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Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Byron triathletes maintain impressive form to take second spot

The Byron Bay ‘Breakers’ Triathlon Club finished their season with an impressive and highly respectable second in the Forager North Coast Interclub Series.

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

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Spellbound at the Byron Bay Writers Festival

Marquees overflowed in yet again another feast for book lovers at the 2014 Byron Bay Writers Festival. Cultural urges were satisified as leading lights in fiction and non fiction, current affairs and the arts got up close and personal with their audience. Video Sharon Shostak

‘Biggest’ writers festival opens in Byron

This year's Byron Bay Writers Festival will be the biggest ever, according to festival chairperson Chris Hanley at last night's official opening.

Time travelling at the festival

Clare Wright, winner of the 2014 Stella Prize for The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, will join an esteemed lineup of history writers at the Byron Bay Writers Festival.

Desire at the world’s hard edge

’They say every hero has to leave home, but what those first steps are like I’m yet to know,’ reads the first line of Jessie Cole’s second novel, Deeper Water.

Commercialising the digger myth

It’s about time a book like this came along, as a counterweight to the bronzed Anzac hero-worship culture that engenders a lop-sided, jingoistic view of Australia’s armed forces – Review by Russell Eldridge.

And so it begins…

This weekend will see the Byron Bay Writers Festival in all it's glory – We spoke to festival chair Chris Hanley and festival director Edwina Johnson about what was in store.

Asphyxia pulls the strings of delight

Circus performer, artist and puppeteer, and now author, Asphyxia is best known as the creator of the puppets the Grimstones.

The haunting of Poe Ballantine

On his first trip to Australlia, American author Poe Ballantine will discuss his lauded true-crime memoir Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere, in conversation with Richard Fidler on Friday at the Byron Community Centre Theatre.

Writers Festival volunteers get ready

Story and photo Eve Jeffery The Byron Bay Writers Festival simply would not happen without the generous time, energy and dedication given by the volunteers...

Women, words and wisdom

A cast of fabulous women will provide a prominent voice at this year’s Byron Bay Writers’ Festival as they take on issues, big and small.

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.