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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Love U 4 EV

In order to transition from a fossil fuel powered car industry I think we need to address our car culture. We’re petrol heads. Mad Max would have been a very different movie if Mel had to find a charging station instead of fuel.

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and...

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on...

Stories about "assault":

91-year-old woman assaulted during break and enter – Tweed Heads

Police say a 91-year-old woman is being treated for facial injuries after being assaulted and robbed in her home at Tweed Heads South.

Man charged with assault after death at Coffs Harbour

A man will face court today charged with assault as inquiries continue into the death of a man at Coffs Harbour after an altercation on Saturday.

Two charged with assault in separate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after separate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

Trial of former Byron Bay policeman accused of assault to continue in 2021

At one point in the footage, five of six officers can be seen holding the naked and hand-cuffed youth down while a paramedic first removes taser prongs and then sedates him.

‘It’s unfair’: lawyer defending policeman accused of youth assault criticises legal process

The defence barrister told the court witnesses in the LECC inquiry had been ‘cajoled’ into ‘giving answers’ in the earlier inquiry.

Alleged police assault youth victim needed to be ‘detained, taken to hospital’, says Byron officer

Sen-Constable Roach says the boy appeared 'drug affected' and 'could’ve been a danger to himself or the community'.

Teen charged over alleged assaults, including unprovoked attack on couple – Byron Bay

A teenager has been charged after allegedly assaulting three people and a police officer at a park in Byron Bay yesterday.

Appeal after woman intimidated, assaulted – Coffs Harbour

Police are appealing for public assistance following reports a woman was pushed to the ground and intimidated by an unknown man near Coffs Harbour.

Teen charged over New Year’s Day assault at Evans Head

A teenage boy has been charged with assault and affray over an alleged assault in Evans Head on New Year’s Day.

Coffs teacher charged with aggravated indecent assault

In a parents worst nightmare a high school teacher has been charged with offences against children in Coffs Harbour

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.