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COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

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Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by...

Serious assault charges – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say that four men will face court today charged following an alleged serious assault of a man on the state’s mid-north coast over the weekend.

Biodiversity, not dogs

Alison Drover’s comment is a welcome reminder of what Byron Shire, at our core, is representing – biodiversity. How do...

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron...

Byron’s shame

On Thursday, Brandon Saul was being interviewed on BayFM. He is coordinating funding for the Fletcher Street centre for...

Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are...

Stories about "road rage":

Man charged after Byron road rage attack

Police have refused bail to a man who allegedly used a machete and a baton to attack two men following a road rage incident on the Pacific Highway, as well as driving at one of them.

Road rage in Lismore

A road rage incident occurred yesterday around 3.30pm near the Trinity bus exchange in Lismore when the driver of a black sedan became enraged at the driver of a school bus over a traffic issue.

Council call to end road rage attacks on workers

Tweed Shire Council has had to renew an appeal to motorists to keep their cool if they are delayed at roadworks following the third reported incident of motorist aggression and assault of Tweed road workers this year.

Public abuse of purple XR6 driver mistaken: police

Police investigating a road-rage incident in September involving the driver of a purple Ford Falcon XR6 have spoken to the owner of a similar-looking car and he has been eliminated from the investigation. But that hasn't stopped people hassling him.

Council issues plea to treat staff kindly

Tweed Shire Council has taken the extraordinary step of calling on the public to be nicer to their officers and subcontractors after a rash of aggressive incidents.

Man with swastika tattoo wanted over road-rage attack

Lismore police are seeking the public’s help with an investigation into a road-rage incident that resulted in the driver of one vehicle having his eye socket broken by a man with a swastika tattoo.

Road rage: why do bike riders make car drivers see red?

Cyclists are facing tougher penalties in New South Wales as part of new rules introduced just this month, and while there are many changes, some of the more vague are increased fines for riding a bicycle ‘furiously, recklessly, or negligently’ (from A$71 to A$425).

Cyclist with road rage beware

Gordon Haynes, (small red Mercedes), Federal. To the rude and ignorant MAMIL (male cyclist) on Coolamon Scenic Drive and Coorabell Road, between 16:30 and 17:00 on Monday March 23…

Mandy Nolans’ Soap Box #186 Get angry about big shit

Mandy can't fathom the point of the rage that some drivers display when she does a little bit of shitty driving. WATCH VIDEO

Man charged over machete attacks

A 50-year-old Pumpenbil man has been charged after he allegedly attacked two men while armed with a machete during separate incidents in the Tweed last week.

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.