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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...

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...

Hornsby Council to look at privatising its childcare services

Hornsby mayor Steve Russell.

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...

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.

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.

Refuges for women fleeing domestic violence face closure under NSW reforms

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Rachel Browne Parts of NSW with the highest domestic violence rates in the state will be left without specialist women's refuges under a controversial government reform thatwhich advocates say will endanger the...

Woman may have been deliberately run down in Sydney car park

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Megan Levy Police are investigating whether a woman who suffered serious injuries in a hit-and-run in Sydney's west was deliberately run down in a car park.

New 'super' ambulance stations for Sydney

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Libs left without a candidate for Riverstone after Kevin Conolly disendorsed

Kevin Conolly, right, with the Premier, MIke Baird.

Sean Nicholls The NSW Liberals have been left without a candidate for the western Sydney seat of Riverstone at next year's election after sitting MP Kevin Connoly was disendorsed by his own branches.

NSW man dies after one-punch assault

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

Raynor Manalad dies after alleged one-punch assault at Rooty Hill party

Hugh Bacalla Garth allegedly threw the fatal punch at the party in Rooty Hill.

Emma Partridge Raynor Manalad was a nurse, a brother, a son and a friend. He was a man whose life was ended by a single punch.

Hugh Garth to face new one-punch law over Raynor Manalad's death

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Emma Partridge A man accused of throwing a fatal punch at a western Sydney party will be the first person to be dealt with under the NSW government's one-punch laws after his charges were upgraded on Wednesday, a...

Big savings for taxpayers by cutting the city commute

Happy in his space: Raymund Manio saves hours a week by using a smart work centre.

Anna Patty After 14 years of commuting to the city from Kellyville, Raymund Manio now saves up to 2½ hours of travelling time each day by working at a so-called "smart work centre" at Rouse Hill for two to...

Charges upgraded in fatal punch case

Died in hospital: Raynor Manalad.

Emma Partridge The mother of man killed by a fatal punch said she does not care whether her son's alleged attacker was the first to be charged under tough new laws because nothing will bring her child back.

Security firm Excellent Security has its licence revoked

Security firm shut: Excellent Security exploited a loophole enabling people with criminal records to obtain licences.

Eamonn Duff A Sydney security firm has been shut after it exploited a legal loophole that enables people with criminal records to gain licenses.