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From the newsroom PM 15/08/2012

4PM

DAILY Examiner journalists are putting together the finishing touches on their stories for the day and completing articles for publication later in the week.

Photographer Adam Hourigan has put together a fantastic gallery online featuring his photos from the DEX netball heats this morning, www.dailyexaminer.com.au/photos/galleries/daily-examiner-netball-round-games/#/0

Kate Matthews has traveled to Maclean and she is currently attending a public meeting at Maclean Services Club to look at plans to make significant changes to the rosters of our local paramedics who are objecting to the proposal based on fears of increased fatigue and a loss of service to the community.

Lachlan Thompson has completed his article about haemostasis. He is currently working on a martial arts story and will be speaking to Craig Larsen, the martial arts master.

Our editor Jenna Cairney has been busy organising the election forums for next week and she is frantically trying to file her copy before the Clarence Valley Community Unions forum tonight at 6pm. Jenna will be heading to that shortly before coming back to the office to finish up the paper.Like many of us she is relying on caffeine and chocolate to get through the day.

I (Emma Pritchard) have been busy writing articles to promote our upcoming 2012 Wedding Expo on Sunday. I have been speaking with local exhibitors who will have information stalls and demonstrations at the event and there is a strong feeling of excitement in the air as the expo looms closer.

I've also spoken to Jane Bourke of The Naked Hound who has won a prize for her outstanding dog grooming skills at the Royal Queensland Show, commonly known as EKKA.

Like Jenna I too am relying on chocolate to get me through my first day back in the office. I have a few loose ends to tidy up and another twix bar to scoff.



Blue Pools bloom here to stay over summer

The Blue Pools at Angourie which has been closed due to a toxic blue-green algae bloom.

Hot, dry weather means pools will likely stay closed

From larrikin to legend, that's the life of Brian

Proud grand parents of Sam, Sue and Brian Carroll, were blown away by the Grafton community's desire to help out their family. Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

Friends and family farewell Brian Carroll, 70

Spotify Summer Tour pops into Valley

The Spotify Summer Tour truck is heading for the Clarence Valley this weekend!

Swedish online music streaming service comes to town bearing gifts

Local Partners

Check out twinkle town

Enjoy a tour of the Clarence Valley's Christmas lights this year with the Clarence Community Transport


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Ready to rumble: Boxing makes long-awaited return to Grafton

DETERMINED: Grafton Amateur Boxing Club members Zac Cotten (Cruiserweight), James Morrison (Jnr Featherweight), Eddie Debono (Super Heavyweight), Rhys Walters (Light Heavyweight), Joseph Pigg (Jnr Welterweight), Jamie Mansfield (Cruiserweight) are prearing for upcoming fight night in Grafton.

Five North Coast title belts up for grabs

Cyclist's 24 hours of pain for mental health

International endurance mountain-bike rider Morgan Pilley is used to pushing through the elements, but this weekend he'll push on to raise money for local mental health services in a charity ride at Junction Hill.

Ride For Youth to raise money for local youth mental health services

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?

Obama's private struggle laid bare in film

Australian actor Devon Terrell portrays a young Barack Obama in the Netflix original movie Barry. Supplied by Netflix.

Filmakers focus in on Obama's legacy

Brad Pitt's sons won't see him

Brad Pitt's eldest sons are reportedly "refusing" to see him.

Chris Pratt fell asleep while babysitting

Chris Pratt revealed he fell asleep during babysitting duties

Kylie Minogue: I want to get married soon

Pop star Kylie Minogue has revealed she hopes to get married soon

Give a little more this Christmas

TIME TO GIVE: Lee Johns, Courtney Smith and Daniel Kelly of Ray White Yamba promote their Little Ray Of Giving Christmas gift appeal.

Call out for presents, big or small

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

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