‘Demolish it now’: Iconic waterfront cafe now an eyesore

SQUALOR: Cr Jeff Johnson is pictured inside the former Shelly’s on the Beach Cafe building.

The building has been trashed and squatters have moved in

BORAL: Bitumen plant will not cause cancer

The Boral bitumen plant on Gap Rd, Alstonville.

BORAL: There is no evidence to suggest a cancer link

Outbreak of deadly disease kills cattle on Northern Rivers

The deadly disease Blackleg has been diagnosed on the North Coast recently.

WARNING: Graphic image of symptoms affecting young cattle







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Sonia Kruger should be allowed to speak on Muslims

HOW sad is Australia becoming where a TV personality like Sonya Kruger can’t even say we need to cut immigration without racial protests.

LETTER: Brexit vote was a wake-up call for EU

EU needs to develop policies based on people

LETTER: The right wing are the ones to save Australia

The right wing of politics could well be the saviour.

LETTER: ‘Students breathe in toxic car fumes’

HEALTH FEARS: Are children breathing in dangerous car fumes while waiting outside schools for their parents to pick them up?

Students waiting to be picked up from school are breathing in fumes

OPINION: Writing skills can change with dementia

Writing skills can change with dementia

Don’t hate on Sonia Kruger for being honest

Sonia Kruger.

An honest debate is what we need in this country.

State award for Byron Shire Masterplan

The Byron Shire Town Masterplan has won an award.

Mayor Simon Richardson said it was a very satisfying achievement

It may be a load of rubbish but how should we deal with it?

Recycling bin, Lismore City Council.
Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Rubbish has the power to mobilise on social media

Firies fired up over “near misses” with bad drivers

The Ballina firies ask that motorists in Tamarind Dr give way to fire vehicles responding to emergencies.

Traffic failing to give way to crews coming out of Ballina station.

Rainforest restoration celebrating 30 years at Rocky Creek Dam

From Left: Anthony Acret (Rous Water), Kelvin Davies (Rainforest Trust Australia), Dr Tony Parkes (Big Scrub Landcare) and Stuart Anderson (Flow™ Hive) at the recent launch of the 18th Annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day.

Launch of 18th annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Byron High’s new band wins gold

Byron Bay High School’s band in action.

Teen-age pop/rock ensemble comes top of the class

Belongil beach walls battle: When will it ever end?

The front page of The Northern Star of Saturday, June 1, 1996, showing that sea walls at Belongil have always been contentious.

Check out the Northern Star's coverage of fight - from 20 years ago!

Sports ethos fuels Cromwell Farm family’s ventures

EXTENDED FAMILY: Greg and Alison Cromwell near the pig run, which has access for free-range. They depend on their daughters’ input, and “amazing” support from two full-time and other staff.

Cromwell farm is an exemplar of healthy farming

Pizza chain goes into voluntary administration

Eagle Boys pizza store

Mackay Eagle Boys will continue to feed the Mackay community

Thousands of jobs needed for Pacific Hwy upgrade

More than 450 road designers will be doing detailed work on the remaining sections of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Hwy upgrade.

This month will see more work begin on highway upgrade

New development ‘gets back to the old ideal of living’

VISION: Bruns Eco Village land steward and conceptualiser Kelvin Daly with his daughter Solara.

“The project is about sustainability, treading lightly on the land"

Byron Bay Brewery closed for refurbishment

ENTERTAINMENT: The Byron Brewery hosts regular live music shows like Byron Vibes.

The work will take two and a half months

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Brand Insights

Kicking the TinCAN art show to help the elderly

THE popular and successful Tintenbar Art Show is on again over September.

Fun time to run after the Olympics are over

FINISHED WELL: Runners in the Greater Casino Fun Run cross the line last year. Photo Samantha Elley / Express Examiner

Starlight Children's Foundation to benefit from fun run

Splendour found The Cure

Robert Smith at the Splendour in the Grass Amphitheatre stage during The Cure's show.

Day two of Splendour in the Grass

Politician cancels Splendour gig

DEBATE: Tony Jones' Q&A; at Splendour is one of the most popular non-music-related events of the festival.

Changes in the line up for Q&A with Tony Jones tomorrow

Werewolves and metal hit Lismore

Heavy, hard and here - Lycanthrope in Lismore

Sweden does it again with melody and 'Mindshift'

Mindshift have released a new album. Photo Contributed

A new band to check out from Sweden

The Hard Word talks to Drowning Pool.

Drowning Pool are playing next week in Brisbane.  Photo Contributed

We talk surfing, John Hetlinger, and getting heavy

Valhalore, Kyzer Soze, Chronolyth and Be’lakor review

Be'lakor destroy the Crowbar in Brisbane. Photo Contributed

The Australian metal scene is alive and booming at the moment.

The best and worst bits of Splendour from our experts

The Amphitheatre received Flume with open arms and danced to his music on Sunday night.

Glitter, fake marriages, see-through clothing and gorgeous weather

Splendour in the Grass’ inspiration and heart

Szymon Borzestowski’s album Tigersapp was honoured at Splendour in the Grass

Splendour's emotional tribute.

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

Amberly Nelson, from Melbourne, posts for a photo with friends at Splendour in the Grass.

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at festival this weekend.

Day 2 Splendour in the Grass

The Cure performed at Spelndour in theGrass 2016 at the main stage.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Splendour in the Grass day 2 had the biggest acts of the weekends and as a result...

Day 2 Splendour in the Grass

The Cure performed at Spelndour in theGrass 2016 at the main stage.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Splendour in the Grass day 2 had the biggest acts of the weekends and as a result...

Splendour in the Grass 2016

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Day 1 of Spendour in the Grass 2016 saw the Mayor of Spendour, sunny skies and lots...

Splendour in the Grass 2016

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Day 1 of Spendour in the Grass 2016 saw the Mayor of Spendour, sunny skies and lots...

A message from Jocelyn's Aunty

Qld Police appeal to the public for help in search for missing girl.

Missing 5 year old's Aunty calls for help.

Missing 5 year old.

Qld Police appeal to the public for help in search for missing girl.

Police appeal for help from the public.

Tear gas used on boys.

Abuse and punishment of inmates at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, Darwin.

ABC's Four Corners reveals evidence of "torture" on boys in Detention Centre.

Brisbane doctors in first for pre-birth operations

Doctors performed Australia-first spinal operation on unborn baby

Yeppoon sisters travel coastline in style

COLOURFUL TRAVELLERS: Ella Fleming and her sister Layne Fleming with their colourful van Yota. INSET: Ella driving Yota on the Great Ocean Rd.

Yeppoon hairdressers make colourful trip around the country.

Reno stars want tradies to focus a little more on one thing

The Demmrichs want Tradies to look after their most important tool

Fashionistas show off at Splendour in the Grass

Amberly Nelson, from Melbourne, posts for a photo with friends at Splendour in the Grass.

GLITTER, skin and mesh were all on show at festival this weekend.

Why being lazy at work is a good thing

Most won't praise laziness for fear of being unemployable

Never a bad time for boho chic

Just a taste of the boho fashions you might see at music festivals, such as Splendour in the Grass this weekend.

Haven’t we covered boho fashion before?

Licking incident bars Ariana from performing at White House

Ariana Grande has been blocked from performing at the White House

Taylor Swift's ex throws support behind Kanye West

Calvin Harris shares a sing-along with Kanye West

Michael Jackson's jailed doctor wants his license back

Conrad Murray wants his medical licence back.

Pokemon Go: "Trading" on the horizon as game evolves

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Pokemon GO players will soon be able to trade with other trainers

Bindi Irwin: ‘I’ve lived 10 lives in one lifetime’

Bindi meets her fans.

SHE'S just turns 18 but Bindi's life has been full of experiences

Rockhampton cook through to MasterChef semi-final

FAMILY:MasterChef semi-finalist Harry Foster pictured with his mum Ria McClelland.

Harry Foster through to MasterChef semi-finals.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started

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'

THE man driving major changes at Woolworth, Brad Banducci, has a huge job ahead of him.

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?

Five jobs available with Kyogle Council

Looking for a job in Kyogle?

Looking for a job on the Northern Rivers?

7 jobs available with Lismore council right now

Seven jobs available with Lismore City Council right now.

Looking for a job in the Lismore area?

Saffin says Hogan “allowed” apprenticeship numbers to fall

Labor candidate for Page, Janelle Saffin

“How can they talk ‘jobs and growth’ then decimate apprenticeships"

Road test review Subaru Liberty 3.6 R

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: While the look of the vehicle hasn’t changed, the Subaru Liberty 3.6 R offers improved suspension and safety features to entice buyers.

We test drive the Subaru Libert 3.6 R.

Smooth sailing in 2017 Holden Colorado

Holden has revealed the new Colorado ahead of the September arrival.

2016 Suzuki Vitara four-wheel drive road test review

The Suzuki Vitara is available with three different powerplants.

The Suzuki Vitara range put to the test in Far North Queensland.

Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition launched

STREET APPEAL: Hyundai has released the Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition.

Hyundai has released the Veloster Street Turbo Special Edition.

2017 Nissan Pathfinder revealed area of Australian arrival

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive here early next year.

Hyundai i30 SR equipped for a good workout

Hyundai i30 Series II SR

Hyundai has relased the up-spec 2016 i30 SR.