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Up to five times the average rainfall in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

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Race action at the TVSC Mother’s Day meet

A dedicated fleet of 13 boats took to the water for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s (TVSC) Winter series on Mother’s Day earlier this month.

Suspicious house fire in Casino ends in charges

NSW Police say that man has been charged following a suspicious house fire.

Will Morrison’s gas-led recovery delete the IPCC’s belief we need climate action now?

Most Australians know the news, or have had firsthand experiences themselves, of two years of floods, fires, coastal erosion, and storms, both here and overseas. In fact Australia has warmed on average by 1.44 ± 0.24 °C since national records began in 1910.

Lismore flood

I walked around the Lismore CBD and whenever I came to a crossing, an oncoming car would stop gently...

Who gets a voice?

After my tirade (Echo 4 May), against proposed changes to the Code of Meeting Practice at Byron Shire Council,...

Historic sex assault and abduction – alleged offender charged

NSW Police say a man will spend the weekend in the lock-up after being refused bail today in Grafton following an investigation into the alleged historical sexual assault of a woman in Byron Bay more than 20 years ago.

A swimmer had to be winched to safety at Tallow Beach late Sunday afternoon (December 10) after almost drowning near the mouth of Tallow Creek.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service doctor and paramedic treated the man on the beach before he was winched up and transported to Lismore Base Hospital for further treatment.

Echonetdaily understands that the man, whose age and condition are unknown, got into trouble in the water and was dragged to safety by other beachgoers at the scene.

Girl in bike fall

Earlier this morning the chopper was called upon to transport a 17-year-old girl from Lismore Base Hospital to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The girl had suffered head injuries after falling from a bicycle in Lismore.

The rider was treated at the scene by local road ambulance paramedics and transported to Lismore Base Hospital where assessment showed she needed additional treatment.


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