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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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The legalities around pork barrelling in NSW

The misallocation of public funds to benefit partisan interest, to the detriment of making such decisions based on merit, is nothing new in the state of NSW. However, the blatant justifications of the practice by the current coalition government are something new.

Police seek help finding missing Casino teenager

Police are asking the public for help finding an eighteen-year-old man reported missing from Casino.

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.

Blueberry fields forever!

Everyone’s beloved blueberry is now fresh in season and we can look forward to feasting on this delicious, nutritious,...

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.

Lismore Hospital redevelopment site temporarily closed after COVID-19 exposure risk

Work at the Lismore Base Hospital Stage 3C redevelopment site was temporarily paused late on Tuesday 20 July over COVID exposure risks.

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‘Bikie feud’ blamed for Michael Martin’s Murwillumbah murder

Trouble with outlaw motorcycle gangs ended in the violent murder of Michael Martin at Murwillumbah in 2014, the barrister for the late man's son, who is charged with his murder, has told a Supreme Court jury.

Son accused of murdering dad lied on life insurance policy

A Murwillumbah man accused of murdering his father with a samurai sword in 2014 has admitted to a jury he lied when taking out $2.5 million in life insurance policies in the months preceding his grisly death.

Son appeals for help to find father’s killer

The son of a man killed in a home invasion at South Murwillumbah last year has appealed for justice as police released details of a car they think may be connected to the murder.

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.