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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Comment: Time for another Police Royal Commission? 

It might be time for another investigation into the NSW Police Force, but this time, the police conduct under the microscope would be alleged overreach in the application of certain powers.

Pedal power celebrated at Murwillumbah film night

Those with an interest in films and cycling will be in heaven this Thursday night (August 11) when the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah hosts the Big Bike Film Night.

Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

Second independent assessment of Iron Gates DA in Evans Head recommends refusal

Two independent reports on the Iron Gates development at Evans Heads have determined that it should not go ahead.

Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Stories about "Tweed police":

Police chase unlicensed driver from Kingscliff to Tweed Heads

A thirty minute police chase took place yesterday through the suburbs of Kingscliff, Chinderah, Banora Point, Fingal Head and Tweed Heads, for approximately 35km.

More police needed, say Labor

A petition by NSW Labor calling for more police for the Tweed was launched last week, and follows on from previous sparring by Labor and the Nationals over policing numbers in the region.

Alleged drink driver assaults police – Tweed Heads 

A man has been charged after allegedly drink-driving and assaulting a police officer in Tweed Heads on Sunday evening.

Police numbers disputed

A reduction of 33 police officers in the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command has prompted Labor to ask Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) to explain why his government had overseen the reduction.

Tweed cops seize stolen goods during firearm search

Tools, generators, industrial equipment and a vehicle, suspected of being stolen, were seized by police at a property at Kielvale near Murwillumbah yesterday afternoon.

Long-serving Tweed policeman retires

After 36-plus years as a policeman, senior constable Mark Ellison, has called it a day.

Driver of dangerous-goods truck arrested after Tweed RBT

A 61-year-old truck driver who allegedly drove his truck full of dangerous goods while under the influence of alcohol at Tweed Heads yesterday has been charged with drink driving.

Missing man’s body found in Tweed

The body of a 23-year-old man missing from Tomewin near Murwillumbah was found in dense bushland after an extensive police search and rescue operation.

Child approached at Tweed Heads: police 

Police are investigating an incident in which a child was approached by an unknown man at Tweed Heads yesterday.

Tweed man charged over alleged supply of ice

A 25-year-old man has been charged over alleged supply of the drug ice following a search warrant at Banora Point yesterday.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.