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Rachel Olding Rugby league star Blake Ferguson has been convicted of indecently assaulting a young woman while out celebrating his State of Origin selection at a Cronulla nightclub.

Cronulla trawler salvage ridiculed for 'MacGyver' approach


Bellinda Kontominas The salvage operation of a stranded fishing trawler stuck on rocks at Cronulla has been likened to an episode of MacGyver, with a union representative claiming the incident controller stripped down...

Cronulla bashing over girl, police say

Geesche Jacobsen WHEN a Cronulla shopkeeper saw 10 to 15 local boys gather near his store on Monday night, he smelled trouble and decided to close up.

Mystery of woman washed up at Cronulla


Nick Ralston The woman was found on a Cronulla beach, fully clothed and barely alive but no one has reported her missing and police are yet to determine how she died.

Backpacker missing from Cronulla beach found safe in northern Sydney

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Ellie Harvey AN ESTONIAN backpacker whose disappearance from a beach in Sydney this week prompted a big air, land and sea search was found safe and well yesterday and may not have known she had been reported...

Murderer allegedly on the run from Sydney prison caught

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Sally Willoughby A convicted murderer who has allegedly been on the run since Friday has been captured on the NSW south coast.

A wet and warm March for parts of Sydney


Peter Hannam How wet was March depends a lot on where you live.

Sydney man dies in stormwater drain during storm

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Emma Partridge A man is dead after becoming trapped in a stormwater drain at a rubbish and recycling plant in Sydney's south.

Opal card available on all Sydney trains by next Friday

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Leesha McKenny Electronic ticketing will be in place across all 190 stations of the Sydney train network by the end of next week.

Planning Assessment Commission decried as 'rubber stamp' after high approval rate

Leesha McKenny The independent authority that assesses some of the state's most controversial developments has been described as a ''rubber stamp'' after a study found it agreed with the Planning Department in 96...

Student Rachel Gardner awarded $243,000 after police break leg

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Louise Hall An arts student whose leg was broken by a group of police officers after she was caught without a train ticket has been awarded more than $243,000 in damages.

Reservations over mandatory sentencing for alcohol-fuelled violence

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Anna Patty Police will be empowered by new one-punch laws from this weekend, but Premier Barry O'Farrell may have to battle to get his next tranche of legislation to curb alcohol-fuelled violence through...

Attorney-General Greg Smith on outer over mandatory sentencing laws


Sean Nicholls NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith is facing a growing push to have him removed from the job amid discussion within the government about Citizenship, Communities and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Victor...

New train timetable had a smooth start but not all commuters are happy


Jacob Saulwick, Lucy Carroll, Ed Bodkin Almost all of Sydney's trains ran to time on Monday morning, the first peak hour under the O'Farrell government's new public transport timetable, but commuters across the network were divided about...

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Suburbia to surf … way to go for next wave of nippers

Nippers numbers on the rise.

Kim Arlington They are up before the sun, climbing into the car in their pyjamas, still sleepy as they head for the coast.

Sydney trackwork, traffic congestion hit final days of Sculpture by the Sea

Melanie Kembrey A rainy day and still more trackwork will bring the curtain down on this year’s Sculpture by the Sea.

Rebels arrested over sexual assault and shooting

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A dozen people statewide have been arrested in a five-day police swoop on the Rebels bikie gang, with senior police warning other gangs will be targeted next.

Sydney's coastal walkers need to dodge golf balls


Heath Gilmore Obstacles to completing one of the great outdoor walks are errant golf balls, the odd angry rifle shot and an 89-year-old woman living in a house her father built.

Sydney PR queen Roxy Jacenko slips in and out of the pages of her new book

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Damien Murphy 'Everyone knows that if your waters break at Westfield, Bondi Junction (aka WBJ), the concierge organises a ride for you to hospital and you're entitled to a shopping spree when you're once again...

Toddler dies after being pulled from pool


Amanda Hoh, James Robertson A two-year-old boy has died after being pulled unconscious from a backyard pool and suffering a heart attack.