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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.

Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

NSW bans public display of Nazi symbol

In an historic moment a new law making it a criminal offence to knowingly display a Nazi symbol in public without a reasonable excuse, has passed NSW Parliament yesterday.

Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

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Man charged over alleged sexual assault of young girl – Lismore

A man has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of a young girl at Lismore yesterday.

Investigation underway into assault at skate park near Lismore 

Police are investigating an assault at a skate park in the state’s north at the weekend.

Man charged with intimidating 10-year-old girl

A man has been charged following investigations into an alleged child approach incident in Lismore last month.

Lismore hospital employee attacked with syringe

A woman has been charged after allegedly assaulting an employee at Lismore Base Hospital on Saturday (November 10).

Man charged over Lismore stabbing

A man has been charged following an altercation in a property at Girards Hill on Tuesday, which allegedly resulted in a 22-year-old man being stabbed to his upper torso and hand.

Woman injured in Eltham hit and run, man charged

A 45-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after a hit and run at Eltham this morning.

Armed robbery at Lismore Workers Club

The manager of Lismore Workers Club was tied up and forced to open a safe and hand over his car keys to an armed robber who forced his way into the club last night.

Woman charged with stealing firefighting equipment

It seems inconceivable that in the middle of a bushfire emergency someone would break into a fire truck and steal valuable firefighting equipment. But that’s exactly what happened yesterday in Lismore.

Driver reaches 100km/h on wrong side of road in school zone

Police have arrested an unlicensed driver from Queensland, who they allege reached speeds of more 100km/h in Lismore yesterday and drove through a school zone on the wrong side of the road.

G’bah man charged with raping teenage girl in Lismore

Police allege a 35-year-old Goonellabah man supplied a 16-year-old girl with methylamphetamine before sexually assaulting her at a Lismore property on Wednesday.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.