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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 Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

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. 

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

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.

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.

Stories about "Islamic State":

Police defend tinnie terror plot arrests

Five men suspected of trying to leave Australia in a fishing boat in order to join Islamic State could face charges under counter-terrorism laws.

We won’t eradicate ISIS by bombing them

Conservative governments want to wipe out Islamic State, to eradicate them, but we know from history that this doesn't work, writes Richard Mordaunt who has spent much of his life studying the country.

IS to push for more global attacks: study

Islamic State will push for more international attacks as it faces growing pressure from coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, a new study says.

Iraq deal on special forces imminent: PM

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says special forces members could get the legal go-ahead for Iraq deployment within days.

Critical thinking the first casualty of war

'It’s a funny old war, this one -- and the discussion of it is even stranger. As Australia joins the latest Western campaign in Iraq, where’s the debate about what’s supposed to happen?' asks Jeff Sparrow.

An open letter to Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten

David Horner, Ocean Shores

Australia’s complicity in war will rebound

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay. There is widespread denial that Australia's complicity in US led state terrorism has domestic consequences.

Beheadings and the Islamic State

Michael Weatherhead, Mullumbimby. Beheading an aid worker in Syria by the Islamic State or anyone else is a terrible thing and should not have happened. Killing between half a million and a million people in a war against Iraq was a terrible thing and should not have happened.

Beheadings and the Islamic State

Michael Weatherhead, Mullumbimby. Beheading an aid worker in Syria by the Islamic State or anyone else is a terrible thing and should not have happened. Killing between half a million and a million people in a war against Iraq was a terrible thing and should not have happened.

Contemplating IS and historical genocides

Michael Bell, Gordonville, NSW. Is the IS (Islamic State) worse than the British in recent history? They killed the Tasmanian Aboriginals and removed the remainder to Flinders Island where they all died.

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.