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Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.

Connecting youth at the Quad

Connect Northern Rivers will be hosting a youth-focused event at the Lismore Quad on Wednesday, 8 February from 3.30...

Letters – 1 February 2023

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.

Stories about "police pursuit":

Four teenagers charged after police pursuits from Grafton to Ballina

Four teenagers will face court today charged over their alleged roles in several police pursuits on the state’s North Coast yesterday.

Car wedged between train track and station at Bangalow

Bangalow Station saw a car at the platform for the first time in many years on Saturday afternoon – but it wasn’t a railway carriage.

Pair arrested after cross border police pursuit

A 21-year-old never-licensed male driver and a 27-year-old ‘aggressive’ male passenger were captured after they lost control of their vehicle at Tweed Heads during a cross-border police pursuit on Tuesday.

Three stolen vehicles recovered and three arrests following two pursuits

Two teenage boys and an adult male will face court today after two pursuits on the North Coast involving stolen vehicles over the weekend.

Man denied bail after high-speed police pursuit

A 33-year-old Burleigh Heads man will remain behind bars after a police were forced to deploy road spikes last week to end a 220kmph pursuit on the Pacific Highway.

Five arrested following police pursuit – Byron Bay 

Five people have been arrested following a police pursuit in the state’s north yesterday,Wednesday, 26 September.

Manhunt: Byron Bay streets in lockdown

Update: According to latest reports, helicopters have been called in to look for several people who ran from a Mercedes Benz that had earlier been pursued by police from Ross Lane to Byron Bay at high speed. Sniffer dogs are reported to…

Man drove stolen car over graves

A man has been arrested after the stolen car he was driving got stuck on a grave as he was driving through the Murwillumbah Catholic Cemetery with police in pursuit.

Man drives at police car during Tweed pursuit

During the chase of a car that had no number plates on the front, police say the vehicle being pursued drove straight towards them, forcing officers to take evasive action to avoid a crash.

Couple in court after cop chase in stolen Merc

A man will face Tweed Heads court today on 11 charges, including: stealing a Mercedes Benz failing to stop for a police pursuit twice, plus carrying illegal weapons and housebreaking equipment.

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’

We’ve had the rain bomb, is a fire bomb next?

We had the Black Summer fires and then the floods and NSW Farmers says time is running out to prevent more mass bushfires at the end of this year.

A smorgasbord of flicks

This year’s smorgasbord of over 40 incredible short films are handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received for Flickerfest’s Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying short-film festival screened recently in Bondi, and Northern Rivers audiences are the first in Australia to experience the best of Flickerfest on tour. Highlights enjoying their Northern Rivers premiere include recent Academy® nominees and much-loved festival award winners alongside exciting, fresh, local talent.