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Gifted students vie for a seat in the popular OC classes

Amy McNeilage If your watch gained two minutes every hour and you set it to the correct time at 7am, what time would it show at 1.30pm?

Hillsong gives Sydney some of that new time religion

At the Hillsong Conference this week.

Damien Murphy Religion in the round. Thousands are on their feet in the darkened circular Allphones Stadium.

Man wrongly accused of sexual assault sues police

Stephen Black

Rachel Olding A man imprisoned for almost a year on false claims of sexual assault is suing the police amid a "terrible and wicked climate" for sex crimes prosecutions.

Sydney's inner city joins Darwin and Bunbury with lowest unemployment rates

Stephen Cauchi Sydney's inner and beachside suburbs, Darwin, and Bunbury in Western Australia are the places to be for jobseekers, boasting the nation's lowest unemployment rates, while Queensland's Ipswich,...

Sydney teen only girl in team for science and maths Olympiad

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Alexandra Smith When Manjekah Dunn pulls on her green and gold blazer to represent Australia at the olympics games for science and maths next month, the Sydney teenager will be in a league of her own.

Redundancy: when losing your job means losing your self

Sally Webb

Stephanie Wood Redundancy can hit more than just a person's cash flow. For those whose identity has become tied up with their work, the emotional toll can be extreme.

Home is where the peace is for those avoiding holiday traffic

The Duncan children

Heath Gilmore It is the Sydney staycation phenomenon. For many city residents, the Easter holidays and the Anzac Day long weekend have evolved into an autumnal idyll of self-congratulation.

Sydney parents are producing fraudulent documents to get their children into favoured schools

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Kids raising their hands

Alexandra Smith, Amy McNeilage Parents are so desperate to enrol their children in schools with impressive results that they are resorting to extreme measures such producing fraudulent documents to claim they live within the...

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Liberal aide sells childcare centres to 'premium' provider

Preschool

Kirsty Needham NSW Liberal Party figure Damien Tudehope has sold his chain of daycare centres located on Catholic Church land to premium childcare entrepreneur Brendan McAssey for an undisclosed sum.

Sydney man struck by lightning 'should buy a lottery ticket'

Flashes of lightning

Georgina Mitchell A man was struck by lightning as severe thunderstorms swept across Sydney on Friday night.

Bikie war ends with threatening a witness charge after fire bombing

Nick Ralston An associate of the Hells Angels has been charged with fire bombing a car in a bid to stand over a witness giving evidence in a trial relating to a bikie war with rival gang the Nomads.

Effects of unemployment to hit harder in struggling areas

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Bianca Hall Disadvantaged communities will be disproportionately hit by rising unemployment, which reached 6 per cent last month for the first time in a decade.

The daily exodus from western Sydney

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Matt Wade The dearth of jobs in greater western Sydney is causing huge commutes and limiting women's participation in the workforce.

NSW Liberals' right wing outraged at Baird, Berejiklian deal

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Sean Nicholls A deal struck between Mike Baird and Gladys Berejiklian to become leader and deputy leader of the NSW Liberals is threatening to spark a factional brawl by outraging the party's right wing, which is...

Factional battle: why Gladys Berejiklian could not be premier

Gladys Berejiklian

Anna Patty Factional warring threatened to break out within the NSW Liberal Party if Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian, a warrior of the party's left-wing, became premier.

It's the 'burbs against the bush in life expectancy stakes

Sydney.

Rachel Browne There may be only few kilometres separating the residents of northern Sydney from the central coast but their lifespans are strikingly different.

Ministers axed in NSW shake-up

greg smith and george souris

Sean Nicholls Four senior NSW government ministers - including Attorney-General Greg Smith and Hospitality and Racing Minister George Souris - will be dumped from cabinet under a shake-up ordered by new Premier...

Mike Baird's cabinet reshuffle a preparation for next election

NSW Premier Mike Baird.

Sean Nicholls Mike Baird's first cabinet is indeed, as promised, a mixture of youth and experience.

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Royal Life Saving warns parents drowning is deceptively silent

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Tim Barlass A drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event, with the waving, splashing and yelling often seen in the movies rarely witnessed in a real emergency, Royal Life Saving has warned.

O'Farrell blasted for 'stupid' comments

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Rachel Olding The author of Australia's largest study into alcohol-related nightlife crime has blasted Premier Barry O'Farrell for ''unbelievably stupid'' comments that 1am lockouts and 3am closing times would do...