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BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

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Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is...

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Unnecessary divisions

Louise Andrews, Lennox Head Dear Mandy, an excellent article in The Echo (Soapbox, 21 July). It saddens me too to witness...

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‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

PETA sees silver lining in puppy scam arrest

The recent arrest of a Sydney fraudster for selling imaginary puppies concluded a one month investigation by police, after numerous people around the country paid for pure-bred puppies that never arrived.

Pensioners: beware of new phone scam

On Wednesday evening a Byron Shire resident received a scam call on their landline which is an unlisted number, and on the Do Not Call Register. The caller was a woman with a foreign accent.

Telstra scam currently in operation

The Echonetdaily has been contacted by locals who are receiving calls from people posing as Telstra. They are warning locals that the callers are very convincing.

Main Arm woman a victim of death threat scam

A Main Arm woman is sleeping easier now that two days have passed since she reported receiving a crude but disturbing death threat by email and phone.

Beware of solar scams

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. A warning to people wanting to go with solar power: comparing quotes and systems is a bit like comparing mobile...

Scammers posed as legitimate business to place ad in Byron Echo

The Echo, along with other Fairfax Media and worldwide papers, appears to have been taken in by scammers posing as a legitimate Victorian company,...

Police warn of email fine scams

Tweed-Byron police are warning the public that there has been a spike in the number of reports of north coast residents receiving fake traffic infringement notices and speed camera fines via their personal emails.

Lismore woman loses $600 in online dating scam

A Lismore woman has fallen victim to an internet romance scam, sending money to a man who claimed to be a US soldier so he could take leave to come and visit her.

Scammers targeting Neighbourhood Centre users

At least two men have been loitering around the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre touting a dodgy online course they claim will ‘help people get a qualification and improve their standard of living,’ according to the centre's manager.

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

Matt Andrews The experience of John Haywood and the other crew members of Capers triumphed in the winter westerlies and run out tide that greeted...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.