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Drones not detonation

The extraordinary popularity of the Vivid light shows in Sydney has exploded this year, but quietly, thanks to the...

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Spanish Film Festival

It’s fiesta time as the 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas, prepares to set screens alight with a superb selection of the finest new films from Spain and Latin America. The festival’s largest lineup to date opens nationally in June at Palace Cinemas.

Hormones may be the key to treating anorexia

It has one of the highest death rates of any mental illness, and leads to severe physical and mental health complications. But anorexia nervosa has been poorly understood, under-recognised, under-researched, and underfunded for decades.

Editorial – Let’s learn about government housing!

With all the noise and fury over the lack of ‘affordable housing’, it might be useful to define what different types there are in Australia’s market-based housing system. 

Sunshine brings football back to the Northern Rivers

After weeks of relentless rain washing out every game, the sunny days of June have allowed local football to...

Volunteer groups get funding

Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

Byron council staff rescue injured seabird

Byron Shire Council staff say two rangers carrying out beach patrols helped rescue an injured seabird last week.

Stories about "capital punishment":

Executions and the Royal Noose in the West Indies

Deborah Lily, Mullumbimby. Since executions are a hot topic, I would refer you to Royal Babylon; The Criminal Record of the British Monarchy, an investigative poem by Heathcote Williams which opens with some of The Sex Pistols song 'God Save the Queen, the fascist regime.'

Amnesty vigil for Indonesian death-row prisoners

Byron beachside will be lit by the glow of candlelight on Tuesday evening when residents will light candles in solidarity with at least 64 people who are on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling offences.

Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Yes, peace is the solution

Both Duncan Shipley-Smith and John Scrivener yet again display the same responses that I talk about over, and over and over again. They do...

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead acid battery has been transferred...

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.