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Penrith may build $500m sport stadium

Adrian Proszenko, Michael Chammas Penrith could become the home of a $500 million redevelopment which would include the construction of a new roofed stadium on the land currently occupied by Sportingbet Stadium and the adjoining...

Compulsory home acquisitions on rise as Sydney infrastructure expands

James Robertson, Jacob Saulwick More Sydney home owners are set to receive one of the worst letters possible - a notice their property will be compulsorily acquired, a prelude to being bulldozed to make way for massive...

Wild weather rocks Sydney: One dead, two hit by lightning, and flooding

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Alexandra Back, Emma Partridge, Peter Hannam Wild weather rocked Sydney on Monday and left one man drowned, two struck by lightning and at least six people trapped in their cars on flooded streets.

'Snouts in trough' or friendly gesture? Sister city program under fire

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Leesha McKenny What started half a century ago as a gesture of peace in a world torn apart by war - the bond of being sister cities across the globe - has become the source of blazing rows in local government.

John McGuigan planned to use coal profits to buy into Obeid-linked company: ICAC

John McGuigan (right)leaving the ICAC after giving evidence. 29th January 2013
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Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Prominent businessman John McGuigan, who was found to be corrupt at a previous Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry into the Obeids' $30 million coal deal, was going to invest profits...

Foot in the university door can help disadvantaged students demonstrate their true potential

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Kim Arlington For thousands of high school graduates starting lectures and tutorials this week, university is a whole new ball game.

Punch drunk: it's just another power trip

Mark Dapin

Mark Dapin I walked out of the pub and woke up in the back of an ambulance. I remember only a little of what happened in between.

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Ryan Tandy granted bail over alleged kidnapping

Former Bulldogs player Ryan Tandy leaves the Downing center today after being sentenced to 6 months community service for his role in the match fixing episode and found guilty of lying to the Crime Commission.
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Nick Ralston Disgraced footballer Ryan Tandy has been granted bail after a key witness sensationally showed up to the courthouse and backed the former NRL prop’s version of an alleged kidnapping.

Light rail price set to drop after extension

Jacob Saulwick Half-price concession tickets will be offered on Sydney's light rail line for the first time when the line's extension from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill opens in March.

Muslims urged to rally for Syria

 Zeky Mallah at Lakemba Mosque.

Rachel Olding Some of Sydney's Muslim leaders are allegedly encouraging young Australians to participate in the Syrian civil war in a move authorities fear is exacerbating sectarian violence.

Stalled greenway corridor plan fades from Coalition's map

Greenways around Iron Cove Bridge.

Jacob Saulwick When NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian put the brakes on a greenway - a bush corridor, bike and walking track - through Sydney's inner west in 2011, she said she would replace it with a more...

The king and I … minutes, and worlds, apart

Baby Warwick Neylan born 12.56 am on Tuesday 23rd July 28 Minutes before the future king of England, with hid mother Beatrice and Father Daniel. Photo: Danielle Smith

Rick Feneley, Angelo Risso Just 28 minutes separated the births of Warwick Neylan and the future king of England (and perhaps Australia), Prince Whatsisname.

What a waste: Councils cleaned out by cost of rubbish collection

Peter Munro By the bitumen on Fitzgerald Avenue is a mess of modern times: a child's pink-and-white plastic bike, a discarded desk chair and a broken washing basket atop a soiled mattress.

Barry O'Farrell accused of racial slur against indigenous Labor frontbencher Linda Burney

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Sean Nicholls Barry O'Farrell has been called on to apologise for a perceived racial slur against the Labor frontbencher Linda Burney after he declared she hadn't achieved her career success on merit.

Rail and road chaos spurs search for new power reliability

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Jacob Saulwick Transport authorities say they are determining how to avoid the multiple failures that hit Sydney on Thursday, which turned a 45-minute power outage into a commuters' nightmare lasting several hours.

Mothers cautious of league violence

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Christine Sams They are the mothers in rugby league's heartland, watching their young boys play soccer. If the chief executive of the Australian Rugby League commission, Dave Smith, is to win over a new generation...

'What has the perpetrator lost?': Family angry as Thomas Kelly murder charge dropped

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Lisa Davies The mother of Thomas Kelly fought back tears as she levelled thinly-veiled criticism at prosecutors after a murder charge against the man who fatally punched her son was dropped.

Morning Express: Wednesday, March 13

Rachel Olding Morning Express is a live news blog produced each weekday from 6am-9am, covering the latest headlines, weather and transport.

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Biker cop on the bikie trail

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Nick Ralston It takes an hour and a half of questioning but finally Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis confesses.

Teen accused of killing Thomas Kelly went on crime spree: police

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Rachel Olding, Lisa Davies, Nick Ralston The man accused of murdering Sydney teenager Thomas Kelly, 18, in Kings Cross this month went on a crime spree lasting more than an hour, punching four people in total, police said.