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Car runs red light within minutes at official opening

DEX FILES: Crims steal essentials - guns and wigs

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Robbers make off with gifts for their mothers or disguises for their next crime

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Motorists advised to exercise caution in the area

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JAIL: Ex-councillor locked up for disturbing sex crimes

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IN COURT: Seven people facing Grafton court today

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Man charged after attempted South Grafton armed robbery

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                          The Gold Coast’s business credentials will be bolstered today when the city’s leading space company announces a parntership with the Australian Space Agency.

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                          Southern Cross Austereo feels the pinch of declining revenue, with the parent company of 2Day FM, Fox FM and Triple M making the decision to axe dozens of jobs.

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