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Ben Grubb is the deputy technology editor of smh.com.au, theage.com.au, brisbanetimes.com.au and watoday.com.au

Missing Irishman found seriously injured five days after morning drinking session

Mahesh Sharma, Ben Grubb and Rachel Olding It was a bizarre and almost deadly end to an early morning drinking session.

New NSW trains to offer food and drink, fixed seats and toilets

Train

Jacob Saulwick, Ben Grubb Residents of the Blue Mountains, Illawarra, central coast and the Hunter will be able to buy "premium" train tickets with better seats and food and drink when new carriages are delivered from 2018.

Google trekker maps iconic Australian walkways

Ben Grubb Google is mapping out locations that are only accessible on foot.

'George Street is an extremely dangerous place': paramedics

Safer Sydney

Lane Sainty and Ben Grubb An assault on a female paramedic working in the Sydney central business district on Sunday morning is part of a growing trend in which there was a 50 per cent rise in assaults on paramedics last...

Man charged after assaulting paramedic

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Ben Grubb A 21-year-old man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a female ambulance paramedic in the city overnight.

Sydney's violent night

Bondi

Alexandra Smith, Ben Grubb On the same day as police launched a national crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence, Bondi man Michael McEwen was lying in hospital in an induced coma - after he was punched and his head was stomped...

Man, 29, falls two storeys in Neutral Bay balcony plunge

Ben Grubb A 29-year-old man was knocked unconscious after falling two storeys from a hotel balcony at Neutral Bay last night in an incident that appears to be related to alcohol, police say.

Man, 30, shot in Guildford

shooting

Ben Grubb A 30-year-old male has been shot on Rosebery Road in Sydney's suburb of Guildford, Ambulance NSW says.

Barrenjoey lighthouse fire contained

Bushfire on Barrenjoey Headland.

Gemma Khaicy, Ben Grubb Eighty firefighters and three helicopters contained a fire across the Barrenjoey headland at the weekend, saving the heritage-listed lighthouse at Palm Beach.

Three-year-old suffers minor injuries after slipping between train and platform at Sydney rail station

Ben Grubb A three-year-old fell between a train and a platform at Sydney's International Airport on Sunday evening.

L-plate accident crushes woman

Ben Grubb, Melanie Kembrey When Steve Atkinson woke about 2.45am on Sunday to a loud bang he thought a cabinet had fallen over. Instead he found his wife, Sylvia, trapped under a pile of bricks and his van in the lounge room.

Woman hospitalised after learner-driver smash

Minto crash

Melanie Kembrey and Ben Grubb Steve Atkinson awoke about 2.45am on Sunday to find a freak accident had left his wife trapped under a pile of bricks.

Assault charge after Surry Hills siege

Surry Hills

Ben Grubb, Ilya Gridneff A man has been charged with assault following a siege in Surry Hills that ended when a shirtless man was escorted from a block of units by police and arrested.

Man in custody after armed siege in Surry Hills

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Ben Grubb, Ilya Gridneff A man is in police custody after a brief siege in Surry Hills during which heavily armed police entered a block of units.

Surry Hills siege ends after police storm building

Surry Hills

Ben Grubb and Ilya Gridneff A siege in Surry Hills appears to be over after a man was escorted from a block of units by police.

Glass pane falls from Sydney skyscraper

Ben Grubb A glass pane has fallen from a skyscraper and shattered across Sydney’s Martin Place in the CBD this evening, NSW Fire and Rescue says.

Cinema ceiling collapses on audience in storm

Ambulance

Glenda Kwek and Ben Grubb Emergency crews worked to free cinema goers trapped when the ceiling of a central west NSW cinema complex caved in during a heavy storm this afternoon.