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Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

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Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has announced that a new location for getting the COVID -19 vaccination has opened today in Tweed Heads.

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

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Australia Day Warning from your local SLSC

Surf Life Saving New South Wales has issued a warning to beachgoers to heed safety advice after a huge weekend on beaches, with heatwave conditions and large swells forecast for today.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

Saving lives by watching kids near water

Research shows that, over the past 18 years, 507 children aged 0 to 4 years drowned. Of these, 207 (41%) were aged one year.

Man drowned near Coffs Harbour

Emergency services responded to reports of two swimmers who looked as though they were struggling at Uranga Beach, south of Coffs Harbour, just after 11.30am yesterday.

Near drowning at Brunswick Heads

A near drowning took place in the river at Brunswick Heads yesterday (Tuesday February 19) at around 11am leaving 20 year old male in critical condition.

Swimmer drowns at Suffolk Park

Despite the best efforts of first responders, a man has drowned after getting into difficulty at Suffolk Park beach. The 21-year-old Brisbane man was pulled unconscious from the surf by a member of the public shortly before 12:30pm.

Surfer confirmed drowned at Fingal Head

A man has tragically drowned after he went missing while bodyboarding at Fingal Beach near Tweed Heads on Sunday.

Body found floating at Cape Byron

The body of a man has been found after he apparently drowned at The Pass, near Cape Byron, earlier today.

Divers called in to search for missing swimmer

Police have resumed a search for a teenage boy who has been missing in surf at a north coast beach since Saturday. Police divers will today be brought in after an extensive multi-agency search has failed to find any trace of the teen.

Two men die during Murwillumbah floods

Police are investigating after a man’s body was located at a caravan park on Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah on Saturday afternoon. Separately, a man collapsed and died at his Murwillumbah home in the early hours of Friday morning.

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...