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Fire at Concord hostel, two people rescued from windows as fire burned

Eryk Bagshaw Two people have been resuced dangling from window sills as a fire erupted at a hostel in Concord, Sydney

Fire at Concord hostel, two rescued from window sills.

Road closed: The scene of the fire on Parramatta Rd.

Eryk Bagshaw Two people have been resuced dangling from window sills as a fire erupted at a hostel in Concord, Sydney

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Yuko Narushima JULIA GILLARD has sought to warm the government's relationship with the Premier, Kristina Keneally, after a prime ministerial snub in front of cameras last week.

Hello darkness, my new friend: Tunnels to be the new normal for commuters

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Jacob Saulwick Road tunnels are being touted as a cure-all for congestion in Sydney, but residents and public health experts want air quality issues to be reassessed.

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Where will all the people go on Parramatta Road?

The Mayor of Strathfield has expressed concerns about how plans for redevelopments along Parramatta Road may end up overwhelming it instead.

Jacob Saulwick The Liberal mayor of Strathfield says he does not see where the council will be able to fit the number of units being proposed for the area in a plan for the redevelopment of Parramatta Road.

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Sydney protest groups line up against road and rail projects

Jacob Saulwick One acronym at a time – CAPS, SCAPS, NOW or STORC – they are the people trying to change the face, or resist changes to the face, of Sydney.

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Hospitals warned government on casualty crush, documents show

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Nicole Hasham Senior staff at three Sydney hospitals warned the NSW government a $7 fee for GP visits would leave emergency departments swamped, and children, the poor and the elderly would be worst affected,...

Pacific Highway voted the most frustrating road in NSW

Chockers: Parramatta Road near Flemington Markets.

Lisa Visentin The Pacific Highway, Pennant Hills Road and Parramatta Road have once again topped a list of the state's most diabolical stretches of road.

WestConnex 'no help' to Sydney Olympic Park traffic nightmare

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Jacob Saulwick ANZ Stadium and other venues around Olympic Park at Homebush Bay are appealing to the state government to modify plans for the WestConnex motorway to better reduce the area's crippling traffic...

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WestConnex: reintroduction of toll likely to force motorists onto Parramatta Road

Fresh doubts have emerged about how much the WestConnex motorway will ease congestion on Parramatta Road.

Jacob Saulwick More cars will pile onto Parramatta Road after the first stage of the WestConnex is built, despite the government's stated intention to beautify the much-maligned corridor.

How Mike Baird hopes to win the west

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Matt Wade and Jacob Saulwick Few political leaders can talk about infrastructure with the assurance of Mike Baird. Many years working in banking and a three-year stint as state Treasurer has made it firm political ground for the...

Hospital doctors fail to detect victim's six broken bones

SH NEWS. August 15, 2014. Martin Lancaster at his Burwood home. St Vincents Hospital discharge ?Martin Lancaster who had been bashed by a baseball bat without noticing he had six broken bones.

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Harriet Alexander Royal Prince Alfred Hospital discharged a man who had been bashed with a baseball bat after a cursory examination that failed to diagnose six broken bones.

WestConnex: people left wondering as plans shift and change

Jacob Saulwick When the state government changes tack on a big road project, these are the people left wondering.

Teenager in custody over alleged stabbing at party in Five Dock

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One teenager was stabbed in the chest and another was hit in the head with a bottle when a fight broke out at a house party in Five Dock on Friday night.

Homemade gun factory shutdown by police in Sydney's south-west

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Dan Proudman and Nick Ralston An illegal homemade gun factory operating in Sydney's south-west and allegedly providing one-shut firearms to the underworld has been shut down by police.

WestConnex: 100 properties to be bought to make room

News-NCH. 02.08.12. Official opening of new Newcastle Port Centre. NSW minister for Ports and Roads, Duncan Gay. picture by Brock Perks

Jacob Saulwick More than 100 properties through Sydney's west and inner west will be purchased to make room for the first stages of the O'Farrell government's WestConnex motorway.

Man burnt in Christmas BBQ explosion

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A man has been severely burned in a BBQ gas explosion as he prepared Christmas lunch for his family on the NSW south coast.

Indian, Muslim communities tried to help homeless burns victim Monika Chetty

Sarah Whyte For months, members of the Indian and Muslim communities in Sydney tried to help a homeless Fijian Indian woman, Monika Chetty, who was found severely burnt on Friday night in Hoxton Park and is in...

Homeless woman Monika Chetty dies from severe burns

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Eamonn Duff Police say it is one of the biggest mysteries they have come across as the cause of Ms Chetty's burns remain unknown.

More take a shine to Opal smartcard despite fare flaws

Jacob Saulwick, Lane Sainty Sydney's Opal public transport smartcard is finally starting to reach across the city - pleasing some with its convenience but frustrating others with its fare and pricing structure.