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Tahir Qawwal's music, from the East with love

Performer and teacher Tahir Qawwal has spent many years immersed in the tradition of Qawwali in Pakistan.

Music of the Mystics is a concert of Qawwali (Sufi Muslim) music

MOVEMBER in Mullum will be a night of entertainment

Members of the group Light Bulb Theory get in the mood for the upcoming benefit at the Mullum Golf Club on November 27th, to support the Movember Foundation.

The Light Bulb Theory band will be performing

Christmas charity song brings a hairy message

MUSIC Kate Miller-Heidke is coming to perform in Byron Bay on February 2016.

It's called I'm Growing a Beard Downstairs for Christmas

OPINION: A party called Mullum deserves love

Aleshanee Kelso from the Spaghetti Circus enjoys the ride during the Festival Parade Photo Ross Kendall / Northern Star

Mullum Music Festival exceeded expectations this year

Complaints about Northern NSW hospitals rise 34%

One in every 20 complaints about NSW hospitals came from Northern NSW

First smartphone licences due next year

The Baird Government plans to transition NSW towards using digital licences over the next four years. Photo Contributed

Work begins to transition licences to a new digital format

The duo giving schoolies a good name

TOP MARKS: Schoolies Alexi Piovano and Adam Hegedus on the road as they walk from Bondi to Byron Bay to raise money for a school in Timor-Leste.

Taking the long way to Byron Bay

Former Lismore musician Ngaiire receives APRA Award

Australian singer Ngaiire.

Ngaiire receives APRA’s Professional Development Awards.

Golf ball sized hail stones reported, homes lose power

GOLF BALLS: Hail the size of golf and cricket balls has hit Coraki...twice.

Be prepared for possible storms this evening

Cole Porter tribute a HIV fundraiser in Byron Bay

Byron Bay singer Lisa Hunt.

Music celebration will also raise awareness of HIV risk

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YOUR STORY: Should mum pay after kids trashed home?

A photo of damage done to a new car by the young children.

Reader wants to know others' thoughts

UK to use tampon tax to fund rape services

This after 300,000 sign petition to have it tampon tax abolished

OPINION: November is far too early for Christmas carols

Matthew McInerney headshot Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

OPINION: One month until Christmas means it’s time to block my ears

Life goes on: Economic realities survive terror

Life does go on, as the people of Paris are so powerfully demonstrating.

At the end of the day, we all need to make a living.

Could downing of Russian plane lead to wider war?

Could common ground be lost over the downing of the SU-24?

Post Paris, can we still offer hope to our schoolies?

Year 12 graduates celebrate the end of their school years with a swim in their uniforms at Mooloolaba Beach.

We can’t live our lives in fear. To do so means Islamic State win.

Armed man confirmed as prison escapee

THE ARMED man's identity has been confirmed as Marcus Buchannan, 33, by Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command.

Double tragedy in horror day on Pacific Highway

TWO people have been killed in a horror day on Northern Rivers roads

Traffic control still in place at Woodburn after fatal crash

HEAD ON: A collision between a petrol tanker and sedan saw one person killed and the Pacific Highway, just south of Woodburn closed.

Alternating traffic conditions are in place at Woodburn.

Courts choke as NSW prisons hit 112% capacity

District Courts suffocate under backlogs as prisons fill up

Expert warns shark cull won’t solve anything

WORSE THINGS AT SEA: Bond University shark expert Dr Daryl McPhee says we’re more likely to die at the hands of a jellyfish than a shark.

You're more likely to drown at the beach or be killed by a jellyfish

400 families face 10-year wait for housing

WAITING: Hundreds of families await housing across the Clarence Valley.

Clarence Valley families could wait for up to 10 years on housing

Environment group will 'closely scrutinise' shark strategies

The NSW Nature Conservation Council is concerned about the use of smart drum lines, which will see sharks hooked, tagged and released.

Conservation Council is cautious about plans for 'smart' drum lines.

Ms Nobody: George Bender’s death must not be in vain

Late Hopeland farmer George Bender.

Real estate agent, being called "Ms Nobody", started online petition

Schoolies: Look mum, my burnt bum is on the news

Cairns teenager sat in fountain waiting for ambulance

Two dead, five critical as SA bushfire rages

13 hospitalised after fire destroys homes in mid north

Sisters molested by uncle stunned by court verdict

BAD UNCLE: A Gatton man leaves the Ipswich Courthouse after being convicted of sexually abusing his two young nieces more than 30 years ago.

Sex abuse victims hailed for breaking silence on uncle

NZ Labour leader visiting Kiwis detained in Sydney

Andrew Little will tour the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney. Photo / Jason Oxenham

He asked for better discretion to be exercised

Super tax plan would save government billions

Mature Couple Calculating Coin In The Piggybank

More than half of super tax breaks go to wealthiest 20% of households

Call to licence Muslim leaders, to weed out extremists

French Muslim council spearheading efforts to counter jihadists

Global warming to make 2015 hottest year ever

The year so far has been the hottest on record

Taylor Swift's NZ beach vid 'put rare native birds at risk'

Taylor Swift's record label, Universal Music, has declined to comment

Driving fail: How not to secure your load

Unsecured load comes off ute.

Dash cam captures moment unsecured load smashes into Toowoomba road

'Wanted: Beer wenches' - Cricket fans' bad taste Gumtree ad

The ad seeks young women who are "easy on the eye"

That ain't a zucchini... This is a zucchini!

Jill Lampard grew this humongous zucchini.

Mrs Jill Lampard grew a zucchini 410mm long and 390mm wide

WATCH: the cutest rendition of the Aussie anthem ever

7-year-old Ethan's memorable rendition of Advance Australia Fair

Odell Manuel crowned Australia's strongest powerlifter

SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT: Odell Manuel shows off his latest trophy after being crowned Australia’s strongest man.

Manuel crowned Aussie’s strongest

World's first underwater Instameet captures turtle selfie

Mark Fitzpatrick took a selfie with a turtle on Lady Musgrave Island during the Underwater Instameet on Saturday. Photo: Mark Fitz Photography

IT'S NOT everyday you get to take a selfie with a turtle.

Kylie Minogue goes 'gooey' over new boyfriend

She said: "I go all gooey at the mention of him"

Harrison Ford coming to Australia for Star Wars

Peter Mayhew (as Chewbacca) and Harrison Ford in a scene from the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

ACTOR will host fan event at the Sydney Opera House.

Kim Kardashian West may need C-section

Kim Kardashian West may need a caesarean section

Bindi can write her own ticket after Dancing success

Bindi Irwin is crowned winner of the US version of Dancing With The Stars.

Bindi shone in her final performance on Dancing with the Stars

Gwyneth Paltrow sings on Coldplay break-up song

Gwyneth Paltrow lends her voice to Coldplay's 'Everglow'

Dean and Shay win The Block with perfect penthouse

Dean and Shay react to their auction on The Block.

ALL five teams cash in as auctions heat up.

Audi A1 Sportback 1.4 TFSI road test and review

PREMIUM CHEAPIE: Audi's desirable A1 Sportback is a lovable little hatch with plenty of zip in 1.4 TFSI guise, and costs just over $30k before on-roads.

Pint-sized Audi A1 good value for the premium chasers

Teens learning life lessons in the school of motherhood

KISS OF LIFE: Young mum Alisha Garlick gets a kiss from her daughter, Kamaya, 3.

STEMM supports pregnant girls, young mothers through their education

Bush cooking: How to make a camp oven pizza

Everyone loves pizza, it’s a favourite in our family

Villa owners dig in at Clive's resort as water, power cut

Coolum Palmer Resort villa part-owner Maree Frecklington is determined to remain at her property despite apparent efforts by management to make life very uncomfortable.

Villa part-owners' resolve strengthened by strong-arm tactics

New facts emerge about Australians and cybercrime

Australians have an interesting relationship with cybercrime

Aussie dollar clawing back ground

AUD managed to claw back some ground overnight.

Mining links prevent unis from divesting in fossil fuels

BMA have bowed to public pressure from the Moranbah community and the Isaac Regional Council and have agreed to install an air quality monitor in Moranbah.Coal dust generated by the surrounding mines is one of the downsides of life in Moranbah. Photo Colette Landolt / Daily Mercury

Links to mining sector are preventing universities from divesting

Wagner family suing 60 Minutes over 'tsunami' claim

Denis Wagner gives press conference after the inquiry into the involvment of the Wagners quarry in the 2011 floods. Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 . Photo Nev Madsen / The Chronicle

Denis Wagner and three of his brothers have lodged the court action