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LISMORE MEMORIAL BATHS CELEBRATE 90TH BIRTHDAY

Lismore’s Memorial Baths marked a milestone moment today, celebrating its 90th Birthday. Bob Trevan’s mother was the first person to dive into the pool in 1928 after raising funds for the project. He says she’d be thrilled the monument honouring the 200 soldiers who lost their lives in World War One, still stands. “It’s a pretty historic day for me. It’s a monumental day because she was allowed to be the first person because she raised the most money, to build what you see here.” Since the day it opened and 633 residents jumped in, the Baths have played a central role in the city.

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NORTH COAST POLICE SEARCH FINDS DRUGS AND UNREGISTERED FIREARM

A 28-year-old man has been arrested, after a police stop led to the discovery of drugs and an unregistered firearm, on the New South Wales North Coast. Police stopped a Ford Territory on Saturday morning, at Skennars Head near Ballina, where they say the driver’s license had expired. It’s alleged as police conducted further checks the man accelerated away, before being stopped again nearby. Further investigations led to a loaded revolver being found on the side of Skennars Road, while it’s alleged drugs and ammunition were found at the man’s accommodation. He was charged with multiple offences including possessing an unregistered firearm, and will face court later today.

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WOMAN DIES IN HOSPITAL 8 DAYS AFTER NORTH COAST CRASH

A woman has died in hospital, 8 days after a crash at Cudgen, on the New South Wales North Coast. The 24-year-old was driving along Cudgen Road on Sunday the 4th March, when her car left the road and hit a number of trees. She was treated on scene, before being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital. Police were advised this morning that she had died of her injuries.

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MAN KILLED IN NORTH COAST CRASH

An 88-year-old man has died after the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with a prime mover, on the New South Wales North Coast. Just before 7pm on Friday, a Toyota Sedan and a Volvo prime mover, travelling in opposite directions collided on the Pacific Highway at Broadwater. The driver of the sedan died at the scene, while the 51-year-old truck driver was taken to hospital for mandatory testing. It’s the second fatal accident on that stretch of road in a week, after a motorcyclist was killed last weekend.

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