Armoured Batman meant a lot to Simon Wait. A helluva lot.
Simon, who owns the Heroes and More store at Wallsend, was the man behind the mask. As Batman, he's visited kids in need and done a lot for charity in the Hunter.
So he was disheartened, disappointed and frustrated when he discovered that the helmet and gloves from his suit had been stolen from his store's top shelf.
Ironically, he discovered they were missing when he went to put the suit on for a photo with police, who had come to his shop to talk about crime in the area.
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Simon's handmade helmet and gloves, perhaps they could see that they're returned to him. He does a lot of good for the community. He could do with some of that goodness coming back his way.
Mavis and the Moon
The day Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon was filled with excitement.
For Mavis Ebbott, 91, though, the event wasn't exactly exciting. Tedious would be a better word.
With the 50th anniversary of the momentous occasion to be marked on Saturday, Mavis recalled her memories of the day.
She was a teacher at the time at Jubilee Road primary school at Wallsend, now known as Elermore Vale Public School.
"We borrowed a television set from one of the neighbours. We opened up double classrooms, sat all the children down and looked at the television," she said.
They sat there for a long time, waiting. Then they waited some more.
"We looked at the steps of the lunar module, waiting for some legs to come down," she said.
The children were understandably getting bored [as were the teachers].
The teachers took the kids outside for some play-time to break the monotony, while someone waited inside just in case something happened on the moon.
Records show that Neil Armstrong came down that ladder and set foot on the moon at 12.56pm [eastern standard time] on July 21, 1969 [it was still July 20 in the United States].
"When I got home, I didn't care whether man had walked on the moon or not. All I wanted to do was rest my eyes," Mavis joked.
Legends All Round
The two 16-year-old girls who are organising a pro-choice rally in Newcastle on Sunday started a GoFundMe page to raise the $408 needed to stage the event.
We noticed Andrew Colin stepped in and donated $125 to help them meet the remaining amount of the funding goal.
Mara Ilicic-Devorsine posted on Facebook: "Andrew Colin you legend!".
Andrew Colin: "Nah, the organisers and attendees are legends. This is just helping out some awesome people who are doing something that shouldn't even need to happen."
Humility in action, that.