House of ill repute set to open in Ballina next month

New production of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas by Ballina Players

Mother and son charged by police after night out

Mother and son drinks turns nasty at Alstonville

Ballina Prawn Festival will not be free this year

Ballina Prawn Festival 2013. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / The Northern Star

This year's festival will be a ticketed event

Greens fight and fuss but shark nets are coming

The NSW Government has vowed to reintroduce old-style mesh shark nets to North Coast beaches.

Mesh shark nets almost certain to arrive at North Coast beaches

Alstonville's 'inspirational' show

INSPIRIATIONAL: Nick Fredericksen (left), from Kilcoy in Queensland, at last year's Alstonville show. He lost an arm in a farm accident as a child.

Stars of show 'getting on with life' despite challenges

Surfrider backs Shark Shield

SHARK OFF: The new shark repellent device by Shark Shield, the FREEDOM+ Surf

Shark Shield sponsor ocean conservation group Surfrider Foundation

$33m luxury development to change Skennars Head

The site of a proposed seniors living development at Skennars Head.

The plans include a bowling greenand swimming pool

Experts suggest ways to protect yourself during shark attack

Multiple people attended the scene at Lighthouse Beach where a shark attack took place around 9:30 on Monday morning. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

How you can protect yourself against sharks.

Beaches reopen following shark attack

Surfer Jade Fitzpatrick had a run in with a shark at Broken Head yesterday.

All beaches across Byron Bay have reopened today

Letter: Local calls for end to shark 'hypocrisy'

NSWDPI aerial team took a photo of the 4m White Shark at Fingal Head. It was monitored by lifeguards.

Reader tells shark net objectors to "get real"

Team Scotland to train UK eyes on the Sunshine Coast

ELATED: Team Scotland will call the Sunshine Coast home ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games training squad to draw UK focus

iPhone 7 Plus' coolest camera feature released

Beautiful blur 'bokeh' effect now available for portraits

Wikileaks email trail puts Adani at centre

INVOLVED: A series of emails detailing efforts to stop Adani's Carmichael coal mine going ahead were forwarded to top Clinton advisor John Podesta.

WHAT does Adani, Hillary Clinton and Wikileaks have in common?

Residents send clear message to stop tower construction

Nymboida residents don't want Optus building a mobile phone tower in their neighourhood. Neighbour Anja De Boer and Michelle, Ella Grace and Nathan Pink on the property  where the proposed tower will dominate the treeline behind them.

"Most people here don't want the phone coverage"

Shanghai flight from Wellcamp makes history


TOOWOOMBA to Shanghai was displayed proudly on the Qantas A330

See the historic Toowoomba flight bound for China

First international passenger flight from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.

TOOWOOMBA had its eye on the sky this morning as history was made.

Schools put a ban on creepy clowns

LEAVE the creepy clown masks at home this Halloween, say some Northern Rivers schools.

WATCH: As Knitting Nannas arrest 'Kevin Hogan'

The Knitting Nannas at Kevin Hogan's office in Molesworth St and, below left, Knitting Nanna Dororthy Moller with an 'arrest warrant for Kevin Hogan.

Group storms office in brazen stunt

Dann died 'doing what he loved'

Dann Jenkins was killed in a crash yesterday morning.

Tribute to much-loved 22-year-old Dann Jenkins, who died yesterday

Severe thunderstorms with hail and winds on horizon

A photo of tonight's storm taken from Gowrie Mountain by Matt Reeves.

Storms could hit with large hailstones, damaging winds

Shark attacks: What's behind the steep rise?

Shark attacks on people have significantly increased i

Airbnb battle destroys good relations

Residents afraid to speak out

Police make outlaw motorcycle gang arrests on Coffs Coast

ARRESTS MADE: Four people were arrested and charged on the Coffs Coast for drug possession.

Four people charged as police target outlaw motorcycle club property

Vatican: Cremated Catholics won't get "Christian funeral"

Faithful gather at the St.Peter's Place during Pope Francis's Angelus Prayer, in Vatican City, 23 October 2016

The Vatican has previously given its blessing to cremation.

Dreamworld miracle: How two children managed to survive

TWO children watched their mother die in Dreamworld horror

'Dreamworld may never open again'

'The equipment is said by many witnesses to be ageing'

Dreamworld horror: How do you explain it to your children

For children the news may be even more shocking.

Gym junkies tricking GPs into prescribing them steroids

Vials of steroids seized in a police raid earlier this year on NSW's far north coast.

Bodybuilders are now trying to trick GPs into giving them steroids

Tributes flow for mum-of-three taken too soon

Balloons are released as the hearse pulls away from the funeral of Jodie Spears at the Christ Church Cathedral.

A mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend remembered

Former top statistician says Census name-call was illegal

Former Australian Statistician Bill McLennan fronts a parliamentary inquiry into the 2016 Census.

Former chief statistician says ABS broke public trust in 2016 Census

"It becomes more real once the police tape goes up"

Thunder River Rapids ride was next on their list to do

Dreamwold ride disaster: Mother of two from Sydney killed

Images from the scene after four people died on a ride at Dreamworld at the Gold Coast

Woman was on holiday on Gold Coast with husband, son and daughter

Strange messages from space may be aliens: study

Strange messages have been heard from outer space.

New analysis of strange modulations in a tiny set of stars

Donald Trump ahead in shock new poll

Donald Trump

Poll has been most accurate predictorof America's last three elections

Brexit placing deep strain on England-Scotland relations

Theresa May. Source AAP

UK Brexit talks fall flat as Sturgeon brands them ‘frustrating’

How to keep the Halloween zombies away

Queensland Police's offbeat advice to Trick or Treaters

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

WATCH: Boxing roos caught on video

QT readers Des and Jen Price captured this confrontation between two male roos in the backyard at Redbank Plains early Monday morning.

Readers capture kangaroos fighting

Why this actress wasn't embarrassed by nude photo leak

Leslie Jones source Bang

'If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask,' she said

Need a laugh? Check out this Trump v Clinton parody

Entire world seen laughing as Republican declares respect for women

Len Wiseman files for divorce from Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Len Wiseman has filed for divorce from Kate Beckinsale

First look at Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life series

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in a scene from the TV series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

NETFLIX drops first trailer for its revival of fan favourite.

Hugh Laurie will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie is set to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

How Kristie blind-sided everyone to win Australian Survivor

Kristie Bennett wins Australian Survivor.

FAN favourite says she was underestimated by her competitors.

Steve Irwin's final days through dad's eyes

Bob Irwin with his son Steve.

'You never expect that’s the last time you’re going to see your son'

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.