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Two deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours, 29 across the state

There were another two deaths reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to  8pm 26 January with 44 people in hospital and five in ICU.

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Emergency services

Owing to my carelessness on 19 January, I had a serious bike accident that resulted in loss of consciousness...

How two local farmers’ markets are supporting young farmers

With everyone talking about the empty shelves in the supermarkets at the moment, it’s reassuring to know we have...

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK...

COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

From border to border – an ocean pools odyssey

Three women on a mission plan to ride their eBikes along the NSW Coast from the Victorian border to the Queensland border and visit ocean pools on the way in a quest to raise money for three deserving charities.

Slowmo

What a debacle we’re experiencing with this government right now – again. After our PM Slowmo was unable to...

Stories about "Homeless Action Week":

Recognising the hidden homeless

A simulated camp made up of typical kinds of shelter that homeless people use will be set up to launch the annual community sleep-out to support Fred’s Place in Tweed Heads.

Byron’s homeless set to wear designer jeans

Byron Bay’s homeless people will be have a smile on their face this morning and a new pair of designer jeans to keep them warm, thanks to the Byron Community Centre.

Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

RAT upcycling available in Mullum

Most of us have been far more concerned about how to get hold of rapid antigen tests (RATs) over the past few months than what happens to the plastic testing kits after use.

Bill will not prevent social media trolling: Law Council

The nation’s peak law advocay legal body, The Law Council of Australia, is calling for a nationally consistent approach to law reform as ‘the best defence against social media defamation’.