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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: For Sale: Moral compass

Some weeks it’s hard to navigate the big feelings I have around injustice; the kind of injustice that occurs every day, everywhere, underwritten by the privilege of some at the expense of the many. The shit stuff people get away with! The shit stuff no one notices. Shit stuff always happens to people who don’t have much to start with. I sometimes wonder how you can hear story after story and not realise the system is broken. Capitalism sucks. Let’s go break stuff – like, the dominant paradigm! We haven’t managed to subvert it – so can we smash it into tiny pieces? Please?

Santos garden

I walked into the open gate at the Santos community garden space with my three-year-old and was asked very...

Base nurse finalist in NSW Health Excellence awards

A Lismore Base Hospital staff member has been recognised for excellence in nursing and midwifery. Emily Green is among 30 finalists nominated for the 10th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’. 

OS Community Garden launches food stall

Members of the Shara Community Gardens gathered on July 31 to launch their new food exchange stall on Shara...

Festival goer dies with meningococcal disease

Late last night thousands of Splendour in the Grass ticket holders received an email alerting them that NSW Health has been notified of two cases of meningococcal disease in people who attended the festival.

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Rebels drug suppliers to pay Qld $28m

A Qld court has ordered that two men who supplied drugs to the Rebels Motorcycle Club must pay the state $14 million each.

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.

Police target bikies in dawn raids across the north coast

Update: At least seven alleged members of an outlawed bikie gang have been arrested in police raids across the north coast today that allegedly netted half-a-million dollars worth of drugs and numerous sawn-off firearms.

Police raid Tweed bikie clubhouse

Police have raided a Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang's clubhouse in Tweed Heads as part on investigations into the alleged unlawful sale of alcohol.

Alleged Ballina bikie facing sexual assault charges

A man believed to be a member of the Ballina chapter of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang is facing 23 charges for allegedly sexually assaulting his former partner in Toowoomba last month.

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.

Bangalow bikie in court again

A man police allege is the Sergeant at Arms of the Ballina Chapter of the Rebels motor cycle club appeared in Southport Magistrates Court yesterday to face a range of new police charges.

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.

Guns, drug lab in Bangalow

Police arrested five people yesterday and found what they allege is a methamphetamine lab a suburban street of Bangalow as a result of cross-border crime-gang investigations.

Ballina bikies ‘exporting’ drugs to Qld

Police say they have smashed a cross-border drug smuggling operation allegedly involving the Ballina chapter of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang .

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.