Alstonville club names green after former greenkeeper

ALSTONVILLE Plateau Bowls and Sports Club celebrated former greenkeeper Ian Lidbetter with the renaming of its main green on Saturday.

Students and their robots head for Sydney

NEW EXPERIENCE: Skennars Head students Reuben Adlington, 11, and Ben Masterson, 10, are programming robots to clean up waste and debris.

Students from Holy Family Catholic Primary School off to competition

Hail, outages, localised flooding and building damage

A number of areas around Lismore are still without power due to large storms this afternoon.

Thunderstorm warnings are still current for the Northern Rivers

Noosaville man, 69, confirmed as fatal crash victim

Emergency services inspect a white ute involved in a head-on collision on the Bruce Hwy at Bells Creek yesterday.

A 58-year-old man has died in a horror crash on the Bruce Highway

Mental health worker had abusive sex with young client

51-year-old counsellor involved in sexual relations with teen client

Ned Saffin granted bail over alleged gunpoint sexual assault

Man accused of raping 19-year-old man and threatening with a firearm

One Night Stand looking for new locations

SHOW The town of Mildura in Victoria hosted the music gig earlier this year.

Would you like to host a music gig in your town?

MyBeachInfo to provide important information for beach goers

Beach-goers will be provided with more information on beach closures through

New website advising on beach closures.

Complaints about Northern NSW hospitals rise 34%

One in every 20 complaints about NSW hospitals came from Northern NSW

First smartphone licences due next year

The Baird Government plans to transition NSW towards using digital licences over the next four years. Photo Contributed

Work begins to transition licences to a new digital format

Have your say on koala plan

HAVE YOUR SAY: Submissions close next week on a Ballina council koala management plan.

Have your say on Ballina's koala plan.

The duo giving schoolies a good name

TOP MARKS: Schoolies Alexi Piovano and Adam Hegedus on the road as they walk from Bondi to Byron Bay to raise money for a school in Timor-Leste.

Taking the long way to Byron Bay

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Is truth about Islam being whitewashed in Australia?

Former SAS commander calls for honest debate about Islam, terrorism

Toowoomba teen in Syria talks on Paris terror attacks

Oliver Bridgeman Photo Contributed

Everyone is shocked and the media is going crazy (about Paris)

DATING: There’s a smorgasbord of stereotypes to test

Paul Hogan.

What stereotypes we apply to the opposite sex from exotic places?

OPINION: Face the truth or we remain virtual liars

I’m a happy, insightful, witty, amazing bloke.. but only on Facebook

WATERCOOLER: Time to change Australia's jobs, wages model?

More than one in 10 young people in Australia are unemployed.

Frozen wages, insecure jobs, shrinking unions … join the dots

Brough's baggage creating headaches for Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull listens to Australian Special Minister for State Mal Brough during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Brough's role as Special Minister of State go to heart of integrity

Thieves steal 116-year-old Tregeagle church bell

THIEVES have stolen the Tregeagle Anglican Church bell and the wooden post it was attached to some time between November 8 and 22.

New 600-bed jail to be built in the Pillar Valley

PLANNED SITE: The new Clarence Valley jail will put the little-known locality of Lavadia on the map.

Up to 195 hectares will be purchased for the jail site

Lismore’s Jacks Bar licensee banned for six months

RSA suspensions after police inspection of Jacks Bar

Supercell storm smashed Lismore Base Hospital

Emergency services at the Lismore Base Hospital where scaffolding collapsed during a storm. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Supercell storm smashed Lismore Base Hospital

Search for woman who assisted injured in serious crash

POLICE SEARCH: A woman who stopped to help assist at a car crash in Wardell at the end of October is being sought after by police.

Search for couple who gave assistance at crash.

'Full investigation' into storm damage at Lismore hospital

EVACUATIONS: Emergency services enter Lismore Base Hospital where scaffolding collapsed during a wild storm yesterday afternoon.

WorkCover will arrive at the hospital today to assess the site.

Pickers not paid for fruits of labour

Blueberry pickers at Iqbal Gill's farm in Middle Boambee Photo: Trevor Veale/The Coffs Coast Advocate.

Sandy Beach blueberry farm operators to repay outstanding wages

Girl, 12, charged with attempted murder for school stabbing

Police generic, crime scene.  Photo Tessa Mapstone / South Burnett Times

The incident happened a a Caboolture school on Monday morning

Horse struck by lightning in Gympie storm

Calico Creek resident Liza Cameron took this photo of the storm as it approached the Gympie region on Monday night.

A horse was struck by lightning in Gympie's Monday night storm

Bindi: Dancing with the Stars win 'an incredible dream'

Bindi Irwin and her dance partner Derek Hough triumphant with their winner's trophy backstage with mum Terri and brother Bob.

Bindi Irwin talks to Today Show from Australia Zoo after win.

Jetstar faces pointed flak as launches in NZ

The Air New Zealand ad run in the New Zealand Herald newspaper.

Jetstar's 50-seat Bombardier Q300 is due to take off from Napier

Australians shouldn't expect age pension, says Treasurer

Treasurer Scott Morrison

Treasurer warns the age pension is a safety net, not a right.

Leadership talk overshadows childcare bills

DENIAL: Scott Morrison.

Media reports over leadership dominate Question Time

Turkey shot down Russian jet to defend IS oil, says Putin

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

The Russian president says IS oil goes through Turkish territory.

Irish comic's letter to ISIS: 'What's the craic lads?'

Irish comedian Finchie Cova has written to ISIS, asking the terror group why his country is in its bad books

He delivers a harsh warning to ISIS to not blow up his favourite pub

Man kills rapist, eats his penis 'to heal heartache'

THIS is not the news to read while you eat

Teens evade taxi fare as ‘their brains are still growing’

The bunch of teens panicked and ran off from the taxi without paying

Cupid’s undies are worn for a good cause

FUNDRAISING: Katrina Sinclair will take part in Cupid’s Undie Run in February to raise money for NF.

Cupid’s undies are worn for a good cause

Postie led police to man who mailed himself marijuana

A Toowoomba man acquired the drug in Sydney and mailed it to himself

Man fined for leaving car unlocked on his street

Byron Bay man Aria got fined this week for leaving his car unlocked on his own street. Photo: Contributed

Man takes outrage of his infringement notice to Facebook.

Rockhampton lawyer pleads guilty after swearing in court

HIGH-PROFILE criminal lawyer Doug Winning leaving Rockhampton Court.

The high-profile criminal lawyer pleaded guilty on Monday

Models washed 30 cars in 3 hours at bikini carwash

Zara Warrington of SunKISSED Girls soaks up the work.

Hundreds attend bikini carwash combined with classic car display

Sinead O'Connor's disturbing new post after overdose threat

Sinead O'Connor has claimed an overdoes on Facebook

Taylor Swift fan gets to meet idol before losing hearing

Jorja Hope's one wish before she goes deaf was to meet Taylor Swift

Olivia Culpo and Tim Tebow split over lack of sex

'No sex before marriage' wasn't going to work for Culpo

Kate Winslet has no computer

Kate Winslet doesn't own a computer and restricts her kids' use.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's arguments are 'absurd'

Jolie and Pitt have 'absurd' arguments every now and then

Fans dress up as their favourite heroes at Supanova

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter) speaks at a live panel for fans.

POP culture fans flocked to Brisbane to meet stars of film and TV.

Ipswich Grammar old boy the new most eligible bachelor

ELIGIBLE: One of the entry photos that helped cinch CLEO Media Bachelor of the Year award for Mutdapilly’s Rafe Berding.

Rafe Berding took on a tongue-in-cheek challenge from a colleague

Mark Webber is World Endurance Champ

WINNING FEELING: Mark Webber celebrates becoming World Endurance Champion for 2015 alongside team-mates Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard after a fifth place at the 6 Hours of Bahrain.

Mark Webber is World Endurance Champ

James McAvoy to 'punch' useless parents

McAvoy wants to "punch" parents who let their children misbehave.

Why single women are more likely to retire poor

Women still retire with around half as much superannuation as men.

BILL SHOCK: 62% of households report increased power bills

Switch off your appliances at the wall if you're heading away from home these holidays.

POLL: Have you experienced a shock on your power bill?

Be sure to read the fine print in Turnbull’s economic update

Treasurer Scott Morrison (L) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Turnbull has made clear that the time for a change has come

$4m in super relying only on compulsory contributions?

Noel Whittaker

Is $4m from 25 to retirement really possible?

Investors and markets show sickly signs worldwide

US markets avoided some of the weakness in EU markets

Live longer, save on insurance

Paul Clitheroe

I reckon there’s a lot to celebrate about ageing