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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

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Drugs, gun, ammo, silencers seized in Byron Bay raid

A man is due in Tweed Heads court today charged with 13 offences after drugs, a gun, silencers, ammunition, and stolen credit cards were seized when a 4WD was searched at Byron Bay this morning

Man charged after Byron road rage attack

Police have refused bail to a man who allegedly used a machete and a baton to attack two men following a road rage incident on the Pacific Highway, as well as driving at one of them.

Men on the run may be in Byron Bay

Update: Two men wanted over a shooting in Melbourne are believed to still be in the Byron Bay area after a raid on a motel in Suffolk Park on Tuesday night failed to find them.

‘Drunk and disorderly’ revellers in Byron Bay

A man was assaulted in Apex Park in the early hours of Sunday morning while another man was arrested for vandalising signs. But the most pervasive problem facing Byron Bay police is the number of people ignoring the town’s alcohol-free zones.

Byron Bay street fight leaves woman with facial injuries

Woman left with swelling, sore head and bleeding lip after being struck down by another woman on Jonson Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Man charged with 10 offences over double break and enter

A man who was injured trying to burgle a house on Friday (October 26), was hospitalised for his injuries and later caught trying to escape through the ceiling of the hospital toilet.

Drunk teen tourist drives wrong way down Byron street

A drunken 18-year-old female New Zealand tourist was arrested after police doing RBT duty spotted her driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Man arrested after wielding knife in Byron Bay pub

Police were called to a Byron Bay pub on Friday (October 5) after a man allegedly threatened patrons with a knife. They found a 28-year-old Byron Bay man nearby in Jonson Street, vomiting on a wall.

Manhunt: Byron Bay streets in lockdown

Update: According to latest reports, helicopters have been called in to look for several people who ran from a Mercedes Benz that had earlier been pursued by police from Ross Lane to Byron Bay at high speed. Sniffer dogs are reported to…

Alleged peeping Tom arrested over caravan park incident

Police have arrested a man who was allegedly discovered staring at a woman in a shower stall at a caravan park in Byron Bay last week.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.