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John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

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Byron Shire look out

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Michael Lyon has formed a Council candidates ticket with a couple of now ex-Greens, himself being an...

Byron Council seeks height variation for its bioenergy facility

The bioenergy facility was one of many Council projects identified as being at risk of losing funding, within the solar farm report.

Homeless man to undergo surgery after Byron CBD crash

Byron police were still investigating a crash that left a homeless man in his sixties seriously injured last week, Inspector Matt Kehoe said Monday morning.

Serving those less fortunate: Nan’s glasses recycle contribution recognised

Did you know your old glasses could have a new life anywhere in the world?

Pfizer available on North Coast, health authorities say

Health authorities on the Northern Rivers say the region now has a supply of the Pfizer Covid 19 vax.

Tweed Hospital main priority for new local health board chair

The new chair of the Northern NSW Local Health District board says overseeing development of the new Tweed hospital will be his main priority in the role.

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Composer ‘made the world a little brighter’

Acclaimed Mullumbimby-based composer and conductor Barrington Pheloung, who died early last Thursday morning aged 65, has been remembered as a much-loved and generous friend and colleague, especially in Byron Shire where he was involved in various church community activities and choirs.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Old Byron Hospital DA on exhibition

Plans are finally in for the redevelopment of the old Byron Hospital that will facilitate its transformation into a much-needed community hub.