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BYRON PUBLIC PLANS UNVEILED

Byron Bay Public School could soon look very different with the State Government releasing a fly-through video, showcasing its plans to upgrade the campus. The design features 10 cutting-edge classrooms, along with several outdoor learning areas which would replace demountable classrooms and cater for ongoing enrolment growth.  

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POLICEWOMAN ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED DURING ARREST

A police officer has allegedly been assaulted during an arrest on the far north of New South Wales on Saturday. Police say two men became involved in a brawl outside a licensed premises on Wharf Street in Tweed Heads, and when police were called, one of the men assaulted an attending female officer. The pair were arrested before a third man was also arrested when he allegedly assaulted one of the arrested men. It’s also alleged the first two men assaulted other patrons and damaged a vehicle earlier that evening at another licensed premises on Minjungbal Drive. A 51-year-old man has been charged with affray and common assault, while a 24-year-old man was charged with two counts of affray. A 23-year-old man was charged with assault police officer in execution of duty, two counts of affray and malicious damage.

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POLICE AWARDED FOR HARD WORK

It can be a thankless job at times – but today, the region’s men and women in blue were recognised for their hard work and dedication. Among the long list of accolades – the Commissioner’s Commendation for Courage – handed out by the Police Commissioner himself.

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FIVE CAR CRASH CAUSES TRAFFIC CHAOS

Traffic was brought to a standstill on the Bruxner Highway this morning – following a chaotic five-car crash. A triple-zero call was made shortly after 8am – but miraculously no one was trapped or injured. Cars were backed-up for several kilometres on either side of the Pineapple Road intersection, as emergency services worked to remove the cars involved. Both lanes of the highway were re-opened just before 10am. (NO AUDIO)

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MAVIS CELEBRATES 105TH BIRTHDAY

Few Alstonville residents have witnessed more history than Mavis Berryman, who today turned 105. Born in 1912 – Mavis has always had a keen interest in sport, and travelled the world extensively when she was younger. Originally from Uralla, near Armidale – she has 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way. Although appreciative – the humble matriarch says she was embarrassed by all the attention. (VISION ONLY)

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