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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

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New cops for the Northern Rivers

The Tweed/Byron police district has four newly graduated officers while Richmond Police District Superintendent Toby Lindsay has welcomed eight recruits further south, including one woman, for the team covering Lismore, Nimbin, Ballina and surrounds.

Police misconduct arises from bashing inquiry

At 2.26am on January 11, Byron Police received a call from the night manager of the Nomads backpacker hostel saying that there was a naked youth acting inappropriately out the front of the building.

Sexual assault an issue for Byron Bay

The police are reminding the public that if a person ‘is impaired by either alcohol or drugs then regardless of what they say or do, they cannot legally consent to sexual intercourse.

Police deny assaulting woman during Byron Bay arrest

Tweed-Byron police have been forced to deny assaulting a woman they arrested at a Byron Bay beach yesterday (Monday, February 12) after mobile phone footage of the altercation was posted to social media and screened on TV.

Man held over police-car ramming near Bangalow

A 25-year-old man charged over the ramming of a police car on the Pacific Highway near Bangalow at the weekend and the later discovery of two burnt out vehicles faced Byron Bay court today after being extradited from Queensland.

Overzealous policing kills community spirit

Heather Ferguson, Ewingsdale. Sitting outside the high school and St Finbarrs, lurking underneath a bush last week, the clever officers managed to nab loads of naughty mums and dads dropping their children off in the bus zone on the way to work.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.