Castle Hill

High noon at Castle Hill

Saffron Howden, Nick Ralston, Alicia Wood POLICE surrounded the ute and yelled at the driver to ''get out''.

Officers shoot and kill man outside Castle Hill police station

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Stephanie Gardiner and Glenda Kwek Police shot and killed a man outside Castle Hill police station this afternoon.

Castle Hill Liberals man the ramparts in preselection stoush over wealthy donor

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Sean Nicholls STATE POLITICAL EDITOR HE IS a 37-year-old hedge fund manager but Ashley Pittard has ambitions beyond the cutthroat world of high finance.

Attorney-General Greg Smith victim in Mike Baird's ministry reshuffle

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Sean Nicholls Premier Mike Baird says his new cabinet is ''all about balance'' but has been forced to defend the decision to dump several senior ministers and a lack of new female faces.

Ministers axed in NSW shake-up

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Sean Nicholls Four senior NSW government ministers - including Attorney-General Greg Smith and Hospitality and Racing Minister George Souris - will be dumped from cabinet under a shake-up ordered by new Premier...

NSW Liberals' right wing outraged at Baird, Berejiklian deal

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Sean Nicholls A deal struck between Mike Baird and Gladys Berejiklian to become leader and deputy leader of the NSW Liberals is threatening to spark a factional brawl by outraging the party's right wing, which is...

Factional battle: why Gladys Berejiklian could not be premier

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Anna Patty Factional warring threatened to break out within the NSW Liberal Party if Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian, a warrior of the party's left-wing, became premier.

Ten charged after drugs and weapons seized during police raids across Sydney

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Anne Tarasov Police have seized more than a 50 kilograms of drugs, six firearms and more than $100,000 during a series of raids on the properties of alleged organised crime figures across Sydney.

At the third stroke: George the talking clock now on atomic time

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Julie Power At the third stroke it will be …

Defining western Sydney

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James Robertson Western Sydney's boundaries are on a slow march.

Brad Hazzard expected to reveal high-rise plans for North West Rail Link

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Leesha McKenny The state government is turning west to realise its ambition for high-rise development near transport hubs, amid speculation it will scale back its plans for Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Girls who skipped school raped in Fairfield Park: police

Fairfield Park lane where rapes took place

Rachel Olding, Megan Levy Two teenage girls who had become lost after skipping school to go shopping in Castle Hill were lured off a train and raped in broad daylight on Tuesday, police say.

Schoolgirls raped in Fairfield Park by three men

Rachel Olding Two teenage girls who had become lost after skipping school to go shopping in Castle Hill were lured off a train and raped in broad daylight on Tuesday, police say.

April Fools' Day prank: parents sent SMS saying school closed

Megan Levy An early-morning text message sent to hundreds of parents saying Castle Hill High School had burnt down has been exposed as an April Fools' Day prank.

NorthConnex: Many still in dark about effects of Pennant Hills Road tunnel

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Leesha McKenny A motorway tunnel under Pennant Hills Road may mean Krystyna Jensen would no longer have to worry about the thousands of trucks that barrel past her Thornleigh renovation business each day.

Slurpee slip not Target's fault, court finds

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Michaela Whitbourn A woman who slipped in a Slurpee outside a Castle Hill Target store has had her bid for $300,000 in damages rejected by a three-judge bench.

Community farewells Bridget Wright, 8, killed by tree branch

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Saffron Howden As images of his young daughter flashed before him on a screen beneath the drizzling rain, James Wright kissed the blue balloon he was holding and let it go, watching it rise into the sky.

Carbon credit certificates issued to 'world first' school were 'fake', Supreme Court finds

Michaela Whitbourn He claimed to have helped a Sydney school to become the first in the world to go ''carbon neutral'' by saving a Malaysian rainforest from logging, and to have generated more than $1 billion in carbon...

North shore sex attacker faces more charges

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Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies They were vicious attacks that spread fear through Sydney's northern suburbs; two young girls approached in separate incidents who only just managed to escape the grasp of a stranger with a sinister...

Neighbours witness 'pure terror' as woman burnt alive

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Emma Partridge Screams and the smell of burning flesh drew neighbours out of their houses on a leafy Rouse Hill street, in Sydney's north-west, on Monday afternoon.