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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

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Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

Freedom of speech

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia – Byron Bay  Great to see the deputy prime minister declaring his...

Australia Day Warning from your local SLSC

Surf Life Saving New South Wales has issued a warning to beachgoers to heed safety advice after a huge weekend on beaches, with heatwave conditions and large swells forecast for today.

Front page news

Jeff Rake, Byron On the front page of last week’s Echo you highlighted unemployment in the Shire, with mullum at...

Call to extend Job Keeper for live music industry

Blues Festival organiser Peter Noble has joined calls for the government to step forward and Save our Stages and support musicians and workers in the live music industry as they struggle to make ends meet.

A short history of our rail corridor debate

The debate over our disused rail corridor has long gone stale. It is acrimonious, ideological, and exhibits a strong tendency to avoid key points.

Stories about "police":

Two charged with assault in separate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after separate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

Payne Haas gets on wrong side of Tweed police

Star Brisbane Broncos forward Payne Haas has been arrested and charged after getting into an altercation with NSW police near the Twin Towns RSL late on Saturday night.

76 year old man arrested with 36kgs of cannabis

At 2.15am on Saturday morning, police were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale when they stopped a vehicle for a random breath test, leading to a surprising haul.

Man charged after pursuit from Ballina to Lismore

Police say a man will face court after allegedly leading officers on a pursuit in this morning.

Armed robbery at Bundall

Police have charged two 18 year old women following an alleged armed robbery at a service station in Bundall last night.

Drugs, cash and ammunition seized – Chinderah

A man has been charged after drugs, cash and ammunition were located at a Chinderah home.

Police: celebrate from home this New Year’s Eve

With the entire country living under some measure of health restrictions, New Year's Eve celebrations will be very different this year – or will they?

Man charged after police pursuit near Chinderah

Police say that at about 10.40pm on Sunday officers from Tweed/Byron Proactive Crime Team were conducting patrols of the Chinderah…

Byron: stop the spread of COVID and mess

Police are asking Byron Bay visitors and locals urged to celebrate the season responsibly over the New Year weekend.

Rail Trail or nothing!

Neil McKenzie, Bangalow David Lisle’s article A short history of our rail corridor debate summed up succinctly and accurately the compelling case for a rail trail,...

Interview with Phil Manning of Chain

Phil Manning picked up the guitar at 15. He’s been playing now for nearly 58 years. This year, Chain play the Byron Blues Festival.

Interview with Laura Bloom

Writer Laura Bloom has just released The Women and The Girls her latest novel with Allen & Unwin. Set in the inner west of Sydney in the mid ‘70s the book details the story of three women who have left their husbands, taken their children (mainly girls) and set up a share house.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Ears Have It

It’s 6am, the sun is only just nudging its way through the clouds. I am up early to write my Soapbox. I was going to write on something else, but this morning when I woke and stumbled to my desk I saw my open diary: 22 January, Michael’s birthday. He would have been 61 today.