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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Family Court scrapped

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Super swim challenge accepted

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Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

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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.

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Jessica Webster has been missing since boarding a bus to Tweed Heads on Friday (December 21). Photo NSW Police

Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who failed to make it home after boarding a bus to Tweed Heads on Friday, December 21.

Jessica Webster was last seen at a bus stop on the Tweed Coast Road, Pottsville, at about 10am that day.

When she failed to return home, officers from Tweed/Byron Police District were notified and commenced inquiries to locate her.

Police and family hold concerns for Jessica’s welfare due to her age and a medical condition.

She is described as being of Caucasian appearance with a fair complexion, 170cm to 175cm tall, medium build, with brown long hair, and brown eyes.

Jessica was last seen wearing black jeans, a black hooded jumper, black ‘Nike’ sneakers, and carrying a denim backpack.

Police have been told she may be travelling to the Lismore area.

Anyone who has information about Jessica’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 immediately.

Police are appealing for help finding this missing Toowoomba 17-year-old last seen in Byron Bay on December 9. Photo QLD Police

QLD girl may be in Byron Bay

Meanwhile, QLD Police have issued an alert over a 17-year-old Toowoomba girl, who has been reported missing and is believed to be on the North Coast.

The girl (pictured) was last seen on December 9 at an address in Byron Bay and concerns are held for her welfare as she has not been heard from since.

She is described as Caucasian, approximately 155cm tall, with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes.

Police are urging anyone who may have any information in relation to her whereabouts to come forward

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

 


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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.

Family Court scrapped

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