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Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

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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.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.