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Tweed Council ask State Government to pay for Wardrop Village business case

Tweed Shire Council will write to the State Government to ask them to pay for the Wardrop Community Village business case that is aimed at supplying affordable, local eco-housing.

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Community disharmony

Jenny Shiels, Byron Bay I read Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox (21 July), and I agree there is disharmony in communities worldwide. Yes,...

Bruns North Arm

Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council,...

Adam Liaw at Sample festival: 4 September

Northern NSW’s premier food event, Sample Food Festival is returning to the Bangalow Showground on Saturday 4 September 2021,...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.

Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

Duncan Shipley-Smith letter

John Donnellan, Ocean Shores Duncan Shipley-Smith (DSS) seems put out by Mandy Nolan’s article accurately describing the local anti-vax mob...

Stories about "courts":

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?

Trial of former Byron Bay policeman accused of assault to continue in 2021

At one point in the footage, five of six officers can be seen holding the naked and hand-cuffed youth down while a paramedic first removes taser prongs and then sedates him.

‘It’s unfair’: lawyer defending policeman accused of youth assault criticises legal process

The defence barrister told the court witnesses in the LECC inquiry had been ‘cajoled’ into ‘giving answers’ in the earlier inquiry.

Alleged police assault youth victim needed to be ‘detained, taken to hospital’, says Byron officer

Sen-Constable Roach says the boy appeared 'drug affected' and 'could’ve been a danger to himself or the community'.

Alleged youth victim of Northern Rivers police assault testifies

The alleged victim has described what he remembers of the arrest, including its end when he was ‘thrown into a little dark box’.

Advocacy, arrows and activism

Paul Bibby Part one of David Heilpern’s life inside the magistrates’ tent Becoming a magistrate was never part of David Heilpern’s plan. As an advocate for,...

Former midwife fined over climate action protest stunt

Police also charged a 28-year-old Brisbane man, a 20-year-old NSW man and a 22-year-old NSW woman over their parts in the protest.

What are the supplements you take really doing to your health?

Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims for them are doing more harm than good.

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...