Sad ending for beached whale

DESPITE the efforts from volunteers, a humpback whale beached north of Red Cliff could not be saved

DOMINATE: Ghosts pile on the points against Comets

TRY TIME: Grafton Ghosts captain-coach Danny Wicks crosses the line to score his team's third try of the major semi-final against the Coffs Harbour Comets.

Ghosts run in eight unanswered tries in 46-0 win

Finals dreams remain alive for Rebels

Jeff Skeen tries to break through a line of Panthers at the South Grafton Rebels vs Sawtell Panthers game on Saturday, August 19.

South Grafton too strong for Sawtell Panthers

Albanese doubts Pacific Hwy upgrade will be finished by 2020

Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese inspected sections of the Pacific Hwy near Port Macquarie today.

Labor claims Pacific Hwy spending drops $620m this financial year.

Baryulgil PS joins the hundred club

Students of Baryulgil raise the Aboriginal and Australian flags  at the 100th anniversary of Baryulgil Public School

Principal reflects on Baryulgil being the 'pinnacle' of his career.

Soothe your soul with the sounds of Velour

Velour holds their workshop Blend before their show with Ryan Innes at the Pelican Playhouse in South Grafton.

See Velour tonight at the Pelican Playhouse

Police appeal for information to locate a missing man

NSW Police area appealing for information on missing man Dallas Albury.

Police are appealing for a missing man from the state north

Clancy concerned about Wooli beach scraping

Diagram of how beach scraping will help rehabilitate Wooli Beach.

Council, CCPA to fund beach scrapping

Fires burn throughout the Clarence Valley

There are a number of fires burning in the Clarence Valley right now.

Strong winds has made fighting fires difficult for RFS

A walk inside Parliament's gift shop

This whole dual citizenship thing is not all it is cracked up to be for our pollies.

Pollie Tickled with Michael Burlace

How to hurt your career prospects with a single email

"It actually decrease perceptions of competence."

Owners toast fifth birthday of cafe

SUCCESS: The crew at Toast Espresso get ready to celebrate their fifth birthday.

Toast Espresso brings up five years of good vibes

No shortage of cake for Hanks South birthday

PARTY TIME: Heidi Hampton, Tracey Becker, Sharon Lentfer, Chrissy Hancock and Jessica Holder at Hanks South Grafton celebrate the shop's fifth birthday.

Fifth birthday for South Grafton bakery

YOUR CHAMBER: Next step for CCTV

Member for Page Kevin Hogan, Grafton Chamber of Commerce president katie Kelemec, vice president Justin James and excutive member Mark Butler discuss the installation of CCTV throughout Grafton and South Grafton.

Jacaranda candidates at Wednesday's meeting

Grafton pitches in to suicide prevention fundraiser

LONG HAUL: Cherrie Moran is cheered on by her mum Janice during the Anytime Fitness Grafton 24-hour Treadmill Challenge.

$5000 raised locally helps national tally

Moonlit paddle a Clarence treat

REST STOP: The group on this month's moonlight paddle takes a quick break to recharge and soak up the colourful sunset on the bank of the Clarence River.

Moonlit paddle a Clarence treat

Oaky ban on 'scab', 'grub' and 'maggot'

MINEFIELD: If orange is the new black, grub is the new scab for union members.

Fair Work Commission steps in on escalating EA stalemate

Get more bang from a better budget

CASH IN: With wage growth at a record low of 1.9% annually and inflation also running at 1.9%, reviewing your household budget is a must-do, Paul Clitheroe says.

At times like these, make your money stretch further.

Major airline adds new direct flights for Sunshine Coast

PACK YOUR BAGS: Fresh flights are on offer over the festive season for the Sunshine Coast.

Airline delivers Christmas gift with new direct Coast flights

Samsung set for bigger, beach friendly Note 8

Samsung will be going bigger than ever to launch its Note 8 after this year's launch of the S8.

Water, dust, now sand-resistant?

More than 130 tradies, staff hit by collapse of builder

Paul Travis Callender and Amber Patrice Callender

Queensland One Homes' building licence suspended by watchdog

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

Slow internet not always our fault: NBN boss

IT'S important to ask your service provider what speeds are available during peak times so you are aware of what to expect before you sign-up to a plan.

'Leave it as it is. One man, one woman make a marriage'

Legislate if you must, but never, no way call it marriage

OPINION: The search for work can be soul-destroying

Job hunting can be soul-destroying for anyone over 50, says Jenny Brice.

OVER-50s struggle to get back into the workforce.

Airport shock: Sir, you've committed a federal offence

A reader says he was told that it was a federal offence to help someone on board with their luggage.

The chief stewardess said I had committed a federal offence.

Forget the facade in Tuscany

The search for the best outdoor cafes in Italy unearths a foodie's dream.

Cafe visit turns into a feast for the senses

Mindless horror: What really drove Barcelona attack

Driss Oukabir, 28, was named by police as having rented the van used in the attack. He was the first to be arrested.

The Barcelona attack notable for its both tragedy and idiocy

PAUL MURRAY: Leave Australia Day alone

Let's leave Australia Day alone, says Paul Murray

What’s the point in endlessly trying to atone for them?

Woman hit by car in Coffs Harbour city centre

A WOMAN is being treated for shock after being hit by a car in Coffs city centre.

MILLIONAIRE FOUND: Musician sings for joy

Lismore musician was the only winner of the $1m from Monday and Wednesday night's Lotto draw.

A Lismore musician is the recipient of $1 million

Forgotten flood victims are still struggling

IN LIMBO: Jeremy Marsh with his son Cooper at their temporary accommodation in Goonellabah since the flood.

'Everything's up in the air and I just live day by day at the moment'

199 home sites approved in Evans Head

The Evans Head Manufactured Home Estate plans. Zoran Architecture.

Manufactured Home estate approved near aerodrome

Australia Day date 'just wrong' says councillor

Memmbers of the public hold flags at an Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and Flag Raising event in Canberra on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Lismore City Council moves to dump January 26

Man approaches child at hockey fields

Police

Information sought about report near hockey fields

Woman caught sleeping in stolen car, arrested

Tweed police arrested two people for drugs and theft.

Two people have been charged by police over night

Rebel's tweet on mag editor costs her $120K

Rebel Wilson leaves the Victorian Supreme Court on June 15 after winning her defamation case against Bauer Media.

Rebel Wilson quietly settles second defamation case for $120,000.

Derailed train kills 22, injures over 70 in India

At least 22 people have been killed in a train derailment near the Indian town of Khatauli.

A train derailment has killed at least 22 people near New Delhi.

Trio arrested over Melbourne mosque attack

Several fire crews responded to the large fire at the Islamic centre in Fawkner on December 11 last year.

Trio arrested in relation to firebombing of a Melbourne mosque.

Redefining marriage 'an attack on freedom': Shelton

Lyle Shelton from the Australian Christian Lobby. Photo Contributed

'I will always believe the truth about marriage'

HOMEBUYER HELL: Dream home comes with $100K damage bill

Homebuyer’s $100K horror after building inspection comes up clean

Study uncovers secret to getting stronger, fitter

The secret to cracking your fitness goals may all be in the way you order your workout, according to a recent study

Expert answers whether you should start with strength or cardio

Mansion set to break Australian house record at $71 million

A secret hideaway estate in Rose Bay looks set to topple Australia’s most expensive house record of $71m Elaine (above).Source:Supplied

Secret hideaway house to smash $71m Australian house record

Masters stores to be converted into hypermarkets

UNLIKELY: Mayor Noel Playford is doubtful any buyer of the Masters chain would build a new store in Noosa.

Home Consortium unveils new plan for Masters ghost stores

‘Australia has betrayed me’: Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Yassmin Abdel-Magied says she feels 'a little bit betrayed by Australia' in an interview with Buzzfeed UK. Picture: Buzzfeed UK/Facebook Source:Facebook

Ms Abdel-Magied spoke to Fairfax Media

Julian’s dad arrives in Barcelona

Julian Cadman, 7, who is missing in Barcelona after the attack. Picture: Facebook

Andrew Cadman arrives in Spain as hero who saved Jom Cadman emerges

Bannon: 'The Trump presidency is over'

In this photo taken Feb. 16, 2017, President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Steve Bannon arrives for a news conference with Trump. Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in Trump's White House, is leaving. Trump accepted Bannon's resignation Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, ending a turbulent seven month tenure. Photo: AP

He's the latest White House staffer to go

Aussie boy still missing in Barcelona after terror attack

Julian Cadman, 7, who is missing in Barcelona after the attack. Picture: Facebook

Barcelona terror attack at iconic Las Ramblas tourist hotspot

Nude blogger takes on Instagram over 'sexuality'

The Nude Blogger has been booted off Instagram

“Instagram just couldn’t differentiate my non-sexual nudity"

Cheers! Taking lychee booze from Tiaro to the world

Lychee Hill Estate's John Pool is looking to export his unique lychee-based liqueurs and wines into China.

How one fruit farm is looking to China to make their mark

Your restaurant is 'hell in a shell': girl, 12, writes

This kid not did hold back. Picture: InstagramSource:Instagram

Young critic says the food tasted like “camp shop s**t”.

WATCH: When one of the world's deadliest snakes strikes

An eastern brown snake.Photo Contributed

Snake catcher demonstrates impressive attack from deadly serpent

'It's their love!': How a girl sees same-sex marriage

Five-year-old Isla shares her simple message about same-sex marriage.

A young Southern Downs girl has shared her simple message

Like! Internet lights up over gorgeous Gatton cop

Constable Mason's selfie

Police officer's selfie sweeps internet

What's on the small screen this week

JESSICA Marais returns in The Wrong Girl and The Block's kids bedrooms are sure to inspire.

Playing Tom Cruise's wife was a dream for Sarah Wright

Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright in American Made.

The actress stars opposite Cruise in the action comedy

Taylor Swift wipes presence off social media

Singer Taylor Swift has deleted her social media accounts

Social media wipeout prompts rumours of a new album

Swedish TV drama turns up heat

Louise Nyvall stars in the Swedish TV series Farang.

Scandinavian crime thriller goes troppo

Aboriginal artists' call to action

Anwar Young, winner of this year's overall prize and last year's young artist prize.

Important messages of survival and healing

Radio host Matt Okine leaps to small screen

Valene Kane, Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer star in the TV series The Other Guy.

First foray into acting a long time in the making

Hollywood’s new highest paid actress

Jennifer Lawrence had to settle for third this year behind Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston.

CAN you guess who has dethroned Jennifer Lawrence?