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The solution is absolute transparency

Heilpern's great comparison (20 July) of wars in Ukraine and Iraq, illustrates the USA and all participants commit great...

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Old man shouts at cloud #3

At a beachside town a couple of years ago I saw a young couple dressed as Goths. Not as cathedrals in that style of architecture, or as members of an axe-wielding Germanic tribe, or as characters in an Emily Bronte novel (though that’s fairly close), but as the black-clothed, black eyelinered Emo youth of the 1980s and ‘90s.

Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached far beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.

The CWA turns 100 – There will be scones!

Within 24 hours of its establishment on April 20, 1922, Country Women’s Association (CWA) members began lobbying relevant government ministers for better services for women and children, and that has been their mission ever since.  

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

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$3,000,000 in drugs and a sawn-off shotgun seized in Ballina

NSW Police say a man has been charged after more than $3 million worth of drugs and a firearm were seized locally overnight.

Police on patrol in Bruns

This posse of police cars spotted in Brunswick Heads yesterday is a timely reminder that highway patrol vehicles are out and about during the school holiday period.

Police arrest drivers of two stolen cars

Police have arrested two drivers of allegedly stolen vehicles over the Easter weekend, one of them after a dramatic border car chase.

Qld Commodore hits 200km/h during police pursuit

Police have charged a 29-year-old Queensland man with driving at speeds of up to 200km/h during a highway pursuit on Friday night (January 27). At...

New police highway patrol vehicles being ‘rolled out’

Speedsters watch out! Byron, Tweed and Lismore police have each recently received new highway patrol vehicles intended to crack down on speeding and dangerous drivers

B-double stopped at Tweed could ‘travel at any speed’

A speeding B-double pulled over by NSW highway patrol at Tweed Heads on Wednesday had been modified to ‘travel at any speed’ police say.

Richmond, Tweed roads among state’s most dangerous

Police are today commencing Operation Saturation, focused around the 10 most dangerous local area commands for motor vehicle accidents in the state, including Richmond and Tweed/Byron.

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of purely political and so-called economics!...

Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.