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John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

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Queensland and NSW border – hard closure 1am Friday, 23 July

The Queensland government has declared all of NSW a COVID hotspot and will close its border to NSW at 1am Friday, 23 July for four weeks.

Serving those less fortunate: Nan’s glasses recycle contribution recognised

Did you know your old glasses could have a new life anywhere in the world?

Jeff off

Stephen Totterman, Ballina Local Government elections are coming and Cr Jeff Johnson is on the campaign trail, telling us that...

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19),...

COVID fragments in Byron’s sewage – have symptoms? Get tested

Do you live in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise, or Broken Head? If you have any COVID symptoms or have potentially been exposed get tested.

Cartoon of the week – 21 July, 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.

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Public kept in the dark over ‘Disco Dong’

Byron Council has refused to release a structural investigation report detailing serious safety issues affecting the ‘Disco Dong’ sculpture on the Bayshore Drive roundabout.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Old Byron Hospital DA on exhibition

Plans are finally in for the redevelopment of the old Byron Hospital that will facilitate its transformation into a much-needed community hub.