Joy of Christmas goes up in lights

Which house on the Tweed has the best Christmas?

Lightning death: Teens praised for trying to save man's life

Tweed Byron Local Area Commander Superintendent Wayne Starling fronts the media over the fatal lightning strike at Mt Warning earlier this morning.

Rescue operation underway after two people struck by lightning

School's out as 50,000 NSW teachers stop work

About 50,000 state school teachers across NSW will stop work on Thursday morning for a salary vote.

Minimal supervision will still be available as 50,000 teachers vote

Tweed sport in brief

Cabarita's Sophia Fulton finished runner-up for a national surfing title on Saturday.

Weekend sport action

MT WARNING: Rescues show just how dangerous it can be

Therese Krix of Bray Park captured this picture of a misty Mt Warning.

Emergency services executed 14 rescue missions in six years

One dead, one injured after Mt Warning lightning strike

A witness to the fatality on Mt Warning who was struck by Lightening is interviewed by Tweed Heads Police at the foot of the Mountain.

Body retrieved, woman in hospital after lightning strike

Coffs touted as medical marijuana trials begin in NSW

The Federal Government has moved to legalise medical marijuana, with the onus now on the state governments to follow suit.

NSW cancer patients can now apply for medical marijuana trial

Is this child sex offender too old for jail?

Former St Johns College Woodlawn teacher James Doran has been found guilty of committing a series of sex crimes against students.

Guilty of dozens of sex crimes, James Doran may never see prison

Gold Coast smashed by severe lightning storm

Sharyn Lee Kimpton‎ posted this cracker photo of lighting at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning via Higgins Storm Chasing / Facebook.

Pictures have been flooding in on social media of the lightning bolts

Reception boost for Northern Rivers

Deputy Premier John Barilaro MP & Thomas George MP after announcing a new mobile tower for Mt Burrell.

Switching on the Northern Rivers

Multi-level waterfront living in Bilambil Heights

121 Peninsula Dr, Bilambil Heights

Check out this week's feature property.

Tweed Heads kneads this new bakery

LOVELY LOAVES: Sam Saulwick and Tom Scott from The Bread Social on Bay Street, Tweed Heads.

Freshly baked from The Farm in Byron Bay

This butcher believes paddock-to-plate is best

THICK CUT: Tweed Farmers Meat Co butcher Carl Young shows off some of his best cuts.

This butcher is a cut above the rest.

Kingscliff businesses get into the Christmas spirit

TREE TIME: Kingscliff traders getting ready for the town's Christmas celebrations last year.

Join the festivities and boost local trade.

So how well are your kids learning to code?

Year 4 students at St Hilda's School have enjoyed the beginner lessons available within Swift Playgrounds.

Students learning skills for jobs that don't yet exist

Doggy day care paw-fect for pet owners

Courtney Jones and Renai Walton help keep their four-legged clients happy.

A new day care for dogs has opened on the Tweed.

REVEALED: What Palmer Coolum Resort looks like now

Clive Palmer says he has no plans at the moment to sell Palmer Coolum Resort.

Clive denies claims resort is "embarrassing, rundown eyesore”

Anger over FIFO workers lures LNG plants to local jobs talks

FIFO SHOCK: Revelations of FIFO recruitment at GLNG spark outrage.

Curtis Island's LNG plants to enter talks on local jobs

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Company profits come in below expectations for Sept quarter

Company profits rose by 1% in the September quarter

Plan to transform prison into Buddhist centre inches closer

The Darling Downs Correctional Centre has sold for $800,000.

Buddhists have big plans for Westbrook

Amazon opening store that will eliminate checkout lines

Checkout lines may be a thing of the past

How Trump's presidential win signals a global change

DONALD Trump's victory is more than just an election of another American president - it is a regime change.

"I was spat on, punched on two occasions"

I drove Brisbane City Council buses for 19 years and toward the end of my service, I feared for my safety on night shifts.

My love of the job left me.

OPINION: The canary on the turbine - Part II

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013 file photo, wind turbines are silhouetted by the setting sun as they produce electricity . (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Green objectives out of reach and physically impossible

'Gooligan' hack hitting 13,000 Android phones per day

A Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

About 13,000 android phones are being breached daily by 'Gooligan'.

Sorry fellas, female joggers aren't there for you

Women who go running aren't looking for sex with you

Construction sector's rogues must be stopped

Construction industry rogues must be stopped, says Bill Hoffman.

UNSECURED trade creditors still have received nothing.

Worst damage in 30 years: Iconic lighthouse out of action

GALLERY: The landmark lighthouse could stay dark tonight after severe lightning "obliterated" a circuit breaker during the storms last night.

Sprinkle of rain over bushfire gives firies a breather

Firies stood down temporarily due to inability to backburn

6,603 lightning strikes hit the Northern Rivers overnight

Lightning map from the Lightning Maps website showing the number of strikes over the last 24 hours.

Lightning map shows strikes across the region overnight

P Plater clocked at 130km/h while drunk

P platein rear windowPhoto: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

P Plater clocked at 130km/h while drunk

Commercial fishers get extension, but it makes no difference

Ballina trawler harbour.

Deadline extended for NSW fishers buying back into the industry

Sex attacker slapped with strict supervision upon release

Violent sex offender's life after jail no walk in the park

Hanson on One Nation split: 'It's not teamwork'

Pauline Hanson makes her maiden speech in Federal Parliament. (Screenshot ABC)

It appears Rod Culleton has all but split from One Nation

Angler catches boat-sized bull shark, pats it

BIG CATCH: Tony Lenthall with his large 3m bull shark caught in the Nambucca River on Sunday.

AFTER years of trying Tony Lenthall finally got the one he was after

Delirium: Why pills could cause more harm than good

Delirium robs dying people of their autonomy and dignity

Barnaby Joyce calls for Adler shotguns for shooters

Barnaby Joyce... wants relaxations on Adler shotgun

State justice ministers could decide on issue on Friday

Tony Abbott hits out as his Green Army gets scrapped

If only six members had changed their vote we would still have Tony Abbott as PM.

Abbott hits out as Green Army finds its way onto the chopping block

PETA calls for kangaroo puncher to be prosecuted

The man and the kangaroo stood toe-to-toe before he threw a right-hand punch. Image: Steven Stubenrauch/Facebook.

Hunting trip had been organised for sick young man

Police ordered to pay compo under Racial Discrimination Act

An Indigenous family has won a racism court claim

Hot, stormy forecast for inland QLD: Cool & calm on coast

This map shows the thin line of cooler temps hugging the south-east QLD and Northern NSW coast while far hotter conditions linger to the north and in inland areas.

Heatwave like conditions are expected to continue for inland QLD

YouTube star reveals he is deleting his YouTube channel

“YouTube is trying to kill my channel. It is clear."

Is Banksy in New Zealand taunting John Key?

A curious image of John Key has popped up overnight

The hipster nativity scene for today's baby Jesus

Joseph and Mary take a selfie with their newborn baby Jesus

Roma's so hot, they're frying eggs on the street

COOKED: Roma's streets are hot enough to cook an egg.

To see how hot it really is, we tried cooking an egg on the road.

Horrifying clip emerges of teen dangling from cruise ship

A video has emerged of a teen dangling from the side of a ship

OPINION: NRL pay dispute a disaster

Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.

OPINION: Tugboat gives his take on the NRL pay dispute

Police use Nickelback album to threaten drink drivers

Police are threatening criminals with Nickelback.

Pop star Liam Payne's Facebook hacked with porn

"Things that can happen to you when you don't have sex."

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather during his childhood.

Leo designs shocker tattoo for Tom Hardy after lost bet

Leonardo DiCaprio has designed a new tattoo for Tom Hardy

Hollywood star at home on the Coffs Coast

FEELING LUCKY, SON?: Scott Eastwood visited the Coffs Coast

Guess which Hollywood star has been seen around the Coffs Coast?

Ricky Gervais: There's 'no point' marrying Jane Fallon

RICKY Gervais "doesn't see the point" in marrying Jane Fallon.

Hacksaw Ridge wins big in first round of AACTA Awards

Luke Bracey and Andrew Garfield in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

THE major awards will be handed out on Wednesday night.