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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Interview with Janet Swain

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Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

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.

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Learner charged after Bruns roundabout crash

A 16-year-old learner driver has been charged with a string of offences after a crash in Brunswick Heads on Tuesday night.

76 year old man arrested with 36kgs of cannabis

At 2.15am on Saturday morning, police were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale when they stopped a vehicle for a random breath test, leading to a surprising haul.

Busy weekend for Tweed Byron police

Drink-driving, assault, alcohol-free zones and the ongoing risk of COVID-19 all appear in local police news for the start of the holiday period.

Police ‘disappointed’ with weekend drink-drive blitz results

‘It is disappointing to see so many drivers continuing to drive with drugs or alcohol in their system,’ a media release from Tweed/Byron police read.

Man caught driving wrong way on M1 so drunk he couldn’t stand

Police say it was only through their good work that a serious crash was avoided north of Byron Saturday night.

Man 7 times over limit nabbed in booze bus operation

Almost 80 people were arrested for drink driving following the launch of the multi-site booze bus  ‘Operation Nabbed – Northern’ on Friday and Saturday nights.

Drunk teen tourist drives wrong way down Byron street

A drunken 18-year-old female New Zealand tourist was arrested after police doing RBT duty spotted her driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Woman six times over limit drives into light pole

A 45-year-old Clunes woman will face court charged with high-range drink-driving after a driving into a light pole while six times over the legal limit in Byron Bay on Sunday afternoon.

Drunk driver caught 87km/h over limit

A man has been charged with drink driving after allegedly being detected travelling at more than 180km/h near Byron Bay on Sunday (July 15).

Alleged drink driver assaults police – Tweed Heads 

A man has been charged after allegedly drink-driving and assaulting a police officer in Tweed Heads on Sunday evening.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...