Ten great reads in today's Weekend section

The cover of the Weekend section for October 26, 2013
The cover of the Weekend section for October 26, 2013

WE are loving locals in Weekend today, available only in the print and epaper editions of the Weekend Star.

Almost every story shines the spotlight on an amazing talent right here in our own backyard.

It's hard to narrow it down, but here we go.

Our top ten reads in Weekend this week:

Tora. We are obsessed with this Northern Rivers five piece band, and we aren't the only ones. They are fast becoming big news around the world. So check out our interview, CD review and details of where you can catch them this weekend.

Chloe Hollow: At just 14 years old, this ballet dynamo is ambition and drive personified. You'll be exhausted just reading about her…  and oh what beautiful photos.

Young Talent Time. Our style editor Tracey Hordern will introduce you to some stylishly over-achieving teens who are taking the fashion world by storm.

Maggie Cooper: Our own weekend cook never fails to impress with her love of fresh local produce and this week she whips up a char grilled corn salsa. Perfect for outdoor entertaining.

I'm going to make you a star. Ever dreamed of being in the movie business? Well Screenworks' new courses will help you get your foot in the film maker's door - in front of or behind the camera.

It's wine, but not as we know it. Our wine reviewer Max Cruz is a little, um, different. But we love him and we're pretty sure you will too.

Sex in the Shire. Helen Hawkes' column never fails to raise an eyebrow or two. This week she tackles that question of the ages… how much do you reveal on a first date?

The Topic of Cancer. We know so many of you are touched by Digby Hildreth's column. This week he shares with us how his cancer diagnosis has strangely given him a new lease on life.

Homestyle. Pixie Taylor gives us a sneak peak inside her oh-so stylish studio where everything inside has had a previous life.

Quiz. If you are the type who likes to test your brain, try Roy Reilly's Quiz. It's a great conversation starter over breakfast!

'Poor condition of roads ... is no secret': Council

'Poor condition of roads ... is no secret': Council

Residents tell council their road is abhorrent

EXCLUSIVE: 'Police are not going home safe and well'

EXCLUSIVE: 'Police are not going home safe and well'

Top cop reveals he is increasingly worried about his officers

These Vampires live on jazz

These Vampires live on jazz

The Australian Music Prize nominated jazz-world band play this week

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