More rain on the way 

Megan Levy, Peter Hannam 3:49 PM   Pause for a moment in the sunshie at the start of the working week. The grey clouds and rain that have become all-too-familiar in recent times are due to roll in again.

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At least 50 ICAC findings in doubt 

Crown Prosecutor, Margaret Cunneen, SC. The Cunneen case concerned one of the meanings of "corrupt conduct" in the ICAC Act.

Michaela Whitbourn 11:24 PM   At least 50 findings made by the Independent Commission Against Corruption over the past decade have been thrown into doubt.

Man dies after falling from 12th floor 

Help: Firefighters could respond.

Patrick Begley 12:47 PM   A man has died after falling from the 12th floor of a building in Sydney's east on Monday morning

ETU faces royal commission into trade unions

The front page of the Electrical Trades Union newsletter depicting Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a Nazi.

Anna Patty 12:15 AM   The royal commission into union corruption is expected to scrutinise a loan the NSW Electrical Trades Union made to the Labor Party five years ago.

Was there another Ivan Milat crime?

Boris Milat

Georgina Mitchell 11:28 AM   Ivan Milat allegedly shot someone decades before the notorious backpacker murders.

Police car allegedly driven by handcuffed man

The scene at Ashtonfield after a house was hit by a police car allegedly driven by a handcuffed man on Sunday.

Dan Proudman 12:23 AM   A man handcuffed and in the back of a marked police car has allegedly been able to clamber over to the driver's seat for an unsuccessful attempt at freedom.

Academic cleared of anti-Semitism 

University of Sydney vice-chancellor Dr Michael Spence.

Peter Munro 3:26 AM   The University of Sydney has cleared a prominent academic of anti-Semitism but still threatened him with the sack in relation to an ugly protest at its main campus. 

Retired brigadier to lead storm recovery

Retired Brigadier Darren Naumann has a big task ahead him in the wake of the NSW storms.

Sean Nicholls 12:00 AM   Retired Australian Army Brigadier Darren Naumann has been appointed to lead the recovery of the storm ravaged Hunter and Central Coast.

NSW storms batter the budget

GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24:  Property in North Avoca inspected after tree damage from the storm on April 24, 2015 in Gosford, Australia. Gosford City and Wyong shire have official been declared disaster zones, due to the damage caused by the worst storms to hit the region in decades.  (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Kirsty Needham   The Baird government is considering a natural disaster fund to protect the NSW budget from worsening storm and fire events.

Woman dies after being hit by car

Stock. Pictured - Police tape. 140209RG34 Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

A woman is dead and an 11-year-old boy is badly injured after they were hit by a car in Sydney's west.

Hail storms batter Sydney

Snowboarding in Newtown.

Georgina Mitchell, Peter Hannam and Pallavi Singhal   Storms hit the Sydney region, bringing hail and damaging winds.

Home buyers out in force despite Anzac Day

A large crowd watched the auction of a house at 56a Newton Road, Blacktown on Anzac Day.

Antony Lawes and Camille Bianchi   The minister in charge of Fair Trading called it 'disrespectful', but that didn't stop sellers from making millions.

Suburban mayhem in the name game 

Whitlam opening the Labor election campaign in Blacktown in 1972: The suburb wanted to honour the connection but was denied.

Eamonn Duff   If your suburb shares its name with another location nationally, there could be a fight to keep it.

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Solar's longest journey

The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane, flies over Abu Dhabi during preparations for its round-the-world flight.

Peter Hannam   As joy flights go, few would beat the first round-the-world journey by a solar-powered plane, the Solar Impulse 2.

Grenade found in Sydney backyard


Pallavi Singhal   A grenade has been found buried in a backyard in Sydney's east, with specialist police on site.

Asbestos clean-up bill $12m for NSW

asbestos beware sign

Kirsty Needham   While the ACT has allocated $1 billion to deal with Mr Fluffy asbestos, the NSW Government estimates it will cost the state up to $12 million.

A very Aussie beach Anzac

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25:  A man deressed as a 1915 soldier pulls a horse during an ANZAC service at Collaroy beach on April 25, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

Julie Power   It was a very Australian way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli: 100 surf life saving boats landed on Collaroy Beach, rowed by  600 lifesavers wearing the finest budgie smugglers and zinc cream.

Camp Gallipoli goes ahead 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25:  Lieutenant colonel Paul Le Large (retired) posing with his daughter Tara at Camp Gallipoli on April 25, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Paul Le Large; Tara Le Large

Lucy Cormack   It was a sea of swags, beanies and soggy ugg boots, as attendees of Camp Gallipoli woke to a moving Dawn Service in Sydney's Moore Park on Saturday morning.

Inner-city driving Sydney's housing boom

Sydney apartments could be too small

Matt Wade   High density suburbs on the edge of the CBD are the epicentre of Sydney's housing boom

Funding freeze hits mental health nurses

People with  debilitating disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia, major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder will be affected if the program closes.

Amy Corderoy   A mental health program described as "one of the most innovative services ever funded" by the federal government is under threat after years of funding freezes.

Metgasco wins challenge to resume drilling

Metgasco wanted to merge with Elk Petroleum to diversify from its troubled NSW assets

Sean Nicholls   Metgasco has succeeded in having suspension of a major gas drilling project overturned in the Supreme Court, paving the way for a compensation claim against the state government.


Antonia Kidman's former husband dies in New York

Angus Hawley's death is the second tragedy in less than a year for the high-profile family.

D-Day looms for Baird over ICAC

Premier Mike Baird could face a backlash within his own party if he agrees to anti-corruption chief Megan Latham's request to give ICAC more teeth.

Man-bags a must-have

Of the two man purses Fernando Barraza​ owns, only one comes in lurid green leather with pony-hair polka dots. His other "murse​" is more demure. Then there are his tote bags, messenger bags, laptop bags, gym bags, overnight bags, backpacks and a bright-coloured coin purse.

Will climate change mean worse storms for NSW?

Probably the last thing politicians and disaster-hit communities want to think about is whether climate change will make tempests more frequent and more intense.

Anzac Day: What's on in Sydney and NSW

Your guide to commemorating Anzac Day around Sydney and NSW.


Hail batters Sydney

Heavy rain and hail blanket large areas of Sydney on Anzac Day afternoon.

Hunter region devastated by floodwaters

Aerial vision shows the devastating damage left behind by the April storms in the Hunter region, where flooding and property damage were still widespread on Wednesday. Vision courtesy of the Newcastle Herald.

The sea foam of Stormageddon

Sydney resident Sylvia Freedman talks about the moment she awoke to a sea of foam whipped up by the #sydneystorm at Avoca Beach on Wednesday morning.