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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE TRAGEDY HITS THE NORTH WEST

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And as the death toll from Nepal’s earthquake disaster reaches beyond 3000, one Tamworth woman is breathing a sigh of relief. Sue Snook made contact with her brother Noel Border late last night, who just days ago completed the Everest Base Camp trek. Read More »

WEATHER: ANOTHER EAST COAST LOW ON THE WAY

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Another east coast low is expected to form this week. It will be a different monster to last week’s storm and could affect a larger area, extending across northern New South Wales and south east Queensland. It will then move south and onto the Mid North Coast and Hunter. A large high currently sits over the nation, feeding a trough deepening over the eastern states with moist onshore winds. This trough is likely to spin into an east coast low later in the week, producing more strong winds and heavy seas. While all east coast lows have similarities, they are also different so this will be another potentially dangerous storm and one to be monitored in the coming days. Read More »

LENNOX HEAD MAKE HISTORY WITH ANZAC CUP WIN OVER GOONELLABAH

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Lennox Head Sharks have made history, winning their first ever Anzac Cup title. In an aggressive final the sharks outclassed their counterparts Goonellabah, to claim victory 3-1. Read More »

FAR NORTH COAST LIFE SAVING 2015 PATROL SEASON DRAWS TO AN ENDS

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Today marks the end of another patrol season for our Surf Life Saving volunteers. More than ten people tragically lost their lives on Far North Coast beaches and life savers say it’s an indication that swimmers still need more education. Read More »

MOVING ANZAC CENTENARY IN LISMORE

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World war veterans, widows and students stood side by side at the ANZAC day ceremony in Lismore today. It was one of the biggest turn outs the city has ever seen.   Read More »

METGASCO TO SEEK COMPENSATION AFTER ‘UNLAWFUL’ SUSPENSION

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There’s been a win for mining giant Metgasco in the Supreme Court this morning. Justice Richard Button overturning the state government’s decision to suspend the company’s right to drill at Bentley. There are plans to lodge an appeal.   Read More »

EXTRA CHARGES LAID AGAINST ACCUSED MURDERER

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Police have laid extra charges against a man who allegedly murdered his father in South Murwillumbah last year. 46-year-old Michael Anthony Martin died at his unit on Quarry Road on June 13 last year. His 25-year-old son was charged with his murder in March. Police say Mr Martin was the target of a previous home invasion in April 2014, which left him seriously injured. Detectives have now charged his son in relation to that incident and he’ll face Newcastle Local Court today. Read More »

TOSTEE DENIED SENTENCE APPEAL OVER DRINK DRIVING

The parents of accused balcony killer, Gable Tostee, left Lismore District court without their son this morning, after he lost an appeal against a 10 month jail sentence. It relates to a drunken high speed police pursuit, committed three weeks before Tostee was charged with the murder of Warriena Wright. Defence lawyer, Philip Crick, argued the 28 year old was finding it difficult in prison, after being denied medication for depression. But Judge Blackmore dismissed the appeal, saying the driving offence was one of the most serious he’d seen.   Read More »

TIME TO GET THE FLU JAB

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It’s the time of year we’re encouraged to roll up our sleeves, and protect ourselves against the flu. Winter is fast approaching, and the vaccine is ready to go, after a few modifications.     Read More »

SPLENDOUR 2015 DECLARED A SELL OUT

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Splendour in the Grass tickets have sold out in under 50 minutes. Staying true to its reputation as Australia’s fastest selling festival, more than 30,000 tickets were snapped up online this morning. Read More »

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