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Report into historic gay-hate deaths may cause distress

Report into historic gay-hate deaths may cause distress

Police want to discuss the findings with family members

Two people hurt after motorbike crashes into fence

Two people hurt after motorbike crashes into fence

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward

Keep an eye open for an echidna train ... yes it's a thing

Keep an eye open for an echidna train ... yes it's a thing

If you are very lucky you might see as many as 10 echidnas in a line

Body pulled from water off main beach

Body pulled from water off main beach

A woman's body was found on rocks near the Fingal Head main beach

Become a koala watcher and help save the species

Become a koala watcher and help save the species

A workshop will help you protect koalas in their environment

Bare-bummed backpacker caught on camera

Bare-bummed backpacker caught on camera

Backpacker snapped using front yard as a toilet in Queensland

'Clear' link between Origin and DV: expert

'Clear' link between Origin and DV: expert

The study examined six years' worth of data

Secret code hidden in Fortnite game

Secret code hidden in Fortnite game

Eagle-eyed sleuths have been discovering clues and hints

Salim Mehajer sentenced to jail

Salim Mehajer sentenced to jail

BREAKING: Salim Mehajer’s stroke of good luck in avoiding lengthy jail sentences...

Up to 200mm of rain in 24 hours: 'Things may get freaky'

Up to 200mm of rain in 24 hours: 'Things may get freaky'

Weather event not "locked in", but forecaster gives us a heads up

Sleet in Alstonville: True or false?

premium_icon Sleet in Alstonville: True or false?

A number of locals say they saw this strange weather phenomenon

Yep, it's cold, but where's the rain?

premium_icon Yep, it's cold, but where's the rain?

Temps have dropped, unfortunately, the rain hasn't

Meet the Northern Rivers man who chases tornados

premium_icon Meet the Northern Rivers man who chases tornados

Local storm chaser dodges lightening, winds and giant hail in US

Opinion

    Why I won’t be using green bags

    Why I won’t be using green bags

    Switching away from single-use plastic bags has many wondering

    Here's 3 ways to scare scammers, telemarketers off for good

    Here's 3 ways to scare scammers, telemarketers off for good

    Be warned, though, your neighbours might call the police.

    OPINION: Yaroomba community let down by one councillor

    premium_icon OPINION: Yaroomba community let down by one councillor

    OPINION: Bill Hoffman has his say on controversial decision

    Sport

      Lismore netballer scores Academy Award

      premium_icon Lismore netballer scores Academy Award

      Top athlete receives prestigious honour

      Ballina kid is Bulldogs bound

      premium_icon Ballina kid is Bulldogs bound

      Fullback wants to leave Knights on a high

      Master class at Australian kart titles

      Master class at Australian kart titles

      Mixed results on the kart track

      National Sport

        Great White Shark Greg Norman goes 'free willy'

        Great White Shark Greg Norman goes 'free willy'

        Norman, a two-time major winner, is 63 years old

        Pressure on Blues: "Public expectation will be enormous"

        premium_icon Pressure on Blues: "Public expectation will be enormous"

        History may be on visitors' side, says Maroons legend

        Ennis: He stood tall and delivered

        premium_icon Ennis: He stood tall and delivered

        The moment I knew Matt Prior was made for the Origin arena

        Double standard: SBS star abused over ‘fake accent’

        Double standard: SBS star abused over ‘fake accent’

        SBS World Cup host Lucy Zelic is no stranger to online abuse

        Community

          We're the lowest paid workers in the state

          premium_icon We're the lowest paid workers in the state

          "Most of us begrudgingly accept we will earn less here"

          This note about a 'tiny scratch' made a big impact

          premium_icon This note about a 'tiny scratch' made a big impact

          Would you own up if you scratched someone else's car?

          Kingscliff's three-storey height limit set to be overturned

          Kingscliff's three-storey height limit set to be overturned

          Delays in planning change create headache for council

          The rodeo is back in town after 40 years

          premium_icon The rodeo is back in town after 40 years

          A Casino councillor will be front and centre as the bull fighter

          What's On

            They are back, and still Mental as Anything

            They are back, and still Mental as Anything

            Iconic Aussie band bring their hits

            All the gigs you need to be entertained

            premium_icon All the gigs you need to be entertained

            This week's list offers more than 100 music and arts events

            The music between the lanterns' light

            The music between the lanterns' light

            SCU and The Con bring music to the parade

            Watch out Splendour: It's Snoop Dogg Hotdogs

            Watch out Splendour: It's Snoop Dogg Hotdogs

            From the makers of Happy Kanye and Nicolas Cage on a Cage

            FLOOD RECOVERY

              FLOOD: A silver lining at Silvercloud Studios

              FLOOD: A silver lining at Silvercloud Studios

              Victoria stood on the balcony and watched a couch float by

              Flood timeline as it happened a year ago

              Flood timeline as it happened a year ago

              We break down the events that occurred on the Northern Rivers

              Help comes from afar for schools

              Help comes from afar for schools

              First task was to remove ruined items from the preschool

              Legal aid provided to flood victims

              Legal aid provided to flood victims

              Issues over rent and compensation dealt with

              Local Business News

                The century old tradition still happening on a Ballina beach

                premium_icon The century old tradition still happening on a Ballina beach

                Each year mullet make their way into the estuary to spawn

                Telstra to wipe fees in radical plan overhaul

                premium_icon Telstra to wipe fees in radical plan overhaul

                Observers expect the shake-up to have a “domino effect”

                Let's taco about region's new Mexican restaurant

                premium_icon Let's taco about region's new Mexican restaurant

                Harvest and Barrio welcome new sibling venue

                'GHOST TOWN': Is Lismore's CBD losing out to Ballina?

                premium_icon 'GHOST TOWN': Is Lismore's CBD losing out to Ballina?

                "The commercial property situation is sick”

                Lifestyle

                  Sunrise compares IVF to gambling on the pokies

                  Sunrise compares IVF to gambling on the pokies

                  A petition referring to the comments has attracted over 10,000 signatures

                  Girl forced to sit for 13 hours to finish brussels sprouts

                  Girl forced to sit for 13 hours to finish brussels sprouts

                  He ended up in court for his extreme actions with his little girl

                  'Vintage' plastic bags for sale for $5

                  'Vintage' plastic bags for sale for $5

                  Roma man finds silver lining to plastic bags ban

                  Boy finds tragic note on sister's Nintendo

                  Boy finds tragic note on sister's Nintendo

                  A mum has pleaded with parents to talk to their children

                  Entertainment

                    AUSSIE farmer George admittedly works too hard to enjoy his life and find love. He hasn’t had a proper smile since he was 12. His son gets him help to change everything.

                    Queer Eye guys make Aussie farmer cry

                    Aussie farmer George cried during their trip to Yass to help him

                    WITH so many streaming services competing for your hard-earned dollars, should you be shelling out money for this?

                    Why you should sign up for Netflix rival

                    Is Amazon Prime Video worth your money?

                    FLANKED by security and her husband Kanye West, Kim Kardashian has made an ‘emotional’ first trip back to Paris since her horror gunpoint ordeal.

                    Kim Kardashian returns to Paris after robbery

                    Kim Kardashian has returned to Paris

                    JOHNNY Depp has spoken of his devastation amid the fallout of his divorce with Amber Heard, realisation that he was broke and his multimillion-dollar legal war.

                    Bombshell interview: ‘I couldn’t take the pain’

                    Depp speaks of his devastation amid the fallout of his divorce.

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                      Real Estate

                        YAROOMBA Beach project director Evan Aldridge says the benefits of his company's controversial development will be proved when it is delivered.

                        premium_icon Sekisui boss says development benefits will be proven

                        Says Westin Resort and Spa will focus on attracting conferences

                        Liquidator also examines circumstances around company's purchase of luxury $2.6m Yeppoon home from Metro director's wife.

                        premium_icon Metro mess reaches 40 homes as investigation deepens

                        Liquidator also examines company's purchase of luxury $2.6m home

                        A SEVEN-bedroom, seven-bathroom, multi-million dollar Buderim mansion has hit the market with a bang.

                        premium_icon Multi-million dollar Coast mansion with entertainer's tag

                        Seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms on top of acreage

                        Jobs

                          MANY Australians need to get over the loss of manufacturing jobs if we don’t want to miss out on a $2.2 trillion boom.

                          The jobs myth costing us all

                          Jobs that are still around in 15 years will be very different

                          MOST of what students are learning is irrelevant by the end of their degree. The jobs are changing — and they’re getting weirder.

                          Are these the bizarre jobs of the future?

                          “The jobs are definitely going to be changing, but a lot of it’s going to be...

                          FIFO workers are bogged down with relationship problems, battling high levels of stress and are concerned by the stigma of mental health, a new study says.

                          premium_icon FIFO: Is the pay really worth all the stress?

                          More than 1 in 4 workers rate their stress high or very high

                          Motoring

                            From "spot” heaters warmed separate parts of the body to the Shiatsu massage function, the Lexus LS offers pure opulence on wheels.

                            ROAD TEST: Lexus LS is the epitome of luxury

                            Extend the ottoman and let the movie play - welcome to first-class.

                            The biggest winners were Korean brand Kia and Japanese marque Mazda, both securing three titles.

                            Kia and Mazda big winners from auto clubs awards

                            Winners revealed of Australia's Best Cars awards.

                            The completely new 1.5-litre turbo of the coming Mercedes C200 has a 48-volt hybrid set-up that boosts power via belt-drive.

                            New Mercedes-Benz C-Class engine is a belter!

                            The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a 48-volt hybrid set-up.