Cabramatta

Drama as robbery foiled in Cabramatta

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Emma Partridge A suspended police officer is one of three men arrested after a foiled robbery attempt at Cabramatta in Sydney's west on Monday.

Policeman charged, refused bail over foiled robbery attempt at Cabramatta

Scores of specialist police and undercover detectives crash-tackled the alleged robbers.

Emma Partridge A police officer suspended for steroid use has been refused bail after he was charged over a foiled robbery in Sydney’s west on Monday.

Cabramatta robbery 'a very serious bag snatch', says lawyer for accused policeman

A still from iPhone footage taken by an onlooker shows one of the men arrested at Cabramatta on Monday.

Paul Bibby The suspended Sydney police officer accused of taking part in a violent daylight robbery involving $300,000 cash has been refused bail, despite his lawyer's claim that the crime was no more than "a...

Man, 84, bashed in attempted armed robbery in Cabramatta

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Melanie Kembrey An elderly man was punched to the ground when a man tried to rob him at knife-point in the middle of the day in a residential area in Sydney's west.

Money remitter restrictions: poor and disadvantaged to be hardest hit

At risk: Money transfers are the means by which many migrants support relatives in their home country.

Natalie O'Brien Disadvantaged and isolated communities in some of the world's poorest regions will be hardest hit by moves to shut down the money remittance businesses, in the wake of fears over terrorism financing,...

At Gough's farewell, our true selves were on show

Tony Abbott leaves the state memorial service for former prime minister Gough Whitlam.

Damien Murphy Australia had not seen its like before.  A goodly turnout of the nation's great and good had assembled for Gough Whitlam's state memorial service and outside the mob cheered some, booed others.

Thousands expected to farewell Gough Whitlam

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Damien Murphy Gough Whitlam's state memorial service is shaping as the biggest in living memory.

Wests Tigers youth footballer faces armed robbery charges

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Angelo Risso A Wests Tigers youth footballer is among three men charged with armed robbery after a spate of petrol station raids this month.

With Powerball jackpot at $50m pick the best suburb to buy your ticket

Lotto: Who will be the big winner?

Tom Decent With tonight's Powerball Jackpot at a whopping $50 million, thousands of hopeful Sydneysiders have flocked to newsagencies to snap up a ticket. 

Ngo asks High Court to quash life sentence for assassination of John Newman

Lawyer to argue incorrect legislation used: Phuong Ngo.

Louise Hall The man convicted of murdering NSW Labor MP John Newman in Australia's first political assassination is asking the court to quash his life sentence.

Two dead, one missing: police check for criminal underworld links

Jamie Gao: Shot dead allegedly after a drug deal went wrong.

Emma Partridge Police are investigating possible links between slain drug dealer Jamie Gao, a missing Sydney father and a high roller shot dead outside McDonald's in Sydney's inner west.

Liberals under more pressure to preselect a woman to upper house

Sean Nicholls Pressure is building on the NSW Liberal Party to preselect a woman to its upper house ticket for next year's state election, with four female candidates putting their hands up.

Food tourism transforming western Sydney communities

Attracting visitors: Culinary delights at Bau Truong Vietnamese restaurant in Cabramatta.

Melanie Kembrey Cabramatta is leading the way in what is rapidly becoming a world cuisine tour across Sydney.

Train catches fire on Granville overpass

The train stopped on an overpass at Granville.

Alexandra Back A train on fire and stranded on a 20-metre high overpass in Granville caused traffic chaos as firefighters struggled to reach the blaze on Tuesday night.

NSW community relations overhaul threatens harmony, critics say

Nicole Hasham The NSW Community Relations Commission will be renamed and its role redefined, in a move critics say threatens harmony at a time when religious and racial tensions are magnified.

Racing chaplain hears the beating hearts behind thundering hooves

Peter Munro Colin Watts is on track to help with the stress and heartache that comes with pursuing the high-stakes sport of kings.

Neville Wran's daughter Harriet Wran charged with murder of Redfern drug dealer

Charged with murder: Harriet Wran.

Nick Ralston, Saffron Howden, Megan Levy The daughter of former NSW premier Neville Wran has been arrested in connection with the murder of a small-time drug dealer at Redfern on Sunday night.

Renting a home might be more savvy than buying, says RBA

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Jacob Saulwick Sydney residents may have been better off renting than buying in most Sydney suburbs in the past decade, research by Reserve Bank economists shows.

Talk of the town: you're all talking my language

SMH.  Portrait of Rishi Acharya (father), Usha Nepal (wife) and Sukrit Acharyai (child).  Photographed outside the Rockdale Town Hall/ Library.  For a data story on immigration and suburbs in Sydney.  The family is originally from Nepal.  Pic by Nic Walker.  Date 10/07/2014.

Inga Ting Sukriti Acharya, 7, is shy about speaking a second language but during family car trips, Nepali is her favourite game.

Sydney Trains 'refresh' 28 stations for $33 million

Jacob Saulwick Sydney Trains will embark on a pre-election blitz to spruce up another 28 train stations, including some that have only recently been the subject of multi-million dollar upgrades.