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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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Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part...

Bruns North Arm

Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council,...

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.

Pennings and Adani to continue court battle

The Supreme Court has formalised orders agreed out of court by both Adani and Ben Pennings in relation to a decision handed down on 25 June 2021.

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Wilkinson joins team Australia in wave pool

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was a member of the Australian team that competed at the inaugural World Surf League Founders’ Cup of Surfing at...

Wilkinson knocked out by Fanning in his final tour event

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson was knocked out of competition at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in the new round four surfing against...

Fanning and Gilmour: Tweed’s world-champ surfers shine

Tweed Heads-raised three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning retired in a blaze of glory yesterday morning while Kingscliff’s six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore took a step toward in her quest for a seventh title.

I’ve lost the drive to compete: surf champ Fanning quits

Australia and Tweed's surfing hero, three-time world champion Mick Fanning has announced his retirement from the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), saying he's lost the will to compete at the highest level.

Fanning finishes the job a year after shark attack

A year after a shark knocked Tweed's world-champion surfer Mick Fanning off his board in the tour final at Jeffreys Bay, he immediately, and fittingly, put the past behind him at the tournament there at the weekend.

Tweed’s Fanning gets on with unfinished business at J-Bay

This may sound strange, but the ankle injury tweed champion surfer Mick Fanning suffered the day after he arrived at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa might just be a blessing. After all, his highly anticipated return to the scene of last year's shark encounter had global media in a frenzy.

Champion surfers home after shark attack

Triple world champion surfer Mick Fanning says he doesn't know how long the emotional recovery from a dramatic shark attack will take.

Fanning flies home after shark attack

As Tweed Heads surfer Mick Fanning flies home after narrowly escaping from a shark attack in South Africa, nearby Ballina is grappling with ways to prevent further attacks in its waters.

Mick Fanning was not ‘attacked’ by shark

Dean Jefferys, skipper of marine conservation yacht Migaloo 2. This is a call to cut the hysteria and remove shark nets and drum lines. People around the world can see that the shark didn't intend to attack and kill Mick Fanning and there is no need to get hysterical about sharks and that humans are not on sharks' menu.

Mick Fanning survives shark attack during competition

Tweed Heads world-champion surfer Mick Fanning has survived a shark attack during a surfing competition in South Africa, which was seen around the world on live television.

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.