Planning panel gives private hospital DA thumbs up

An artist's impression of the private hospital planned for the corner of Arthur and Queens sts, Grafton. The Albion Hotel occupies the site now.

The last approval hurdle for a private hospital has been cleared

Final whistle sounds for CBD sports store

Mark Sullivan's expertise in sports equipment when his store Sportspower in Prince St, Grafton, closes at the end of next month.

Sports store owner pulls the pin after 33 years.

Tim Tam releases three new flavours

Three new gelato inspired flavours hit shelves nationally on February 6. Source: Supplied

THERE are plenty of killer combinations out there.

Ulmarra cast in the national spotlight

Ulmarra residents share their concerns to the nation

Day of Federation a fitting time to party

BETTER OPTION: Dennis Seal would like to change the date of Australia Day to the country's Federation Day, on January 1.

"I reckon Federation Day should be the Australia Day."

Mum's plea for blood service in vain

Natalie McPherson's son Kane passed away from anaplastic large cell lymphoma in 2016.

No Red Cross blood bank in Grafton hits home for grieving mum

G'bah woman steps on red-bellied black snake in laundry

Michelle Gosling, of Goonellabah, was bitten by a red-bellied black snake in her laundry room.

Putting a load of washing on can be a dangerous task

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10 things you didn't know about 'Dr Death'

THE euthanasia advocate is coming to Lismore next month. But did you know he has a PhD in laser physics?

The Byron band that wrote a song with Daft Punk

THE BAND: Parcels are Anatole Serret, Noah Hill, Louie Swain, Jules Crommelin and Patrick Hetherington.

Parcels is touring the single Overnight with a local show this month

Chris Hemsworth wants to keep playing Thor

LEADING MAN: Chris Hemsworth in a scene from the movie Thor: Ragnarok. Supplied by Marvel.

His current contract with Marvel ends with the upcoming film

BORED? Fun activities to get you going this January

ACITIVIES LOOM: Artist Pamela Denise will facilitate a loom weaving workshop at Maclean Civic Hall on Monday, January 13 as part of Clarence Valley Counci's Out of the Box holiday program.

Fun activities for young people in the Clarence Valley in January.

Survey reveals trucking second most deadly job

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: the scene of the double fatality two-truck collision on the Gwydir Highway on Monday.

Trucking second most dangerous job in Australia, survey finds

Business awards call for sponsors

EXCITED: SPAR Maclean owners Judith and Bob Little were thrilled to be announced the Business of the Year at the 2017 Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards held at Bowlo Sports and Leisure Yamba.

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Owner weighs options over government policy

The public weighbridge at South Grafton is out of action due to a dispute between the owners and regulators.

Weighbridge owners prepared to sell than toe government line

Weighbridge closure costly for local businesses

The weighbridge is at 24 Through St, South Grafton, near the railway station.

Weighbridge closure costly for local businesses.

Sign pokes fun at idea that males dominate the trades

OUTNUMBERED: Two of Grafton Inspirations Paint female staff Erin McLachlan, left and Teneille Burley give co-owner Andrew McLachlan a few tips. Alyssa Peters is on leave.

Risky business or a sign of the times at local paint store?

Five phone calls to save you thousands

A few minutes on the phone can make for a happy start to 2018.

It is important your provider knows you are ready to switch

LCCA First Grade: Harwood v Lawrence

Josh Jesser bats for Lawrence against Harwood at the Harwood Cricket Oval on January 20, 2018.

Winning the toss and batting first, Lawrence scored 109, but it could not contain a...

CLEAVERS NIGHT CRICKET: Round 11 - Harwood v Easts

Harwood wicket-keeper Matt Farrell launches into an off drive during the Cleavers Mechanical Night Cricket Round 11 clash between Harwood and GDSC Easts at McKittrick Park.

Action from McKittrick Park as HArwood found its way back to the top of the...

'Human Ken Doll' has ribs removed

‘Finally happy’. Alves proudly showed off his removed ribs on the UK tv show. Picture: Splash News

Rodrigo Alves removed four of his ribs so his jackets would fit better.

Woman arrested over death of disabled children

Woman arrested for allegedly poisoning her two children.

A QUEENSLAND mother has been charged after she allegedly slowly poisoned her two...

Man confronts his sexual predator

Armidale dentist Werner Otto Schwarz is questioned by police.

Philip Wright was wearing a police wire when he confronted the man who had molested...

Controversial principal punishes students for dating

A SCHOOL principal has softened his “ban” on students dating. But he still keeps a (somewhat creepy) list of students who are in a relationship and will punish...

5 things teachers wish parents would do

Swimming is the perfect environment to teach your children courage and a sense of achievement. Picture: Mark Calleja

WHAT are you doing with the kids this weekend?

Teen's amazing close encounter with 'sharks' in the shallows

SIGHTING: Sarah Jarvinen's daughter Romy and a friend spotted what they said were sharks in the shallows off Mooloolaba.

Photo divides public as girls capture close encounter with sharks

Strap yourself in for the cheapest Jaguar ever

The new E-Pace is set to be the brand’s bestseller. Pic: Supplied.

Australian customers will love the new Jaguar E-Pace.

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Dylan Luxton claims Woodhill State School’s failure to tell him not to wear Dunlop Volleys while playing touch led to him injuring his knee.

Dylan Patrick Luxton, 18, is asking for $354,770.20 compensation

No more boring burgers

The 'cabbage butcher' pushes the boundaries of a favourite takeaway

‘Absolutely crazy’: Tinder bro speaks out

Looks like they’re going on a date.

“We had no clue this was going to blow up like it did”

How GoT nearly destroyed hunk Jason Momoa's career

GAME of Thrones has launched the Hollywood careers of plenty of its stars. But after playing Khal Drogo, Jason Momoa struggled to land a job — for a very weird...

Hottest 100: what we know so far

Amy Shark bagged second place in last year’s Hottest 100 — can she pip everyone to the post for top spot this year? Picture: Richard Dobson

Based on these stats, can you guess who will top the countdown?

Oscar nomination still sinking in for Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie at the red carpet premiere for her new film I,Tonya at Fox Studios in Moore Park, Sydney.

THE I, Tonya star celebrated with friends and family last night.

Blogger’s torment: ‘They told me to die’

Blogger Elle Darby has revealed her torment. Picture: Elle Darby

Blogger revealed her torment as her public clash with hotel owner escalates

How to make $1 million ‘flipping’ houses

Alicia and Tom Hall are professional "flippers". Picture: Supplied

“It can be a bit stressful — it never stops and it’s very consuming."

Coast business taking the US by storm

MAKING MOVES: BoxBrownie director has take the company's latest real estate marketing tool to New York City as it continues to make massive inroads into the United States.

Coast company cracks the US real estate market

Cost-effective hacks bring high-class style to your home

Create warmth with vintage-style light bulbs.

These home hacks can make a big difference for a small spend.

New York cheaper than Brisbane

A new survey has found Brisbane’s housing market is more affordable than New York’s.

Homes in New York are more affordable than those in Brisbane

How Australia chucks a sickie

Taking a sickie is popular with Australians.

ALMOST half of us are chucking a sickie when we take sick leave

How Aussies can survive robot takeover

Getting a job was already competitive for young Aussies, and automation means they’ll have to brush up on skills that employers used to ignore. Picture: iStock

Millenials aren't just fighting each other, they're fighting robots

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Demand for tradies has significantly increased.

Demand for some workers rebounds in 2017

Aussie has the world’s best job

Wouldn’t mind staying in a house like this for a while! Sherbet Birdie photography

Sorelle Amore’s ultimate goal seemed outrageous

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Tesla's Elon Musk wagers ‘delusional’ $55b gamble

Elon Musk unveiling the company’s forthcoming Tesla Semi.

Tesla must hit a series of escalating revenue and profit targets.

Ford Mustang Bullitt’s jaw-dropping sale tag

Ford’s 2018 Mustang Bullitt is living up to the hype. Picture: AFP

Massive price paid for first 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt.

Car guru questions Tesla’s future

Former General Motors vice chairman, Bob Lutz, has cast doubt on the future prospects of electric car maker Tesla amid mounting financial losses. Picture: Supplied.

Is the electric car maker on borrowed time?

First name revealed for I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here

Isuzu D-MAX will be in the middle of the reality TV action this year.

Series four name revealed ahead of program launch.

BMW X2 continues the crossbreed revolution

The BMW X2 is scheduled to reach showrooms during March priced from $55,900.

New BMW X2 forecast to arrive in showrooms by March.

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