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MAN CHARGED OVER ALLEGED CHILD GROOMING

Police have charged a 27-year-old man, following an investigation into an alleged attempt to groom a child in the New South Wales Northern Rivers. It’s alleged the man engaged in email conversations, as well as exchanged images with a child under the age of 16. Following inquiries officers arrested a man in Lismore on Friday. He was charged with using a carriage service to groom a child under 16 years of age, and refused bail to face Lismore Local Court later today.

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WOULD YOU USE THIS RING-BEARER AT YOUR WEDDING?

If you’re thinking about tying-the-knot, there’s a new ring-bearer in town. ‘Socks’ the 6-year-old barn owl is nearing the end of his 4-year-training at the Macadamia Castle. The clever bird soars into the sky, navigating crowds for a smooth landing at the altar.. with rings in tow. Socks will be available for bookings from Monday, trainers say it could be the first service of its kind in the world.

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NEW CAMPAIGN AIMED AT BOOSTING LOCAL KOALA POPULATIONS

Act now or our local koala populations face extinction, that’s the message behind a bold new campaign aimed at protecting the vulnerable species. ‘Friends of the Koala’ say habitat loss could see the creatures die out on the North Coast. One of their biggest concerns; the proposed West Byron Development. The group is attempting to mobilise the community through a 10-step action checklist, which can be found by clicking here (VISION ONLY)

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