Eight terrifying things confiscated at prisons

VISITORS caught trying to deliver some unusual gifts to inmates.

Health boss hits back over Kyogle hospital claims

Kyogle Memorial Hospital file photo. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Denies claims hospital went into lock down last weekend

Man claims to be in army to fraud businesses

Terry Baker, 46, has been trying to get free food and accommodation by saying he is in the Army.

"He is quite practiced in using army slang, but do not be fooled"

Applications open for Country Arts Support Program

CASP 2016 The Microscope Art Project Mullumbimby

Northern Rivers projects favoured for funding

Northern Rivers drug driving rate 5 times state average

CAUGHT OUT: At least eight people have appeared at Ipswich Court this week to plead guilty to drink-driving or drug-driving-related offences.

Number of people facing drug driving charges has more than tripled

Police raid west of Murwillumbah uncovers drugs and gun

Police have carried out a bust.

TARGETED bust nets police drugs and a gun.

The reason why this ad cracks me up

All is well, even if the catapult doesn't work.

Two men from the Middle Ages pour over the plans of a flat pack

The purrfect excuse to cuddle your cat

June 4 is International Hug Your Cat Day. No, seriously.

June 4 is a good excuse to get crazy about cats

Refugee 'unfairly' sacked from Byron Bay Superfoods

Company labelled "vindictive" after civil war victim bullied

Hemp fan reaps what he sows

Stall assistant Bubaloo Fahy at the Hemp Foods Australia stall at Mullumbimby Farmers' Market. PHOTO: KATE O'NEILL

Businessman and campaigner celebrates legalisation of hemp as food

Local brewery answers thirsty cries

Brad Rogers signs papers with Troy Green and Jamie Cook in order to get production underway at their new Stone and Wood bewery in Murwillumbah.

Coming soon to the Northern Rivers, more beer!

$100 million good reasons why Casino's the Beef Capital

Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange at Casino.

Record prices for beef have flowed through to local producers

Coding kits help re-float REDinc after flood

CEO of REDinc Marie Gale, former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, Lisa Newman and CEO LinkSprite Gavin Sigley showing eSpace how to use their new coding kits.

Former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman delivers some cheer

Nation's farmers to tour Northern Rivers jersey dairy farms

ON A WINNER: Chris Sharpe, left, of Richmond Dairies, Casino, holds the  gold perpetual trophy awarded to the owner of the champion Jersey cow at the Lismore Dairy Spectacular, Stephen McCarthy from East Greenmount, Queensland. Stephen gets to keep the smaller replica

Lismore to host highlight event on the farming calendar

LG G6 review: Dolby Vision HDR easy on eye

This is not the best smartphone on the market. But it is up there.

There are two types of boss, which is yours?

There are “managers” and then there are “leaders”.

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

The fast food war that created an Aussie empire

In a fast food fairytale, little guy Jack Cowin beat corporate giant Burger King.

How a fast food war helped one of Australia's best-known brands

Grazing company takes Toowoomba council to court

Grazing company fights council and gun club in court

Penalty rates are workers' reward

Penalty rates should be their reward for sacrificing a normal life.

The world has changed since the 70s

FREE SPEECH: A reader thinks Pauline Hanson should accept the changing face of Australia.

No amount of bleating from Pauline Hanson is going to stop it

'Prove the human brain functions properly on vegan diet'

Jenny and John Cameron.

Dairy farmer invites vegans to answer questions in letter

LETTER: 'Homosexuals have no rights to traditional marriage'

This letter writer says he would be disappointed in any politician who supported same sex marriage.

'Would be disappointing for any politician to support gay marriage'

OPINION: What's the shark net benefit?

A 3.2m Female White Shark detected at Sharpes Beach net (Ballina)

The six-month shark net trial has been halted

Margaret Court deserves to be heard on gay marriage

Margaret Court on The Project with host Waleed Aly.

Tirade of abuse against tennis great reeks of hypocrisy

Parenting: Public outbursts only have one result

No one likes to stand in line but patience is a virtue.

I was witness to an epic parenting fail (and we've all been there)

Highway in lockdown after crash kills three people

UPDATE: Police are appealing for any witnesses to a horror triple-fatal highway crash this morning to come forward.

Dear Margaret Court, this is what it's like to be gay

Tennis legend Margaret Court believes Australia should not have marriage equality because it does not align with her view of Christian and Bible values.

Why I live for a time when being gay is 'normal'

Fears woman, 62, will lose foot after motorbike crash

Several motorbikes were knocked over in a serious accident on the Pacific Hwy at Halfway Creek.

Westpac chopper called in after Pacific Hwy accident.

Shark nets to be removed early

Shark meshing nets

Trail nets have been in the water for almost six months

REVEALED: Coffs pubs make most 'violent' list

The Coffs Hotel and the Coast Hotel join a list of 15 NSW venues.

Two venues cop dishonourable mentions on State Government's list.

VIDEO: Truck crash on Pacific Highway

A truck is lifted out of a deep embankment on the side of the Pacific Highway on Friday, 26th May, 2017.

Significant delays after truck ploughs into table drain

UPDATE: Police arrest three teenage girls over school fire

Three girls, 15, are in custody over the Bellingen High School Fire in February.

UPDATE: Police arrest three teenage girls over high school fire

Testing the best in brangus

Pheasant Creek Brangus owner Brad Saunders will host the brangus field day this year. He has also entered cattle into the brangus carcase competition.

Carcase competition heats up as field day draws closer.

State of Origin: Why Maroons are wrong to target Hayne

The vastly experience Hayne a weakness? The Maroons are kidding

Now the ‘champion’ Maroons are struggling to sell out the ‘cauldron’

Flames reportedly engulf heavy machinery on worksite

Emergency services fight blaze in Neutral Bay. Picture: Channel 9

A gas leak on a work site has sparked a large fire.

Sam Armytage and Tom Cruise? Saaaaay what?

Apparently, the answer is no.

Margaret Court: The Project were 'disgusting' to me

“This is a Judeo-Christian nation.”

Dreamworld facing $300,000 lawsuit over 'nightmare' ride

Mr Benipal also wants $250 to pay for Panadol and Deep Heat

Parents lose three 'beautiful kids' in horror crash

Jack Pink and his younger sisters Marina and Destiny perished in the horror smash.

The cabin was ripped off the fuel carrier.

I was Saudi billionaire's 'pleasure wife'

Jill Dodd has opened up about life as a Saudi billionaire’s pleasure wife. Picture: Stella Dodd/Simon and Schuster

“I won’t kiss you until you agree to this contract.”

10-year-old boy thrown from waterslide

The boy was spat out of the slide before he went over the edge.

Images show a 10-year-old boy being hurled across concrete

Man shoots and kills eight people in suicide-by-cop attempt

Officers arrest suspect Cory Godbolt on Sunday, May 28, 2017, following several fatal shootings Saturday in Lincoln County, Miss., officials said.

Man who killed eight people had planned to commit suicide by cop

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Snake enclosure stolen from Northern Rivers pet shop

Snake enclosure stolen from pet shop.

Snake no longer homeless, but unfortunately it didn't happen legally

Millions laugh at angry Aussie pedestrian's karma

The dashcam video shows a car heading up Wyatt St in the city, and stopping at the lights to turn into Flinders St.

An enraged pedestrian who got a dose of instant karma

PHOTOS: Your Mr Beef 2017 revealed

Entrants into the 2017 Mr Beef contest posed inside a photobooth.

Heated online campaign between competitors came to a climax Saturday

Student's foul-mouthed tantrum against teacher goes viral

A high school student has been caught on video subjecting his teacher to an angry, expletive-laden rant.

What did he expect was going to come out of his tantrum?

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Musical tribute to flood volunteers released

LISMORE songwriter Simon Thomas was moved by the kindness of strangers.

Karl Stefanovic's rant about Schapelle Corby 'a bit rich'

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Maybe he just wanted to make himself the story.

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

Spicer discusses impact of discrimination

AUTHOR: Tracey Spicer.

Tracey Spicer to speak in Lismore