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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....

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Border bubble to Queensland reopens for local shires

Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have recently come out of lockdown, including Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley Council (RVC) have now been brought back into the border bubble zone with the Queensland border.

Final Tallowood stage up before Byron Council

The world may be in a state of immense turmoil and uncertainty, but at least we can rely on the inexorable forward march of the Tallowood housing development in Mullumbimby.

Koalas and dogs

I want to thank Byron Council for including the flyer in The Echo about koalas and dogs. There is...

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.

Cartoon of the week – 13 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast.

Outcry over closure sees two Tweed Council libraries reopen their doors

Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.

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Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

19-yr-old charged after alleged Mercedes joy ride in Tweed shire

A 19-year-old Tweed Heads South man faces a string of charges related to car theft on the Northern Rivers.

House? What house? Stolen car crashes into Terranora house

Police say a house in Terranora is significantly damaged thanks to a mystery thief in a stolen car crashing into it over the weekend.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Drive so others survive, in Ballina and beyond

It's National Road Safety Week and Ballina Shire Council is appealing to drivers to take the road safety pledge, so that others can survive.

Teen and three adults refused bail after Northern Rivers police chase

Police said they charged four people after several police chases on the Northern Rivers on Sunday.

Man rescued from Murwillumbah drain

The man in his 40s was reportedly trying to avoid being hit by a car when he fell and was trapped for some time with his left leg stuck in the drain from the pelvis down.

One dead, five injured after two weekend bike crashes

Police have said a man believed to be in his fifties died, and four other men were injured in a crash south of Kyogle on Sunday.

Woman dies in 4WD crash near Bellingen

Emergency services were called to Waterfall Way, west of Bellingen, shortly before 6.30am Sunday.

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...