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Correcting the record

During today’s BayFM Meet the Candidates interview with Duncan Dey I was taken aback by some of the factual...

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Councillors

I wanted to give credit where it is due and thank the editor for the preferences article, which I...

Candidate integrity

I write in reference to ‘Letters’ about Ballina candidates in last week’s Echo and would offer the following in...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Crossing Over

I miss travelling. I miss the thrill of going somewhere new. The last few years feels like we’ve had no adventures. No interesting and foreign lands to explore.  It’s been all about staying at home. Thanks to Annastacia Palaszczuk, going to Queensland feels a bit like going overseas. I’ve had to cross the border for work a few times lately. 

Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

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NSW public schools to strike December 7 

The president of the NSW Teachers Federation announced on Saturday morning that NSW public school teachers and principals will go on strike one day next week.

Byron’s new estate

Having just read in The Daily Telegraph of the approval of Harvest Byron Bay’s 149 lots, I am shocked...

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Local courts to have remote witness rooms for domestic, family and sexual violence evidence

Lismore and Byron Bay courthouses are to be outfitted with remote witness rooms that will facilitate vulnerable witnesses being able to provide evidence via videolink.

Two charged after alleged robbery – Tweed Heads

Two men have been charged over an alleged vehicle theft at Tweed Heads earlier this week.

Dogs make court experience more comfortable

Next time you enter Lismore Courthouse, be aware that the dogs you see patrolling in the foyer are there to make you feel more comfortable, not to sniff your pockets for anything illicit.

Saffin hits out at dwindling role for M’bah Courthouse

Labor candidate for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, says 'it’s a bit sad and a bit ironic' that NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman chose to make an announcement about the future of the Murwillumbah Courthouse outside the Lismore Court.

Lismore gynaecologist facing 60 sexual and aggravated assault charges

Police have laid two additional charges against Lismore gynaecologist Glen Allen Taylor, who allegedly sexually and indecently assaulted patients, bringing the total 60 offences the doctor has been charged with.

Man injured trying to escape Lismore courthouse

A 23-year-old man is in hospital suffering from broken ribs and a fractured vertebrae after trying to escape from the Lismore Court House at 4.20pm yesterday.

Councillors

I wanted to give credit where it is due and thank the editor for the preferences article, which I thought was comprehensive, balanced and...

A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been busy, so it’s no surprise. Difficult...

Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by Council. Candidates claiming they can,...

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.