Planto on state’s most violent list

THE Plantation Hotel has once again appeared on a list of the state’s most violent venues, but its management says patron safety remains the focus.

Push for stronger laws to protect emergency workers

Tweed MP Geoff Provest spent some time on the road with Tweed/Byron LAC officers on Friday night. (May 20)

Push for stronger laws to protect emergency workers

Coffs-Clarence Police clamp down on bikie consorting

The laws target outlaw bikies and aim to stop convicted criminals associating with each other.

Controversial consorting laws are back in the spotlight

Regional prices strengthen

MARKET STRENGTH: Price and rental yields are recording strong results on the Coffs Coast

How much have Coffs Coast property prices grown?

Tenth bike ride takes a twist

INCLUSIVE: BACA riders CJ and Peter are looking at opening the 100 Mile Ride up to local motorcyclists again next year.

Tenth bike ride takes a twist

Valla search warrant uncovers suspicious items

Search warrant at Valla finds drugs and firearms

Cowper Chat: Candidates on jobs

The Cowper Federal Election candidates.

Cowper Chat: Candidates on jobs

NSW withholds $350m in child education funding

LEASD CHILD CARE: Grace David, Carter Jambor, Maxwell Stewart, Ruby Home, Scott Lye and Lachlan Titmarsh (front), Orlando Honor, Tiarna Whiting, Zeyd Hutchings, Maddison Prossliner, Shannyn West and Dakotah Whittnal (back) at the under eights morning activities at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Bundaberg. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

NSW withholds $350m in child education funding

Upstairs Downstairs comes to Coffs Harbour

FINISHING TOUCHES: Volunteer Lisa O'Mara and Dr Leigh Summers setting up the exhibition.

Upstairs Downstairs comes to Coffs Harbour

Outlook for regional NSW

The elderly community gathered together to enjoy a game of hoy. Photo Sarah Barnham / The Observer

Grey outlook for regional NSW

Councillors support temporary bypass closure

Ballot boxes at Lismore Public School during voting in the NSW State election. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Councillors support temporary bypass closure

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Letters to the editor - May 25, 2016

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Letters to the editor - May 25, 2016

LETTER: Negative gearing a working class dud from day one

Real Estate "sold" sign with red brick building and trees blurry in the background

Falling house prices would not be such a bad thing

Letter to the Editor - May 21: Navigation lights are needed

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor - May 21: Navigation lights needed for safety

How a $20 iTunes gift card turned into a $7300 credit card shock

Little did I know I had created a small snowball

EDITORIAL: Fair warning issued to all future thieves

Don’t commit any crime and you won’t appear on prime time.

OPINION: Can’t stay away from work in digital age

Young woman checking her computer

Who works a 38-hour week these days?

Man arrested over shots fired at a property in Tabulam

A MAN has been arrested and is currently at the Casino police station assisting with enquiries.

Church denies supporting pastor charged with indecent act

A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.

Pastor John Rewald said the claims were "totally incorrect".

Calls for action after six Tweed/Byron police assaulted

Tweed MP Geoff Provest says "no more"

North Coast beaches cleared as sharks spotted

Noosa Main Beach.

Swimmers were forced from the water after a spate of sightings

Man accused of bashing his father in violent street fight

A man has been charged over a fight which left his own father unconscious on the road.

Did you see it happen? Police are appealing for more information

Remembering a special man

The late Bishop John Satterthwaite. Many Clarence residents would remember the Bishop through his work with the church and St Joseph's Children's Homes.

DAVID Abrahams said he first met John Satterthwaite in 1971.

New port could see trains return from Casino to Murwillumbah

The Clarence River is the setting for the towns of Iluka (left) and Yamba (right

Ambitious plan to transform Port Yamba into a major sea freight hub

Man sold drugs to get through mining downturn

His trucking business went under so he took to selling pot

Brisbane's not biting on the mouth from the south

He's the dominant force in talk-back radio in NSW but not QLD

Minimum wage increased by Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Commission has increased the minimum wage by $15.80

Woman faces fight to use dead partner's sperm

Tony Deane. Photo Facebook

A second application must be made before that sperm can be used

Dramatic arrest after Tweed supermarket knife threat

A woman has been arrested following an incident at Coles.

A woman is claimed to have threatened supermarket staff with a knife

VIDEO: Ugly scenes as mayor hit with 'eviction notice'

Mayor Curran and CEO Bernard Smith try to subdue man

Croc attack victim's parents: 'Our darling girl is gone'

Cindy Waldron

Pat and Heather Waldron still coming to terms with the news

Qld croc attack: the last words she screamed

Cindy Waldron (left) and Leeann Mitchell swam in a known croc hotspot.

Ms Waldron had been living in Australia for 18 years.

This entire country just banned smoking

The country's president has banned the sale of all tobacco products

Preacher who said women 'deserved rape' bashed

The preacher calls out: 'It's not good in the hood!'

He called for students to “change your evil ways”

Mum whose son caused a gorilla to die, defends herself

The mum has defended herself after a storm of outrage.

Single parents, divorce create child poverty: lobbyists

Child poverty has tracked sole parenting almost exactly.

This photo of a cuddling couple is freaking people out

Couple embracing on a beach has left people scratching their heads

Chinese delivery mid hike? No pack H2O? Newbie seeks advice

Hiking tours are very popular in Europe and why wouldn’t they be when you get views like this of the Mont Blanc range in France. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

"We usually walk with our bottles open and wait for the rain"

Abbott in speedos- $51, Scrooge next Treasurer- $1001

HITTING THE BEACH: Bongsu Kim (left) from South Korea and Finn Massoud with former Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Tea Tree Bay in Noosa National Park.

Fancy a flutter? How about Scrooge to become the next Treasurer?

'My name is Tarzan': Man's hairy night out in Gladstone

Gladstone Court House, Yarroon Street.

“He was swaying on his feet and both refused to tell police names."

Python sunk fangs into man's penis as he sat on the toilet

He tried desperately to break free from the 11 foot creature

Chris Brown sued by fan

Chris Brown is being sued for bullying by a fan

Baby joy for Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have welcomed their first child

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard row 'sparked by dying mother'

Argument over Depp's mother allegedly led to altercation

Tom Jones is 'back in form' following his wife's death

Tom Jones is "back in form" following the death of his wife Linda.

Dani Im returns: Logan's wild welcome for Eurovison star

Logan star Dami Im has been welcomed home during a celebration at her old school John Paul College.

Welcome home for Eurovision star at her old school

Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sara Storer join Gympie Muster bill

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at CMC Rocks in March 2016.

AWARD-winning singers star in third line-up announcement.

Social media for small business

One very basic yet essential learning every business needs to understand is that effective social media is about the audience, not the business.

Social media for small business

Aldi to open new store in Ipswich

Basket of groceries from IGA.

German giant coming to suburban shopping centre

Unnecessary admin costing Aussie businesses $56 billion

NOOSA District State High School students enjoyed learning about how to operate and manage a business.

Business wastes $56 billion a year because of unnecessary admin

Mining industry drags corporate profit figures down

Weak mining profits weighed on corporate profits over the past year.

CEO resigns, Airport to pay $1.7M to council

This photo shows progress of the Gladstone Airport runway upgrade.

Airport corp approves $1.7M payment to council

The earthmoving firm cutting carbon emissions

GOING GREEN: Black Cat Civil directors Brendan Flynn and Jai Tomlinson.

Black Cat Civil first to introduce Tier 4 emission compliant machine