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You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

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Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Virtually live music, imaginary shrooms, and happy koalas: welcome to the COVID Splendour

Well, the people behind Splendour in the Grass have finally done it. They’ve organised a music festival that won’t disturb a single koala, rare bird, or noise-sensitive neighbour living in or around the North Byron Parklands.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

High school attack

Dan Reade, Ocean Shores Mandy Nolan’s ‘Soapbox’ claim that schools have remained unchanged for the last 200 years, seems only informed...

Signs claiming COVID can be spread through vaccination cause a stir in Mullum

At least two Mullumbimby businesses have put up signs asking people who have received the COVID vaccine not to enter because they might 'shed' the virus onto others.

Stories about "lithium-ion batteries":

The next black gold? A lithium coup d’Etat

You’re all set to buy the latest iPhone or its Android equivalent, the last thing on your mind is the recent overthrow of Bolivia’s government. Why should it be?

Standards committee favours power distributors

Jim Beatson, Byron Bay. In response to Giles Parkinson's article Lithium-ion battery storage may be banned in Australian homes, about eight years ago, when installing...

Lithium-ion battery storage may be banned in Australian homes

Lithium-ion battery storage devices – including Tesla Powerwalls and other products – may be banned from being installed inside homes and garages in Australia under new guidelines being drafted by Standards Australia.

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even busier. Formed originally in response to...

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.