Police investigating Ballina incident

CAN you identify this man? Police would like to speak with him.

Rubbish collections back on agenda

BULKY RUBBISH: A Ballina Shire mayoral candidate has raised the issue of kerbside collections for the region.

Kerbside collections of bulky rubbish on the agenda

Battle over North Coast lake road continues

BATTLE FOR ROAD: Lennox Head's Stop the Lake Road Closure committee spokesperson Pip Carter (back, left) with NSW Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres who has described the decision to close the road as odd.

Battle to keep road open is not over

Local teen actor to star in cult horror

Nicholas Hamilton.

Nicholas Hamilton, 16, has cemented his Hollywood career

Where to see snow this week - it could be your last chance

The June snow at Guyra was measured at 5cm deep in some parts.

Looks like we'll get one more hit of frosty weather this winter

Rail trail disconnect cost project millions: Page

HAPPIER DAYS: Supporters of the Northern Rivers rail trail after it was announced last year that the proposal was in line for funding under the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

Former Ballina MP disappointed by lack of progress on rail trail

Volunteers line up for Shark Watch trial

Shark Watch chief drone pilot Simon Jardine from Aerobot tests out the system at Lennox Head.

Volunteers test out technology to help keep surfers safe

Blood-stained clothes seized after axe attack

Lismore Court House.

A landlord has been charged over an axe attack on her tenant

Doors open for Lennox Head law student

OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME: Lennox Head law student, Angela Powditch, at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

Lennox Head law student attends summer school at Oxford University.

The 'Mex' big thing for Maroochydore

An artist's impression of the new Bryant Property Group development approved for Beach Rd, Maroochydore.

NACHOS on the run is about to get a whole lot easier

New retail superstore to rise from the ashes of Masters

Masters Hardware Store Springfield Central.

Successful national retailers gearing up to open

Woolworths, Target post massive losses, write-downs

Hundreds of jobs expected to go as retailers hit by hard times

Here's how $10,000 gets you 23 cars and a boat

A decent crowd turned out for the Ipswich City Council public auction of abandoned vehicles.

Two bidders clean up as old bombs set for export market

Peabody now unconfirmed over reports it could sell Mackay region mine

Mine dispels rumours of closure

Peabody Energy denies it will sell Millenium Mine.

‘Tireless’ principals paid tribute over new Ballina school

TWO Ballina principals have been honoured in New South Wales Parliament for their efforts to preparing their schools for a merger next year.

Border Force detains 34 illegal Woolgoolga workers

Officers from the Australian Federal Police search Key Employment's headquarters in Coffs Harbour.

Border Force officers and Federal Police executed searches

LATEST: Minor flood warning issued as rain sets in

RAIN RADAR: The latest rain radar from the Bureau of Meteorology shows further rain is on its way to Northern NSW throughout the coming hours.

UPDATE: Areas close to the border copping the most rain.

Gulaptis: Greyhound racing ban a 'human tragedy'

Greyhound racing has been a large part of Australian culture for many years. This photo essay explores a night at the greyhounds. It tries to capture the sights, sounds and atmosphere of this well known past time. Photo Contributed

"It’s a human tragedy to see good people lose their jobs"

Meningococcal cases up across the state

A child affected by Meningococcal septicaemia

Serious health warning timely

Premier Mike Baird breaks spine falling down stairs

NSW Premier Mike Baird.

NSW Premier Mike Baird has fractured his spine

Census to come door knocking

CENSUS TEAM: Area Supervisor Kevin Rietveld, District Manager Pam Weekes and Field Officer Kim Eggers.

The ABS will send almost 38,000 out next week

'Magnificent' shark mystery at Noosa

HELLO THERE: Jonah Cooper was on hand as this large tiger shark was hooked at Granite Bay.

Ocean lover captures moment tiger shark hooked on Noosa drum line

The true cost of 60 Minutes debacle revealed

It's a bill that would make even a silk tied barrister blush

24 HOURS ON: Rescue crews 'hopeful' of finding missing man

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter searching for a missing man in floodwaters near Larnook.

Search expected to resume this morning

Man finds life changing amount of gold while prosepcting

Gold nugget weighing more than four kilograms found in Victoria.

Backpacker stabbing suspect charged

Mia Ayliffe-Chung

Police have confirmed they have charged a Frenchman with murder

The fastest truck on the planet has just beaten two world speed records

The Iron Knight driver Boije Ovebrink has landed Volvo Trucks two land speed records for trucks.

YOU'VE heard of racing trucks and drag trucks, now The Iron Knight

Tornado touches down on Darling Downs

Landspout Tornado captured by Tom Nixon looking towards the Eastern side of Drillham

A low precipitation cell produced a landspout tornado

ITALY QUAKE: 8-year-old girl rescued, 159 confirmed dead

Rubble of a building collapsed in Amatrice, central Italy, where a earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m. in Amatrice, Italy.

"There are people under the rubble... There's been a landslide..."

Burkini ban: French police force woman to take off top

After speaking to the woman, she appears to remove the top.

Woman waits for a month to be rescued in remote NZ hut

 Photo of the view looking down Routeburn Flats.

Her partner was killed falling down a slope

Gladstone tradie grabs 'pure fantasy' sex toy

SEX TOY: Neil Smith was caught with a stolen sex toy.

Tradie steals pregancy test kit then returns for a fantasy sex toy

Cat plays mum to baby monkey

In this video frame grab taken Saturday Aug. 20, 2016 in Tyumen, Russia, a 16-year-old cat called Rosinka, carries a three-week-old baby monkey on her back. Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth. (AP Photo)

Cat adopts squirrel after mother abandons it

Man has 40 knives removed from stomach

Jatinder Malhotra, right, displays the 40 knives that were surgically removed from the stomach of the police constable, as he recuperates in a hospital in Amritsar, India Prabhjot Gill/AP

Man had 40 knives removed from stomach 'felt urge' to swallow them

S**t excuse holds up in court

A 48-year-old man has been found not guilty of failing to stop for police after an incident at Maleny.

Van driver fought the law and he won

Xbox Onesie: Fashion for lounge lizards unveiled

Would you wear it?

Xbox Australia team launches into fashion field with Xbox Onesie

Johnny Depp 'deeply respects' Amber Heard

Celebrity

Amber Heard gives away $7 million settlement to charity

Kirk Douglas is defiant, fierce and still standing

VETERAN ACTOR: Kirk Douglas has had a long and varied career.

Kirk Douglas has out-lived almost all his contemporaries

The Hard Word reviews Kyzer Soze

Kyzer Soze are playing Brisbane tomorrow at the Crowbar in Fortitude Valley. Photo Contributed

Kyzer Soze summon the evil for this mighty slab of death metal

Britney Spears 'almost drowned' in Hawaii

Britney Spears has revealed she 'almost drowned' while on holiday

Doco reveals real story behind Black Hawk Down

Former Black Hawk pilot Mike Durant shares his story, which helped to inspire the movie Black Hawk Down, in the TV series No Man Left Behind.

FORMER pilot recounts ordeal which inspired a Hollywood movie.

What's on the big screen this week

Toby Kebbell and Jack Huston in a scene from the movie Ben-Hur.

AN OLD classic returns to the big screen with a new young star.