Northern Rivers students mourn Willy Wonka star

EMPIRE Vale pays tribute to the first Willy Wonka movie actor.

Serial offender sentenced to 15 months in jail

A man and woman were arrested following a police chase last night at Blacksoil.

Serial offender caught at Tweed Heads

The $40 million super school with no name

NEW SCHOOL: An artist's impression of the new Ballina high school.

Education Department still deciding on name for Ballina super school

Surf club hopes shark barrier will boost member numbers

The first section of the Lennox Head trial shark barrier was put into position on Tuesday.

30% of members quit because of the "shark problem"

'Treat your career as an adventure'

NATURAL PATH:  Bethany Spoor's unconvential education helped her launch The Bethany Grace Custom Skincare Shop.

"You can start a paid job straight away, and get hands on learning"

Wild dogs savage children's pet lamb in backyard

Rihanna Sriwichai, 3, feeds Billy the lamb before he was mauled by dogs.

"Billy was tied up and had no way to get away"

Court-ordered parolees more likely to re-offend

Fence with barbed wire. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

New research shows certain parolees more likely to re-offend

Overcrowded North Coast schools packed to rafters

NORTH Coast schools bursting at seams with too many students

Lismore mayoral candidates scored by anti-fluoride group

Fluoride has been a divisive issue in the community.

Will a new Lismore council mean a change of heart on fluoride?

US earphone company Jaybird homes in on the Coast

INNOVATOR: Immanuel Lutheran College graduate Judd Armstrong, 42, is the founder of wireless earphones company Jaybird.

If flapping earphone cables give you the sh**s, read this

Cane farming: Govt spends $5.5mil researching waste

Sugarcane industry loses $150m a year during harvest.

iPhone 7 confirmed for September 7 launch

One of the many images floating around promoting leaks on the iPhone 7.

Apple will hold its biggest upgrade for 10th anniversary edition

Why hyper-real social media is causing a rise in depression

Elke Kahler wants young people to appreciate Instagram photos for what they are - moments in time. "There is a whole life that goes on behind that one photo," she said.

Instagram influencer and doctor share common message

Business owners 'need to lead by example'

DISPLAY HOME: Jack Dempsey, Jesse Zielke, Leanne Donaldson and visitors at the JRZ display home in Belle Eden Estate.

Company opens display home

Masters to staff: "This isn't the news we hoped for"

Here's how the news of Masters demise went out to it's 7000-strong workforce.

LETTER: JBS not telling full story says employee

JBS Meatworks and abattoir at Dinmore. Beef cattle processing and kill floor.

A letter from a JBS employee about conditions faced at the company

LETTER: Morrison's party worth six months' of pensioner pay

PARTY ON: Robyn Deane of Bli Bli takes exception to Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison's post-budget party.

Taxpayers billed $11,525 for Federal Treasurer's budget after-party

LETTER: Pauline dumps on department loos

Pauline Hanson

'So many migrants built this country'

OPINION: Weighty matters get lost in mix

Census night will be August 9.

I really didn't get why so many were upset about the census

OPINION: Getting stuck into it

I grew up on a dairy farm in the northwestern suburbs of Sydney

OPINION: The price of good financial advice

Three per cent a year, or 2.2% after the adviser's fee, makes quite a difference. Over 20 years it means you would have 55% more than you would have otherwise.

Christoph looks at the difference it makes to have an adviser

Knife-wielding ice addict sent to prison

Minimum 18 months for bottle, knife wielding Grafton ice addict.

Greens call for urgent corruption review following ICAC

Chris Hartcher

Greens MP hits out in wake of ICAC finding

Greens call for urgent corruption review following ICAC

Chris Hartcher

Greens MP hits out in wake of ICAC finding

‘Untruthful’ MP slams ICAC report, vows to fight

NSW Police Minister Mike Gallacher.

Gallacher vows to fight ICAC finding

Snouts in the trough: ICAC uncovers illegal donations

Read the list of people ICAC found had tried to evade election laws

School porn ring site: Qld, NSW schools, unis added

Another 19 schools added to revived website hunting nude images

He bashed a squatter to death, now he will stay in jail

Police at the scene where Dennis Burns was bashed to death in Coffs Harbour.

James Kevin Moore has lost an appeal to have his sentence overturned

Baby's body accidentally cremated

One of the families request a burial

100-kid NZ brawl spills into KFC

Stock picture of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) signage on the Gold Coast, Friday, March 21, 2014. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

Up to 100 students used knives, chairs and pieces of wood in brawl

Car bomb kills 70 army recruits

epa05513955 Yemenis inspect the site of a suicide bombing targeting a recruitment center in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, 29 August 2016. According to reports, at least 60 people were killed by an Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber who drove an explosive car into a recruitment center run by pro-government militias in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.  EPA/STR

More than 70 dead and 98 injured in jihadist attack on Aden

Celebrity chef Stone turns to wax

Curtis Stone has been immortalised in wax.

Stabbed hero backpacker dies

PHOTO: AAP

British journalist Tom Jackson has died

Bikies get to ride back to NZ

A senior Hells Angels member is arrested by Victoria Police in a raid on the bikie gang's headquarters in Melbourne, Monday, July 30, 2012.  A handgun, as well as small quantities of cannabis and white powder, were also seized. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Peter Dutton says bikie groups pose a threat to our community

Three held over 95kg of cocaine

Three arrested and 95kg of cocaine seized in Sydney

Intervention for childcare worker with abnormal sex interest

Wilson was caught exposing himself to to a two-year-old

Stanford University rapist to get out early

Brock Turner

Stanford University rapist to serve just three months in jail

Thousands of refugees needed rescuing off EU coast

More than 100,000 refugees have now reached Italy after crossing the Mediterranean in the past year, most coming from Libya.

More than 100,000 refugees have now reached Italy

Mass KFC brawl: Knives, chairs, bits of wood

Police will review CCTV footage and visit schools

Lightning strike kills more than 300 Reindeer in Norway

A handout picture provided by the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljodirektoratet) shows some of the more than 300 wild reindeer which were found dead on Hardangervidda, Norway, 28 August 2016. The animals apparently died after lightning struck the central mountain plateau. EPA/HAVARD

Norwegian authorities made the grisly find over the weekend

VIDEO: What did Thor do during Captain America: Civil War?

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Hilarious mockumentary features star of the film Chris Hemsworth

Angry dad totals car after daughter caught fooling around

This is the hilarious moment a father destroys his own car

World's oldest man, 145, just wants to die

Indonesian Mbah Gotho has document that says he was born in 1870

Celebrating Juno: NASA's best images of Jupiter

Jupiter's north polar region in an image taken by Juno spacecraft as it approached the planet. The spacecraft performed its first successful fly-by on August 27 out of 36 in total. Images from the fly-by will be much closer than this one, which was taken more than 700,000km away from Jupiter. The first fly-by passed about 4200km from Jupiter's clouds.

We share the most iconic images of Jupiter

Jupiter and Venus in closest encounter for 50 years

Even with a small telescope the heaven will reveal plenty of their mysteries.

most people will be able to see with the naked eye

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Falls tickets go on sale

Cold War Kids wow audiences at Falls Festival in Byron Bay despite the soaring tempratures and humidity. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

General sale starts at 9am