Buildings on fire at Lansvale factory complex

Michael Koziol, Amanda Hoh Buildings on fire in a factory complex in Sydney's southwest.

Cat shot with two arrows in Bankstown

Police in Northcote Street, Auburn

Amy McNeilage A cat was found on a residential street in Bankstown with two puncture wounds on Saturday morning after being shot with arrows.

Missing 13-year-old Bankstown girl Jazmin Deacon found 'safe and well' after two months

Jazmin Deacon, 13, who was missing for two months.

Rachel Browne A 13-year-old girl who went missing from her Bankstown home two months ago has been found safe and well, according to NSW Police.

Sydney mother who claimed to be trapped in Lebanon on adultery charges shows up in Bankstown court

Mahassen Issa with Mohammed Awick.

Nick Ralston A Sydney mother who claimed she was trapped in Lebanon facing adultery charges that were raised by her husband has surprisingly shown up at Bankstown courthouse.

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...

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.

Firefighters to receive bravery awards after Bankstown inferno


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

Triplets charged after alleged attack on police officers in Bankstown


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.

Man arrested after pensioner Frank Carlino was robbed, punched in Chester Hill

CCTV footage of Frank Carlino being attacked in a car park in Chester Hill.

Megan Levy The family of an 86-year-old grandfather who was bashed and robbed of his pension in a western Sydney carpark this week has a message for the "gutless bastard" who punched him in the face: justice...

Two women charged over 'cowardly' attack on pensioner, 86, in Chester Hill

Car park

Megan Levy Two women have been charged after an 86-year-old pensioner was bashed and robbed in the underground car park of a western Sydney shopping centre in an attack police have described as "cowardly".

Gatecrashers charged after man glassed at Sydney birthday party

Police tape

Megan Levy Two men who gatecrashed a birthday party in Sydney's south-west have been charged after allegedly attacking two teenage guests, including one who was hit in the face with a glass bottle.

Andrew Scipione, Nick Kaldas under investigation by Police Integrity Commission

Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione and  Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas.

Neil Mercer The NSW Police Integrity Commission has launched a potentially explosive investigation into allegations of improper conduct by two of the state's top cops - Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione and...

Demand for public housing grows as government sells homes

On the wane: Public housing.

James Robertson Fewer families are living in public housing as the NSW government has built only 440 new homes in the past year but in the past four years has knocked down or sold 6000.

Crowded house: the post office box shared by 21 ALP members

Between 2009 and 2012, the PO box was listed as a mailing address by former Auburn mayor Hicham Zraika.

Sean Nicholls Multiple Labor members listing the same Auburn PO box as their residential address raises branch-stacking suspicions.

Brothers for Life no longer as internal feuds erupt into violence


Rachel Olding In the end, it was not the armed robberies, the extortions or the drug deals that undid them. It was the brothers themselves.