Cinderella comes to Woodburn Hall

THE students of the Pam Bellingham School of Dance are busy preparing for their annual concert.

Would you like to buy a police station in Urbenville?

Urbenville will soon see it's police station close

Urbenville’s loss is Woodenbong’s gain

Motorcyclist killed following head-on collision with car

Emergency Services are on scene at a motorbike and car collision just north of Bexhill Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

A motorcycle rider has been killed in a crash on Duncan Rd, Numulgi.

Ballina to get ‘smart’ drum lines to prevent shark attacks

Initial testing of smart drum lines will start at Ballina's Sharpes Beach next week, in an effort to prevent further shark attacks.

‘Smart’ drum lines at Ballina will see sharks hooked and tagged.

Teen driver trapped after high-speed collision

TRAPPED: This head-on crash at McKees Hill closed the Bruxner Hwy for more than two hours yesterday. The 19-year-old driver of the Commodore (pictured) was pinned in his car and seriously injured.

Teenager serious after highway head-on

Photo of the day: Striking Lightning

Steve Parmenter - Lightning at Ballina

Right place at right time

Shark inquiry to kick off in Ballina

The inquiry is part of the NSW Government's shark investigations

New laws to help address low vax rates

New vaccination laws could see parents lost $15,000 in payments

Amaze-ing place up for grabs

Owners Rik and Lisa Dillon are selling their Alstonville tourist attraction. They created the criss-cross pattern maze using 10,980 hedge cuttings.

After 17 years in business Rik and Lisa Dillon are ready to retire

The glaring problem

ANTI-GLARE: There are no easy solutions for using your smartphone in sunlight.

It's a problem we all have whether it's watching TV or on your phone

Job hunters to receive more opportunists

Wade Tallon graduated from the YWCA NSW’s Community in the Kitchen program with a Certificate 2 in rural operations.

Young people loooking for have a unique opportunity at their door

New sport takes Australia by storm

Byron Bay’s Jesse Amos (right) would like to set up a "disc golf" course in Ballina, and Cr Jeff Johnson is taking the idea to this week’s Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Disc Golf is fast becoming an Australian favourite

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Life goes on: Economic realities survive terror

Life does go on, as the people of Paris are so powerfully demonstrating.

At the end of the day, we all need to make a living.

Could downing of Russian plane lead to wider war?

Could common ground be lost over the downing of the SU-24?

Post Paris, can we still offer hope to our schoolies?

Year 12 graduates celebrate the end of their school years with a swim in their uniforms at Mooloolaba Beach.

We can’t live our lives in fear. To do so means Islamic State win.

LETTER: Panic about terrorism now or use your brain?

epaselect epa05028805 The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in the colors of the French flag in tribute for the victims of the 13 November terror attacks, in Paris, France, 16 November 2015. At least 132 people were killed and some 350 injured in the terror attacks on 13 November, which targeted a concert venue, a sports stadium, and several restaurants and bars in Paris. Authorities believe that three coordinated teams of terrorists armed with rifles and explosive vests carried out the attacks, which the Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for.  EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

"I for one, am not going to play the terrorist’s game of anger..."

LETTER: Understanding is not enough to beat racism

The stained glass window of The Good Shepherd at St Pauls Anglican Church in Maryborough.

It is no simple matter to deal with division within ourselves

WATERCOOLER: why should Australia compete in Eurovision?

Guy Sebastian representing Australia performs during the Grand Final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.

Sure, it was nice when they invited us last year, but.....

First shark detecting drones trialled on Mid North Coast

THE first drone has been trialled on the Mid North Coast as the State Government rolls-out its $16 million shark strategy

Promising young life tragically cut short

Michele Cervella - a much-loved Lower Clarence man, whose life was taken too soon.

Michele Cervella, a 23-year-old from Mororo, died last week.

Triple fatal crash victims were ‘kind, loving souls’

TRAGIC LOSS: Communities have rallied behind the family of John, Luba and Paul Averkin who were killed in a horror smash at Brookstead last week.

Two communities have rallied to support the family of crash victims

Car smashes into garage, just misses sleeping resident

RUDE AWAKENING: Joanne Hancock, of Goonellabah, was woken with a shock when a car crash landed in her front yard on Sunday.

'If the house was made of timber, Josh could have been killed'

Golf ball sized hail stones reported, homes lose power

GOLF BALLS: Hail the size of golf and cricket balls has hit Coraki...twice.

Be prepared for possible storms this evening

Bora Ridge crash victim airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

Emergency services attend car rollover at Bora Ridge

Good deed ends in high-speed chase to Tabbimobile

Police chase through the Clarence.

Good Samaritan who stopped for crash victim has car stolen

Uncle walks free after guilty plea to niece's sexual attacks

A terrible secret two sisters have lived with since they were five

PM rejects machismo response to IS

PM Malcolm Turnbull at the opening of the Beenleigh City Square. Photo Inga Williams / The Reporter

Turnbull: IS has "many more smartphones than guns"

Aboriginal elders seek fair fracking hearing from Hunt

SIMPLY STUNNING: Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park.

Environment Minister meets with elders about Watarrka National Park

Daughters' plea to catch thugs who shot 87-year-old father

Ron Jones's daughters speaking to media at Yamanto Police Station. Pictured is (front L-R) Lyn Mant and Dianne Davis. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times

Ron Jones was shot in leg during violent home invasion

Alcohol hits emergency departments at peak-times

FLAT OUT: Ipswich Hospital emergency department’s hectic staffing station.

One in eight peak-time emergency presentations may be alcohol-related

MP raises questions about Syrian refugee screenings

The new Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia Josh Frydenberg, sitting back right behind Dawson MP George Christensen when he presented his maiden speech. Mr Christensen has worked with Mr Frydenberg on issues such as insurance. Photo: Contributed

MP put a Question on Notice to the Minister for Immigration

Putin's fury after Russian plane shot down by Turkey

An image grab made from a video shows a burning Russian fighter jet coming down after being shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border. Picture: AFP

Russian helicopter searching for pilots also shot at with missile

McDonald's stops man buying food for homeless woman

"I was told by the manager that I wasn't allowed to buy her anything"

Gunmen take family hostage in France

Armed police in Roubaix respond to the hostage situation. Photo / Twitter

A family are being held hostage after an attempted robbery went wrong

'Wanted: Beer wenches' - Cricket fans' bad taste Gumtree ad

The ad seeks young women who are "easy on the eye"

That ain't a zucchini... This is a zucchini!

Jill Lampard grew this humongous zucchini.

Mrs Jill Lampard grew a zucchini 410mm long and 390mm wide

WATCH: the cutest rendition of the Aussie anthem ever

7-year-old Ethan's memorable rendition of Advance Australia Fair

Odell Manuel crowned Australia's strongest powerlifter

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT: Odell Manuel shows off his latest trophy after being crowned Australia’s strongest man.

Manuel crowned Aussie’s strongest

World's first underwater Instameet captures turtle selfie

Mark Fitzpatrick took a selfie with a turtle on Lady Musgrave Island during the Underwater Instameet on Saturday. Photo: Mark Fitz Photography

IT'S NOT everyday you get to take a selfie with a turtle.

'Phuc Dat Bich' posts passport to prove name is real

Tech giant banned him several times for expletive-sounding name

Ed Sheeran confirms role in Bridget Jones movie

Ed Sheeran confirms cameo role in 'Bridget Jones' sequel

Cyrus Villanueva wins The X Factor 2015

The X Factor winner Cyrus Villanueva.

CHRIS Isaak guides 19-year-old pop singer to record deal.

The ABC wants you to catch its wonderful new shows in 2016

Kate Miller-Heidke in a scene from the upcoming TV series The Divorce, a comedy opera.

NATIONAL broadcaster unveils its major shows for next year.

Gigi Hadid is being blackmailed

Gigi Hadid is allegedly being blackmailed by hackers

Bono announces charity eyewear line

Bono would be "blind" if he hadn't been treated for glaucoma

Kim Kardashian West can't lift North

Kim Kardashian West is finding it "really hard" to lift her daughter

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron road test and review

ON A CHARGE: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has a quoted economy figure of 1.6-litres/100km, but you gotta pay to be green: at $62,490 it costs more than the rather less eco-friendly S3.

1.6-litres/100km quoted from Audi's plug-in hybrid hatch

Autistic boy heartbroken after thieves steal puppy

STOLEN PUP: Youngster James Starkey with his mum Trisha Smith are devastated someone stole the family’s new puppy (inset) from the verandah of their Raceview home.

He's sat on his verandah after school hoping his puppy will return

New facts emerge about Australians and cybercrime

Australians have an interesting relationship with cybercrime

Aussie dollar clawing back ground

AUD managed to claw back some ground overnight.

Mining links prevent unis from divesting in fossil fuels

BMA have bowed to public pressure from the Moranbah community and the Isaac Regional Council and have agreed to install an air quality monitor in Moranbah.Coal dust generated by the surrounding mines is one of the downsides of life in Moranbah. Photo Colette Landolt / Daily Mercury

Links to mining sector are preventing universities from divesting

Wagner family suing 60 Minutes over 'tsunami' claim

Denis Wagner gives press conference after the inquiry into the involvment of the Wagners quarry in the 2011 floods. Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 . Photo Nev Madsen / The Chronicle

Denis Wagner and three of his brothers have lodged the court action

Supermarkets killing our corner butcher shops

CHANGING TIMES: Brassall Meat Market is closing and owner Gerry Muckert says all small butchers will be forced out of business. INSET: Mr Muckert with one of his champion bulls.

Brassall Meat Mart will close as developers eye off the site

J880DW Review: The Bro does the job

Brother MFC-J880DW

The Brother J880DW feels like a Swiss army knife