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This is the week that was on the Northern Rivers

Rhys Cooksey and his magic metre "crocodile"
Rhys Cooksey and his magic metre "crocodile" Rhys Cooksey

HERE are our top stories for the week from last Saturday.

If you've missed out on anything, it is here for you to read.

Saturday

Now this is a tattoo

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/about-face-final-twist-kiwi-teens-devast8-tattoo-s/3209095/

Another Tales from the Grave story leaves us wondering what is the truth

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/was-he-shot-or-did-he-fall-lonely-death-a-mystery/3208708/

Sunday

This mum disciplined her son and then had him taken away.

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/mum-loses-custody-kids-because-how-she-handled-tan/3209231/

Peter FitzSimons, Chair of The Australian Republican Movement, making his case at The Southern Cross University Marquee  at The Byron Writers Festival.
Peter FitzSimons, Chair of The Australian Republican Movement, making his case at The Southern Cross University Marquee at The Byron Writers Festival. Sophie Moeller

There was plenty happening at the Byron Bay Writers Festival

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/byron-bay-writers-festival-peter-fitzsimons-case-f/3209259/#/0

Monday

Some lowlifes decided to threaten a couple of workers with a sword

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/pregnant-woman-bound-during-armed-robbery/3209468/

NSW Police have erected a crime scene on North St, Grafton following an alleged shooting incident.
NSW Police have erected a crime scene on North St, Grafton following an alleged shooting incident. Matthew Elkerton

The man who was shot by police was identified as a Grafton local

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/man-shot-by-police-identified-as-grafton-man/3209600/

Tuesday

SES and police emergency crews move through the centre of Lismore looking for people in need of evacuation.
SES and police emergency crews move through the centre of Lismore looking for people in need of evacuation. Marc Stapelberg

Hard to believe that people would be blaming the SES for anything but there was a backlash

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/ses-copping-the-blame-post-flood/3209842/

Wednesday

This dad copped more than he was expecting for some sneaky behaviour

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/casino-father-allegedly-used-social-media-to-groom/3210263/

This council was accused of putting national and state issues before local ones

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/grandstanding-political-agendas-out-of-control-at-/3210369/

Thursday

An alleged animal torturer was granted bail

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/alleged-animal-torturer-released-on-supreme-court-/3210864/

Not the crocodile we were expecting, but bloody good catch

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/crocodile-in-the-river-caught-snapped-and-released/3210422/

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Possibility of rain in them thar clouds

There may be rain on our horizon.

While SE QLD gets a good soaking, NE NSW holds its breath

Police car latest victim when woman headbutts it

Police car became victim to woman's destructive nature.

Two women arrested by police for assault and destroying property

All the gigs you need to know about this week

ON STAGE: The Linelockers are a roots rockabilly and honky tonk trio from Lismore. Their grass roots approach to traditional rockabilly and honky tonk standards along with authentic original material are sure to keep that dance floor boppin'. At Evans Head Bowling Club this Saturday from 8pm.

From honky tonk tapping to milonga dancing

Local Partners

Wollongbar general store's doors to close today

PETROL and alcohol prices slashed as trading ceases.


First Falls tickets go on sale today

From Sydney, Jayde Lawe, Adam burns and his daughter Jayme Burns at Falls Festival Byron Bay 2016-17.

All the info you need to ensure you get your Falls tickets.

Singer scores date with Aida at the Beach

Camels have been cast in starring roles in Opera Australia's upcoming production of Aida.

Dunoon resident will perform at the upcoming Opera Australia show

Glenn goes up on Kinky Boots

ON STAGE: The Australian cast of the musical Kinky Boots. INSET: Glenn Butcher.

Former resident has one of the main roles in the upcoming QPAC show

Music in the air and talent everywhere

PASSION for music, art and drama was showcased by talented HSC students at the annual Rivers MADness performance.

Massive talent from little folk on show in Little Big Shots

Shane Jacobson hosts Little Big Shots.

Shane Jacobson has as much fun as his guests in new talent show.

‘I’m pissed off’: Bachelorette finally loses it

Matty is made take Elise on a date by her dad.

UNREST is brewing in the Bachelor mansion.

What's on the big screen this week

Domhnall Gleeson and Tom Cruise in a scene from American Made.

TOM Cruise is flying high in Doug Liman's drug drama American Made.

Fantasy world of dance and performance in Nimbin

LICENCE TO THRILL: Fantasies Erotique Cabaret this season will also feature beautiful rope art by Don Bozza as well as double pole act from the best dancers in the region. Photo: Donatella Parisini Photography

Rope art to feature at this years Fantasies Erotique Cabaret

Flume will welcome 2018 at Falls Byron Bay

Will Flume take out Triple J's Hottest 100 music poll this year?

Grammy Award-winner artist will take punters into the new year

Forum to discuss unfair rental laws

Toowoomba. South Toowoomba. Real estate. Property July 2017

Across the Northern Rivers nearly a third of people are renting

Nasty cocktail of mortgage stress just 0.5% away

MORTGAGE STRESS: High cost of living and household debt mean even a tiny rate rise could push households in the 2480 postcode into mortgage stress and face a potential foreclosure.

Home owners in 2480 postcode facing mortgage stress threat

199 home sites approved in Evans Head

The Evans Head Manufactured Home Estate plans. Zoran Architecture.

Manufactured Home estate approved near aerodrome