$100m cannabis facility to work with world-class researchers

PUF Ventures Australia has announced plans for a major medicinal cannabis research partnership.

"Significant medical potential" of new partnership at Casino

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.

Daughter of former mayor faces arrest over $15k debt

A BALLINA mum is facing arrest after failing to show at a civil court appearance over an unpaid debt.

MP calls on council to save 200-year-old fig tree

The giant fig tree on Castle Drive in Lennox Head that is scheduled to be cut down.

Ballina MP wants council to save the fig tree in Lennox.

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

A recent shark net protest.

Marine conservationist welcomes inquiry report

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.

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


Record 'had dishonesty written all over it': magistrate

Christmas hamper company leaves thousands in the lurch

A Hamper King box being opened. Picture: Daily Telegraph

It offered payment plans with families trying to save for Christmas

NBN Co is speeding up and cutting prices after backlash

NBN Co workers have been doing 80,000 connections a month.

NBN Co is overhauling its prices, pushing faster, cheaper packages

KNOCKOUT: Jeff Horn beats Gary Corcoran by TKO

Jeff Horn celebrates his victory over Gary Corcoran on Wednesday night.

HIS heavily pregnant wife led a whole country as a cheer squad.

First gay couple to get married in Australia

Megan Stapleton (left) and Stephanie Dyball will be married on December 21.

The couple locked in the date more than a year ago

LIVE BLOG: Jeff Horn vs Gary Corcoran

Jeff Horn and Gary Corcoran at the official weigh-in.

Follow the Battle of Brisbane II with our live blog

Suburban family life of ‘slave keepers’

A woman claims she was enslaved and beaten by Kumuthini Kannan (above) Picture: Mal Fairclough.

Couple accused of slavery lead a simple life, a court heard

‘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

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

Hot chip thief caught with his pants down

SEAGULL SWOOP: Adam Best, 19, stole chips from a customer at the Hungry Tum and then exposed himself to police.

Man on drugs stole diner's food

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

The verdict on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A THRILLING adventure ride, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has the perfect message for hardcore fans and casual viewers alike.

‘Men work harder’: Sunrise hosts fire up

Sam Armytage was not having it.

Kochie's controversial claim inspired a backlash from his colleagues

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