Bankstown

Hundreds of buses to replace Epping to Chatswood rail line for seven months

Jacob Saulwick A fleet of about 75 buses running hundreds of services a day will be required to replace the Epping to Chatswood rail line for more than half a year when it is shut for works to prepare it for the...

Labor MP Tania Mihailuk's alleged comments 'ruined me', says Bankstown man in defamation case

Sued for defamation: Labor MP Tania Mihailuk.

Paul Bibby A south-west Sydney MP told voters at a polling both not to vote for a local council candidate in an election in which her partner was also running because the candidate's "cousins are murderers and...

Firefighters to receive bravery awards after Bankstown inferno

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Rachel Olding Within seconds of arriving at a Bankstown unit block inferno, fire crews knew it was something they had never encountered.

Bankstown residents accuse Sydney Water over sewage overflow plan

Peter Hannam A plan by Sydney Water to shift its sewage overflow problem up the Georges River is "a disgrace" that treats Bankstown residents "like second-class citizens", mayor Khal Asfour said.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Bankstown

A man was robbed at gunpoint in a Bankstown car park after two men confronted him and demanded his belongings.

Branch stacking alleged in NSW Labor battle for Bankstown

Natalie O'Brien It sounds like the plot for a political thriller: allegations of a ''ghost branch'' that holds clandestine gatherings, meetings being manipulated, and official record books going missing - including...

Tania Mihailuk uncontested in Bankstown preselection as Linda Downey withdraws

Tania Mihailuk

Sean Nicholls The way has been cleared for Bankstown MP Tania Mihailuk to contest next year's state election for the Labor Party after the sudden withdrawal of Bankstown councillor Linda Downey from the...

Bryan Brown: why the boy from Panania still calls Bankstown home

Bryan Brown

Growing up in Sydney in the 1950s there were probably three hubs of social life outside of school: the Picture Theatre, the Church and the Municipal Baths. My Municipal Baths was at Bankstown.

Triplets charged after alleged attack on police officers in Bankstown

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Ilya Gridneff and Stephanie Gardiner Five people from the same family, including 18-year-old triplets, have been charged after seven police were injured while responding to a domestic violence incident in Sydney's south-west.

Safety standards came up short at Bankstown

Andrew West, TRANSPORT A REPORT into aviation safety found standards at Bankstown Airport were ''intolerable'' and prompted an overhaul of flight procedures.

NSW Government digs in its heels on airport travel fares

Expensive: The $12.60 airport

Nicole Hasham The eye-popping cost of a train fare to Sydney Airport is set to remain, despite a NSW parliamentary inquiry finding the high charge adds to road congestion and unfairly penalises workers and...

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Epping to Chatswood line to be shut for months for north-west rail link

Fast forward: an artist's impression of the new trains, expected to start rolling in 2019.

Jacob Saulwick The Epping to Chatswood rail line will be shut for months under the terms of a $3.7 billion contract signed this week for a private operator to run the adjoining north-west rail link to Rouse Hill.

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Accelerant found at Rozelle crime scene

Rozelle missing

Emma Partridge, Peter Munro A Rozelle shop fire which killed three people appears to have been deliberatly lit after traces of accelerant were found at the scene.

Police bust 'Batman' ecstasy drug syndicate in Cooma raids

Fleta Page Police have seized hundreds of ecstasy tablets as well a large amount of cash, firearms, cannabis, amphetamines, war medals and snakes in a series of raids in Cooma on Wednesday morning.

Triple murder charges a possibility after Rozelle fire

Shop ablaze, Rozelle. Traces of accelerant were found at the scene.

Emma Partridge Whoever deliberately started a deadly fire at Rozelle could be charged with triple murder, police say.

Trio arrested over 'Batman' ecstasy pills

The tablets, which are light blue in colour 
and are stamped with a batman logo, are being sold to drug users as a form of 
ecstasy. ?We are aware of the Blue Batman pills and, in 
particular, a number of bad reactions users had after taking them at an event in 
the Hawkesbury last weekend,? Detective Superintendent Cook said. Photo: NSW police 
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Rachel Olding They appeared to just be three northern beaches mates who liked to ski together and party hard.

Heavy machinery brought in to demolish Rozelle ruins and building next door

Workers prepare for the demolition of the buildings damaged in the Rozelle blast

Megan Levy One week after a deadly explosion and fire tore through a convenience store on the main street of Rozelle, heavy machinery is being brought in to demolish all that is left of the charred...

Rozelle convenience store owner Adeel Khan interviewed after blast

The clean-up in progress at the now-crime scene.

Police have interviewed the owner of the convenience store at the centre of an inferno in Sydney's inner west that killed three people, including a mother and her baby.

Labor MP Tania Mihailuk thought defamation demand was media stunt

Sued for defamation: Labor MP Tania Mihailuk.

Rachel Olding A NSW Labor MP accused of defaming a candidate for Bankstown local council on polling day by calling his family "drug dealers and murderers" initially dismissed a demand for $1000 and an apology...

Police pursuit ends in assaults, bites

Georgina Mitchell A police pursuit of a disqualified driver through western Sydney ended with detectives being assaulted and bitten by the driver and passenger, Parramatta Bail Court has heard.