The restart of Orica's ammonia plant near Newcastle has been put on hold for several weeks, the chemical giant says.
A surfer is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked by a shark at a crowded beach in Newcastle.
Police are hunting for an armed gunman after two men were found dead with gunshot wounds in Mayfield, Newcastle yesterday.
NSW Liberal leader Barry O'Farrell pays a visit to the Newcastle electorate.
The Marginal Seat is coming to Newcastle. Come on down and share your views.
Novocastrians have their say on the upcoming state election.
Novocastrians may be now anti-Labor, but it's unlikely the Liberals will benefit, says political reporter Alexandra Smith.
Fairfax Media dominated the 2013 Walkley Awards, our journalists collecting the Gold Walkley, the Photographer of the Year, as well as prestigious accolades across news, sport, social equity...
Andrew Stephens Melbourne artist Tai Snaith had a children's book published last year about the Australian family. In it, she used indigenous animals as a metaphor for different versions of the contemporary...
Catherine Armitage The Archbishop of Sydney will not preside over the ordination of the first female bishop of an Anglican diocese in Australia, because she is a woman.
Amy McNeilage Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has called for a cap on the number of students allowed to enrol in teaching degrees to curb the state's oversupply of primary school teachers.
Catherine Armitage New techniques for tracking brain growth show radical change extends into at least the mid-20s.
Lucy Carroll Traditional antivenom used to treat redback bites is ineffective and does not ease pain, new research shows.
Amy Corderoy Children as young as 12 who live in areas saturated with liquor outlets are more likely to drink than their peers, researchers say.
Josephine Tovey The O'Farrell government will on Friday join NSW Police and every university in the state to issue a warning about the activities of an organisation claiming to represent international students which...
Nick Ralston, Sarah Whyte and Peter Hannam Firefighters had hoped for a day of relative quiet before another looming firestorm but hot, dry conditions meant emergency warnings were issued for three major blazes in NSW and two boys charged...
How did a larrikin from the sticks become the first Australian in 40 years to be awarded the revered Victoria Cross medal?
Georgina Safe Myer has re-signed Jennifer Hawkins to a multimillion-dollar deal that means she will be the face of the department store until the end of 2016, her 10th year with Myer.
Matt O'Sullivan Military air traffic controllers fear the long hours they spend in front of consoles and having to carry out other jobs while they are supposed to be resting is increasing fatigue to a level that...
Deborah Gough Two men were lucky to escape with mild injuries after their ultralight plane had engine trouble and ditched into the sea near Bass Strait on Monday.