GALLERY: The week in focus

The week’s news through the eyes of Herald photographers
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Tina Thompson-Elliott in her shop, House of Elliott, on Perkins Street, Newcastle. Picture by Marina Neil

Brian Purdue, left, with Michael Osborne at the Wetlands near the rail line at Hexham, where a proposed truck facility is to be built. Picture by Marina Neil

Clean Queen Marissa Roberts with her daughters, Sophie Roberts 3yrs and Georgia Roberts 18months at their Shortland home. Photo by Marina Neil

Melody Pool is back in Kurri Kurri after winning the Telstra Road to Tamworth in January. She is using her prize money to head to Nashville to record an album. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

Ray Beadle performing at Lizottes Newcastle. Lambton. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

Hunters interim coach Trevor Gallagher in checked shirt with players after head coach Darren Nichols has abruptly quit. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

Cliff Richard performing at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

Cliff Richard performing at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

Cliff Richard performing at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

Wes Whitworth, right, with his father Kim Whitworth, left, on Stockton Sand Dunes. Land Care Council has closed a large section of Stockton Sand Dunes to four wheel drives claiming that the dunes need time to recuperate. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

Wes Whitworth, right, with his father Kim Whitworth, left, on Stockton Sand Dunes. Land Care Council has closed a large section of Stockton Sand Dunes to four wheel drives claiming that the dunes need time to recuperate. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

Westrac, Tomago, first year Plant Mechanic apprentice, Scott Dawson. Photo by Marina Neil

Scene of accident at Beresfield shows a Toyota Landcruiser on its side on the edge of the New England Highway. Picture by Peter Stoop

Firefighters at scene of fire at Jayco Newcastle at Hexham. Picture by Peter Stoop

A stolen Porsche dumped in bush near West Wallsend at the end O’Donneltown Road. Picture by Peter Stoop

Redhead U/19s during the first of the semi finals at the Australian Surf Rower’s League Australian Open at Stockton Beach. Picture by Peter Stoop

U/15s Softball action at Boomerang Park, Mayfield West Belmont [Blue] V Macquarie [Green and Gold] Softball. Picture by Peter Stoop

U/15s Softball action at Boomerang Park, Mayfield West Belmont [Blue] V Macquarie [Green and Gold] Softball. Picture by Peter Stoop

Hayley Reeves has her head shaved to raise money for Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation during a fund raiser at Speers point Public School. Picture by Peter Stoop

Hayley Reeves has her head shaved to raise money for Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation during a fund raiser at Speers point Public School. Picture by Peter Stoop

The semi finals at the Australian Surf Rower’s League Australian Open at Stockton Beach. Picture by Peter Stoop

Amy Hardingham [Artistic director] and Mitchell Reese [General manager] of Tantrum Theatre in the group’s new home in the old St Philips Presbyterian Church at Watt St Newcastle. Picture by Peter Stoop

Daniel & Jessica Boyson of Lambton with their daughter Mollyjane at her 3rd birthday party Mollyjane has Carnitine-acycarnitine translocase deficiency. Picture by Dean Osland.

Renton Millar at the Australian Bowl Championships held at Bar Beach Skate park Picture by Dean Osland.

William the Fourth Project Manager Bob Cook. Picture by Dean Osland.

Jasmine Duff as Juliet and Harry Gelzinnis as Romeo Play rehearsing for Tantrum Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Picture by Anita Jones

Rosie Murree-Allen of Hunter Bellringers rehearsing in Adamstown. Picture by Anita Jones

Hunter Hurricanes player Matthew Skinner in action. against UNSW Wests Magpies. Picture by Simone De Peak.

Selena Archibald one of the founding members of the Aboriginal Reference Group with a backdrop of a work of Bungaree titled The First Australian by artist Warwick Keen. It is part of an exhibition at Lake Macquarie Gallery. Picture by Simone De Peak.

Jack Fardell at the Hurley Australian Bowl-Riding Championships the Bar Beach Skate Bowl. 7th FEBRUARY 2013. Picture by Simone De Peak.

Trevor Gallacher who has been appointed as permanent Hunters Head Coach. Picture by Simone De Peak.

A Hornet fighter takes off as Williamtown RAAF base hosts 70th anniversary of 41, 42 and 44 wings. Picture by Brock Perks

Suzanna Andric and daughter Lillian (3) watch as Williamtown RAAF base hosts 70th anniversary of 41, 42 and 44 wings. Suzanna’s husband, LAC Ed Andric, was in the parade. Picture by Brock Perks