BALI MURDER: Sara Connor's ex-husband to visit her in prison

Sara Connor was accused of murdering a Bali police officer.

Accused murderer Sara Connor to get one of her first visits in jail

Three winched to safety as boat capsizes off North Coast

The rescue at Evans Head yesterday. Photo: Bill Wardrobe

Three people have had a lucky escape

Council refuses to finance construction of long-awaited cafe

Concept design for the planned Shelly's on the Beach cafe, by Archimages Architecture.

Five years and counting for construction to begin on cafe.




POLICE are renewing their appeal for public assistance to locate a missing 23-year-old man from the Northern Rivers.

Have you seen Jesse?

POLICE are renewing their appeal for public assistance to locate a missing 23-year-old man from the Northern Rivers.




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BBQ and bluegrass make sweet music in Bangalow

BARBECUE smoke hung heavy over Bangalow at the weekend during the town's annual Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival.

Spectacular support for school going to Sydney

The Casino Lions Club presents a cheque for $2500 to the Casino Public School.

19 young students heading to 2016 Schools Spectacular

Visiting Vikings bring history to life at local markets

Naomi and Krystal, or Killian, have recently joined Rognvald's Lith to take their part in Viking life.

Medieval fantasies came to life last weekend at Coraki

Top Bentley Art Prize goes to Sunshine Delight

Lyn Pool won amateur painting with a portrait of her dog Banjo.

Rain holds off from Bentley Art Prize

Radio star and producer already in the making

TUNE IN: Donna Maria and Nick Colbrelli Adams working on radio broadcasts for Richmond Valley Radio 88.9FM from home.

Nick is already working on his career

Special event to help orphans in the Philippines

HELPING HAND: Members of Casino Presbyterian Church in the orphanage in the Philippines.

A trivia night will raise funds to help Philippines orphanage

When gardening gets competitive and Spring is coming

A winning hanging pot plant from Woodburn was an entry by Ev Hanson exhibited in the Woodburn and District Garden Club 2015 Garden Competition.

Garden clubs are gearing up for scents of springtime

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GANGgajang brings new and old hits

ICONIC Australian band GANGgajang are bringing their new releases to the Northern Rivers.

This weekend's markets list

DESIGNING: Bangalow Markets exhibitor Francesca Rockette (Photo Veda Dante / Byron Shire News)

Where to get your fresh produce from

Priscilla is coming to Brunswick Heads

Northern Rivers gender illusionist Maude Boate (Michael Gates) promoting the upcoming screenings of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Brunswick Picture House.

Maude Boate will host two special screenings

Ten things to do this week

CRAFY OCCASION: Co-ordinator of the Alstonville-Wollongbar Quota Club's Arts, Craft and Garden Fair, Susan French (left) with club president Diana Cooper holding a decorated boot which is part of a campaign in support of an organisation lobbyng for more service for those with depression.

Music, craft, rugby, theatre and more

$10b Ausgrid sale rejection 'right thing to do': Hogan

SHOCK VALUE: The State Government's 'poles and wires' sale to fund NSW infrastructure projects won't be affected by the Federal Treasurers decision to block the $10 billion Ausgrid sale to an Asian venture.

Page MP says Chinese investment knockback should not be politicised.

Indian delights are still on the menu at Bexhill store

Bexhill General Store owners George Singh will be saying goodbye to the store this Saturday. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Never fear - it's not the end of the popular curries and samosas

Woolworths' "sneaky" reaction to people buying other milk

Woolworths is accused of being "sneaky" for selling its own range of "Farmers' Own Milk" to make money off shoppers who are opting not to buy Woolworths' brand of milk.

The product’s label shows it is actually produced by Woolworths.

$25 billion drink company targets local businesswoman

WORLDS APART: Alstonville businesswoman Natalie Brookes is being pursued by Monster Beverage Corporation over her use of the word "monster" in her business name, Ferment Monster.

Alstonville woman fights "unfounded" claims by monster multinational

New $1.7m McDonald’s planned for the Northern Rivers

An artist's impression of a proposed new McDonald's for Ballina.

The new fast food outlet would create about 80 new jobs

Woolworths to sack 500 staff, close at least 17 stores

This is despite the supermarket earning $2.5 billion for the year.

Jupiter in pictures

Jupiter's north polar region in an image taken by Juno spacecraft as it approached the planet. The spacecraft performed its first successful fly-by on August 27 out of 36 in total. Images from the fly-by will be much closer than this one, which was taken more than 700,000km away from Jupiter. The first fly-by passed about 4200km from Jupiter's clouds.

The best views of Jupiter and its moons captured by NASA since the first Voyager 1...

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV unveiled

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV is one of the most eagerly awaited cameras.

Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV unveiled

Flooded creek search

A Range Rover remains perched in trees after being washed from Martins Bridge at Larnook. The driver remains missing.

Emergency services search for a Billen Cliffs man who went missing after his car...

Britney Spears the latest to do Carpool Karaoke

Soft vocals from Pop star cops criticism.

Pop star accused of lip-syncing her own songs as she rides along with James...

Thor was on Vacation during Captain America 3

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Marvel releases short film to explain where Thor and The Hulk were during Captain...

Giant skull sculpture explained

Northern Rivers artist Daniel Clemmett explains the meaning behind his latest...

Breaking up is hard - and expensive - to do

Divorce can cost more than wedding rings.

A Sunshine Coast man lost appeal against divorce bill

Breast tattoo a cancer survivor's social media success

Kiwi Makkala Rose, 24, is the tattoo artist whose ink to cover breast cancer patient's surgical scars has gone viral.

Sydney cancer survivor's breast tattoo has set social media on fire

Celebrating Juno: NASA's best images of Jupiter

Jupiter's north polar region in an image taken by Juno spacecraft as it approached the planet. The spacecraft performed its first successful fly-by on August 27 out of 36 in total. Images from the fly-by will be much closer than this one, which was taken more than 700,000km away from Jupiter. The first fly-by passed about 4200km from Jupiter's clouds.

We share the most iconic images of Jupiter

10 cancer symptoms you could be missing

Most of us think we know the telltale signs of cancer

HOW TO: Run wild with bold, brushed-up brows

Model and actress Cara Delevingne at the European Premiere of Suicide Squad.

Get Cara Delevingne's arches in a few simple steps

RECIPE: Tex-Mex with a seafood twist

Hayden Quinn and Dan Churchill on the set of Surfing the Menu: Next Generation.

Hayden Quinn and Dan Churchill's super fresh take on nachos

Julia and Sasha top The Block's leaderboard

Julia and Sasha in their winning master en-suite in a scene from The Block.

FIRST room reveals of the season deliver mixed results.

New music: The legacy of the thunder

Artwork for Celtic Thunder Legacy Volume 2.

Anticipated follow-up album to the chart-topping Legacy, Volume One

Deborah Conway: A String of Pearls, after 25 years

PARTNERS IN MUSIC: Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier are releasing their latest album, Everybody is Begging (2016).

Deborah Conway celebrates 25th anniversary of release

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m

9 jobs available on the Northern Rivers right now

Looking for work on the Northern Rivers?

Virtual reality used to engage unemployed young people

National Job Link uses virtual reality about working in the real world to engage young people unemployed or disassociated from school.

"If you can build their confidence, they can do anything,”

The fact your boss should know about you but doesn't...

A study has established something interesting about Aussie workers

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Woolworths job cuts: The man behind the 'rebuild'

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Brad Banducci has big job ahead of him after $1 billion loss

8 jobs available on the Northern Rivers right now

Looking for a job in the region right now?

Infiniti Q30 crossover small SUV road test and review

EDGY CROSSOVER: Striking looks, decent kit and plenty of premium features give the German small SUVs something to think about as the Infiniti Q30 joins the party.

Nissan's premium arm joins the small SUV party

Lamborghini reveals its $3 million Centenario Roadster

Carbon fibre Centenario Roadster features a V12 good for 566kW and a 0-100kmh time of 2.9 seconds.

Twenty roadsters being produced, and they're all already sold

Me and My Ride: Rob's timber boat works a treat

PRIDE AND JOY: Rob White with his treasured timber boat, something he had always wanted to own.

Mackay waterski enthusiast loves his wooden boat

Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe road test and review

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Prestige Mercedes C300 Coupe has blinding good looks and performance to match.

Stunning coupe pulls the heart strings

Driver heads to Red CentreNATS for horsepower party

Red CentreNATS will showcase the best streets machines, elite cars, hot rods and classics at the event in September in Alice Springs.

Tickets for the second annual festival of wheels are now on sale.

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market