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Bodies of father and daughter found in Blacktown house

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Peta Doherty The bodies of a father and daughter have been found inside a Blacktown home.

Parachuting minister draws blank looks in Blacktown

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Sean Nicholls and Alexandra Smith THE retiring Labor MP for Blacktown, Paul Gibson, has backed the ability of the Transport Minister, John Robertson, to succeed him in the seat, positioning Mr Robertson to take the Labor leadership...

Three charged over 'systematic abuse' of boy, 4, in Doonside

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Megan Levy Three people have been arrested over what police have described as the "systematic and ongoing physical abuse of a young boy" in Sydney's west.

Hugh Garth, first person charged under 'one-punch' laws, denied bail

Raynor Manalad on his graduation day.

Paul Bibby The first person to be charged under the state's controversial 'one-punch' laws has been denied bail in the NSW Supreme Court, with a judge finding that the youth is more likely to abscond because of...

Sydney toddler dies after being found unconscious in backyard pool

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Patrick Begley Desperate efforts to resuscitate a two-year-old toddler found floating unconscious in a backyard pool in Sydney's north west were unsuccessful on Saturday.

Three-year-old boy found unconscious in Sydney pool

Patrick Begley A three-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after he was found floating unconscious in a backyard pool in Sydney's north west.

Alleged building industry standover man George Alex needs psychiatric treatment, court hears

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Rachel Olding He suffers from depression, anxiety, high blood pressure and a leg injury from a recent car crash that is so severe it may require amputation.

Man charged over exchanging counterfeit US dollars for $30,000

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Angelo Risso A man has been refused bail after allegedly exchanging counterfeit American currency for more than $30,000 in Australian tender, with the intention of exchanging up to $US100,000 ($106,000) more.

Some Sydney garbage trucks back on the road, but others still grounded

Cleanaway's fleet was grounded because of a crash in Adelaide.

Leesha McKenny and Eryk Bagshaw Garbage services halted across Sydney are expected to begin to return to normal, after councils were advised that some of the trucks grounded by one of Australia’s largest waste management...

Missing mother Lisa Shoesmith and baby Noah found

Found: Lisa Shoesmith, who had been missing with her baby son, Noah.

Rose Powell A young Sydney woman and her baby who had been missing for six days have been located safe and sound.

Archbishop Edward Clancy on his way to Paradise

Respected: Edward Clancy in 1994.

Stephanie Wood Cardinal Clancy, the Emeritus Archbishop of Sydney, died early on Sunday at the Mount Saint Joseph's Hostel and Nursing Home in Randwick where he was being cared for by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Hornsby Council to look at privatising its childcare services

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Heath Gilmore A Sydney council is investigating whether to privatise its childcare centres, reigniting fears that local authorities are looking to exit the sector.

NSW Libs forced to reopen preselection after Diaz stoush

Sean Nicholls, State Political Editor Two sitting Liberal MPs, Bart Bassett and Kevin Conolly, and Hills Shire councillor Yvonne Keane will fight it out for Liberal preselection in the Sydney seat of Riverstone after the party was forced...

Westfield effect: malls reshape city

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Matt Wade Forget the harbour and the beaches, shopping malls have a much bigger influence on how people spend their days in Sydney.

War over Riverstone heats up with MP Kevin Conolly accused of admitting to branch stacking

Minutes of meeting record unusual claim: Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly.

Sean Nicholls The internal Liberal Party stoush for preselection in the seat of Riverstone has turned nasty after sitting MP Kevin Conolly was quoted in official branch minutes as admitting to branch stacking "for...

The shopping malls that shape Sydney

Keeping the wheels spinning ... the shopping mall, Bondi Junction.

Matt Wade Forget the harbour and the beaches, its shopping malls that shape daily life in Sydney.

NRMA says state's roads have $4 billion funding backlog

Fixing state roads: The NRMA has found NSW's roads face a $4 billion funding backlog.

Jacob Saulwick The NRMA has crunched the numbers on what it would take to repair poor road surfaces in councils across the state, and has found a backlog of almost $4 billion.

Wood fire heaters: the hidden killer

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Heath Gilmore The air pollution from wood fire heaters in winter now poses a bigger immediate health danger to Sydneysiders than cars or cigarettes.

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Fiona Harari For the last year of her life, Monika Chetty lived rough in suburbia, despite suffering horrific burns. How did this mother of three from a good family end up in such a state?

Women's refuges closing down after reform fails them

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Rachel Browne Shelters for women and children will be replaced by generic services under NSW government reform. Australia's first women's refuge, Elsie, is among those on the chopping block.