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The power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

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Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about...

Laurel Lodge open for community housing

North Coast Community Housing (NCCH) has officially opened 12 refurbished fit-for-purpose homes in the former Lismore Base Hospital accommodation known as Laurel Lodge.

Calming Curry

Live music has been in short supply for a while, and like many other things you may not have...

Candidates against the train

Bruce Clarke, Mark Swivel and Asren Pugh have officially stated they do not believe it’s worth trying to get...

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group E: Our Sustainable Future

The Echo asked all the Lismore Councillor candidates to send in a bio. Led by current Councillor Elly Bird, the Our Sustainable Future team is Group E.

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.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore is twinned with towns in...

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to rely on Facebook to give...

Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.