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TWO HOMES COMPLETELY DESTROYED IN LENNOX HEAD FIRE

Two homes have been destroyed by fire on the New South Wales Far North Coast. Fire crews were called to Survey Street at Lennox Head at around 1 o’clock this morning, after reports a house was well alight. The blaze spread to a neighbouring home, with a total of seven people evacuated. A 28-year-old man, who lived in one of the houses, was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for minor smoke inhalation. Two police officers also suffered smoke inhalation, but didn’t require any treatment Police are now investigating.

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ELDERLY MAN STRUCK BY CAR AT BALLINA

An 83-year-old man has been taken to Lismore Base Hospital suffering a head injury, after he was struck by a car at Ballina. The accident happened just before midday on the corner of Cherry Street and Crane Street. It’s understood the elderly man was conscious and breathing as he was treated by paramedics.

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DOMINO’S PIZZA’S LISMORE STORE RE-OPENS

Domino’s Pizza has re-opened its Lismore store, after it was earlier this week closed when a disgruntled ex employee took to social media, sharing a number of images from inside the store. Isaac Wilson posted the photos of the Lismore business in a local community group, saying he took the action because of the public health risk and his frustration with “poor management”. The images show filthy work spaces, mouldy cheese, as well as pale-coloured prawns and a mop left in dirty water. In a statement a spokesperson for the company said, “we have since been busy auditing, cleaning and training all team members in relation to food safety standards.” “There is absolutely no excuses when it comes to anything other than the highest of standards when it comes to food safety and store cleanliness.”

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DRAMATIC POLICE PURSUIT IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS

Two children have escaped uninjured, after a dramatic police pursuit in the state’s north in which a Ford Ranger rammed multiple police cars. Officers attempted to stop a vehicle on River Street at Ballina just before 11 o’clock last night, but the car accelerated away. It’s alleged the 25-year-old driver, who was wanted for serious offences in Queensland, called Triple 000 during the pursuit to make threats towards police. The pursuit was called off due to safety concerns before the car was spotted further south at Lismore. A second began on the Summerland Way just after 1am, with the Ford Ranger reversing into a highway patrol vehicle before ramming a second police car. One of the vehicle’s narrowly missed an officer who was attempting to lay road spikes. The 25-year-old man was arrested after a short struggle and two children, …

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