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Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Stories about "murder trial":

Man acquitted despite murder confession

A man charged after 53-year-old Nicole Wheat was bashed to death at a property near Tomewin four years ago has walked free from court.

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.

Evidence delayed in Lismore murder trial

Evidence concerning whether Lismore man Nicholas Paul Howland allegedly murdered his neighbour, or he had a heart attack and died in September last year, has been delayed.

Sara Connor fundraiser will help with evidence: lawyer

The Bali-based lawyer for murder-accused Sara Connor, has just returned from a fundraising event organised by her friends in Byron Bay which he says will help defray the travel costs of critical witnesses.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.