Burwood

Burwood Council's former general manager Pat Romano weeps during sentencing

Kate McClymont The former general manager of Burwood Council, Pat Romano, who used $44,000 in council funds to spy on his wife and then lied about it at a corruption hearing, sobbed in the witness box during his...

Sydney traffic: Burwood Road closed after pedestrian and motorcyclist hurt

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Saffron Howden A motorcyclist and an elderly female pedestrian have been rushed to hospital, both in a critical condition, after an accident on Burwood Road at Burwood.

Burwood Council takes deputy mayor Tony Doueihi to court for boarding house breach

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Leesha McKenny Burwood deputy mayor ordered to pay almost $60,000 in fines and costs after his own council took him to court.

Mayor and deputy planning Anzac research: Burwood ratepayers to fund councillors' Gallipoli jaunt

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James Robertson An inner-Sydney mayor with a history of taking ratepayer-funded trips to the Middle East has defended plans to spend $15,000 on a fact-finding tour of Gallipoli.

Man assaulted, left unconscious at Burwood station

Peta Doherty A man was dragged off a train, assaulted, stomped on the head and left unconscious on platform 6 of Burwood station, after a violent assault that resulted in eight people being charged or cautioned.

Spies, lies and fraud at Burwood, ICAC finds

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A FORMER Sydney council general manager could face criminal charges after the NSW corruption watchdog found he misused council funds to have his wife and her colleague spied on, among other offences.

Corruption cloud hangs over mayor of Burwood

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Kate Mcclymont DESPITE the prospect of being named adversely in a forthcoming corruption report, Labor's John Faker was elected mayor of Burwood on Thursday night.

Loved but unprotected, a grand old dame of Burwood takes a body blow

Kelsey Munro RESIDENTS blocked access with a picket line and unions ordered a stop to work on safety grounds, but the demolition of a historic Burwood homestead is expected to be completed.

ICAC begins Burwood Council investigation

Kate McClymont THE general manager, Pat Romano, spied on people for his own purposes and then billed Burwood Council for it.

ICAC to investigate Burwood Council

Kate McClymont BURWOOD Council is bracing itself for potentially embarrassing revelations as the Independent Commission Against Corruption prepares to hold a two-week public hearing into corruption allegations.

'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 primary school teacher arrested over child porn

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Eryk Bagshaw Sydney primary school teacher arrested over child porn

Student who 'married' girl, 13, pleads guilty to sexual abuse

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Paul Bibby, Emma Partridge An overseas student who repeatedly sexually abused a 13-year-old girl in Sydney's south-west under the guise of a "marriage" has pleaded guilty to the crime.

Ten speed cameras across NSW to go

NSW is to remove 10 speed cameras.

James Robertson The NSW Government says it will remove 10 speed cameras from the state's roads after an audit found they were doing little to improve road safety. 

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Villawood detainee to plead guilty to 'marrying' girl, 12

Emma Partridge A Villawood detention centre detainee will plead guilty to "marrying", and having a sexual relationship with, a 12-year-old girl, a Sydney court heard on Wednesday.

Nursing home killer had history of incidents at work

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Louise Hall An inquest into the deadly fire at the Quakers Hill Nursing Home has been told nurse Roger Dean's former boss suspected him of stalking her and damaging her car following a dispute over patient notes.

Vegas Hotel robbery an inside job, say police

Inside job: Police say the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Vegas Hotel was the result of an elaborate plan led by former manager Feng Ye.

Emma Partridge What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas. But not when you are the manager of a nightclub called Vegas and you claim you were hog-tied while masked men - who police allege are your mates -...

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Sydney apartment parking ban is on right lines for wrong reasons

Jimmy Thomson The NSW government's much-trumpeted "saving" of $50,000 for a car parking space in new car-free apartment blocks should be taken with a fairly healthy pinch of salt.

Police say man tortured chicken then gave it to dog to kill

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Saffron Howden A young man allegedly tortured and beat a chicken at his home in Sydney's inner-west before encouraging his dog to kill it, police say.

CFMEU took weekly kickbacks from George Alex companies, royal commission hears

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Anna Patty The royal commission into union corruption has heard the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union allegedly received a weekly kickback of $2500 from labour-hire companies linked to crime...