From the newsroom AM 15/08/2012

ANOTHER busy day has started at The Daily Examiner headquarters.

Our news meeting has just finished and our dedicated team of reporters are off to a flying start to get our Thursday edition ready.

I (Emma Pritchard) am getting back into the working groove after two weeks annual leave. I am knuckling down to prepare some stories for the upcoming The Daily Examiner Wedding Expo. I shall be speaking to local business owners who will be attending the event on Sunday and getting all the inside tips on how to make your special day a memorable occasion.

I am also getting a head start on a few features I have coming up over the next few weeks and what an interesting collection they are too.

Reporter Lachlan Thompson has a couple of stories on the go. Lachlan is currently writing an article about  haemostasis - a process which prevents excess blood loss in the body. Later today he will be speaking to a martial artist, something he says he is looking forward to.

A few new reports of scams have cropped up again in the Clarence Valley. Lachlan and I will be following these stories today and tomorrow.

Kate Matthews is looking into claims by a local resident that the Maclean/Yamba Pacific Highway interchange is an accident waiting to happen. Later in the day Kate will be heading to Maclean to attend 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.

Editor Jenna Cairney is hard at work on our lead story for tomorrow, a new DA approval in Junction Hill. She also has a couple of council yarns to work through and will be chasing up information on an Aboriginal conference to be held tomorrow in Grafton.

Photographer Adam Hourigan will be photographing the DEX netball heats throughout the day.

Senior writer Terry Deefholts is currently working on our entertainment section.

I (Emma Pritchard) will be walking the streets today, having a chat with a few locals and asking a few questions. If you see me around come up and say hello -don't be shy.

Keep browsing our website throughout the day as the team will be constantly uploading new articles for you to read.



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