Children suspected to be behind 20 fires on Northern Rivers

FIRE SPREE: The Rural Fire Service sat the fire near Tabulam was one of a string of blazes lit in recent times.

Police suspect children behind fires at Tabulam

Jury discharged in trial of man on sex assault charges

A jury has been discharged in the Lismore District Court trial.

47-year-old accused of offences during massages he gave to two women

Destructive supercell could be headed to our region

The North Coast Storm Chasers posted this image along with the warning.

North Coast Storm Chasers are predicting severe weather conditions

Why sugar is even worse for teenagers

Young people are the greatest consumers of high-energy, sugary and fat-laden “junk” foods and sweetened drinks.

Why lifting weights could make you smarter

Kylie Salisbury of St Andrews Weightlifting Club, Miles competes in the Queensland Youth and Under 15 Championships weightlifting at Toowoomba State High School, Mt Lofty gym.

Stronger body could be best way to ward off Alzheimer's disease

How busy parents can squeeze in a workout

Expert shares top tips for keeping fit with a family

Get your summer bod with Sally: Week 7

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

Nine exercises that will have you ready for the beach in no time

The two questions to ask before starting a new diet

Try this simple quiz to help choose a healthy eating plan

Fat or thin: How gut bacteria affects our eating

A youngster tucks into a burger, a diet of which has been a cause of obesity in children.

Changes in our diet can rapidly change the gut microbiota

Apple Watch Series 2: Freedom to get moving

The Apple Watch Series 2 is waterproof to 50 metres

For those on a fitness kick, the new version with GPS is great

Thriller film shot in Ballina, screening in Casino

Burning to see locally made film Burns Point? Screening at Casino RSM Club.

Showgirls shine after interviews

SHOW TRADITION: Casino showgirl entrant Holly Miller with this year's winner Kristen Hickey and entrant Jenna Bailey.

Our Casino girl Kristen is off to Dubbo

No room at the museum for our history

SOMETHING OLD: Casino & District Historical Society members (front) Bob Moran, (back) John Henderson, Geoff Austin and Barry Dennis at Casino Folk Museum.

Museum is bursting at the seams with objects from the past

Peace and fun in the village of Drake

GROUP ACTION: Janelle Maunder, Wayne Elliot, Ray Woodward, Rhonda Gray, Janette Woodward, Barbara O'Rourke, Jennifer Elliot and in front, Chrsitine Speeding.

On October 29, there will be Peace in the Village

Women who make a hospital wish come true

SUPPORT: Casino Hospital Auxiliary raised money for the monitor in background. From left: Edna Fuller, Robyn Sprice, Christine Nicholls, Barbara Thorley, Margaret Evelyn, Carrie Kennedy and unit nurse Rebecca Lyon.

Lots of vanilla slices made to buy new sensor monitor

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Top 5 events at Tropical Fruits 2016

Festival guide hits the streets this weekend

Ballina Prawn Festival will not be free this year

Ballina Prawn Festival 2013. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / The Northern Star

This year's festival will be a ticketed event

Craft beer comes to Beef Town in new festival

ABOVE: Organisers of the Northern Rivers Craft Beer and Cider Festival, Geoff Austin, Tony Hennessy and John Lane.

Northern Rivers Craft Beer and Cider Festival is coming to Casino

The Living End are coming to Byron Bay

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The Living End are going on the road in 2017 for a regional tour

Aged pension changes: What they may mean for you

What do the aged pension changes mean for you?

Will the new assets test cost you cash?

Bluesfest director not happy with costs for touring artists

NOT HAPPY: Bluesfest director said events such as Vivid Sydney will have an unfair advantage over festivals organised locally.

Bluesfest boss said government festivals will pay zero on visas

'Fire risk': Subaru to recall more than 22,000 cars

MY11 Subaru WRX STI Spec.R sedan front.

Modified or not, Subarus should be monitored

Eco adventure business wins tourism award

The Urbenville property, Levuka Rainforest Recreation Park has won a coveted business award.

Busines rewarded with the 2016 Business and Tourism award

Reserve Bank makes decision on your interest rates

The unemployment rate fell, part-time work is growing, says the RBA

Do you really need to work to pay your home loan?

Should you really take out that loan?

North Coast National 2016

Frank Constable, 5, in the Junior Lego Building competitions at North Coast National.

Show girls and boys, Lego building competitions, prize-winning art, rides...

Dreamworld deaths: Photos from the aftermath

Staff in the aftermath of the incident

Photos from the hours after four people died on a ride at Dreamworld

Dreamworld deaths: Photos from the scene

Images from the scene after four people died on a ride at Dreamworld this afternoon (Source AAP)

Images from the scene of an incident at Dreamworld on Tuesday afternoon in which...

Lismore show

Bronwyn Bodery (left) and Anna Wutte (right) whittle away at their wood carvings at the North Coast National Show.

Action at the North Coast National

IKEA's beaut Ferry Harbour Home

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and transformed it into The IKEA Harbour Home.

In a world first, IKEA Australia has taken over an iconic Sydney ferry and...

Donald Trump's Star Vandalised

The Walk of Fame star has been vandalised.

A man has attacked the star on the Walk of Fame with a sledgehammer.

Candlelight Vigil at Dreamworld

Candlelight gathering to honour victims.

People gathered in memory of the four victims of tragic accident.

State of Climate Report 2016

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO have released their State of the Climate Report.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO have released their State of the...

Toowoomba mum gives birth to her own niece

Jake and Aimee Morrisby with their new daughter Francesca.

TOOWOOMBA mum gave birth to niece to give sister chance to be a mum

Inner-regional Australians most likely to develop cancer

Figures attributed to an ingrained culture of risky behaviour

More Toyotas recalled for airbag fix. Is yours affected?

AIRBAG RECALL: Toyota's Avensis Verso, Corolla and Yaris with build dates between March 2007 and December 2011 join the faulty airbag recalls.

Nearly 180,000 additional Toyotas need airbag fixes

2018 Holden Commodore revealed: what we know so far

FULL CAMO: Confirmation Holden's new Commodore will be based on the Opel Insignia and feature an all-wheel-drive V6 model as its flagship. It arrives here in early 2018.

V6 AWD and petrol and diesel four-cylinders for new Commodore

Staring into the eye of a 36-tonne humpback

Coffs Harbour videographer Brett Vercoe has captured an extraordinarily close underwater encounter with humpback whales in Tonga.

Ultimate whale encounter captured by Coffs local Brett Vercoe.

Dreamworld horror: How do you explain it to your children

For children the news may be even more shocking.

Hugh Laurie receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Blake Lively hosts 40th party for Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively throws husband Ryan Reynold's 40th birthday bash

What's on the big screen this week

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie Doctor Strange.

MARVEL'S latest superhero Doctor Strange makes his debut.

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

'Husband for sale' for $35

When Trish and Ken Wilson moved from Sydney's Northern Beaches to Mackay for a lifestyle change, Mrs Wilson posted an ad on Facebook to find her husband work.

New to Mackay, woman explains: 'Why I put my husband on the market'

Mining contract firm expands to Papua New Guinea and WA

CQ Field Mining general manager Dean Scott (right) and his staff at Paget (from left) Danny Chrzanowski, Liam Keighran, Jason Holt, Julie Hope, Kirsty Head, Sara Aston and Sharon McLean.

Almost 100 applicants as expansion opens new job opportunities

Female only job listing rubs men up the wrong way

The ad on Seek.

Comments on social media suggest the ad is "sexist”.

Go to jail ... if you want a job

Prisons around New South Wales require hundreds more officers.

More than 1400 positions to be created

$70b opportunity to make us $3000 a year better off

Report reveals potential to power Australia's biggest employers

9 jobs available on the Northern Rivers right now

Looking for work on the Northern Rivers?

Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ups the safety, spec and price

EVEN TOUGHER: Legendary LandCruiser 70 Series scores improved rigidity, safety and spec for Single-cab chassis to score 5 Star ANCAP rating.

Re-engineered 70 Series is now stronger and safer

Final Ford Falcon sold while Ford Escape SUV confirmed

OUT WITH THE OLD: A sign of the times: final Falcon produced as Ford looks towards its SUV future with the new Escape model.

Falcons auctioned for charity as sub-$30k Ford SUV confirmed

Hello gorgeous: Abarth 124 Spider road test and review

LOOK OUT MX-5: No Fiat 124 Spider for Australia so we're stuck with this: the hot Abarth version. Poor us...

Abarth's Sting in the tail takes on Mazda's MX-5

Can't get to Motorclassica? Here's your ticket

The automotive stars have come out to play at the 2016 Motorclassica motor show.

Check out modern and the classics featured at Motorclassica.

Nissan Navara King Cab road test and review

WORKHORSE: Nissan's Navara King Cab pickup proves a decent all-rounder without the Dual Cab price tag.

Solid workhorse and performance for those not needing the dual cab

Australia, are you ready to discovery some Soul?

GOT NO SOUL? A driveaway price of $24,990 and new style and kit means Kia is hopeful Australians finally give its boxy and very fun Soul model a bit of love.

Updated Kia Soul here to tempt you