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Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

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January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

SES issues Minor Flood warning for Lismore

Moderate rainfall across the Wilsons River catchment since Wednesday has caused significant river level rises along the Wilsons River and its tributaries, which has the potential to cause minor flooding along the Wilsons River at Lismore late Friday morning.

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

Cartoon of the week – 19 January, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

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Driver flown to GC hospital after Tyagarah crash

Police say that at about 1.30am today emergency services were called to the M1 Motorway near Kennedys Lane at Tyagarah, after reports a Hyundai i30 had collided with several objects and left the roadway.

Pacific Highway closed north of McLean

The Pacific Highway is closed in both directions north of McLean between Chatsworth and Harwood due to a serious two-car crash near Chatsworth Road.

Two injured in cascading accidents on Pacific Highway

Two people were injured, one seriously, in separate crashes less than a kilometre apart near on the M1 Pacific Highway near Clothiers Creek on Friday (August 10).

Pacific Motorway closed at Chinderah after truck crash

All southbound lanes of the M1 Pacific Motorway are closed near Chinderah due to a two-truck crash.

Another accident on Byron’s most dangerous road

A woman has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after the car she was driving rolled on Coolamon Scenic Drive, near Mullumbimby, overnight. And a car was forced off Possum Shoot Road on Friday morning by an oncoming truck.

Man critical after Bruxner Highway crash

The Bruxner Highway has reopened after a serious crash overnight that left four people injured, one critically.

Motorcyclist dead and one injured after crash on Summerland Way

Update: Tuesday, May 8 Police have arrested a man who drove through roadblocks on the Summerland Way on Monday after an accident there that killed a motorcyclist and injured another.

Woman sleeping under car run over at Ocean Shores party

A woman has been run over after allegedly falling a sleep underneath a ute in a car park at Shara Boulevard, Ocean Shores, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Person trapped in Murwillumbah smash

A person was trapped inside a vehicle in Murwillumbah for ‘some time’ this morning before being released by emergency service workers.

Two dead following ‘car with no seats’ accident

Two people have died in hospital following a bizarre and serious car accident at Woodenbong, about 100km northwest of Lismore, last week.

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years, the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

Lismore Council’s Advisory Groups need you

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.

A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is the Australian Government (via the...