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Claims that ‘renewable gas’ is making MasterChef 'greener' are under scrutiny following a complaint to the ACCC.

New Tweed Valley Hospital opens today

The controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital opened to patients at 8am this morning.

National Volunteer Week honouring locals who give back

Tweed Shire Council will use National Volunteer Week to celebrate the significant contribution volunteers make across the Tweed, and to spotlight those who selflessly give back to the community.

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Baby, it’s chilly outside

Three Lords and the Byron Theatre are presenting a special performance of the 1983 classic film The Big Chill on Saturday, May 26. The show includes a concert performance of the soundtrack by The Byron Theatre Orchestra, along with food trucks, cocktails and perhaps the odd bit of audience participation.

A south-bound b-double truck collided with a north-bound sedan on the Pacific Highway at Knockrow yesterday afternoon, sending it spinning off the roadway.

The truck itself then crossed onto the wrong side of the road and ran into a power pole, which snapped, and ploughed off the road in front of the Macadamia Castle.

The female driver of the Holden Astra was taken to hospital for observation but is not believed to be in a serious condition. The car, however, was a write-off with its right-hand front wheel completely ripped off.

The stretch of road recently had its speed limit reduced from 100km/h to 90km/h, although locals say they had been campaigning for it to be reduced to 80.

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  1. Even though the road has been re:zoned at 90 k’s many of the traffic is still travelling at 100 k’s. Drivers that have travelled the raod many times before are not adhering to the new speed limit.

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