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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

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.

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Stories about "comedy":

Nolan’s Soapbox turns into The Full Mandy

Mandy Nolan is about to publish her latest book 'The Full Mandy', a collection of her best Echo Soapboxes and she asking the ‘crowd’ to help her fund it.

Merrick Man of the Hour!

Life is confusing and no-one has all the answers… except Merrick Watts. None of his answers is right but at least he’s having a go.

Something funny about Andy Saunders

Andy Saunders is one of the featured comedians at Lismore Laughs in March. So just what makes this funny man tick? My favourite dance move is...

Get Downe for Xmas!

It’s all you want for Christmas – lots of laughs, surprises and a seasonal singalong with the Prince of Polyester!  Bob Downe makes his triumphant return...

The Old and the Beautiful

Comedian Jackie Loeb joins Gretel Killeen in their two-woman standup comedy show We Don’t Like Young People. The Mo Award winner for Best Comedian spoke...

Women Like Ellen Briggs

So what makes local comedian and mum of twins Ellen Briggs tick? We got her to finish these sentences to delve deeply into her psyche....

Women Like Ellen Briggs

Would you believe that two of Australia’s funniest women comedians live in Mullumbimby? In fact Ellen Briggs was Mandy Nolan’s star comedy student at...

The joy of Arj

Since winning the coveted Perrier Best Newcomer Award back in 1997 Arj has firmly established himself as one of the golden boys on the international comedy circuit

Meet The Old Fella

At 60-odd years of age Rod Gregory leapt to fame as he wowed Australia’s Got Talent audiences with no fewer than five appearances including the grand final.

Weekend Roundup May 1

The northern rivers is known for birthing talent that spreads onto the national and world stage and Byron Bay hardcore/metal band In Hearts Wake are on that track. They are just the tip of the iceberg for this weekend's fun.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.