Farewell and thanks

THE first thing I was told when I moved to the Clarence Valley was not to walk under the Grafton Bridge at night time.

Number of women in the workforce at an all-time high

Women's Mountain Bike Workshop & Wellness Weekend

New report shows there is still a way to go for gender equality

White Ribbon Day: No place for violence

Detective Inspector Darren Jameson

Video evidence key to successful cases

Power achiever in running for Cup

DONE IT BEFORE: Power Receiver noses out a fast finishing Murvate in his best finish at the Grafton races last year.

Parramore uncertain of gelding’s chances in the Kempsey Cup

First shark detecting drones trialled on Mid North Coast

DRONE WARNING: A picture of the shark at Broken Head shot by professional drone pilot Saul Goodwin last Thursday   Photo: Saul Goodwin @Property Shot Photo Contributed

First shark detecting drones trialled on the Mid North Coast

White Ribbon Day: Helping victims through court process

MAKE A STAND: Men lined up to take the pledge at the Yamba River Markets on Sunday.

Carol helps make painful experience easier

Shark tracking technnology to be installed at Yamba

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New measures to keep swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Agency wins awards by the barrow full

TOP GONG: Sales and marketing winner for LJ Hooker Maclean Grant Neilson in front of staff at the office.

Maclean team celebrating successful night

Ratepayers face 6.5% increase

Councillors come up short of original 8% plan

Carter joins Country coaching ranks

Steve Carter, player for Superleague rugby league team, the Penrith Panthers.

Group 2 will soon be in the hands of a new coach

Community can make the change

Owner of Bohemian Emporium Tully Gordon in her Yamba shop wants to make a difference.

One local bussiness woman believes CLarence can lead the way

The not so new kid on the block

NEW GUY: The Daily Examiner journalist Jarrard Potter.

Jarrad has returned to the Daily Examiner to start his career

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Life goes on: Economic realities survive terror

Life does go on, as the people of Paris are so powerfully demonstrating.

At the end of the day, we all need to make a living.

Could downing of Russian plane lead to wider war?

Could common ground be lost over the downing of the SU-24?

Post Paris, can we still offer hope to our schoolies?

Year 12 graduates celebrate the end of their school years with a swim in their uniforms at Mooloolaba Beach.

We can’t live our lives in fear. To do so means Islamic State win.

LETTER: Panic about terrorism now or use your brain?

epaselect epa05028805 The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in the colors of the French flag in tribute for the victims of the 13 November terror attacks, in Paris, France, 16 November 2015. At least 132 people were killed and some 350 injured in the terror attacks on 13 November, which targeted a concert venue, a sports stadium, and several restaurants and bars in Paris. Authorities believe that three coordinated teams of terrorists armed with rifles and explosive vests carried out the attacks, which the Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for.  EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

"I for one, am not going to play the terrorist’s game of anger..."

WATERCOOLER: why should Australia compete in Eurovision?

Guy Sebastian representing Australia performs during the Grand Final of the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.

Sure, it was nice when they invited us last year, but.....

Sexting: Stoking the desire embers with class

OPNION: SEX and technology have taken an exciting new turn.

Syrians to settle in Coffs

COFFS Harbour is among a list of priority resettlement hubs as the government prepares to accept 12,000 extra Syrian refugees.

Ballina to get ‘smart’ drum lines to prevent shark attacks

Initial testing of smart drum lines will start at Ballina's Sharpes Beach next week, in an effort to prevent further shark attacks.

‘Smart’ drum lines at Ballina will see sharks hooked and tagged.

Teen driver trapped after high-speed collision

TRAPPED: This head-on crash at McKees Hill closed the Bruxner Hwy for more than two hours yesterday. The 19-year-old driver of the Commodore (pictured) was pinned in his car and seriously injured.

Teenager serious after highway head-on

Shark inquiry to kick off in Ballina

The inquiry is part of the NSW Government's shark investigations

Promising young life tragically cut short

Michele Cervella - a much-loved Lower Clarence man, whose life was taken too soon.

Michele Cervella, a 23-year-old from Mororo, died last week.

Triple fatal crash victims were ‘kind, loving souls’

TRAGIC LOSS: Communities have rallied behind the family of John, Luba and Paul Averkin who were killed in a horror smash at Brookstead last week.

Two communities have rallied to support the family of crash victims

Car smashes into garage, just misses sleeping resident

RUDE AWAKENING: Joanne Hancock, of Goonellabah, was woken with a shock when a car crash landed in her front yard on Sunday.

'If the house was made of timber, Josh could have been killed'

Uncle walks free after guilty plea to niece's sexual attacks

A terrible secret two sisters have lived with since they were five

PM rejects machismo response to IS

PM Malcolm Turnbull at the opening of the Beenleigh City Square. Photo Inga Williams / The Reporter

Turnbull: IS has "many more smartphones than guns"

Aboriginal elders seek fair fracking hearing from Hunt

SIMPLY STUNNING: Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park.

Environment Minister meets with elders about Watarrka National Park

Daughters' plea to catch thugs who shot 87-year-old father

Ron Jones's daughters speaking to media at Yamanto Police Station. Pictured is (front L-R) Lyn Mant and Dianne Davis. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times

Ron Jones was shot in leg during violent home invasion

Alcohol hits emergency departments at peak-times

FLAT OUT: Ipswich Hospital emergency department’s hectic staffing station.

One in eight peak-time emergency presentations may be alcohol-related

Putin's fury after Russian plane shot down by Turkey

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

Russian helicopter searching for pilots also shot at with missile

McDonald's stops man buying food for homeless woman

"I was told by the manager that I wasn't allowed to buy her anything"

Gunmen take family hostage in France

Armed police in Roubaix respond to the hostage situation. Photo / Twitter

A family are being held hostage after an attempted robbery went wrong

'Wanted: Beer wenches' - Cricket fans' bad taste Gumtree ad

The ad seeks young women who are "easy on the eye"

That ain't a zucchini... This is a zucchini!

Jill Lampard grew this humongous zucchini.

Mrs Jill Lampard grew a zucchini 410mm long and 390mm wide

WATCH: the cutest rendition of the Aussie anthem ever

7-year-old Ethan's memorable rendition of Advance Australia Fair

Odell Manuel crowned Australia's strongest powerlifter

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT: Odell Manuel shows off his latest trophy after being crowned Australia’s strongest man.

Manuel crowned Aussie’s strongest

World's first underwater Instameet captures turtle selfie

Mark Fitzpatrick took a selfie with a turtle on Lady Musgrave Island during the Underwater Instameet on Saturday. Photo: Mark Fitz Photography

IT'S NOT everyday you get to take a selfie with a turtle.

'Phuc Dat Bich' posts passport to prove name is real

Tech giant banned him several times for expletive-sounding name

Ed Sheeran confirms role in Bridget Jones movie

Ed Sheeran confirms cameo role in 'Bridget Jones' sequel

Cyrus Villanueva wins The X Factor 2015

The X Factor winner Cyrus Villanueva.

CHRIS Isaak guides 19-year-old pop singer to record deal.

The ABC wants you to catch its wonderful new shows in 2016

Kate Miller-Heidke in a scene from the upcoming TV series The Divorce, a comedy opera.

NATIONAL broadcaster unveils its major shows for next year.

Gigi Hadid is being blackmailed

Gigi Hadid is allegedly being blackmailed by hackers

Bono announces charity eyewear line

Bono would be "blind" if he hadn't been treated for glaucoma

Kim Kardashian West can't lift North

Kim Kardashian West is finding it "really hard" to lift her daughter

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron road test and review

ON A CHARGE: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has a quoted economy figure of 1.6-litres/100km, but you gotta pay to be green: at $62,490 it costs more than the rather less eco-friendly S3.

1.6-litres/100km quoted from Audi's plug-in hybrid hatch

Autistic boy heartbroken after thieves steal puppy

STOLEN PUP: Youngster James Starkey with his mum Trisha Smith are devastated someone stole the family’s new puppy (inset) from the verandah of their Raceview home.

He's sat on his verandah after school hoping his puppy will return

New facts emerge about Australians and cybercrime

Australians have an interesting relationship with cybercrime

Aussie dollar clawing back ground

AUD managed to claw back some ground overnight.

Mining links prevent unis from divesting in fossil fuels

BMA have bowed to public pressure from the Moranbah community and the Isaac Regional Council and have agreed to install an air quality monitor in Moranbah.Coal dust generated by the surrounding mines is one of the downsides of life in Moranbah. Photo Colette Landolt / Daily Mercury

Links to mining sector are preventing universities from divesting

Wagner family suing 60 Minutes over 'tsunami' claim

Denis Wagner gives press conference after the inquiry into the involvment of the Wagners quarry in the 2011 floods. Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 . Photo Nev Madsen / The Chronicle

Denis Wagner and three of his brothers have lodged the court action

Supermarkets killing our corner butcher shops

CHANGING TIMES: Brassall Meat Market is closing and owner Gerry Muckert says all small butchers will be forced out of business. INSET: Mr Muckert with one of his champion bulls.

Brassall Meat Mart will close as developers eye off the site

J880DW Review: The Bro does the job

Brother MFC-J880DW

The Brother J880DW feels like a Swiss army knife