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Mike Tyson used same 'low-life dealer' as Robin Williams - Northern Star
MIKE Tyson has claimed he and Robin Williams used to use the same "low-life dealer". The retired boxer has opened up about battling depression and mental illness and admitted he used to chat with the late Hollywood actor - who committed suicide aged 63 in ...
Email leak part of long running family dispute, says Senator - Northern Star
FORMER Olympian and indigenous Senator Nova Peris has told the Senate allegations about her supposed misuse of public funds for a former lover were part of a long-running family dispute. Senator Peris came under the spotlight this week after the NT News ...
City-rural health divide discussed at conference - Northern Star
Chris Calcino Reporter Chris studied journalism at the University of Queensland. Worked for the Western Star in Roma. He has worked at The Chronicle as a reporter since February 2011. "UNCERTAINTY" was the word on everybody's lips when 700 country doctors ...
Mini Cooper launches with five doors from $27,750 - Northern Star
MINI has launched a five-door version of its retro-inspired Cooper. Starting from $27,750, the new Mini 5-door is aimed at filling a convenience and practicality void in the range. It's available with three engines, a three-cylinder turbo petrol, three ...
Tweed plumber pleads not guilty over hijacking scare - Northern Star
MATT Christopher Lockley has pleaded not guilty to interfering with a crew member after he sparked a hijacking scare on a flight from Brisbane to Bali. Mr Lockley faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday, accused of pounding on the cockpit door during ...
Harry Styles spewin' that his vomit is being sold on eBay - Northern Star
HARRY Styles thinks "it's worrying" his vomit is being sold on eBay. The 'Steal My Girl' hitmaker was surprised when fans erected a heartfelt shrine on the side of a busy Los Angeles freeway after he was recently forced to pull over and throw up there ...
Chris Martin was 'a little too close' to Gwyneth Paltrow - Northern Star
JENNIFER Lawrence reportedly dumped Chris Martin because of his friendship with Gwyneth Paltrow. The 24-year-old actress, who recently split from the Coldplay frontman after four months of dating, thought he was "a little too close" to his estranged wife ...
Surfer kicks shark as it bites his foot - Northern Star
A 20-year-old competition surfer says he accidentally stepped on a shark's head before it bit him off the coast of New South Wales. Ryan Hunt was recovering in Manning Hospital and awaiting surgery to deep cuts and puncture wounds to his left foot and ...
Ashton Kutcher reserves Twitter handle for his baby - Northern Star
ASHTON Kutcher and Mila Kunis' daughter already has her own Twitter handle. The former 'That 70s Show' actors welcomed their first child, daughter Wyatt. into the world earlier this month and Ashton has confessed they were so happy when they finally ...
Consumers could pay for govt data retention - Northern Star
CONSUMERS could be forced to pay the costs of the Abbott government's plans for the internet industry to retain its online data for two years. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday introduced the long-awaited data retention laws to parliament.
Abbott gives first year infrastructure report - Northern Star
SEVERAL Bruce Highway projects are completed already, but northern New South Wales residents will have to wait until the "end of the decade" for the Pacific Highway duplication. Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday updated parliament on infrastructure ...
Attorney General consulted before reporter prosecution - Northern Star
ATTORNEY-GENERAL George Brandis has moved to ensure a minister will have to approve prosecutions against reporters for revealing intelligence operations. The move, Senator Brandis said, was to dispute what he claimed was a "false story" that journalists ...
Mines, ports, roads and rail construction winds down - Northern Star
THE nation's biggest construction firms are expecting a "marked weakening" in heavy industrial projects next year, partly due to the wind-down in mining-related work. A survey of the economic outlook of major building firms was released by the Australian ...
Farmers back moves to simplify food labelling - Northern Star
THE NSW Farmers Association has welcomed the House of Representative's Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry report and recommendations into country of origin labelling. It said the committee had listened to farmers' concerns on how consumer law ...
Cutting red tape in the Clarence Valley and beyond - Northern Star
During the Spring Red Tape Repeal Day, nearly 1000 pieces of legislation and regulations, totalling more than 7200 pages, were removed. Randy Hines SOME small businesses in the Clarence Valley are now exempt from pay-as-you-go requirements, in an effort by ...