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Priyanka Pripri to help launch Parramasala festival with a Bollywood bang

Melanie Kembrey Baulkham Hills resident Priyanka Pripri isn't knocking on the doors of Bollywood, she's banging on them.

P-platers at risk of 'Jekyll and Hyde' syndrome

SUN HERALD.  portrait of Julie Power in her car in Richmond.  For a story about why P platers have such a high rate of acciedents and fatalities.  Pic by Nic Walker.  Date 10th October 2014.

Julie Power The first time new P-plater Tiarne Jurd drove solo to school, four friends piled into the car. The experience shocked her.

Liberal MP drops support for unfiltered NorthConnex

Jacob Saulwick The Liberal Party MP whose electorate will host the southern end of the NorthConnex motorway is calling for major changes to the project.

Gifted students vie for a seat in popular OC classes

No stress: Claudia Moussa with daughter Gabriella after the opportunity class placement tests.

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?

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.

Man wrongly accused of sexual assault sues police

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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.

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.

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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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.

Another stolen generation looms, warn protesters

Support Group for Children and Parents protest at NSW parliament, Thursday 28 November 2013.
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Anna Patty The government is opening the way to a new stolen generation, protesters outside State Parliament have warned.

Sydney weather: commuters face windy trip home

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Alexandra Back A severe weather warning is in place for the Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra areas, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning damaging winds could reach up to 90km/h this afternoon.

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...

G-G to attend funeral of young victim of violence

Daniel Christie

James Robertson Governor-General Quentin Bryce will attend the funeral of victim Daniel Christie ''as an expression of the community's revulsion'' of violence on Sydney's streets.

Daniel Christie funeral: father pays tribute to Kings Cross punch victim

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Nick Ralston The father of one-punch victim Daniel Christie has told a funeral service in Sydney that his son would not have wanted people to feel hate and revenge towards others.

For a life cut short, Christies call for change

Nick Ralston Daniel Christie lived his short life by the mantra ''if it's change to be, it's up to me''.

Liberal aide sells childcare centres to 'premium' provider

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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'

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