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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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JRPP DEFERS DECISION ON CONTROVERSIAL WEST BYRON DEVELOPMENT

A decision on a controversial development at West Byron has been deferred, pending further discussions with council and the applicant. The $40 million residential subdivision proposed by the West Byron Landowners Group went before the Joint Regional Planning Panel at Mullumbimby this afternoon. But Northern JRPP chairman Garry West said late information from the applicant meant a decision couldn’t be made today. The matter may yet end up before the Land and Environment Court. (VISION ONLY)

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WOMAN CHARGED WITH HIGH RANGE DRINK DRIVING AT BYRON BAY

A 45-year-old woman has been charged with high range drink driving, after returning a reading more than six times the legal limit on the Far North Coast. The woman was arrested in a carpark on Jonson Street at Byron Bay just before 2 o’clock this afternoon, after her Toyota Corolla struck a light pole. She was taken to Byron Bay Police Station, where she returned a breath analysis reading of 0.333. The woman from Clunes had her licence suspended, and will face court later this month.

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