Police close off streets in Fairfield East in hunt for bank robbers

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Megan Levy and Emma Partridge Police have locked down a number of streets in Fairfield East in Sydney as they hunt for a gang of men who are suspected of robbing a bank in a neighbouring suburb on Friday morning.

Police officer awarded $13,000 in costs after neglect of duty charge dismissed

Paul Bibby A police officer accused of failing to act when a junior colleague allegedly declined to charge a female suspect so he could make sexual advances toward her has had the charges against him dismissed...

On the road with artist Celia Perceval

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Peter Munro Celia Perceval plants her blank canvas against a flat dark rock and perches in the scrub, wondering about spiders and whether her bum crack is showing.

Battle of Broken Hill an act of war or terrorism won't be commemorated

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Damien Murphy The Federal Government won't be remembering the first Australians to be killed on home soil by the enemy at centenary commemorations in 2015.

Ex-police inspector Matthew Dennis given home detention for lying to PIC about drug use

Former police inspector Matthew Mark Dennis at an earlier court appearance.

Paul Bibby A former NSW Police inspector who lied to the Police Integrity Commission about a drug-fuelled Gold Coast weekend will be required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet seven days a week and...

Going places

Felicity Stewart

Daisy Dumas Daisy Dumas meets the people shaping a better Sydney.

Gun find in fake leg places hospital in lockdown

Liam Phillips St Vincent's Hospital was placed in lockdown yesterday afternoon after the alleged discovery of a pistol hidden in a patient's prosthetic leg.

Star City places $760m bet on its future

David Humphries The gambling hub is turning itself inside out.

Mayor Hicham Zraika's recruitment drive in Auburn sparks branch stacking fears

Questions: Whose name will be on the ballot for Labor in Auburn?

Sean Nicholls A surge in branch membership in the state seat of Auburn ahead of a controversial preselection expected to see the sitting member, former minister Barbara Perry, dumped as Labor's candidate in favour...

Friends in high places

Linton Besser The Kazal brothers have built an empire stretching from Abu Dhabi to Sydney's most exclusive harbourside properties. Linton Besser investigates.

Ebola: Australian hospitals well prepared, says Professor Lyn Gilbert


Harriet Alexander The infectious diseases expert tasked with overseeing Australia's response to the Ebola virus says hospitals are well prepared for the virus despite widespread panic in the community.

Christopher Brown wins round one in Obeid expose defamation case

Louise Hall A man mistakenly identified as a business associate of disgraced former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid in the bestselling anti-corruption expose He Who Must Be Obeid has won a significant battle in...

Halloween popularity booming as Gen Y Australians add their own twists

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Esther Han The Petersham street party, where guests have been asked to "wake the monster inside", is one of the growing number of community-building events in Sydney celebrating Halloween.

Homeless women's services saved from chopping block

James Robertson Women’s advocates have hailed a new government funding deal, which they say will save a number of Sydney’s long-running services for homeless women from extinction.

Top prosecutor Margaret Cunneen and son under investigation by ICAC


Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn The colourful career of Crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen could be derailed as the corruption watchdog investigates allegations she perverted the course of justice.

Financier Ian Lazar charged for allegedly defrauding woman of her home

Ian Lazar is arrested in North Sydney on Thursday by detectives from Strike Force McMaster.

Nick Ralston Colourful financier Ian Lazar has been charged over allegations he defrauded an elderly woman of her home after first seeing her on an episode of A Current Affair.

Buddhist monk shot himself with nail gun, then shot temple president: community member

Shot: Karuna Kim.

Emma Partridge A dispute between two men at a Buddhist temple in Sydney's south-west resulted in one of the men shooting the other in the head with a nail gun, before turning the weapon on himself, police say.

Seven Mile Beach cafe near Kiama offers coffee discounts for good manners

Head chef Megan Jones and owners Kylie Pickett and Kev Chilver with the sign.

Phil McCarroll The Seven Mile Beach Kiosk in Gerroa, south of Kiama, is offering discounted coffees to customers who are polite.

Former University of New England chancellor John Cassidy found corrupt by ICAC over pub sale

John Cassidy, right, during his ICAC appearance.

Michaela Whitbourn The corruption watchdog has found that former University of New England chancellor John Cassidy acted corruptly over the sale of university-owned Tattersalls Hotel to his business partner but has...