Faulty airbags 'can fire shrapnel at you and your family'

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Takata airbags linked to deaths are being replaced by faulty ones

THE WORST: horrible finds from women's handbags

The contents of what seems to be a typically messy handbag belonging to an Australian woman.

What are some of the worst things you've found in your handbag?

New life for Bree and historic Oddfellows Hall

TWO CHANGES: Bree Dahl with her new baby Ivy in front of the historic Oddfellows Hall she purchased at auction and will renovate into a house.

Historic hall to be turned into home






RIVER OF DREAMS: Students push for action on riverfront plans

HAVE these students started momentum for long-awaited riverfront development?

Our future in your hands (and a cartoonist's)

Cartoonist to leave mark on Our Future Clarence workshops

Benevolent Society new to Grafton

Benevolent Society is here to help disability services

Taking over Disability Clinical Services roles

Kids look to the future for careers

Hannah Craig from CVC Youth Action with other members, TAFE students and ETC staff get excited about the upcoming Future Fest.

My Future Fest expo to take off

Gwen revisits 'bendy' bridge 85 years on

GRAFTON MILESTONE: Gwen Cromack takes in the Grafton Bridge on the 85th anniversary as pre-school children look on.

Gwen revisits 'bendy' bridge 85 years on

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Why crowds are loving Happy Kanye at Splendour

THE interactive and popular piece was designed by Barcelona-based artistic collective Hungry Castle.

Amber Heard, Elon Musk among Splendour celebs

Bernard Fanning plays the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2017 on day 2.

DAY TWO of Splendour in the Grass was the day of celebrities.

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Find out what fun events are happening in the Clarence Valley

VIDEO: Girls can feel safe at Splendour

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay.

High visibility police will be among the crowd at all times

OPINION: Supermarket giants 25 years late to phase out plastic bags

(de Bortoli) La Boheme Yarra Valley Cuvee Blanc (NV, $20): A tribute to the de Bortoli girls from their mum, it is fitting that Ms L. took it into her own hands to pour another glass, testimony that there is something going on here. Have it with antipasto by Puccini. Rating: 8.9/10.

Deposits on drink containers funded my education

Have a mortgage? This warning from the PM is for you

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference at the Australian High Commission in London, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in The United Kingdom for a three-day official. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

He reminded home owners that prices don't always go up...

New manager at Harwood Mill

New operations manager for Harwood Mill Grant Kaczorowski

Grant Kaczorowski new operations manager

Our Healthy Clarence: The mental health conversation starter

The New School of Arts general manager Skye Sear.

Mental health at forefront of discussion at July Chamber Breakfast

Gallagher brings a little something for the men of Yamba

STYLE: Michele Gallagher looks out from some of the menswear in new Yamba clothes store Gallagher & Co.

"I never thought there was such a need for a men's store."

EXPLAINED: What the chamber does for you

The new Grafton Chamber of Commerce president Katie Kelemec.

EXPLAINED: What the chamber does for you

NRRRL Round 15: Lower Clarence v Murwillumbah Mustangs

Magpies captain-coach Dan Randall puts up the don't argue fend during the NRRRL Round 15 clash between Lower Clarence Magpies and Murwillumbah Mustangs at Yamba League Field.

Action from Yamba League Field as a valiant Lower Clarence Magpies went down to the...

AFL - Breakers v Tigers

Royce Close tries to drive through some heavy traffic for the Coffs Breakers against the Grafton Tigers. AFL North Coast 22 July 2017 Coffs Coast Sport & Leisure Park

The Coffs Breakers maintained their hold on top spot on the AFL North Coast ladder...

Preacher's wife treated as 'sex slave'

Joy Harris, 63, was treated as a sex slave by her husband, a fanatical Christian preacher.

THE wife of fanatical Queensland preacher Larry Harris has told of being raped and...

Faulty airbags in Aussie cars

CAR companies have been refitting recalled vehicles with potentially deadly...

Polar air brings the freeze

Generic cold weather.

Temps as low as -3.7 overnight.

Man ordered to pay $82k child support for kid who isn’t his

A TEXAS man is battling a court order that mandates he must pay tens of thousands in child support for a child that he did not biologically father.

Aussie women reveal their handbag horror stories

The things you find in women's handbags.

A dead lizard, bird poo and potato peels among horror stories.

More parents using photographer to capture baby’s birth

Amanda and Jarrd Schenk, moments after Chloe was born.

Amanda Schenk wanted a photographer by her side during birth

Picky eater? You could get someone killed

Chef Patrick Friesen has vented on Instagram about diners claiming to have various allergies.

Picky eaters are a danger to people with potentially fatal allergies

What's a chillybin? A guide to understanding the Kiwis

I have a devilish time understanding a word Kiwis say.

LINGERIE SHOW: Gladstone models leave little to the imagination

The Australian Lingerie Model Search 2017 was held at the Young Australian Hotel on Saturday night.

Nine Gladstone women were confident on stage at the lingerie comp

'Going to explode': Gladstone woman suffers infectious disease

TERRIBLE IMPACT: The Observer's own Danae Jackson lives with chronic pain after contracting Ross River virus.

It's like arthritis through your whole body

‘Who thought this 9/11 movie was a good idea?’

THE trailer for Charlie Sheen’s latest film dropped on the weekend — and some are already dubbing the upcoming drama one of the most offensive films of all time

Ben cooks his way into the MasterChef grand final

MasterChef Australia's 2017f finalists Ben Ungermann and Diana Chan will battle it out in Monday's grand final.

IPSWICH cook draws on his Dutch heritage to impress the judges.

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes with police at Splendour

COPS: Police at Splendour.

VIDEO: Police confirm patrons caught with drugs inside their body.

FINAL CALL: Princes’ regret over last words to Diana

Prince William and Prince Harry have opened up about their mum, Princess Diana, in a new documentary. Picture: ITVSource:Supplied

Two princes regret rushing the last phonecall with their mother

'We’re goin' to Bonnie Doon!' and now you can too

How's the serenity?

The experience will have you exclaiming “how’s the serenity?”

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Drunk face tattoo holding Mark back

Mark Cropp says his face tattoo is holding him back from getting a job. Picture: NZ Herald

Mark Cropp wants to get off dole, get a job and put food on table

Thousands of positions available on Adani jobs portal

Adani Australia regional content manager Ben Hughes speaks at the Regional Growth Seminar in Mackay on Thursday.

Thousands of jobs available on Adani portal

How it took 2000 applications to get a job on Sunshine Coast

TOUGH GIG: It took Matt Collins 2000 job applications before he found a job.

Valuable tips for those feeling lost in the job search.

Regional jobs program to be expanded in budget

Support for regional jobs will feature in Tuesday's Queensland budget.

Regional jobs program to be expanded

Anger at Aurizon ad as jobs go in Gladstone

An Aurizon protest in Rockhampton.

Company rejects 'lousy' treatment claims

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Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons loves to Disco in her Land Rover

Pro-surfer Sally Fitzgibbon and her Land Rover.

Check out surfer Sally Fitzgibbons' sleek ride.

Road test: Maserati's GranTurismo and GranCabrio senior citizens

The 2017 Maserati GranCabrio.

We drive the facelifted Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio.

Are you guilty of these 10 bad driving habits?

Do you suffer from these bad driving habits?

Comparision test: Hyundai i30, VW Golf and Holden Astra

We undertake a three-way vehicle comparison between 2017 Volkswagen Golf 110 TSI, Holden Astra R plus and Hyundai i30 Active.

Comparison test between Hyundai i30, VW Golf and Holden Astra.

Can diesel's reputation recover from VW saga?

Continental's clean diesel Golf.

The Dieselgate stink has left oil-burners on the nose.

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