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April 12, 2021

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Exactly how was the ship stuck?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry It is well known that The Echo does not publish fake news, so since the Australian media...

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Interview with DeeBee Bishop

Thirst is the story of Stan Adams, as told by Deebee Bishop. He was one of six housemates who lived with Stan in a broken-down share house when he’d walked away from his life to live rough. Decades later, Deebee tells the story.

Refugees to benefit from Palm Sunday rally

Refugees living in Brisbane on final departure visas will directly benefit from donations made at the recent Ballina Region for Refugees Palm Sunday rally.

Cartoon of the week – 7 April, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Hassle councillors, not Council staff

Duncan Dey, Byron Greens council candidate 2021 –Main Arm The Echo’s article of 10 March implied that it was Council...

Armed robberies in Northern Rivers

Police have been investigating two armed robberies this week, one in Byron Bay and one in Lismore.

$50,000 in grants for sixteen Tweed sports clubs

Tweed sporting organisations have received a welcome boost with the announcement of the Local Sport Grants Program by the NSW Government.

Peter Olson, Goonengerry

Desmond Bellamy (Echo letters April 3) would be interested to know that The Echo did not publish any of the several letters it received on preventing Alzheimer’s disease, which quoted the peer-reviewed medical literature showing that a tablet sold in most supermarkets basically halved the incidence of Alzheimer’s.

Mary Gardener would be interested to know that this writer spent 20 years studying cancer cure: it’s interesting that people with all types of cancer are low in Vitamin D, isn’t it.

There is no freedom of speech, only freedom of media owners to tell people what to think: it is they who usually control the election outcomes.

USA five-star General Wesley Clark may have been right back in 2001, when he said the USA planned regime change in Iran – as he said: ‘Starting with Iraq, then Syria… then finishing off with Iran.’ Or did he really mean, finishing us off with Iran?


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A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline...