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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

TGA

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Why should we trust the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) who allowed genetically modified (GM) food onto...

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Editorial – A personal take on politics and media

Since its inception in 1986 by a bunch of ratbag hippy locals, The Echo has championed the voice of the afflicted, not the comfortable. That should be the aim of every media organisation.

Lessons on resilience, regeneration from Iran

Zara Noruzi is one of the special guest speakers at the Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow, hosted by Renew Fest and Resilient Byron.

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Stories about "truck accident":

Firey truck crash closes Tweed Valley Way

A 79-year-old caravanning couple have been transported to Tweed Hospital following an accident involving their vehicle, with one moving and one stationary truck on Tweed Valley Way, near Riverside Drive, Tumbulgum.

Cane truck crashes on Murwillumbah bridge

A cane truck has crashed on Kynnumboon bridge on Queensland Road, Murwillumbah, causing delays and preventing access to the town from Numinbah Road.

Bangalow Road reopens after firey truck crash

Update: One lane of Bangalow Road has been reopened after a truck crash and fire at Bexhill this morning. The driver of a truck that burst into flames has been hospitalised.

Driver of rolled B-double was on ice: police

Police allege the driver of a B-double that flipped onto its side on the Summerland Way, north of Grafton, overnight Tuesday may have been high on methamphetamine at the time of the accident.

Pacific Highway closed at Glenugie

The Pacific Highway has reopened southbound at Glenugie, around 11km south of Grafton, however both northbound lanes remain closed following a truck crash at around 5am this morning (July 27).

Truck plunges into Wilsons River in horror accident

A truck driver had a lucky escape after his vehicle left Bangalow Road and plunged cabin-first into the Wilsons River in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday evening.

Pacific Motorway closed at Chinderah after truck crash

All southbound lanes of the M1 Pacific Motorway are closed near Chinderah due to a two-truck crash.

Richmond Council truck involved in Coraki crash

One of two truck drivers involved in an accident on the Whiporie-Bungawalbin Road earlier today was driving a Richmond Valley Council vehicle.

Heart warming

Mitch & Alyson King Horsham, Vic.  On Monday September 5 while driving on the Pacific Highway my wife and I were involved in an accident with...

Truck rolls on Lismore Road

Updated 5.20pm A 46-year-old Brisbane man has been treated for his injuries after a scrap metal truck tipped over on a bend on Lismore Road, near Binna Burra Road. It is not the first time a scrap metal truck has rolled in the area.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.