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Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

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Stories about "Nepal aid":

Toni Childs to headline Rebuild Nepal concert

Eighteen months on from the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, which claimed nearly 9,000 lives and left 3.5 million homeless, efforts to repair the physical and emotional damage continue.

The next big thing for Nepal

Marleen Peters, Suffolk Park. The next best thing for Nepal after all the wonderful fundraising in our region is to actually go there and go trekking to help the tourist industry get back on their feet.

Toni Childs sings for Nepal

Toni Childs, the award-winning singer/songwriter, was in Nepal just days before the first earthquake struck and immediately started organising a benefit concert to raise funds to rebuild Nepal, with Naren and Sono King, owners of Crystal Castle.

Mullum loves Nepal even more than before

It seemed like half of Mullumbimby turned out to support Nepal on Saturday night. And they handed over $20,000 in exchange for a fabulous night’s entertainment and the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety of hats. Jon Summers, Suffolk Park

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so many get it so wrong? Why...

Viruses

Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating multiple copies of themselves through...