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LISMORE POOCH WINS ‘BEST IN SHOW’

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After 12 days of competiton, a Fox Terrier from Lismore has claimed the ‘Best in Show’ title at Sydney’s Royal Dog Show. Four-year-old Lex Luthor was awarded the ribbon yesterday afternoon, beating more than 4,000 dogs who entered the event. An international judging team, led by Japan’s Sumiko Ikeda, found Lex to have the most flair and skill out of the seven finalists. “You dream you can do this but never really think it will happen. Lex comes from a long line of winners – his Father won Best in Show previously and his Mother won Best in Show in Brisbane so there is obviously something in the genes,” said Lex’s owner Lee Rushforth. “Everyone wants to win Sydney Royal so we are over the moon with the result – I really couldn’t be more proud of him.” Read More »

NATIONALS LIKELY TO RETAIN SEAT OF LISMORE

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Nationals candidate for the state seat of Lismore, Thomas George, looks set to retain his position, despite a 22.5 per cent swing away from the party. Mr George is 1526 votes ahead of Greens candidate Adam Guise, with almost 90 per cent of the vote counted. Mr Guise was originally ahead in the days after the election, but Mr George has since regained ground. The result will give the Coalition its 53rd seat. Labor has 33 seats and two others remain in doubt. Read More »

CROWDS DANCE ON AS RAIN HOVERS OVER BLUESFEST WEEKEND

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Byron Bay’s Bluesfest wraps up tonight with performances from funk legends Parliament and Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly. But lesser-known musicians have also been getting plenty of love from music fans over the five day festival. Read More »

STARLIGHT FESTIVAL PUTS HEALTHY CHOCOLATE IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS EASTER

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While most of us over-indulged over Easter, many in Bangalow were focussed on health and well being. The 2015 Starlight Festival featured a number of alternative health specialists, from Shaman’s to healers – and this year, chocolate specialists. Read More »

WEATHER: SATURATED SATURDAY BEFORE MARVELLOUS MONDAY

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It was a very wet Easter at times, but as expected, it all blew over allowing us to dry out before the long weekend’s end. We squeezed in a great day before a big line of storms made its way across the west this afternoon. This is a pre-frontal trough. The front behind it has lots of cold air wrapped up in it. This will make sure the Autumn weather roller coaster stays on track. Get ready for some cold nights and cooler days. Once the front moves through we won’t see much rain. It will be clear and cool across the region until costal showers develop at the end of the week. Read More »

EASTER GOLF TOURNAMNET A SUCCESS

Despite wet conditions, organisers have labelled the annual Easter Golf tournament ‘sensational.’ Today the greens were recovering after two days of heavy play, which saw a local come out on top. “Matt Cranndel whose from Byron Bay was successful from Gene Ward who was from the ex-lismore Junior club now Palm Meadows. So it was a good game, a strong tournament.” Almost 500 golfers took part in the annual event at the Lismore Workers Golf Club. Read More »

BLUESFEST FANS SPLASH OUT IN BYRON

Business was booming in Byron Bay today – and it seems it was largely thanks the Bluesfest. Thousands of music fans left the campgrounds at Tyagarah, to splash some cash at the town’s shops, bars and restaurants. Read More »

DAYLIGHT BOTTLE SHOP ROBBERY

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An armed man is on the run from police, after a brazen mid-morning robbery in Ballina. Police say the offender threatened a bottle-shop attendant with a knife, before fleeing with money from the cash register.   Read More »

CONNECTING WITH HEALTH AND WELLBEING – EVEN THROUGH CHOCOLATE

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While many of us have chocolate on our mind this easter, in Bangalow, people are being encouraged to shift their focus onto health and well being. The Starlight Festival features a number of health specialists, including a ‘chocolate wizard’ who believes cacao can be used as medicine.   Read More »

HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES AT BLUESFEST

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It’s the festival that runs in Byron Bay’s blood, and this year, even mother nature is looking out for Bluesfest. Rain held off this morning, as the first of the weekend’s 100,000 revellers arrived at Tea Tree Farm in Tyagarah   Read More »

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