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Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

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Regional Lions Club funding gets a new 10-seater for the Rainbow Dragons

Ross Kendall The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club (RRDBC) will have a new, 10-seater boat for competition training thanks to...

Fake news

Ron Priestley, Main Arm What Neil Bowhay is proposing (Letters, 14 July) is that The Echo prints fake news. It is people...

US promises to return Assange to Australia a ‘trick’ says father

Lawyers for the US said Judge Baraitser ought to have sought assurances for Mr Assange’s safety in the US prison system during the extradition trial. 

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Luxury Byron stay discounted

S Haslam Luxury Byron resort Crystalbrook Byron has come up with an incredible offer to anyone tragically stuck, like us,...

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

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Rezoning of solar train rail corridor

A request to rezone the rail corridor between Bayshore Drive and Lawson Street, Byron Bay, so the Byron Bay Railroad Company (solar train) can undertake track maintenance is up before councillors at this Thursday’s planning meeting, August 13.

Byron chamber gets on board for networking

Last Thursday evening saw around 100 members of the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce come together at the North Beach Platform on Bayshore Drive for the chamber’s monthly networking event.

Time for a conversation? Let’s disconnect to reconnect

Checking social media gives you a similar feeling in the same impulsive part of the brain as gambling and substance abuse. Good times right? Not so, say Tory Bauer and Stefan Hunt.

Byron rail service ‘not public transport’

Byron Bay Railroad Company is an accredited heritage rail service, not a public transport provider, the company has stated following claims it fails to provide disabled access to its train service.

The novelty has worn off Byron’s ‘solar’ train

Will Jeffery, Nimbin. The Byron Bay Railroad Company claims it clocked up its 10,000th passenger in just 19 days of operation according to an article...

Belongil residents take on Railroad Company

Byron Bay’s new solar train could be stopped in its tracks within six months if a local residents’ action group wins an upcoming court challenge over an alleged breach of environmental zoning rules.

Train hits track, powered by solar

Two restored 1949 rail motor heritage carriages were delivered to Byron Bay on Friday, marking the final stages of a six year project to run a train along 3 kilometres of track from Belongil to the CBD.

Elements’ station incongruous

Lee Cass, Byron Bay.  Whilst waiting for the terrific tourist train to get its new electric motors, I had a look at the main station...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.