Kendall in agony over mystery of a little boy lost

Rachel Olding The Middle Brother State Forest is a lonely place for a little boy.

State government asks Clover Moore for mates rates for Ultimo school site

Contested: The site of the proposed school in Ultimo.

Amy McNeilage The new primary school in Ultimo will not be ready by 2017 as promised, unless the City of Sydney offers the state government a discount on the $100 million site.

City to build three new childcare centres

Investment in fun: New childcare centres are will be built in Annandale, Alexandria and St Peters

Kirsty Needham State Political Editor Three new childcare centres, with places for 240 children, will be built by the City of Sydney in Annandale, Alexandria and St Peters to address an inner-city childcare shortage.

Trampoline park injuries spark safety probe and hospital investigation

On the mend: Harry Bailey, now 8, was trampolining at a birthday party when he broke his arm.

Esther Han Daring tricks and twists are part of the fun at Sydney's trampoline parks, but an alarming jump in traumatic injuries has sparked a major investigation and calls for a safety review.

Tree-culling may have relied on out-of-date bushfire maps

Culled: Norfolk pine trees at Palm Beach, prior to removal.

Natalie O'Brien The areas covered by controversial new bushfire clearing laws, which have allowed some waterfront home owners to remove trees without approval while improving million-dollar views, may have been...

This man has had sex with 60 prostitutes – and Sydney's ratepayers footed the bill


Eamonn Duff Eamonn Duff meets Fred Allen - the one man frontline keeping Sydney's illegal brothels at bay.

Shooters misfire and publish animal lovers' shot in magazine

Kirsty Needham State Political Editor The Sporting Shooters' Association has been forced to apologise for publishing the winning image from a Greens wildlife competition in its Shooter magazine, and claiming the image celebrated trophy...

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.

Auburn Festival a long way from terror

United: Police officers were part of the diverse crowd enjoying Auburn Festival at Wyatt Park.

Georgina Mitchell It was Western Sydney on a Saturday afternoon, and it felt as if it could not be further from terror.

Man assaults son with hammer

Angelo Risso A man has been charged by police with assault intending to cause grievous bodily harm after fracturing his son's skull with a hammer.

Sydney police patrol around mosques

Police will patrol mosques across Sydney under an operation established to head off any reprisals from Thursday's anti-terror raids, but they insist it's for community protection and confidence.

Police on guard for retaliation attacks against Muslims after anti-terrorism raids

Michael Koziol Extra police are on the beat in communities with a high Muslim population including Lakemba and Auburn and are on the watch for retaliation attacks against Muslims, police have confirmed.

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.

Railways staff vote to remove clause preventing forced redundancies

Sydney train

Jacob Saulwick The days of a job for life on Sydney's railways are officially over. Staff from Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink have voted to approve a new workplace agreement that removes, for the first time in...

"I am ashamed": new Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher admits church has failed abuse victims

Rick Feneley The new Archbishop of Sydney has used his first press conference to apologise to sex abuse victims and reach out to Muslims who are feeling marginalised over the terror raids.

We are the ones being terrorised, Muslims say

A car which was damaged overnight and daubed with anti-Muslim slogans in Miller near Liverpool.

Michael Koziol and Leila Abdallah A car has been damaged and daubed with offensive comments, threatening letters have been sent and women have been abused in the street.

ABC's numbers are up

Damien Murphy And so farewell then Sean Dorney, Jim Middleton, Margaret Pomeranz and David Strattan and a host of other lesser known mortals as the ABC undermines Treasurer Joe Hockey's happy futuristic suggestion...

Mary Touma's killer gets three more years' jail after appeal against sentence

Killed: Mary Touma.

Louise Hall A drunk cyclist who killed a Sydney grandmother by shoving her over because she "got in my way" will spend an extra three years behind bars after the Crown successfully argued his sentence was too...