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Northern Rivers rental crisis worsens

Those advocating for people suffering from housing stress, homelessness, and poverty housing across the Northern Rivers region, say there is an urgent need for the federal government to invest in social housing.

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Bullshit detectors needed

Well well; we have a true Scepticarius in the mayoral race after all – a curmudgeonly and doggedly forensic...

Grumpy Grandma’s 

There are few in the region who aren’t familiar with Grumpy Grandma’s olives. Tim Stone and his wife Lynne...

The power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the...

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

Stories about "speeding":

Man charged following a police pursuit

Police say that on Saturday, officers observed the male driving a vehicle along Marine Parade, Kingscliff, 20kph above the speed limit, ignoring police actions to stop him.

Byron’s police chief warns: extra cops on the roads

Double demerits are applicable for anyone caught speeding; using a mobile phone while driving; not wearing a seatbelt; and if riding a motorbike, failing to wear a helmet.

Drunk driver caught 87km/h over limit

A man has been charged with drink driving after allegedly being detected travelling at more than 180km/h near Byron Bay on Sunday (July 15).

Man caught driving 115k in 50k zone, Bangalow

A police speed radar on Granuaille Road, Bangalow, on Sunday detected a northbound vehicle travelling at 115km/h in a 50km/h residential zone. They allege driver blew double the legal alcohol limit.

Man stopped after speeding charged with dealing ice

Police carrying out highway patrol duties yesterday acted on a suspicion and searched a car stopped for speeding, resulting in the seizure of cash, ice, ecstasy, masks, knives, drug paraphernalia and items linked to drug supply.

Speeding driver had licence suspended hours earlier

A police crackdown on speeding over the long weekend saw a man pulled over west of Byron Bay who’d had his licence suspended in Queensland just hours earlier.

New police highway patrol vehicles being ‘rolled out’

Speedsters watch out! Byron, Tweed and Lismore police have each recently received new highway patrol vehicles intended to crack down on speeding and dangerous drivers

B-double stopped at Tweed could ‘travel at any speed’

A speeding B-double pulled over by NSW highway patrol at Tweed Heads on Wednesday had been modified to ‘travel at any speed’ police say.

Speeding driver charged with stalking

A man who was arrested and charged by NSW police after his car was tracked south by Queensland Police helicopters last night has been charged with breach of bail over an earlier stalking incident..

Young drivers and speeding a fatal cocktail

Peter Roberts, Byron Bay. Between the age of 20 and 28, I had several serious, life threatening motor vehicle accidents. All were at speeds in excess of 100kph and all were terrifying. I should have died in any one of these crashes.

The power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore is twinned with towns in...

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to rely on Facebook to give...