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February 26, 2021

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Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

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Police are asking for the public’s help to find a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s who has been missing from a caravan park in Tweed Heads since Friday.

A search will resume this morning for Carol Anderson, 70, who left the Palms Caravan Park on Dry Dock Road at about 1.40pm on Friday. She was last seen walking toward Fraser Drive and has not been seen since.

She is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 160cm tall, of a medium build, with brown/grey collar-length hair. She was spotted on CCTV leaving the park wearing a long white dress with shoe-string straps.

Police say she may have taken shelter during rainstorms over the weekend and are encouraging people to look in garages and backyard sheds.

Anyone with information are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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