The Northern Star Northern Star items from Northern Staren-auSat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100Whispers abound of council election delay of local government elections being postponed have not made their way to Clarence Valley mayor Richie Williamson’s desk.Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 Dowell 'wouldn't be surprised' if elections pushed backChildhood friend charged over fatal assault Tyson Egan, 24, was refused bail after appearing in court today, charged over the death of lifelong friend Kyle Watkins in a drunken altercation.Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 > BreakingNews > CrimeMan refused bail after facing court over friend Kyle Watkins' death. Labor wants inquiry into school radicalisation Labor has called for a bipartisan parliamentary inquiry into radicalisation in schools after a 15-year-old student carried out a terror attack in Sydney.Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 > PoliticsLabor says recent audit of prayer groups should be expandedOPINION: Towers don’t come cheap these days are the people who see you driving on your new ride-on lawnmower or hear you talking about your camping trip and want to tell you that you paid too much.Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 pinchers are a dime a dozen. You all know them.Mullum fest patron Harry James Angus to honour Nina Simone Simone will be the special guest, in spirit and music, at this year’s Mullum Music Festival.Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 > MusicNina will be the special guest, in spirit and music, at MullumOPINION: Ways around everything, including cannabis the fatuous jargon favoured by managers and pollies the world over, the Nats’ headline claim is that they are “delivering cannabis research”.Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 the Nats have climbed aboard the bandwagonETU tries to stop mass energy sackings organisers have launched a legal bid to block energy companies Ausgrid and Essential Energy from slashing 2500 workers across NSW.Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 argues job cuts in breach of workplace agreeementsTumbulgum to celebrate 150 years with focus on local hall riverside village of Tumbulgum will celebrate 150 years next year, and the local hall will be at the focus of the celebrations.Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 hall has been chosen to take part in If 'These Halls Could Talk'Lismore High students learn about their local heroes returned to school this week and Year 7 students at Lismore High will spend the first half of Term 4 exploring their local heroes.Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 High students take a lesson out of local heroes' booksThis weekend's markets COMPLETE guide on where to get your coffee fix, weekly produce and socialising fromSat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 OnWhere to get your coffee fix, weekly produce and socialising fromJarryd James talks debut album, Falls Festival appearance’S Jarryd James is coming back to North Byron Parklands for Falls Festival 2015-16.Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 > MusicThe fragile soul of musicWE WERE THERE: The death and resurrection of the Big Prawn of Ballina and one thing comes to mind – the Big Prawn. Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 of Ballina and one thing comes to mind – the Big Prawn Byron Bay’s stately Norfolk Pines face the chop more of Byron Bay’s iconic Norfolk Pines face the chop.Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 Bay’s stately Norfolk Pines face the chopThe Top 10 Places for Breakfast on the Northern Rivers is the best place to start your day? The Spotted Pig, Alphadale, according to you.Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 Spotted Pig, Alphadale wins our poll.October weather wildly inconsistent’S a time of year that’s typically characterised by sunny days, warm but mild weather and clear skies.Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 October has been a bit out of sync.Kim vies to be crowned the U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year Barnes isn’t afraid to show her ugly side as she battles it out tomorrow to be crowned the Leukaemia Foundation’s U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year.Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 OnCommunitySouth Lismore Bartender competes for Leukaemia Foundation titleLismore to take on 50 Syrian refugees head of the region’s largest refugee resettlement group believes Lismore is “perfectly placed” to take on about 50 asylum seekers fleeing Syrian conflict.Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 is “perfectly placed” to take on about 50 asylum seekersNippers season officially kicks off this weekend wait for some excited nippers is almost over, with the season officially kicking off at Lennox Head Alstonville Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday.Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 wait for some excited nippers is almost over.A bite to eat and a bit of community support fortnight in Goonellabah you can enjoy a free BBQ dinner at the recently renovated Clifford Park as part of a community initiative called StreetCare.Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 fortnight in Goonellabah you can enjoy a free BBQ dinnerTop ten things to do this weekend week we have ballet, opera, rock, poetry, bellydancing and planes, just to name a fewFri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1100 OnThis week we have ballet, opera, rock and planes, just to name a few