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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

Comment: Court rejects challenges to vax laws

More than a million people tuned into the live stream of  Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard via the NSW Supreme Court’s YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks, many hoping for a judgment which invalidates public health orders which mandate vaccines for certain industries, such as healthcare, aged care and construction.

Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

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Former officer charged with assault – Casino

A former NSW Police officer has been charged following an alleged on-duty assault in Casino.

New cops for the Northern Rivers

The Tweed/Byron police district has four newly graduated officers while Richmond Police District Superintendent Toby Lindsay has welcomed eight recruits further south, including one woman, for the team covering Lismore, Nimbin, Ballina and surrounds.

Man charged over daylight Ballina bag-snatch

Police have charged a man after an elderly woman at Ballina last week had her handbag snatched in broad daylight.

Man arrested after threatening woman at Casino pub

A 50-year-old Tabulam man will appear in Lismore court today after allegedly holding a woman hostage at a Casino hotel yesterday.

Evans Head man charged with stealing from vehicles

A 24-year-old Evans Head man will face court later this month on 13 charges relating to thefts from motor vehicles after police raided an Alstonville property yesterday.

Police arrest Ballina ‘paywave’ bandit

Ballina police have arrested a woman for numerous fraud offences allegedly committed using the ‘paywave’ facilities of stolen credit cards and are encouraging retail staff to ask for ID.

Woman charged after man allegedly stabbed in the groin: Casino

A man is in a critical condition and a woman has been charged after she allegedly stabbed him in the groin during a domestic dispute in Casino.

Three arrested over Goonellabah hockey-stick attack

Three people have been arrested after a man claimed to have been hit on the face with a hockey stick at Campbell Crescent, Goonellabah, around 6.15pm yesterday.

Siege closes Lismore High School

Update: Shots were fired yesterday afternoon before police were called to a house in Dalley Street, East Lismore, where they remain in a standoff with a 33-year-old man.

Police crack down on heavy-vehicles in Richmond Valley

Police conducted a joint operation targeting heavy vehicle compliance in the Richmond Valley area this week.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.