Woman sets Australian flag alight at Hyde Park war memorial

Australian flag

Eryk Bagshaw An Australian flag was set alight at the War Memorial in Hyde Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Dame Marie Bashir bids farewell as NSW Governor

NEWS: Bashir. The official farewell for Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, the 37th Governor of New South Wales.
Photo: Edwina Pickles. 
1st Oct 2014.

James Robertson Pomp and circumstance blended with cheering and informality on Wednesday as Dame Marie Bashir bid farewell after more than a decade as Governor of NSW.

Ten speed cameras across NSW to go

NSW is to remove 10 speed cameras.

James Robertson The NSW Government says it will remove 10 speed cameras from the state's roads after an audit found they were doing little to improve road safety. 

Kogarah intersection to be improved after death of Aneri Patel

Fatal incident: a 4WD crashed through a shopfront in Kogarah last month.

The Railway Parade intersection where Kogarah schoolgirl Aneri Patel died last month will be improved in a bid to ensure that such an incident does not occur again.

Coal seam gas laws are flawed, says top NSW scientist

Nicole Hasham "Clear gaps" exist in the way toxic chemicals from coal seam gas mining are handled and the NSW government must act urgently to lessen the risk, a report by the state's top scientist says.

Food tourism transforming western Sydney communities

Melanie Kembrey Cabramatta is leading the way in what is rapidly becoming a world cuisine tour across Sydney.

Corporate lawyer who attacked L-plate motorcyclist to claim he was mentally ill

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Paul Bibby A Sydney corporate lawyer who crashed into and then attacked a learner motorcyclist will argue that he was mentally ill at the time and should not be sentenced under the state's criminal laws.

Domestic tourism to benefit from sliding Australian dollar

Alana Schetzer, Scott Parker and Lisa Visentin The plummeting Australian dollar may be causing woes for intrepid Australians travelling abroad, but for the domestic tourism industry it is good news.

Kayaker dies in NSW river tragedy

A file picture of the swiftly running Nymboida River.

Rugged terrain has prevented police from reaching a kayaker who has died on the NSW north coast.

Villawood detainee to plead guilty to 'marrying' girl, 12

Emma Partridge A Villawood detention centre detainee will plead guilty to "marrying", and having a sexual relationship with, a 12-year-old girl, a Sydney court heard on Wednesday.

Garry Weigand charged with murder after girlfriend bashed in Budgewoi backyard


Eryk Bagshaw Police have charged a 55-year-old man, Garry Weigand, from the NSW central coast with murder after his girlfriend was found bashed to death in his backyard on Wednesday morning.

Going places

Felicity Stewart

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

Police arrest man following death of woman in Budgewoi backyard

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Daniel Fallon Police have arrested a 55-year-old man following the death of a woman at a home in Budgewoi.

Bizarre case of 'schnitzel fraud' as chef ordered to pay $70,000 damages

Schnitzel fraud: a chef has been ordered to pay $70,000 in damages.

Emma Spillett North Wollongong Hotel’s former head chef has been ordered to pay $70,000 in damages to the popular pub over thousands of missing chicken schnitzels.

Police arrest teenager after girl is stabbed multiple times near Lake Macquarie


An 18-year-old woman has been charged following the stabbing of a 17-year-old girl in the Lake Macquarie area overnight.

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.

Man tries to snatch baby from mother in Sydney's inner west

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A cyclist has thwarted an attempted abduction in Sydney’s inner west on Tuesday morning.

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.

Medical students to miss out on internships as doctor shortage looms


Harriet Alexander Hundreds of medical students will miss out on internships next year despite a doctor shortage that is predicted to occur within 12 years, a government audit shows.