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Food prices are up, and so is…

I was shocked to see the cost of local bread I buy in Mullumbimby had risen 40 per cent. That particular loaf is becoming a luxury item.

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Four arrested over alleged break-ins, trespass – Casino

Four boys have been arrested by police investigating alleged aggravated break and enter and trespass offences in Casino on Monday, 30 January.

Vinnies

What have they done to our Vinnies here in Mullum? They’ve killed it! It has reopened and it is...

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Indigenous cricketers go head-to-head

Regional teams came together at Ballina’s Fripp Oval for an Indigenous cricket challenge carnival on January 26, last week. The...

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Stories about "Yamba":

Yamba restaurants

I’m often asked about Yamba, one of our favourite holiday spots over the last 20 years. With a great range of beaches, walks, tennis courts, skate parks and accommodation etc it’s been great for the kids growing up, and they still love it. Plus, it’s now only 90 minutes’ drive from Mullumbimby.

How to avoid pirates and make the long journey home

To sail or to stay? That was the decision that Craig Plummer and Claudia Schick from Bangalow had to make when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and they sailed into an Indonesian port, from Thailand.

Fatal motorcycle crash – Clarence Valley

A motorcyclist died near Maclean yesterday.

Search for yachtsman missing off Yamba

Updated: 11.50am An air and sea search is underway for 65-year-old solo yachtsmen Keith Jones, who is missing from his vessel, found at Yamba yesterday.

Police seek man over Yamba indecent assault

Police are appealing for information following reports a child was indecently assaulted by an unknown man in Yamba last month.

Eight injured in Yamba balcony collapse

Eight people were injured when the second storey balcony of a Yamba building collapsed on Friday (April 28).

Man dies in Yamba lake reserve

A 46-year-old man died after a suspected drowning at Yamba on Friday afternoon.

Search called off for man missing at Yamba

Police now believe that a man they thought had gone missing off the coast at Yamba's Main Beach may have left the area in a car.

Search for man missing in Yamba surf

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man in his 60s who appears to have gone missing in surf off Yamba’s Main Beach yesterday.

Vic prison escapee arrested in Yamba

A man who walked out of a Victorian minimum security prison has been arrested with his partner at Yamba in Yamba and faces extradition.

Abouchar honoured with Order of Australia

The new head of the Byron Community College (BCC), Chantal Abouchar, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to business and the media.

Appeal for flag stolen from Bruns

The two Aboriginal flags that fly high over the Brunswick River Bridge on Invasion Day have become a potent symbol of survival and solidarity for many in the Shire. 

TELSTRA – The end of the line?

I live in a valley that was ravaged by flood last year. Telegraph poles were swept out of the ground by landslides and many...

Dear Byron Shire Council

Why, oh why, did you not add a traffic calming device when you recently sealed Clay Rd, Mullumbimby? This was a beautiful, quiet lane, that...