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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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Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

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.

Ballina Region for Refugees needs help

Can you help local community group Ballina Region for Refugees help newcomers in need of training?

Seriously?

Stephen Bland, Wellington, Aotearo I am a visitor from Aotearoa staying at Suffolk Park. On Wednesday I was in town for...

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.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

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Suspected OMCG associate arrested on firearms charges

Officers from Taskforce Raptor were part of a raid on a Dum Dum property on Friday (October 12) that resulted in a man being detained on multiple firearm and drug charges.

Stolen property seized in raid on Tweed bikies

Police have seized large amounts of stolen property during a search at the home of a member of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang in Chinderah and subsequently at a Kingscliff storage unit.

Riders dispute ‘Hells Angels’ tag after Woodenbong stop

A joint-agency operation has targeted and disrupted activities of Hell's Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members in our region, police say. But the riders involved say it was a charity run involving members from various clubs.

Two arrested over Tweed Heads bikie fight

Two bikies, both members of outlawed motorcycle gangs (OMCG), have been charged after a fight outside a Tweed Heads pub last month.

Police warn of dangerous bikie associate on the loose

Police have called on the public to be on the lookout for Gary Brush, a known, violent bikie gang associate, who is wanted over outstanding warrants.

Further charges laid against Ballina bikies

Two alleged Rebels bikies are facing further charges of manufacturing methylamphetime (Speed and Ice) as police continue a crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gang activies.

Cops taser Rebels ‘leader’ in Ballina pub

Police tasered and arrested a man they claim is the Ballina president of the Rebels motorbike club at the Henry Rous Hotel in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Five arrested over Banora Point shootings

TWO men accused of being involved in shootings at Banora Point in February will appear in the Tweed Heads Local Court today (Thursday), and another three men allegedly involved in supplying drugs will appear on 30 June. The five men were arrested during police raids this morning.

Bikie arrested over circular-saw attack

Police have arrested a member of the Lone Wolf motorcycle gang after he allegedly assaulted a man with a circular saw at North Lismore last year.

Bangalow man in solitary confinement

Bangalow resident Jamie Adams has languished in solitary confinement in a Queensland prison for two days following his arrest on the Gold Coast on Wednesday.

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have got 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.