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May 18, 2024

Russell Brand calls for more compassion for drug users

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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Serious two-vehicle crash – Alstonville

A man is in a serious condition following a two-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Monday.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: It’s a Sign

Someone is taking down signs. You know who you are. Right now, I bet you are sitting at home with a bunch of corflutes from the Byron Comedy Festival, and a bunch of other local events, feeling powerful in your sad fight against fun.

Beware the Trojan Pig

The article in last’s week’s Echo (‘Piggery plans on exhibition’), could not have been more lacking in balance had...

Crime ‘cluster’ spikes spread across region

Local police are calling on residents to keep their doors and windows locked, including when they’re at home, in a bid to address the spike in car break-ins and thefts taking place in and around local shires.

Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

Saffin welcomes Neighbourhood Centre Week

NSW Labor Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has welcomed today’s start to Neighbourhood Centre Week across the country.

Actor and comedian Russell Brand: ‘There needs to be love and compassion’.

Appearing in the UK parliament on 24 April, Mr Brand said drug addiction was primarily a ‘health matter’ and decriminalising drugs could be ‘useful’ in some areas.

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Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.