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John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

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Byron Shire look out

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Michael Lyon has formed a Council candidates ticket with a couple of now ex-Greens, himself being an...

Male incontinence bin trial at Banora Point Community Centre

Highlighting the issue of gender equality at the Tweed Shire Council meeting Councillor Katie Milne put forward a notice of motion for a trail continence bin for men at Banora Point Community Centre.

Byron Council seeks height variation for its bioenergy facility

The bioenergy facility was one of many Council projects identified as being at risk of losing funding, within the solar farm report.

Vax zombies

Paul Stephen, Yamba Will Ash denounces The Echo for being pro-vax (9 July). The Echo is just being pro-science, and supporting...

Tweed Hospital main priority for new local health board chair

The new chair of the Northern NSW Local Health District board says overseeing development of the new Tweed hospital will be his main priority in the role.

Conservative Byron Shire cr announces election team

The Byron Shire Council’s only conservative member has announced his running team for September’s local government elections.

Stories about "Italy":

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: School Trip Envy

This weekend my son Charlie goes to Italy. Not New Italy. Old Italy. The one they keep in Europe. I’m so jealous. My daughter went two years ago. Now it’s Charlie’s turn. He doesn’t even look that excited. It’s not a holiday. It’s a school trip. It’s language immersion. Do these kids have any idea how privileged they are?

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Old Byron Hospital DA on exhibition

Plans are finally in for the redevelopment of the old Byron Hospital that will facilitate its transformation into a much-needed community hub.