MICHAEL KOZIOL 4:17pm The cafe owner who refused to employ a black man has closed its doors; the man he wouldn't hire has found full-time work.
SAFFRON HOWDEN 9:37pm The Aldi supermarket chain has removed iconic Roald Dahl children's book Revolting Rhymes from its shelves after complaints from customers about the use of the word "slut".
PAUL BIBBY A few hours after he allegedly murdered a Sydney grandmother, tradesman Tony Halloun told police the woman was ''like a second mother to me'', a court has heard.
2:58pm A Sydney neurosurgeon, jailed over the cocaine-related deaths of two sex workers, has been deported from Australia.
ANNA PATTY 6:46pm Kathy Jackson has asked for a lawyer to be stopped from cross examining her at the royal commission into union corruption because she had sex with him more than 20 years ago.
MEGAN LEVY 1:58pm The X-Factor judge Redfoo has been glassed at a pub in Sydney's eastern suburbs in the early hours of Thursday morning, according to witnesses.
ERYK BAGSHAW 5:16pm Three generations of families have played upon its greens, millions of golf balls have run under the legs of the giant rabbit, over the canal and through the sheriff's office.
CHRIS BARRETT 9:36pm Steve Roach has confirmed he has been sacked by radio station 2GB as a result of a bullying complaint made by a staff member.
PAUL BIBBY 1:16pm The defamation suits launched by controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank over media reporting of his involvement in the Cronulla Sharks supplements scandal have suffered a major blow.
LISA VISENTIN 9:31am Sydney is over the worst of the miserable weather that has blanketed the city in early-morning fog and showers for several days, with conditions set to clear this afternoon.
PETER HANNAM 9:41am The NSW government has called for a national ban on the sale and production of shampoos and other products containing microplastics before they inflict worse damage on marine environments.
Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Bart Bassett has joined the cross bench after a corruption inquiry was formally widened over allegations that Nathan Tinkler's property company improperly sought to influence him.
SEAN NICHOLLS The NSW Liberal Party's casualty ward - otherwise known as the crossbench of the NSW Parliament - is filling up fast.
LEESHA MCKENNY 12:15am Responsibility for the future of Sydney's harbour foreshore will be handed to a high-powered committee led by former transport mandarin Les Wielinga.
TOBY JOHNSTONE Buyers were expecting the rundown terrace to sell for between $1.5 million and $1.6 million. They were off by $1 million.
Tim Barlass 12:15am More than 5000 trees have been chopped down at schools across NSW with $13 million spent on ''tree safety works'' following the death of eight-year-old Bridget Wright.
ESTHER HAN That tropical holiday of soft, white sand and turquoise waters can be realised with the click of a button, thanks to the internet. But do not think it is killing off face-to-face travel agents.
RACHEL BROWNE Former Greens politician Sylvia Hale is giving $500,000 to Bridge Housing, which provides affordable accommodation to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.
PETER HANNAM A Hunter Valley community has lost its legal challenge to a major open-cut coal mine expansion by Chinese-controlled miner Yancoal.
EMMA PARTRIDGE A woman appeared agitated and concerned as she left the foyer of a Sydney unit block just 12 hours before her body was found in a nearby creek, a witness has said.
ANNA PATTY The ex-husband of union whistleblower Kathy Jackson said he spent a $50,000 payment from her on a deposit for a car, the royal commission into union corruption has heard.
ESTHER HAN Tens of thousands of homes across Australia are at risk of catch fire because of faulty, non-compliant electrical cables installed in the past four years, the consumer watchdog warns.
RACHEL OLDING A NSW Labor MP accused of defaming a local council candidate by calling his family "drug dealers and murderers" dismissed a demand for $1000 and an apology as an "absurd media stunt".
PAUL BIBBY An elderly Sydney man has been banned from driving for the next 78 years and is facing nine months home detention after driving while disqualified for the 21st time.
Nadine Morton Flight recordings pinpoint the moment a passenger tried to seize the controls of a light plane as it flew over the Blue Mountains west of Sydney on Monday, forcing the pilot to land in a field at Oberon.
The corrupt former union boss Michael Williamson was still controlling the Health Services Union from behind the scenes for at least six months after he stood down in 2011, a royal commission has heard.
MICHAELA WHITBOURN Corrupt former Labor minister Joe Tripodi told Nathan Tinkler to buy a parcel of land before the government "came knocking" to buy it for a rail line, a corruption inquiry has heard.
STEPHANIE GARDINER Parents of deaf children are urging the government not to sell off Australian Hearing, fearing people in regional areas will not receive treatment, and services will suffer under a business model.
PETER HANNAM The University of Sydney has become the first institution of its type in Australia to halt further investments in coalmining, a move likely to send ripples through the funds industry.
JACOB SAULWICK As the government prepares for the big test of the Opal ticketing system next week, documents shed more light on how much is being spent on marketing the smartcard.
SEAN NICHOLLS A proposal to sell alcohol on Manly Ferries has been knocked back by the NSW liquor licensing authority which ruled granting a licence could be detrimental to the community.
TOM DECENT It took three hours and seven people to move in a 280-kilogram torso of an Eagle Warrior sculpture at the Australian Museum for its latest Aztec exhibition.
LEESHA MCKENNY The City of Sydney will put up to $60,000 towards a "People's Summit" into the state government's plans to develop prime harbourside land in White Bay and Glebe Island.
STEPHANIE GARDINER Anti-semitic flyers saying "wake up white Australia" and referencing a neo-Nazi group have been left in letterboxes in Bondi.
Three people were winched from the roof of a four-wheel-drive vehicle caught in a flooding creek just west of Moruya on Tuesday morning.
MICHAEL KOZIOL He wouldn't hire a black barista - now the backlash appears to have put Steven Hu out of business.
LEESHA MCKENNY Sydney's parking rangers fined fewer drivers last year than any of the previous six years, City of Sydney figures reveal. But one councillor isn't happy.
Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Explosive evidence given to an ICAC hearing suggests Labor MPs Joe Tripodi and Eric Roozendaal went out of their way to help Nathan Tinkler. The question is why?
PAUL BIBBY There was no plan to murder 20-year-old drug dealer Jamie Gao in a south-west Sydney storage unit and then dump his body in the ocean, says disgraced former detective Roger Rogerson.
PAUL BIBBY A south-west Sydney MP told voters at a polling both not to vote for a local council candidate in an election in which her partner was also running because the candidate's "cousins are murderers and drug dealers".
EMMA PARTRIDGE An eating disorder clinic made several mistakes in its treatment of a woman who escaped undetected and killed herself, according to coronial findings.
MEGAN LEVY An elderly passenger in a light plane tried to grab the aircraft's controls before the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in a paddock in central western NSW, the pilot has told police.
EMMA PARTRIDGE John Romeo is no James Bond but police allege he is The Man with a Golden gun – a pen gun.
TOBY JOHNSTONE Apartment prices close to the city to fall 5 per cent with the southern corridor to be worst affected.
Lauren Farrow He was once the Deputy Chief of the Australian Navy and the recipient of accolades and military decorations.
ALEXANDRA SMITH The NSW Department of Education has conceded it has no way of knowing how many school-aged children are missing out on compulsory education.
PETER HANNAM The main proponent of a major expansion of Newcastle’s coal exports has breached its pollution licence conditions 75 times in the past three years, according to documents.
LEESHA MCKENNY Trucks will not be forced off Parramatta Road and into the Westconnex tunnel once the $15 billion motorway is completed, the project's chairman said.
PETER HANNAM Greenpeace is calling on the University to Sydney to dump its shares in coal miner Whitehaven after the institution decided to halt further stock purchases while an investment review is underway.
ESTHER HAN Food critics around the world have pinpointed media-savvy Ottolenghi as a major reason why sales of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean ingredients have gone through the roof in recent years.
RACHEL BROWNE Newcastle Herald journalist tells Australian Story how she first learnt of sex abuse by Catholic priests in the Hunter area and why she has kept going with the story eight years on.
PAUL BIBBY After allegedly murdering a drug dealer in a storage unit with his former police colleague, Roger Rogerson told his wife he had simply gone in to provide "some old fatherly advice", a court has heard
JACOB SAULWICK Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian is warning train travellers they could face lengthy queues at ticket windows next Monday if they do not have an Opal card.
HEATH GILMORE Tiny fragments and threads of plastic have been found for the first time among the smallest grains of sand at the bottom of Sydney Harbour, potentially poisoning fish and other sea life.
PETER HANNAM Beach wanderers may be in for a treat in the evenings as a “flowering of the oceans” including a bloom of Sea Sparkle heralds the arrival of spring.
RACHEL BROWNE An increasing number of large private-sector companies are offering their workers paid domestic violence leave in a move which advocates say recognises that the problem is no longer a private matter.
PATRICK BEGLEY Instead of plastic, the residents of Avalon in Sydney's north could soon be carrying their goods in bags made of old sheets, Doona covers and upholstery offcuts.
RACHEL OLDING The host of a party that descended into a brawl on Friday night, leaving one teenager in a serious condition with stab wounds and a policeman in hospital, has claimed it was a good night.
MEGAN LEVY A woman has been charged after allegedly stabbing a man during a road rage attack in Sydney's south west.
Matt Wade and Eamonn Duff The state government will improve its complaints handling in the wake of the case of Suresh Nair – a neurosurgeon who was allowed to work even though authorities knew he was a cocaine addict.
PATRICK BEGLEY Sydney's rain is set to continue this week, with showers predicted Monday to Friday.
Mark Worley One part fun run, three parts fluoro mayhem, the Swisse Color Run brought about 20,000 people to Sydney’s Centennial Park on Sunday in the name of simply running amok.
JULIE POWER A new rule requiring NSW's 20,000 infinity pools to be fenced - to prevent children climbing up over the invisible edge of pool walls as high as two to eight metres off the ground - has been described as "crazy".
Natalie O'Brien, Michaela Whitbourn Waterfront homeowners can legally chop down trees which might be ruining views, under controversial new vegetation clearing laws in bushfire zones.
Lisa Visentin, Matt Bungard A birthday for two 18-year-olds and a 13-year-old girl descended into a wild melee that has left a 17-year-old youth in hospital with a stab wound to his chest.
ESTHER HAN A man has died while rock fishing on the northern beaches on Saturday morning.
ALEXANDRA SMITH Some comprehensive NSW high schools are grouping classes based on NAPLAN results, despite research showing that streaming can further disadvantage already marginalised students.
MATT BUNGARD The number of council areas bringing forward the start of their bushfire season is set to double, amid warnings from the state's most senior bush firefighter of above-average fire risks in the coming months.
JULIE POWER Swimming pool and real estate groups say despite a year's postponement the introduction of new pool fencing laws could delay sales or rentals of homes with pools.
Eamonn Duff and Tracy Bowden One of Sydney's busiest private hospitals allowed a cocaine-addicted neurosurgeon to continue operating on patients, despite him having been barred from the adjacent public hospital that had forwarded "serious concerns" about his work.
Michael Power Sydney University's Faculty of Architecture and Design is showcasing students' work with a bartending cocktail robot.
ESTHER HAN It was once a figment of a geek's imagination. Now the virtual currency bitcoin is being accepted as easily as cards and cash at pubs, beauty salons and even carpet cleaning services.
RACHEL OLDING More than a decade after their arrest, the most comprehensive terror cell in Australian history continues to menace the country.
MICHAELA WHITBOURN Police are investigating threats against a Sydney surgeon who was sentenced last week for beating his former girlfriend's pet dog.
Kirsty Needham State Political Editor Ian Pike has lashed out at the NSW government for allowing the public to "unfairly" blame him for the release of a murderer who then allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Hunters Hill last year.
TOBY JOHNSTONE The renovation of a Petersham cottage by TAFE students, which cost less than $60,000, makes The Block looks like child's play.
Kirsty Needham State Political Editor Forestry Corporation has launched an investigation into "what went wrong" in the Glenbog State Forest, after logging debris buried wombats in their burrows, despite a deal to protect the animals.
The state government is offloading hundreds of harbourside homes at Millers Point without economic modelling or an up-to-date social housing plan, raising doubts over the integrity of the controversial sale.
Former Labor MP Maxine McKew says there needs to be a cross-party agreement on what constitutes an equitable, quality education system.
A group of workmates have become multimillionaires after winning the Powerball overnight.
A sweet $2.4 million was scooped by each of the 15 members of a Sydney store syndicate in Powerball's $70 million lotto draw on Thursday night. But what is it really worth?
A Sydney man who threatened to slit the throat of an ASIO officer in anger at the organisation's investigation into his activities has been sentenced to nine months' jail.
Spare a thought for the males of the rainforest tree that can no longer spread their seed. Without help, the hairy quandong faces a barren future.
MATT WADE Western Sydney has become the infrastructure capital of the world, thanks to a $26 billion pipeline of spending on road and rail projects in the region, Premier Mike Baird said.
The Balmain Leagues Club has settled its dispute with developer Rozelle Village, five months after its injunction to prevent any bid to place the club into receivership.
"I don't sell myself," declared former Newcastle Labor MP Jodi McKay in a testy exchange at a corruption inquiry with the lawyer for embattled coal mogul Nathan Tinkler.
The organisers of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have blamed the NSW police after recording a loss of $177,644 last financial year.
Devotees to the victory rolls, red lips and winged eyeliner of the post-war decade will gather at Rose Seidler House on Sunday.
SEAN NICHOLLS Liberal MPs and candidates for next year's state election will be forced to sign contracts guaranteeing they will abide by donations laws or face disendorsement.
NICK RALSTON A senior Sydney lawyer employed by the Australian government and a former financial worker have been charged over their alleged involvement in a sophisticated drug syndicate supplying mid-level dealers.
Anna Patty, Ben Schneiders The head of the Transport Workers Union has justified his use of a slush fund and a lack of disclosure about its use, saying it had helped rid the Health Services Union of corruption.
One of Australia's oldest neighbourhoods is being evicted. We examine the people, the history and the fight to keep a community together.
One of the more unexpected revelations from the recent public inquiries by the ICAC into the issue of illegal political fundraising is the apparent shyness of a number of Liberal party donors.
Private Sydney: In 1954 the grand ballroom atop David Jones' flagship Elizabeth Street store hosted a young Queen Elizabeth II.
While scandal brews over the originality of a Hany Armanious' $2.5 million public art commission in Sydney, we take a look at the ubiquitous crate and its place in public art.
Noone owns the concept of a giant milk crate. At least that's the word from a Sydney copyright lawyer in response to Wednesday's $2.5m public art row.
The much-loved Putt Putt at Ermington is set to close after Parramatta Council sold the land to a developer for $135 million.
US singer and X-Factor judge says a man threw a glass at his head at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay early on Thursday morning.
US singer and X-Factor judge bleeds from the head after a man allegedly threw a glass at his head at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay early on Thursday morning.
A bus driver ploughs his empty commuter bus into a home in western Sydney after taking drugs.
Police say a three-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car that was reversing from a driveway at Chatham, near Taree on the mid-north coast of NSW.
Liberal MP and Londonderry member Bart Bassett is drawn into a corruption inquiry investigating illegal political donations by developers.