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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

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Alcohol consumption up

The data, from Roy Morgan’s Alcohol Consumption Report, showed that there were significant increases for wine and spirits (up...

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’.

Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

Ross Kendall Despite having a bye last weekend the Byron Bay FC premier division women’s team sit on top of...

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

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Scammers targeting Neighbourhood Centre users

At least two men have been loitering around the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre touting a dodgy online course they claim will ‘help people get a qualification and improve their standard of living,’ according to the centre's manager.

Bitumen bandits spotted in Murwillumbah

NSW Fair Trading is again warning consumers and businesses on the northern rivers to be wary of anyone offering cheap bitumen work after reports about dodgy traders offering Murwillumbah residents bitumen 'left over from a highway job'.

Dodgy training courses target indigenous communities

Members of northern rivers Aboriginal communities have been lured into suspect training courses with the offer of ‘free’ iPads or laptops, according to Fair Trading commissioner Rod Stowe.

Conmen targeting northern rivers residents

Northern rivers residents are being urged to be on the lookout for dodgy conmen offering cheap bitumen and other trade-related work.

Bitumen bandits hit Kyogle

https://youtu.be/3K1MePV-8kY Consumers in Kyogle and surrounding areas are being warned about travelling conmen moving through the area selling bitumen services. NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe...

AVN’s charitable status withdrawn

The charitable status of the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (formerly the Australian Vaccination Network – AVN) has been revoked following an investigation by the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing.

Travelling conman could be heading north

An Irish conman who has been offering to do cheap line-marking in car parks in the Coffs Harbour region could be heading north after being reported to Fair Trading.

Fundies wins local biz award

Byron and Lismore wholefoods institution Fundies has won a small business award promoted by the Department of Fair Trading.

Interview with Peter Castaldi

The Quad in Lismore presents its first outdoor cinema event – programmed by nationally regarded film critic and programmer, Peter Castaldi. Peter told The Echo about the vision.

Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

Ross Kendall Despite having a bye last weekend the Byron Bay FC premier division women’s team sit on top of the premiership table with an...

Interview with magician James Galea

James Galea is no ordinary magician. He’s not the smarmy guy in purple velvet with a cage full of pigeons sawing women in half. In fact, James is proud to say he has never cut anyone in half.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.