Owner of Inner City Wine Makers Rob Wilce. He blends and ferments his wine in the heart of Wickham.

From grungy wasteland to social hub

Newcastle is settling into a new post-mining, post-BP era in which the inner-city landscape is changing from grungy wasteland to social and cultural hub, with an influx of new cafes and restaurants.

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Newcastle nightlife bar Silo

Everything old is new

Once maligned as an after-dark trouble spot, Australia's 'Steel City' has reinvented itself as a minor capital of cool, writes Rosemarie Milsom.

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