Repeat domestic violence offender gets jail

Grafton Courthouse
Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Man entered victim's home, covered her mouth to stop her screaming

Yamba named one of Australia's most beautiful places

Yamba bay at sunset.

Expedia keeps Clarence Valley town in the spotlight

School's out as 50,000 NSW teachers stop work

About 50,000 state school teachers across NSW will stop work on Thursday morning for a salary vote.

Minimal supervision will still be available as 50,000 teachers vote






KICK THE KILOS: Mackay jumps ahead of Bundy

MACKAY has finally jumped in front of Bundaberg on the Kick the Kilos leaderboard in what has been a close race so far.

Sorry fellas, female joggers aren't there for you

Women who go running aren't looking for sex with you

Keeping the kilos off for good takes commitment

Losing weight is only part of the challenge

FINAL WEEK: Get fit for summer with Sally

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region. Photo: contributed

It's the last week of our getting fit for summer with Sally series

Diet trumps exercise in battle of the bulge

It takes a lot of work to burn off your favourite foods

Get summer fit with Sally Fitzgibbons: Week 11

Sally Fitzgibbons has joined us in our quest for a healthier region.

It's getting hot and by you should almost be summer fit

Why seniors should focus on fitness

Aussies who embrace exercise in later years reap the health benefits

VIDEO: Christmas lights galore in the Clarence Valley

WE KNOW the Clarence Valley has the best Christmas lights. So we're compiling a map of the best displays and we need your help.

Harmony takes her next big step

THUMBS UP: Grafton girl Harmony Fielden is preparing to undergo another major operation, and mum Samantha hopes she will be out by Christmas.

"We're hoping this marks the end of her surgeries for a while"

Keith and Roma celebrate 70 years

Family and friends of Roma and Keith Zietsch at the Crown Hotel for their 70th wedding anniversary.

A love affair that blossomed under the jacarandas

Residents call for stop work after asbestos find

The layout of the proposed Clarence Valley Council depot on the corner of Skinner and Tyson sts, South Grafton.

"People knew there had been asbestos dumped at the site"

Clarence Valley farewells its last Prisoner of War

SADLY MISSED: Clifford Lowien was a Prisoner of War who lived in Yamba with his wife, Kathleen. He was the last remaining Prisoner of War in the Clarence Valley.

Funeral for 'Cliffie' to be held today

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Workshop to tackle Clarence Valley's suicide rate

Valley's tragic suicide rate prompts health authorities to convene a workshop to tackle the problem.

How people power stopped the gas mines

Iluka resident and character in the film, Ian Gaillard, addresses the crowd of anti-CSG protesters at Bentley.

Award-winning documentary to be screened in the Clarence Valley

Bored? Here's 9 things to do this weekend

The Clarence Valley Mental Health Fishing Group are holding a Christmas fishing event at Memorial Park.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Bringing their Magic Mojo to Grafton

MAGIC: Head down to Roches Family Hotel for a brilliant mix of '70s, '80s and '90s music by Magic Mojo, a Coffs Coast band using their experience to give a brilliant performance.

Powerful trio to lift the top off Roches Hotel tonight

Bumper prawn haul to serve up bountiful Christmas supply

Business development manager for Clarence River Fisherman's Coop Garry Anderson with some of the masses of prawns brought in today. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

"There'll be a nice lot of cooked schoolies available for Christmas”

New discount choice for Clarence Valley shoppers

Choice Discount Variety Store director Harsad Kumar gets ready for the opening of the Grafton store.

Choice - The Discount Store to open in Grafton

Dine-in Pizza Huts could return across Australia says CEO

Pizza Hut Restaraunt, Brisbane Road, Gympie. May 30, 2016.

"We believe there's a market for that," he said.

Sen. Lambie calls Coalition backpacker tax move a "backflip"

Coalition agreed on a rate for the new "backpacker tax"

Newest way to see the sights of Yamba

Courtney Jade relaxes on one of her pedal boats as she prepares to launch Yamba Pedal Boats at the Marina on December 10

Explore Yamba's waters at your own pace

Yamba Bowling Club leisure centre on track

ON PAR: CEO of Yamba Bowling Club Phil Boughton in front of the mini golf that is almost finished construction at the club.

Centre ready for December 13 opening.

2016 in pictures: The moments that made history

Turkish Coast Guard personnel help refugees as they swim with buoys, after they toppled over a fishermen dinghy en route to Greece on January 22, 2016 in Didim district of Aydin, Turkey. 4 refugees body including 3 children pulled out of the water as Turkish coast guard personnel rescued 43 others.

Getty images has released its best images from 2016.

Ashley Albert Performing Arts Dance Concert

Pre-Junior Ballet class with Nicole Davies as mother Duck and Alexandra Harrigan as the Ugly Duckling at the Ashley Albert Performing Arts concert

Some of the dances from the Ashley Albert Performing Arts Dance Concert

Maclean Scottish Town Dance Centre Concert

Preschool group performs \"Bing Bang\" at Maclean Scottish Town Dance Centre concert

Some of the dances at Maclean Scottish Town Dance Centre Concert

Clarence River Dance Academy Concert

Christmas dance Let it Snow by the intermediate ballet students  at the Clarence River Dance Academy dance concert.

Some of the dances in the Clarence River Dance Academy Concert

Willis Dance Studio Concert

The Jazz C group - Hollie Fuller, Hope Endean , Felicity Ellem, Aimee Unit, Viola Campbell, Bridget Walters, Lillian Cropper, Shayla Hayton, Laura Hennessy at Willis Dance Academy concert.

The dancers of the Willis Dance Studio Concert

Christmas Lights on Turf

LIGHT SHOW: The spectacular Christmas lights at the Bell residence in Oak St, Killarney.

Have you seen any fabulous Christmas lights this year? Let us know where they are...

Village Green ribs taste test

The Daily Examiner journalists Matthew Elkerton and Jarrard Potter enjoying the $10 Monday special ribs at the Village Green Hotel, winner of the 2016 NSW AHA Best Cheap Meal Under $15.

The Daily Examiner's resident culinary expert Matthew 'Moose' Elkerton taste-tests...

Blue Pools closed at Angourie

The Blue Pools this morning at Angourie - with no warning signs telling of its...

Why you should adopt a pet and not buy one this Christmas

Sunshine Coast animal refuge are doing adoption drive for dogs. Penny Brischke with (right) Malty, 6, and Matty, 7.

Plenty of dogs and cats looking for forever homes

Touring variant of CX-5 coming in 2017

The next generation Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV will arrive in Australia during the first half of 2017.

There wil be a new mid-spec CX-5 next year.

Design your own dream theme park

If you're looking to relive the glory days of Rollercoaster Tycoon, this is your best bet.

Ever fantasised about building your own dream park?

VIDEO: Grafton really is home to best pub grub in NSW

The $10 Monday special ribs at the Village Green Hotel, winner of the 2016 NSW AHA Best Cheap Meal Under $15.

A taste test of Village Green's award-winning $10 ribs special

Creepy pictures show spider devouring unlikely prey

Spider devours a gecko at a Beerwah home.

Afraid of spiders? This could tip you over the edge.

Have we lost the art of imagination?

One of the results of the Imagination Lab from Canon.

How kids are teaching adults to dream again

Taylor Lautner 'spotted smooching co-star'

Taylor Lautner has been romantically linked to Billie Lourd

David Beckham's tattoos come to life for UNICEF campaign

David Beckham has called for an end to violence against children

Pop star Liam Payne's Facebook hacked with porn

"Things that can happen to you when you don't have sex."

Residents wary of showing sand mine hand early

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

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Why no one over 50 can land a job

It's becoming increasingly hard for those over 50 to land a job

Labour market woes continue with slack movement in jobs

The employment market is still a source of disappointment

12 jobs on offer in the Clarence Valley now

Want to be a truck driver? It's just one of the jobs available right now in the Clarence Valley.

Looking for work? Check out our list of job opportunities.

Old coal conveyor creates jobs at Hay Point

The $31M project will decommission and remove the old 1970 coal conveyor and trestle at the Hay Point Coal Terminal.

Original Hay Point trestle and conveyor to be dismantled

More jobs than workers: Times changing in mining sector

Stanmore Coal's coal handling and processing plant. Photo: Emily Smith

It's hard to believe Mackay's now facing a labour shortage.

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Ferrari’s ideal family car? Four-seat GTC4 Lusso T arrives

FAST FOR FOUR: Ferrari GTC4Lusso T's 449kW/760Nm twin-turbo V8 slings the family to 100kmh in 3.5 seconds.

$500,000 family Ferrari aimed at cashed-up younger shoppers

VIDEO: Sky no limit for teenage pilot

Flight instructor Andy Ski gives teen pilot Thalia Lenord some quick tips before she leaves on her first solo flight as a licensed pilot on Thursday.

15yo Thalia's first solo flight as a certified pilot

61,000 Australian Volkswagens set for dieselgate recall

NAUGHTY DIESELS: With this announcement Volkswagen Group Australia said total government approvals is now 70,000, including the 9,000 Amarok utes recalled earlier this year.

Federal Government approves next stage of voluntary recall

Sporty and hybrid Toyota C-HRs coming in the future?

INTEREST PIQUED: Is there scope for Toyota to offer us a greater range of its forthcoming C-HR small SUVs? A hybird version and more powerful turbo variant would be welcome.

Only one 1.2-litre engine at launch of C-HR baby SUV

Facelifted Holden Barina arrives from $14,990

2017 HOLDEN BARINA: More grown-up styling, Apple CarPlay and rear camera now standard across the range with prices starting from under $15k before on-roads.

Fresh styling and added kit for 2017 Barinas

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Just delivered: the most popular baby names of 2016

Ezra and Aria are two characters in hit show Pretty Little Liars

Did your baby's name make the list?

Avocado with a side of poo? Uproar over cafe nappy change

Giving up smashed avocado breakfasts could help you save for a home deposit.

Cafe manager responds to mum's review after nappy changing debarcle

Teething pills linked to deaths have "no problems": TGA

The homeopathic teething tablets remain on sale in Australia, despite the company removing them from sale in the US.

This homeopathic teething gel is now being tested.

Why first-born children earn more, are better educated

What advantages do you score as a first born?

Mothers less likely to reduce drinking, smoking for later children

Fitness guru's rock-hard abs caused birth complications

[GRAPHIC WARNING] CAN your body be too perfect?

Toowoomba mum gives birth to her own niece

Jake and Aimee Morrisby with their new daughter Francesca.

TOOWOOMBA mum gave birth to niece to give sister chance to be a mum