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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

October 22, 2013

Issue 28.20

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In this Issue:

Dave Callan does Beyonce

There is nothing quite as magical in the comedy world as light-footed Dave Callan dancing Beyonce’s All the Single Ladies. In fact, this comedian, who started off spoofing the pop act, found himself quite the dancer, and in the end learnt her entire choreography.

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Book review – Echo Drudges recommend

This month we have four reviews from our Echo Drudges bookshelves – Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven from Mungo, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho from Jules, Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre from Simon, and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ Philip Pullman from David.

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Book review – Sweet Tooth

Ian McEwan is perhaps best known from the film of his novel Atonement, in which Keira Knightley gave one of her more powerful performances. He seems to have a real flair for understanding his female characters and this is on show again in Sweet Tooth.

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Book review – Danse Macabre

If you ever wonder why people read or write horror fiction, or want some signposts to the good stuff, then Stephen King’s 1981 book Danse Macabre is a good place to start.

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Something in the water at Surf Festival

There is clearly something in the water around Byron Bay, and its not fluoride! A wave of super talented young bands seems to keep washing through. The most recent is Tora.

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Jack Johnson returns with the Blues

Yesterday Bluesfest Byron Bay revealed its third round of artists to perform at its 25th Anniversary for 2014. The latest announcement welcomes Bluesfest icon headliner Jack Johnson back to its main stage.

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Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello for Bluesfest

Director Peter Noble said, ‘Many of the greatest of the fraternity of musicians around the world are coming to Bluesfest for our greatest one yet – our 25th.’

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Another bottleshop application for Byron

A liquor bottleshop development application that was ultimately rejected by the Office of Gaming and Racing is again before Byron Shire Council.

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Byron in Sevens heaven

The annual Byron Bay Rugby Sevens was another sensational event at the recreation grounds. Hundreds of players, spectators, families and friends, superheroes, rockstars, and a penguin all converged on the hallowed fields in Marvell Street for the end-of-year cub outing for unionists.

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Don Quixote and a ukulele

Don Quixote armed with a ukulele – Eitan Ullman, an enigmatic protest singer, embarks on a musical crusade to defend authentic Israeli culture against the twin ravages of consumerism and populism.

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International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.