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MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE FACING DRUGS CHARGES FOLLOWING SPLENDOUR

More than 100 punters are facing drugs-related charges, following the Splendour in the Grass music festival over the weekend. Among those soon to face court – a 25-year-old man allegedly caught carrying MDMA tablets and cash, and a 42-year-old man accused of assaulting a security guard. Police also issued nearly 40 cannabis cautions, during the three-day event. (VISION ONLY)

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RETIRED MARINE RESCUE VOLUNTEER TAKES A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

A former Marine Rescue volunteer has been given a trip down memory lane, in the form of a special tour of the new tower at Ballina Bar. Retired Gold Coast resident, Ivan Mackey, volunteered at the organisation from 1982 to 92. He says the multi-million dollar tower is a far cry from the caravan set-up he’s used to.. But despite this, he believes he’s still got the magic touch. “No I wouldn’t be confused at all I can handle a computer. I saw one of the volunteers up there working the radio’s this morning, I thought I could still do that.” The tower was officially opened in April last year.

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