UV is the answer to the burning question

More than one third of NSW adults are still confused about what causes sunburn

Baker bares soul in Yamba

ON SHOW: Touring artist Caiti Baker will perform her recently launched debut single Heavy on My Heart when she takes the stage in Yamba this weekend.

Caiti Baker reflects on the world

Policing made easier with mobile devices

NSW Police generic.

Tablet devices will be rolled out to frontline police officers

All the Valley's weekend gigs

Comedian Arj Barker is at the Saraton Theatre on Saturday night.

25 gigs on stage this weekend

Whales put on a right royal show

Mother and baby relax and play at Brooms Head

Record spend to stop high-risk crims re-offending

Millions of dollars in funding to stop high-risk crims

What's on in September

Queen candidates and partners, as well as official guests, dancing the Pride of Erin at the Jacaranda Ball.

A look ahead at some of the events on in September

Clarence Valley voters take a liking to pre-poll

VOTING EARLY: There has been a steady stream of voters at pre-poll centres in Grafton and Maclean ahead of the Clarence Valley Council election.

Pre poll voting for the council election opened this week.

Three people to be charged over murder of Sabrina Bremer

Flowers have been left at the tragic site of Sabrina Bremer's suspected homicide.

Two men and a woman have been arrested

8 free things to do in the Clarence

Scout Falls near Glenreagh.

A list of free things to do on a warm day.

TOURISM BOOM: Overseas visitors splash on Sunshine Coast

TOURIST BOOM: New figures show a big spike in international visitors on the Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast is in the middle of a tourism boom

Christensen: Adani decision 'a win for common sense'

Minister for Defence Industry and Leader of the House Christopher Pyne (left) and Liberal National Member for Dawson George Christensen in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday.

George Christensen's opinion piece on the Adani decision.

How to keep your business safe from fraudsters

Inspire director Gary West

The average cost of a fraud to a small business is more than $150,000

'Everything is for sale at some point': Resort in question

Novotel Twin Waters Resort is on the market.

Will a much-loved Coast resort be sold to Chinese investors?

Youi 'gets you' even if you don't like it

Youi's logo.

Insider claims Youi staff are misleading customers

Receivers move in on Springfield's 'Tower of Power'

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Interest high in iconic 10-storey office building

One email led to nightmare: 'Words cannot describe anger'

A FEW weeks ago I complained about unsolicited email from a certain major bank.

Masters to staff: "This isn't the news we hoped for"

Masters Hardware Store Springfield Central. Photo: David Nielsen / Queensland Times IPS041011MAST04B

Letter to staff on plans to close hardware store franchise

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Cricket amenities needed in Grafton

More needed to attract major state cricket matches to Grafton.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Football brawls a blight on game

With claret streaming down his face, Ghosts' captain coach Ben McLennan stands toe-to-toe with a Comets forward during the Grafton Ghosts and Coffs Harbour Comets Group 2 qualifying final at Frank McGuren Field.

Grubby play too regular in Group 2 rugby league

How our courts got the Baden-Clay ruling so wrong

Gerard Baden-Clay

A few judges who should be asking themselves tough questions today

Avoiding the hard road is holding us back

Taking the easy way might appease in the short term but those decisions always come back to bite later.

Reluctance to get past old decisions continues to hold us back

Checkout workers have it easy these days: opinion

All the staff have to do is press a button.

Two women struck by car on Pacific Hwy

TWO women have been transported to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital following an incident on the Pacific Hwy this afternoon.

GALLERY: Car veers off road, crashing into tree 200m away

A crash on the Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar.

Ambulance crews, police rescue respond to crash at Wollongbar

Police spat at, bitten, attacked by woman and her partner

Three Lismore police allegedly assaulted

"I wanted to scare him": Woman drives car into man

Grafton Courthouse.

Woombah woman gets suspended sentence after driving man through wall

Scammer tells 101-year-old woman: 'You're a criminal'

Police are warning people to be aware of a tax scam.

A Northern Rivers woman was told she'd lose her house and pension

Surf club hopes shark barrier will boost member numbers

The first section of the Lennox Head trial shark barrier was put into position on Tuesday.

30% of members quit because of the "shark problem"

Why these kids are too scared to play in their own backyard

Mark Wraight with his children Chasegun and Rihanna in their Casino backyard.

WARNING: This story contains content that may be distressing

Drunk man soils himself, attacks those trying to help

Coffs Harbour police station sign NSW.  26 April  2016.

A WARWICK man has avoided time in jail after spitting on a cop.

In a mother's words: "We will meet Mia again one day"

Mia and her grandfather Norman Ayliffe

"I don't really care that my face is swollen like a swollen thing."

Youi complaints saga continues

Youi advertising.

Youi provides reassurance about company policy

Abbott and Hanson share cozy pre-parliament sit down

Tony Abbott and Pauline Hanson meet in Parliament House

The pair seem to be getting on all too well

Tourism is booming, up 10%

**FILE** A Nov. 21, 2006, file photo of the Sydney Opera House taken from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee in New Zealand, Thursday, June 28, 2007, voted to add the Sydney Opera House as a World Heritage listing. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas, File) NO ARCHIVING

Aus tourism industry is growing three times as fast as the rest

$40 will go up in puffs of smoke

Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

New legislation could see a pack of cigarettes cost $40 by 2020.

Dastyari discovers the real cost

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari in the Senate at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Senator Dastiyari plans to donate more than $1600 to charity after it was revealed he asked a Chinese donor to foot his bill after he exceeded his travel allowance. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Senator Sam Dastyari admitted yesterday he was wrong

Chris Brown arrested after armed standoff

FILE - In this June 7, 2015, file photo, rapper Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Authorities said officers responded to singer Brown's Los Angeles home early Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, after a woman called police seeking assistance. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

Chris Brown arrested after nine-hour standoff with police

VIDEO: Why this elder was arrested at Northern Rivers quarry

Githabul elder Rob Williams arrested at Cedar Point in protest over a proposed basalt quarry on a significant cultural site.

Elder claims the proposed basalt quarry site is sacred

Your dog does understand you

This undated photo made available by Eniko Kubinyi of Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 shows trained dogs, involved in a study to investigate how dogs process speech, posed around a scanner in Budapest, Hungary. A study published in the journal Science showed that their brains process words with the left hemisphere and use the right hemisphere to process intonation  just like humans. (Eniko Kubinyi/Eotvos Lorand University via AP)

New research says your dog can understand what you're saying

Teens held over 'hate murder'

Flowers are placed near the scene of an attack that resulted in the death of a Polish man, in Harlow, England, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. British police have arrested six teenagers suspected of murdering a Polish man in a possible hate crime, according to police and local media. Essex police said in a statement Tuesday that four 15-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy from the town of Harlow, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of London, were arrested Monday on suspicion of murder. They were later released on bail pending further inquiries until Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Derl McCrudden)

British police have arrested six teenage boys suspected of murder

Woman asks if it's wrong to sleep naked with teen son

The question quickly racked up more than 500,000 viewers

Ghost chasers investigate three haunted houses

The second haunted house. Photo Contributed

They're hoping to obtain evidence of ghosts

Lightning strike kills more than 300 Reindeer in Norway

A handout picture provided by the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljodirektoratet) shows some of the more than 300 wild reindeer which were found dead on Hardangervidda, Norway, 28 August 2016. The animals apparently died after lightning struck the central mountain plateau. EPA/HAVARD

Norwegian authorities made the grisly find over the weekend

VIDEO: What did Thor do during Captain America: Civil War?

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Hilarious mockumentary features star of the film Chris Hemsworth

Angry dad totals car after daughter caught fooling around

This is the hilarious moment a father destroys his own car

World's oldest man, 145, just wants to die

Indonesian Mbah Gotho has document that says he was born in 1870

Celebrating Juno: NASA's best images of Jupiter

Jupiter's north polar region in an image taken by Juno spacecraft as it approached the planet. The spacecraft performed its first successful fly-by on August 27 out of 36 in total. Images from the fly-by will be much closer than this one, which was taken more than 700,000km away from Jupiter. The first fly-by passed about 4200km from Jupiter's clouds.

We share the most iconic images of Jupiter

What's on the big screen this week

Mel Gibson and Diego Luna in a scene from the movie Blood Father.

THREE new thrillers open in cinemas today.

Love is in the air on The Bachelor, but not for Kiki

The Bachelor Australia contestant Kirralee 'Kiki' Morris.

BACHELORETTE bows out gracefully as show enters its final weeks.

A $65,000 bathroom? The Block's incredible budget blow-outs

The Block contestants Julia and Sasha spent a whopping $65,000 on their first renovated room.

TEAMS deliver most expensive en-suites in reno show's history.

Gympie Muster couch dumps down, but still a problem

TIPPING POINT: After an appalling year of couches being dumped at the end of the last Muster, festival organisers have taken litterbugs to task

EFFORTS to combat post-Muster couch dumping are proving effective

Cryptic crosswords: Top clues to solving them

Your guide to solving the cryptic crosswords in your local paper