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Teenager faces court over pursuit that ended in fireball

A car set on fire at the Pacific Highway following a police chase.

19-year-old man has faced court today after pursuit near Ballina

Farewell for dancer who died after accident in Fiji

Former North Coast local, Cooper Cridland.

North Coast mourns tragic loss of talented 19-year-old man

Northern Rivers murder mystery takes out award at Flickerfest

MURDER MYSTERY: Northern Rivers young actress Yasmin Honeychurch in a still from the award-wiining film In a Canefield by Emily Avila and Coralie Tapper.

Finding'little star' brought film shoot to the region.

Highway traffic changes that you need to know about

The upgrade map of the Teven to Pimlico section of the Pacific Highway.

Speed limits are being reduced and there are some delays expected

Charges laid after golf cart rampage and exposure

Golf cart decked out in pink for the day. Photo Quintin Maddern / Western Star

Coffs Harbour man charged after he went on a golf cart rampage

Do you recognise any of these stolen goods?

These stolen goods need to get back to their owners.

The attached photographs are of various items located at Tweed Heads

6 new estates to build a home on the Northern Rivers

Land estates are available now on the Northern Rivers with some stages opening up soon.

Looking for a place to put down roots and raise a family?

Join the challenge to Live Life Large this Friday

Deborah and Neil Marks have been inspired by Jodie's Inspiration to Live Life Large.

Business owner's invitation to join her on Jodie's Inspiration hike

Will Pauline stump for Trump at his US inauguration?

BIRDS of a feather, they flock together.

Record breaking 50,000 passengers in a month at airport

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport broke their record for the number of passengers in a single month.

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport had over 50,000 passengers in a month

$144 for a van site: Tell them they’re dreaming

Relaxing in the Caravan Park at Evans Head are members of the Gold Coast Rockers.

Readers and caravan parks give more realistic price range

Should we be worried about 'For lease' signs in CBD?

Tommys is among the most recent businesses to close its doors in Lismore's CBD.

Tommys Tavern among the latest businesses to close

Sand mine could create new lake bigger than Lake Ainsworth

A controversial sand mine project at Lennox Head could eventually become a lake to rival Lake Ainsworth.

But residents say: "We still have time to stop this"

Big things brewing for Ballina

Craft beer brewer Seven Mile Brewing Company will open its doors in Ballina by May.

Town's first craft beer brewery to open by May

$144 a night at caravan park 'absolutely appalling': LETTER

How much is too much for a powered site at a caravan park?

"I don't know anyone who would happily camp for that extortion"

McAleese vehicles, trailers and forklifts up for grabs

McAleese vehicles have been put up for auction at Paget.

Spare parts, tyres and shipping containers go to auction

Emirates new route makes Croatia easier for Aussies

Zagreb, Croatia

Emirates is expanding its European network to include Zagreb

Aussie dollar keeping a close eye on US movements

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The Aussie Dollar is following the US markets closely

CASHED UP: The best paying jobs to chase in 2017

The IT sector is showing some big increases in wages.

They're the jobs you need to make a motza

Scientists recommend a three-day weekend

The new and modern building accommodates all staff in an open-plan working environment.

Could we see the dawn of a four-day working week?

Business is looking good

Business owner Maggie Farren at her Salon Maggie G in Tweed Heads.

Marketing plan key for salon owner

'This young man was going to be the next death': LETTER

"IT was a ludicrous situation - males are over represented in deaths on the water - no wonder."

One Nation a big chance at next state election: Letter

POLLIES: Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne, Livingstone Mayor Bill Ludwig and Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson.

'We vote one of the corrupt out and another one of the corrupt in'

OPINION: Enough! Stop bullying our political leaders

I'M UPSET with how the public treat our political leaders.

OPINION: Enough is enough! Labor is betraying us too

Apprentice Baylee Rigby demonstrates correct grinding technique for senator Chris Katter, Zac Beers and Bill Shorten mp when they visited GAGAL yesterday. Other apprentices watching on are Jarrod Pengelly, Luke Ropmagnolo and Zoe Jackson.

THE Liberals attacks are bad enough, but now this!

Is the new lamb ad the solution to Australia Day?

This ad is not perfect, but it’s great nonetheless.

The latest MLA Australia Day ad is as controversial as ever

COMMENT: Beach scare will bring mates closer

Raymond Morgan, 14, (left) helped to save his mate Cooper Dowie, 15, after he was knocked unconscious while swimming at Mooloolaba Beach.

Bond between two mates has been strengthened by a traumatic incident

OPINION: I love you all, but get out of here

I love my grandchildren - if only kids weren't so messy!

I look forward to the end of January as much as the end of December

Hotel manager charged in pub raid uncovering drugs

Police release vision as officers serve a search warrant on the Coast Hotel uncovering drugs.

Naked man steals cart before arrest

NSW police at coffs harbour boat ramp, arrest , gun, shots, handcuffs

Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Alleged trespasser to front court after 'erratic' escapade

Heatwave warning: mercury to hit 42 degrees

A Severe Heatwave Warning has been issued for Northern NSW.

More severe heatwave warnings issued as mercury climbs to 40 today.

Man threatens bank teller with blood-filled syringe

Police are investigating a bank robbery at Ballina.

Police are appealing for help after a terrifying daylight robbery.

Waiting for NBN: what you need to do next

NBN's "check your address” feature shows the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin office should be able to connect to the National Broadband Network from January 2017.

Find out where your region is at with the NBN rollout.

What are the laws concerning marijuana?

Victoria is the only state to have a marijuana cultivation trial under way.

Victoria is the only state to have a cultivation trial under way

'This can lead to a loss of vehicle control': 4WDs recalled

Land Rover and Range Rover Four wheel drives have been recalled over a product flaw

Two popular models of Range Rover and Land Rover have been recalled

"I thought it was a dolphin, but no it was circling me"

Travel blogger Isabelle Fabre shared footage of the close encounter with her 9000 Facebook followers.

"I thought it was a dolphin trick, but no, it was circling me.

Whalers kill minke days after Turnbull meets Japanese PM

A slaughtered minke whale slaughtered by the Japanese "whaling factory" ship Nisshin Maru, which has been targeting whales in Australian waters.

"This is all happening deep in Australia's whale sanctuary..."

Embattled Amber Sherlock back on TV after leaked video

Amber Sherlock seems to have brushed off the leaked video

Tram smashes into fire truck at Surfers Paradise

A Gold Coast tram was knocked off its tracks following a collision with a fire truck on the corner of Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hamilton Ave early on Sunday morning.

“The fire truck didn’t have its lights or siren on."

James Ashby could take on Jarrod Bleijie for Kawana

James Ashby and Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hanson's closest adviser tipped for Sunshine Coast seat

Missing jet skier had drugs and explosives on board

Jet Skis on the pumicestone passage exceeding the 5 knots no wash restrictions. Photo Contributed

Missing jet ski rider found with illegal items

Terminally ill man gets chance to marry love of life

EXCHANGING VOWS: Toowoomba couple Meagan Horne and Rene Derksen were gifted a perfect wedding at Reflections - Lake Cooby . My Wedding Wish gift weddings to couples affected by terminal illness. January 13, 2017

Instead of focussing on cancer, the couple chose to celebrate life

Safety fears after Aleppo boy's family heads back home

BOMBING VICTIM: Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstrike, in Aleppo, in August.

Fears for the safety of the family of the injured five-year-old boy.

Trump's civil rights fail for Martin Luther King day

US president-elect Donald Trump (C) and US television host Steve Harvey (R) are seen in the lobby of Trump Tower.

US president-elect will 'mark MLK Day in another way'

CIA boss warns Trump over Russia threat

Outgoing CIA boss John Brennan

'Spontaneity not something that protects national security interests'

Players narrowly avoid roof collapsing in on them

Video footage has emerged of a roof collapsing on sport players

Pauline Hanson fires up at journo over travel question

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson and MP Steve Dickson announce a game changing move in the next Queensland State election.

“Excuse me,” she said, cutting off the question.

Newlyweds' act of kindness

Bronia Tindall and Fabrizio Clementi share a slice of their wedding cake with homeless man, Miller Patane, outside on Saturday. Photo by Ben Franks/Steve May/one2one Photography

"Not very many people are kind to me"

Our love affair with the internet is growing

Gympie West's Micah, Kathy, Rob and Mitchell Pitt, with their dog Winston, enjoying their devices through the National Broadband Network.

We do it in bed, at work, in the kitchen ... and on the loo.

'Please don't be mad, I've just had a baby'

Emma and daughter Hannah-Maria

She was 39 weeks pregnant and didn't know

Hollywood visits Ballina Dragons

Hollywood actress Abbie Cornish (black) with Ballina Dragons.

A special guest paddler visited the rowing club over Christmas

The battle of the pumpkins begins

SMASHING PUMPKIN: Helen Goebel, of Kyogle,with her 269kg Giant Atlantic pumpkin.

We reveal the first entry into the Summerland Pumpkin competition

Ed Sheeran's intimate gigs down under

Singer Ed Sheeran

CHART-topper playing invite-only shows in Australia next month.

Eddie McGuire's scandal-free focus and new-look Hot Seat

Eddie McGuire hosts the new Millionaire Hot Seat Super Game.

HOST wants out of the hot seat himself to focus on game show revamp.

Read Kim Kardashian's terrifying statement on robbery

“The individual with ski goggles rips out my BlackBerry phone.”

BRIT Awards performers revealed

LITTLE Mix, Emeli Sandé and The 1975 will perform at the BRIT Awards

Shannon Noll charged with assault outside strip club

The singer Shannon Noll.

Singer reportedly arrested early Sunday morning

Johnny Depp sues ex-business managers

Johnny Depp is suing his former business managers for $25 million