Mayor's ominous statement: 'No-one dies from a pothole'

IT MAY have been a throwaway line in a council meeting, but it has taken on an eerie, omen-like prophecy from the mouth of the Byron mayor.

Sarain Carson Fox: from Standing Rock to Splendour Forum

SBS Viceland presenter Sarain Carson Fox will be a guest speaker at the Splendour Forum at Splendour in the Grass on Saturday.

RISE host to discuss First Nations activism with festival-goers.

Sigur Ros' marriage equality T-shirt for sale at Splendour

TRIO: Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík formed in 1994.

The garment was created by London-based illustrator Andrew Rae

Do you fancy a run to Bruns from Byron?

The annual Brunswick to Byron fun run is on again.

Running is fun with friends and you can get a great discount

Chance to have more say on rural land use

The Byron Creek Farm team at their Coopers Shoot property.

Extension of exhibition period for Byron Shire Rural Land Use

Getting ready for swim season in Mullum

WATER WORKS: Mullumbimby pool is being repaired ready for the school holidays in September.

Mullum residents will see the water in the local pool start to clear

C3 cares offering groceries and op shop

C3 Church volunteers helping out with their C3 Cares food and op shop program.

Behind the doors of the nondescript building is a buzz of activity

Brunswick Valley's worthy club with a VIEW

Betty Byrnes, Jenny Maslen, Brenda Caligeros and Marion Galvin from Brunswick Valley VIEW display just a few of the many bags they have made.

Brunswick Valley VIEW Club have donated 1300 library bags

ATO advises pull up tax socks, don't claim them

SOCK 'EM: The ATO reminds tax payers simply because they may wear an item to work does not mean it is tax deductible.

Don't be caught out with clothing claims this tax time

Say I do to having pets at your wedding

PET FRIENDLY WEDDING PLANNING: Having your fur babies at your wedding isn't just for celebrities.

Pet-friendly wedding planning

Say goodbye to your PIN number

'Frictionless' transactions are the way of the future

LG's 77 inch wallpaper TV has $40k price tag

LG's wallpaper TV shows off over 1 Billion colours in Active HDR with an integrated Dolby Vision™Dolby Atmos Soundbar.

Television that had tech journalists from around the world drooling

Samsung unveils Galaxy Book and Galaxy Tab S3 pricing

Samsung Galaxy Book

The ranges cater for both Android and Windows platforms

Alvey Reels closing after hit by cheap imports

Alvey was founded in 1920.

Iconic Queensland business hit by cheap imports

Facebook will ask users to pay for 'subscription news'

FACEBOOK is due to launch a subscription-based news product.

Cafe owner shares job seeker advice after 300 resumes flood in

Fresh Fix Cafe owners Tim and Janine Cree in their new restaurant with Anton Guinea.

Cafe owner shares his tips for Gladstone job seekers.

Tributes flow for former Dex sport editor Max Godbee

Max's achievements included life membership, world championships and the Order of Australia Medal

Disqualified from driving until 2023: That didn't stop her

NSW police generic Handcuffs arrest. 07 October 2016

Woman 'stumbled out of vehicle' with fresh needle marks on arm

Driver had ice in her system when car plunged into river

The scene of the fatal crash on the Tweed Valley Way between Condong and Tumbulgum on September 23 last year.

Her 53-year-old passenger was killed as a result.

Jail for drunk and disqualified driver who rammed police

A disqualified Nimbin driver's freedom was in the hands of Lismore Local Court on Tuesday.

Desperate attempt to avoid capture ends in carnage

VIDEO: Girls can feel safe at Splendour

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay.

High visibility police will be among the crowd at all times

UPDATE: Missing Minnie Water woman found

Cherie Dawson has been missing from Minnie Water since 9am on Monday.

Cherie Dawson, 35, returns after two days

Origin Energy malware scam hits Australia

Emails are designed to trick people into clicking on a link

Think someone's taking your cash? Here's how you sting them

STOLEN: A sting nabbed a police communications centre cleaner who stole a marked five dollar note.

How police nabbed an in-house $5 thief

'I urge consumers to stop using these products immediately'

NSW has joined Western Australia in banning portable ethanol burners after a 28-year-old Perth woman was badly burned by a faulty burner. Picture: Consumer Protection WA

EMMA Francis knows her life will never go back to the way it was

Defiant Tomic: ‘I do what I do...They better get used to it’

Australia's Bernard Tomic looks on during his Men's Singles Match against Germany's Mischa Zverev on day two at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Tomic slowly settling into unapologetic script

Mother's torment after breast-milk inadvertently switched

Melissa and her newborn baby, who was fed another mother's breastmilk.Source:Supplied

Mother describes anxious wait for test results

Lisa Wilkinson portrait wins Packer Room Prize

A portrait of Lisa Wilkinson by artist Peter Smeeth has taken out this year's Packer Room Prize.

"The winning of this award is 99 per cent due to Lisa."

New claims put Adani coal mine at risk

A train carrying 18,000 tonnes of coking coal prepares to leave Isaac Plains coal mine for the four hour journey to Dalrymple Bay. Photo: Emily Smith

The black throated finch looks set to cause major problems

Shane Heal charged with $70K fraud

Shane Heal arrives at Brisbane Magistrates Court today. Picture: Samantha Manchee/AAP

Heal's lawyers are arguing he has done nothing wrong

The woman who doesn't want to be found

A new investigation has uncovered evidence that missing Australian Jenenne-Ann Allen (pictured above in her late 20s) is alive and living a secret life in London. Picture: Supplied

Mum’s emotional message to missing daughter believed to be in London

What your food cravings mean and how to beat them

Craving chocolate?

Science has also been looking into ways we can reduce our cravings

88 reasons Donald Trump isn't fit to be President: Democrats

President Donald Trump waves as he walks to Marine One as he departs the White House, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Washington, as he heads to Paris for Bastille Day. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

American politicians file lengthy list of Donald Trump's gaffes

Game of Thrones creators slammed for new show

Emilia Clarke returns as Daenerys Targaryen in the seventh season of Game of Thrones, which premieres only on Foxtel on July 17.

The show's creators have already been lined up to make the new show

Massacre in Mosul: 40,000 civilians killed

 The sun sets behind destroyed buildings in the west side of Mosul, Iraq.  (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

'Some charged $100 for removing a body from the rubble'

Breastmilk brownies at school

You’ll never look at chocolate brownies the same way again.

Facebook post raises curious questions about what's in school cakes

Wimbledon heckler forced on court after yelling advice

Chris Quinn borrows some whites so he can attempt to return a Kim Cjisters serve at Wimbledon after yelling advice from the stands.

One boisterous fan got his comeuppance

Oh! G'day Greg: The Shark goes starkers at 62

Norman says he didn’t have any way of giving the golf balls a polish

More women are wanting ginger kids

Sperm donor collection companies want more red head children. Photographer: Liam Kidston.

Red-haired revival for wannabe parents

Teacher's sorry letter for doubting future football star

Snoop Dogg, right, presents NFL football player Julian Edelman, of the New England Patriots, the award for best game at the ESPYS last week.

IN many ways Julian Edelman is an unlikely NFL star.

DEVAST8ingly handsome! Face tatt to be lasered off

The delicate work to remove the tattoo begins. Picture: NZ Herald.Source:Supplied

The removal process of the now famous Devast8 tattoo has begun

Tex, Don and Charlie: Australia's three amigos are back

TEX, Don and Charlie have a new album, You Don't Know Lonely, and a tour coming up.

Ninja Warrior: What it takes to win it

Isaac Caldiero assesses Mount Midoriyama during Season 7 of American Ninja Warrior.Source:Supplied

Only six people have managed to successfully complete the course

Tough Thursday? Little Prince George can relate

THURSDAY is a tough one for most of us.

Versaille's cross-dressing warrior a dream role

Alexander Vlahos in a scene from season two of the TV series Versailles.

Drama's larger-than-life French aristocrat well ahead of his time.

From Castle Black to cutting edge

Owen Teale stars in the TV series Pulse.

Owen Teale moves on from Game of Thrones to play a doctor.

Why are backpacks banned from Splendour in the Grass?

GETTING READY: Splendour 'siJessica Ducrou (left) and Paul Piticco (right) with Police Commander for Splendour Gary Cowan.

Ban 'a sign of the times' say organisers