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Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

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For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the...

Car drives into side of Byron homelessness cottage

A key homelessness service in Byron Bay is undergoing significant repairs after a car drove into part of the facility last week.

Unsealed roads left off govt road audit

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation say one of the biggest road surveys in regional NSW is now underway – yet unsealed roads have not been included in the audit.

Rip Starters light up twilight cricket

The Rip Starters have played big hitting cricket to go to the top of the Byron Bay twilight cricket...

The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show...

Amazing Grace

Oh, dearest Hannah! (Letters, Hannah Grace, Echo 9 Nov). I am so glad that my very, very good friend...

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The Irukandjis sting in USA

Australia's national surfing team the Irukandjis have won a silver medal overall at the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games which just wrapped up at Huntington Beach, California.

US Capitol under siege as Democrats win Georgia

Two American cities are in turmoil, with large numbers of pro-Trump protesters invading the Capitol building earlier today in Washington, and also gathering at the Atlanta Capitol in Georgia.

Bail rejected for Julian Assange

Australian citizen Julian Assange will remain in Belmarsh Prison for now, with District Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejecting his bail application overnight in London.

They stab it with their steely knives but they just can’t kill the beast

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the US Presidential election by over six million votes. Unlike preceding Democratic vote winners Al Gore and Hillary Clinton, they also won the Electoral College vote.

Trump as cornered feral cat, mayhem looms

America’s presidential election is just 15 weeks away… Today, the Dis-united States of America – aka world’s ‘richest’ country – has nearly four million cases of COVID-19, and over 150,000 deaths attributed to the virus.

Editorial: What 4 Corners missed about Julian Assange

On Monday night, ABC’s 4 Corners did a Julian Assange update. Herewith my four takeaways:

Two narcissists hurling insults across the north Pacific

Michael Balson, Upper Wilsons Creek As if North Korea will launch a pre-emptive nuclear missile strike against the USA. As if we should all be...

What makes Americans think they’re so exceptional?

Australia and America are both destinations for people of the world hoping to start a new life, free and full of possibilities. Both have populations rich in multiple ethnicities and backgrounds. But what do you do if the economy fails to deliver prosperity?

Where is the US on the refugee crisis?

George Lewin, Montecollum. At last the Abbott government has shown it does not have two 'tin ears' when it comes to the huge mood swing in Australia since the recent publication of the heart-rending photos of the drowned Turkish toddler.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is indifferent, or dumb, or a...