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July 15, 2024

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In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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Getting the word out on wildlife

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Let the BBSF fun begin!

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Playing with fire

Their excitement is infectious. Young schoolboys in uniform cluster around Rebecca Barnes’ stall as she passes the finger limes...

There are no immediate plans to improve security at the Island Quarry site in Ewingsdale. At least five people have suffered serious back injuries from jumping off high cliffs into waterholes at the quarry.

Island Quarry Reserve Trust chairman Shane Rennie has pleaded with people in the past not to jump at the quarry but says doctors agree that you cannot prevent the practice as some people love danger.

Shane has suggested people use commonsense and take responsibility for their actions.

Fencing may add further danger when gaining access to the site.


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