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BYRON BAY BLASTS LENNOX AWAY

Byron Bay has demolished Lennox Head in round four of Far North Coast Rugby Union. Lennox was never really in it – after trailing 26-nil at the break, Jono Huddy crossed in the second half to score the side’s only try. At the other end, Jack Cooke topped Byron’s try-scoring list, crossing twice, while John Laughlin nailed four conversions. Come full time, the visitors finished a whopping 33 points clear. In other games, Lismore outclassed Casino 27 points to 19, while Wollongbar Alstonville prevailed by three against Southern Cross University, and Ballina held off a late charge from Bangalow. (VISION ONLY)

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SIGNS BANNING OFFENSIVE VANS APPEAR

Tourism operators in Byron Bay have begun banning campervans covered in offensive slogans from their premises, as the campaign against the vehicles intensifies. Recently added signage now informs tourists they’re not welcome at certain locations if their vehicle is covered with inappropriate signage.

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BYRON BAY TRAIN MAKING TRACKS

It’s been 12 years since a train rattled and rolled through the Northern Rivers, however in a matter of months – the railway will be brought back to life. A Byron Bay resort is privately funding to restore a 3.5-kilometre section of track- a move that’s left the community divided.

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OLD BYRON HOSPITAL SITE COULD BE SOLD

The state government says it’s considering selling the current Byron District Hospital site, when the facility is replaced by the Byron Central Hospital later this month. Located on Shirley Street, within walking distance to Main Beach, it’s estimated the site could fetch several million dollars. (VISION ONLY)

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CHRIS HEMSWORTH SPOTTED SURFING AT BYRON

Fresh off a surfing trip to Fiji, Chris Hemsworth has hit the swell back in Byron Bay in northern New South Wales. The Australian actor was spotted “carving it up” with several friends in the cold and windy conditions. His brother Liam was also there but didn’t get wet – instead perching himself on nearby rocks to take photos. (VISION ONLY)

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