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Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

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Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Power Pair Claim New Table Tennis Trophy

The Byron Bay Table Tennis Club held their inaugural mixed doubles tournament last week at Newrybar Hall and declared Ian Evans and Janice Best champions, after they won three from three matches.

Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like...

Independence key?

Christine Willmot, Sunrise Thanks Echo, for getting worthy successors for the Mungo Comment space. Margo Kingston, for instance, in a recent...

Dorroughby’s Pocket Forest not rocket science

The Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre (DEEC) are the newest members of a growing, prestigious international club –  the Pocket Forest club.

More Stone Beer Festivals please

S Haslam Possibly because I haven’t attended any big live music events over the pandemic, I liked the Festival of...

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Reality Check Campaign seeks to assist low cost housing

A sense of frustration and helplessness is being felt by many in the community as they or their friends become homeless as the housing and rental prices continue to increase. But local Liz Friend has decided that it is time to take action.

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.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre....

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.