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BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

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I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

Joyride tears up Chinderah golf course fairway

Police say that three youths were caught joyriding on golf club vehicles at Chinderah late last Friday evening.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

Unnecessary divisions

Louise Andrews, Lennox Head Dear Mandy, an excellent article in The Echo (Soapbox, 21 July). It saddens me too to witness...

Stories about "Leda":

Tweed Council reverses 10-storey height limit for Cobaki

Tweed Shire Councillors have rescinded a motion passed in December that would have allowed for developments up to 10 storeys at Leda’s Cobaki Lakes development.

Cobaki Lakes rate increase a ‘win for environment’

Tweed Shire Council says a recently approved rate increase on the yet-to-be-released Cobaki Lakes development is a win for the surrounding environment.

Big Tweed developer fined over Cobaki estate breaches

Developers of the Cobaki Estate on the Tweed coast have been slapped with ‘the maximum possible fine for failing to protect environmentally sensitive areas as required by its conditions of approval.’

Tweed Coast Road’s scenic values threatened: mayor

Tweed Shire Council has paved the way for a major service-station complex on the Tweed Coast Road opposite the entry to the Kings Forest township development for 5,000 homes, despite fears it will spoil the road's scenic values.

Kings Forest gets green light to clear Wallum Sedge Frog habitat

Chris Dobney’s article in Echonetdaily of 25 May 2015 was headed Kings Forest gets green light to clear koala habitat. Unfortunately, they have also got the green light to clear the vulnerable Wallum Sedge Frog (WSF) habitat.

Unauthorised roadworks ‘destroying saltmarsh’ at Cobaki

Just days before it was given the go-ahead to clear koala habitat at its Kings Forest development, Bob Ell’s Leda group was given an extension to find a solution to environmental issues created at its planned Cobaki estate when it built an unauthorised roadway.

Tweed-Byron koala project recognised

A program to help save Tweed coast koalas, which currently face threats on a number of fronts, has been recognised nationally as a groundbreaking initiative.

Ex-mayor quits lobby over Leda link

The proposed involvement of the Tweed's biggest developer in a new conservative political lobby has sparked an implosion of the group with the resignation of its president, a former Tweed mayor.

Leda’s complaints over GM sacking rejected

A push by the Tweed's biggest developer to try and sideline progressive councillors who had voted to sack the former general manager has been dismissed by the state government.

Leda’s complaints of corruption dismissed

An independent investigator who dismissed Leda's allegations of corrupt conduct against Tweed Shire Council told councillors that some of the claims were of a purely personal nature.

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

Matt Andrews The experience of John Haywood and the other crew members of Capers triumphed in the winter westerlies and run out tide that greeted...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.