Breakfast – August 26 2015

Herald photographer Jonathan Carroll shared this shot from Stroud.Trains: Good service on the Newcastle and Hunter lines.

Traffic: Traffic lights are flashing yellow at Erina on the Central Coast Highway and the Pacific Highway at San Remo, near Goorama Avenue.

Weather: A shower or two in Newcastle (21 degrees), possible showers in Maitland (21 degrees) and cloudy in Scone (20 degrees).

Beachwatch: Tuesday turned out a lot better than expected and it should be another good day beachside on Wednesday. The wind will be north-west to south-west with theswell from the south-east around oneto 1.5 metres. Wave conditions will be nice and clean with the southern ends the picks.

Morning Shot: Herald photographer Jonathan Carroll shared this shot of storm clouds over Stroud.

Herald photographer Jonathan Carroll shared this shot of storm clouds over Stroud.

Bearded Cactus cut down by council:THE Bearded Cactus has become a landmark on the highway in East Maitland but it will soon be gone.

Roadmay close for Anzac Walk:NEWCASTLE council will spend $50,000 on the trial closure of a street near the Anzac memorial walk in a bid to monitor and reduce road and footpath congestion.

Studs dudded as mine wins favour:THE NSW Department of Planning has backed the controversial Drayton South coal mine despite conceding it could sound the death knell for the Hunter’s international reputation as a thoroughbred horse breeding region.

More bad news for Nathan Tinkler:A STRING of companies that formed part of Nathan Tinkler’s horse breeding and racing empire has been placed into voluntary administration, only a few weeks after a court was told a settlement was close to being struck with a creditor seeking to wind them up.

Bedsy wants to stay as coachPOLLKNIGHTS chief executive Matt Gidley has ruled out retaining caretaker coach Danny Buderus as head tactician next season, despite the Hall of Fame legend indicating he would consider a long-term appointment if it was offered.

Originals back to revive Jets: LABINOT Haliti remembers the fans filing into EnergyAustralia Stadium in gold, the buzz around the ground, coming off the bench on the right side of midfield and Adelaide United striker Carl Veart spoiling the party.