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Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.

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Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Joyride tears up Chinderah golf course fairway

Police say that three youths were caught joyriding on golf club vehicles at Chinderah late last Friday evening.

Saddle Road land snapped up for $10m

A picturesque property in Brunswick Heads that was once slated to become an eco-village may become a light industrial precinct after the owners sold it to a developer for $10 million. 

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

To kill all Jews? No…

Subhi Awad, Mullumbimby With respect to Wakil and Macklin (Letters, 21 July) the assertion that the Palestinian resistance wants to kill...

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Kieren Perrow will be Byron Bay’s favourite son today after taking out the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii yesterday.

The 34-year-old was not expected to win after being pipped at the post at last year’s championship by Jeremy Flores.

This year he didn’t even let national loyalty get in the way of the victor’s podium, beating Joel Parkinson to the crown.

But Parkinson will take a huge confidence boost from the event heading into next year after recovering from an injury-marred 2010 to finish overall second and defeat 11-time world champion Kelly Slater in the semifinal.

Read Josh Rakic’s report in The Sydney Morning Herald.


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