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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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Highest Hapki yusul award given to former Rosebank resident

Ross Kendall Jarrod Taylor has received the Ninth Dan – the highest award in Hapki yusul, the martial art from...

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

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Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Mullumbimby has another dinner venue now that The Empire is open at nighttime again. With a mix of influences including American soulfood, European tapas and modern classics the new dinner menu is full of plates made to share. Now licensed; as well as serving beer and wine there is a growing selection of classic cocktails. With a relaxed informal atmosphere it’s an alternative setting to either the pub or restaurant for drinks or dinner.

The Empire. 20 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby. 6684 2306.

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Pictured: Sliders of southern-fried chicken, pulled pork and salt-and-pepper squid, arancini, rosemary Tom Collins. Cheese platter and dips accompanied by Mojo shiraz.

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