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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

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Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

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Four arrested in North Coast drug syndicate raids

Four people will face court following investigations by Strike Force Trevalsa into a large-scale drug supply syndicate allegedly operating on the North Coast that included raids at properties in Lismore, Chinderah and Byron Bay.

Pair arrested on drugs charges, Murwillumbah

A man and woman have been arrested and charged with multiple drug-related offences after a raid on a property in Murwillumbah yesterday.

Tweed Heads man charged with drug supply

During the search of a Tweed Heads property on Thursday police allegedly found more than 300 pills, methamphetamine, prescription medication, cannabis, drug paraphernalia and chemicals allegedly used to manufacture prohibited drugs.

Two more arrested under cover of Cloak

Richmond Local Area Command police are continuing their swoop on small-scale drug dealers in the Ballina area, which they have dubbed Strike Force Cloak.

North Lismore man charged over drugs, guns

Police allege they seized knuckle dusters and a pistol, as well as gun parts, ammunition, ecstasy and prescription drugs during a raid on a property in North Lismore yesterday.

Two charged after drug raids at Bentley, Larnook

Two men have been charged after Tactical Assault Group officers raided properties and Bentley and Larnook yesterday, seizing marijuana, ice, heroin, MDMA and ammunition.

Cops claim $2m cannabis crop netted in raid

Police claim to have seized some $2 million worth of cannabis growing at a property at Ewingar, south of Tabulam, on Thursday.

Guns, drug paraphernalia seized in Nimbin raid

A Nimbin man has been remanded in custody after police have seized drug paraphernalia, ammunition and a firearm during a raid on his home.

Man charged with possession of drugs, guns, testosterone

A man will face court over alleged drug supply and weapons charges following a vehicle stop and search warrant at Grafton on Monday

Hemp Embassy takes aim at police cannabis claims

A north coast police operation to ‘seize and destroy’ cannabis plats has just wrapped up for another year, with police reporting the Tweed Byron area as having fewer crops discovered than the surrounding areas.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.