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Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

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Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

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Four charged with drugs and weapons offences – Gold Coast

The Queensland Police, South East Region’s Major and Organised Crime Squad has charged four people with drugs and weapons-related offences after search warrants were carried out around the Gold Coast.

Sydney man ‘made guns’ with 3D printer

A Sydney man will face court tomorrow charged over the alleged manufacture of firearms using a 3D printer.

Nats caving in to gun lobby

Joe Monks, Woodburn I express my concern at the support that the Nationals are giving to the lifting of import restrictions on the lever action...

Man charged with possession of drugs, guns, testosterone

A man will face court over alleged drug supply and weapons charges following a vehicle stop and search warrant at Grafton on Monday

Man arrested with loaded gun down pants

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man after discovering he had a loaded sawn-off shotgun down his pants during a traffic stop in South Grafton yesterday.

Man arrested after Ballina pruning saw threats

A man has been arrested over threats made to people at two locations in Ballina yesterday, allegedly with a pruning saw.

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy $70 million invested, some of...

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a critical consideration. You can have...