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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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Photo Harsha Prabhu

Mothers with their babies in tow were part of a visual petition addressed to politicians and world leaders sent from the Channon Market on Sunday (11 August). Its message was, ‘Please help Japan resolve the Fukushima radiation crisis. Please look after the Earth and all her children.’ The occasion was also a send-off for Nimbin environmental artist-activist Benny Zable (pictured right in his trademark anti-nuclear costume), who leaves for Ecofest, held in Times Square, NYC, on 25 August.


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