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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Stories about "alcohol-related violence":

Man sought over glassing in Byron Bay pub

Police are appealing for assistance to identify a man wanted in relation to an assault at a Byron Bay pub on Friday night (May 4).

Byron Bay to get lighter at night

Byron Shire Council has received $50,000 from the NSW Government to light up crime hotspots in the Bay’s CBD in an effort to make the area safer.

Byron supermarket alcohol licence ‘aimed at locals’

Multinational supermarket chain Aldi has moved one step closer to putting liquor on the shelves of its Byron Bay store after lodging an official application with the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.

Man dies after Tweed Heads attack

Police are appealing for public help to find the person who killed a 48-year-old man in what they are referring to as 'an altercation' outside a Tweed Heads pub on Saturday night.

Powerful grog lobby’s strong hold over politics

Former ALP premier Rees attributes his dethronement for taking on the Obeid faction. One of his key initiatives was the introduction of the 'most violent licensed premises' list.

Byron tops region for bashings: report

It’s official: Byron is the place on the north coast where you’re most likely to be bashed or indecently assaulted, according to new statistics released yesterday by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

Mayor begs premier for help over booze

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has called for a freeze on liquor-licence applications in Byron Bay and wants the state government to fund a regular late-night bus service.

Safe Summer a success

Cr Simon Richardson, mayor Byron Shire Council. Judging by the unanimously wonderful responses by the community during Soul Street and First Sun, we achieved what we set out to do.

Video promotes binge-free Byron

A new hip-hop video made in Byron Bay contrasts the effects of binge drinking and alcohol-fuelled violence with people enjoying the natural …

Mayor breaks ranks with Greens over Last Drinks

A rift has emerged within the Byron Greens, with the local convenor Tom Tabart criticising mayor Simon Richardson for failing to support Last Drinks at 12.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.