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The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

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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.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Why the rush?

Jason Beaumont, Suffolk Park I wanted to respond the brain aneurysm-causing letter by one Sara Rath (21 July). The letter writer...

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Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is...

I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

The Block mute over its plans for Byron TV show

Plans by reality television TV show, The Block (Nine), to base an upcoming series on  Sunrise Boulevard in Sunrise, Byron Bay, has upset an elderly neighbour.

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Byron Hospital thanks

Tana Parker, Point Cook, VIC. Unfortunately I had to present on December 23, 2018, at the Bryon Central Hospital due to a gardening accident involving...

Call for independent inquiry into Byron hospital death

NSW Labor has renewed calls for an immediate independent inquiry into the resourcing and capacity of mental health services across NSW after the avoidable death of a Byron Central Hospital patient.

Avoidable death of person with Down syndrome at Byron Central Hospital triggers inquest

A 50-year-old man with Down syndrome has died after he was found by security outside Byron Central Hospital when he was supposed to be receiving oon-on-one care.

Byron hospital theatres ‘must stay in public hands’

A large number of the local community could be locked out of their own ‘public’ Byron Central Hospital if its part privatisation continues, health workers have claimed.

Thanks to the hospital heroes

Jim Barnes, Brunswick Heads. In life we so rarely meet real heroes and at 5am on Tuesday I met a group of people who are...

Byron Central Hospital thanks

Chris Burke, Ewingsdale. I would like to thank the kind staff at Byron Hospital. I had a accident on a building site requiring numerous stitches. Too...

Byron Hospital working well

Stephen Reynolds, Byron Bay. I am of an age (where did all those years go?) when medical problems can rise rapidly and unexpectedly and as a...

Health district failed to book ambulance for stroke patient

The Northern NSW Local Health District has admitted that it failed to book an ambulance for a Byron Central Hospital patient diagnosed with stroke before the treating doctor told his wife to drive him to a Queensland hospital.

Stroke victim labels health district investigation ‘a whitewash’

A Coorabell stroke victim, whose wife was told by a doctor at Byron Central Hospital to drive him to John Flynn Hospital on the Gold Coast rather than go by ambulance, says the health district’s official response ignored the very issue that he was complaining about.

Another unlucky Byron stroke victim

Name and address supplied. Regarding your story on the treatment of stroke victim Paul Rea at Byron Central Hospital, Mr Rea is one of the lucky...

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

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Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their...

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Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is at hand. Our local library has...

Council negligence

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores Interesting article by Steve Hansen regarding artificial reefs for Byron’s erosion problem (Echo, 21 July). He mentions historical charts and photos of...