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"SURVIVORS of childhood sexual abuse are amongst us - they are our family, our friends, our colleagues, our neighbours.”

Inka and Co adds to Lismore's wardrobe

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Boutique owner, Jillian Smith from Inka & Co, in her first week in business on Keen St in Lismore.

Support for new boutique has been "crazy amazing"

Show goes on for injured drag queen

ON STAGE: Trevor Ashley performing in 2013 at the Star Events Centre in Sydney.

Trevor Ashley is performing at Tropical Fruits 2017 despite fall

Comedy song says it's good to be alive today

COUNTRY: Musician David Reeve is planning to release new songs shortly.

David Reeve delivers a tune to hit your funny bone

Help for women to leave violent relationships

Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre receives $50 000  Community Sector Banking grant for Walking Together program helping family violence survivors regain financial independence.

Many women scared to leave due to economic, social dependence

I'm already 180 per cent over Santa

Dr Airdre Grant at Classic Wallabies versus Barbarians in Lismore.

I'm already 180 per cent over Santa

Artstate gives Lismore a shot in the arm

The Cassettes perform in the The Quad for Artstate 2017 in Lismore.

Things to come: The Quad goes live for Artstate

The secret is out: Lismore has a new deli

Morgan of The Secret Chef deli on Keen St in Lismore.

Couple decided on Lismore because of its burgeoning food reputation

TEACHERS' STRIKE: 350 schools in NSW affected

Action from a previous Independent Education Union rally.

A number of schools on the Northern Rivers are affected

Westfield shopping giant accepts $32.7bn bid

The Westfield Group is being taken over. Picture: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

European company Unibail has bought Westfield

Family member wants a loan? Here's how to handle it

Family members asking for money can be tough. Illustration: John Tiedemann.

What if you say “no” and it damages your relationship?

BSL's GM says they're in it for the long haul

WINNER: Joe Rea was "proud” and "humbled” to accept the Best In Business Award in November.

Joe Rea reflects on the year that was.

Booming coking coal prices leads the way to jobs for CQ

COAL BOOM: Due to a strong demand for its role in steel production in India, China and Japan, the coking coal price is booming.

Coking coal project plans in the pipeline to boost employment.

premium_icon SEQ town growing so fast, it needs a school 14 years early

Residents say they were drawn to Yarrabilba because of the affordable new houses and big yards. Picture: Liam Kidston.

Mr Power said the high school would cost $60 million

How to beat Christmas cash stress

Jenna Buttery with Boyd Avery, 3, Baron Scott, 9, Bellamy Avery, 2, and Bryan Maunder-Scott, 10, knows how to budget for Christmas. Picture: Evan Morgan

Mum says Christmas about creating moments, not just gifts

Shark net 'myth' has been 'well and truly busted'

A NORTH Coast marine conservationist says there are plenty of non-lethal alternatives to managing the shark situation on our beaches.

Beloved dog left blind after brutal attack

Marley the Labrador was attacked by a person and left blind.

The vet said after what he's copped, he shouldn't be alive.

Doctor 'repeatedly' warned of dangers before fatal tragedy

Island Quarry, near Byron Bay.

This is why no-one swims at this waterhole anymore

Authorities continue tests on prawns for white spot disease

NSW DPI is working hard to keep prawns free of white spot disease.

Don't worry - the prawns are still safe to eat

'Amazing' generosity gives hope to family of six

WHEEL OF FORTUNE: It's a joyous time for the Harding family, who were given a specially fit-out car from Toyota Lismore.

"We are blown away completely by this amazing thing they've done"

Fraudster ordered to pay

Centrelink

Record 'had dishonesty written all over it': magistrate

HIGHWAY FATALITY: Two more lost on our roads

BLOCKED: Traffic was backed up for more than 2km after a two-vehicle collision near Maclean.

Man and woman in 70's in collision yesterday

‘Disgusting’ truth behind McGregor’s millions

McGregor has been living it up since his loss to Floyd Mayweather.

The boxer has earned a bad reputation in his home town.

Social media 'ripping apart society', says Facebook's ex-VP

Facebook has a messenger app for kids under 13 Employees have lunch at the canteen at Facebook's headquarters. Picture: Daniel Leal-olivas

YET another former Facebook executive has come forward

premium_icon BIG LOSS: The state that could blow up their pokies

All 2375 poker machines in Tasmania would vanish over five years.

“We know that the impact of gambling has a devastating effect."

premium_icon NRL salary cap scandal: Mystery granny drawn into saga

The wealthy grandmother says she sponsored third-party agreements with Kieran Foran.

Mysterious 81-year-old grandmother drawn into salary cap scandal.

Husband charged with murder of Karen Ristevski

Karen Ristevski.

Ms Ristevski went missing from her Melbourne home in June

‘Why is my internet so slow’ in top searches

Google has revealed the top search topics for Australians in 2017. Picture: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Google reveals what we have all been searching for...

Horn v Cocoran: Our Jeff at risk of being blindsided

Jeff Horn & Gary Corcoran to unveil giant Battle of Brisbane 2 banner. Pic Annette Dew

“I’m confident I have the speed and skills to beat Gary."

Mechanic with 6000 child porn images 'protecting mates'

Stephen Michael Remiens. Picture: Facebook.

He used an email account to try to swap images online.

Australia still ‘totally radioactive’ after A-bomb tests

Australia has a hidden and devastating history of nuclear testing that has still not been formally rectified, campaigners say. Picture: from Collisions, by Australian artist Lynette Wallworth, about the Maralinga tests

AUSTRALIA is a “totally radioactive” country riddled with hidden cancers

What finally killed Charles Manson in prison

Photo of Charles Manson taken in March this year. Picture: AFP

The cause of Charles Manson's death has been released.

Nude teen falls 14 floors to death after 'swingers party'

Ivana Smit died after plunging from a building in Malaysia

A TEEN model was found naked after plunging 14 floors to her death

Bizarre twist in bullied kid’s story

Keaton Jones' tearful video about being bullied went viral on the weekend.

A viral inspiring video may not be all it's cracked up to be

Patrolling police meet massive snake

Acting Senior Constable Chris Kenny stumbled across this monster scrub python in the Far North in the area surrounding Wujul Wujul. PHOTO: SERGEANT BEN TOME

The serpent is estimated to be about 5m long

'If you give Hitler a country': Homework shocks parents

One mother said she was “flabbergasted

Fake interpreter signs gibberish, gatecrashes police presser

Police say they did not request an interpreter for the press conference, and are baffled as to why Roberts (circled) was there signing gibberish.

Woman faked sign language during critical press conference

"I wanted to throw up:" Tenant from hell trashes place

TENANT FROM HELL: A hotel owner has had to evict a man after discovering a studio apartment had been trashed.

It will cost the hotel owner thousands to clean the mess.

Woman’s unwanted, deadly house guest

This funnel-web spider was found in the NSW suburb of Springwood.

Imagine finding the world’s most venomous spider in your house

Moth-er of a moth plucked from toad's mouth

MOTH-ER OF A MOTH: David Molony posted this photo of a giant moth on the Agnes Water Community Facebook page.

Man saves massive mouth from death

‘Men work harder’: Sunrise hosts fire up

A VERY controversial claim by David Koch resulted in some stunned responses by his female colleagues on Sunrise this morning.

FIRST LOOK: Plans revealed for INXS museum at Ballina

An artist's impression of the proposed INXS museum for Ballina.

Business leaders meet for exclusive look at cultural, arts hub

‘Lindsay Lohan chased us’: Paris Hilton explains iconic photo

Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton pictured on a night out together in Los Angeles in November, 2006. Picture: X17/BackGrid

Lindsay Lohan wasn’t even supposed to be there.

Meet the comedian who exposed Louis C.K. long ago

Comedian Louis C.K. admitted sexual misconduct

She knew about his sexual misconduct for years before the public.

Radio host’s joke earns her death threats

Ash London has been hit with death threats from One Direction fans

Host sparked the ire of thousands of teenagers

WATCH: Maclean musicians share stage with Paul McCartney

READY AND WAITING: Scott Rhodes, Alister Smith, Mandy Pateman and Laura Sanford before taking the stage to perform Mull of Kintyre at Paul McCartney's One on One show at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Maclean and District Pipe Band members perform at encore in Brisbane

Kate Upton marries in stunningly lavish Italian ceremony

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tied the knot in Italy in November.

"It’s extremely romantic and will always be a special place for us"