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Rail, trail or both?

Not-for-profit Northern Rivers Railway, and Northern Regional Railway Company, are working to extend a climate-friendly passenger train service to...

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Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

Valley of Craftsmen at Mullum Farmers Market

Victoria Cosford It’s a pest and a weed, introduced from East Asia and found along most of the east coast,...

Middle East veterans

Thanks for your excellent article, Paul Bibby. Exactly the publicity and coverage we wanted. Many Middle Eastern veterans struggle to...

We need to reinvent urban spaces to live in harmony with the planet 

Travel is about visiting someplace exotic, we’re told. Somewhere that looks, feels and tastes different, in a way that stirs our heart and stimulates our senses. But sit in the central business district of any global city today, and chances are it will look basically the same.

Youth crime

Boring as I might seem on this subject, National service is the most applicable method of getting ‘youth crime’...

Macquarie Marshes under threat from mining

If it hasn't been hard enough protecting the Macquarie Marshes from drought because of the upstream cotton growers now farmers are faced with a new threat to this environmentally significant, Ramsar-listed area.

Stories about "small festivals":

Festival/Byron Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

Heilpern’s piece

Re Heilpern’s Echo piece last week. I am not Jewish, but married into the local Israeli community. If you call a fear for my...

Common knowledge

It is common knowledge shared by Byron Shire Council (BSC) water and sewer engineering staff and the director of infrastructure that approximately twelve houses...

Mrs Elliot

It’s very unfortunate that Justine Elliot has so little confidence in herself or her party that she needs to publicly crap on the Greens’...

Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's recommendation that, 'Israel must be...