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Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Stories about "dangerous driving":

Death by phone?

Joel McPhee, Mullumbimby To the irresponsible person who was looking at her phone whilst driving on Myocum Road on 21 January, causing her to cross...

Driver reaches 100km/h on wrong side of road in school zone

Police have arrested an unlicensed driver from Queensland, who they allege reached speeds of more 100km/h in Lismore yesterday and drove through a school zone on the wrong side of the road.

Man sideswipes three cop cars in Lismore chase

A man driving a red Toyota Camry has been charged following a police pursuit in Lismore yesterday, which left three police vehicles and at least one other car damaged.

Three charged after two police pursuits in Tweed

Drivers of a car and a motorcycle have been charged with failing to stop for police over the weekend, while an occupant of the car has been charged over outstanding warrants.

Drug seized after prime mover tailgated car

Drugs have been seized after Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers responded to a driving complaint about a truck on the road from Lismore to Casino on Friday night.

Man caught driving on wrong side of highway at Ewingsdale

A Queensland man arrested for driving on the wrong side of the M1 Pacific Motorway at Ewingsdale on Saturday had driven almost 43 kilometres from Clothiers Creek.

Teenager charged over single-vehicle accident near Alstonville

Police have charged a 17-year-old male after the car he was driving, with four passengers inside, rolled off the road and into a paddock near Alstonville earlier this year.

Elderly driver who killed motorcyclist fails to appear in court

Expert evidence is outstanding in the case against the driver of a ute involved in a fatal crash with a motorcycle at Numinbah, north west of Murwillumbah, last October.

Lismore Heights man pleads not guilty to dangerous driving

Brendan Thomas Tickle was driving a Subaru Forrester along Bentley Rd at Tuncester on December 12 last year when police allege he overtook a car unsafely and collided with another vehicle, resulting in serious injuries to the occupant.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It’s very misleading for The Echo to give Ben Franklin free media coverage (24 February). There were fourteen people in the Drill Hall...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.