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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...

Missing Jazmin Deacon, 13, 'may be in Blue Mountains with older man'

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Megan Levy A 13-year-old girl missing for nearly two months from her home in Sydney's west may be in the company of an older man in the Blue Mountains area, police say.

Rubbish auditing: What your household waste says about you

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Daisy Dumas Councils across Sydney engage auditors who sift through general and recycling bins, to build a detailed, if malodorous, picture of our waste habits.

Motorists spend cold night in mountains, with little information

Snow covers a car parked at Hartley in the Blue Mountains.

Jacob Saulwick Truck drivers and motorists stuck in their vehicles in the Blue Mountains overnight have complained about a lack of communication, with authorities not alerting them to how long the roads might be...

'Top Brothers 4 Life member' Amanda Crowe stays under virtual house arrest over alleged hit bid

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Louise Hall A Sydney woman charged with masterminding and orchestrating the attempted murder of three men during the bloody Brothers 4 Life internal war will remain under virtual house arrest after failing to...

Sydney's new home boom triggers urgency in addressing transport, jobs and schools

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James Robertson Are Sydney's schools, transport and jobs market equipped to deal with residential growth that will come with a surge in home building approvals?

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Former NSW premier Nathan Rees 'attacked' at a Seven Hills shopping centre

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Nick Ralston Former NSW premier Nathan Rees has been allegedly attacked in a shopping centre in western Sydney.

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

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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...

Archbishop Edward Clancy on his way to Paradise

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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.

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.

NSW man dies after one-punch assault

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A man has died after an alleged one-punch attack in Sydney.

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...