Epping

Commuters in the dark on shutdown of Epping-Chatswood rail line

Jacob Saulwick Train users across Sydney’s north should know in the next few of months how long the Epping to Chatswood rail line will be out of action during construction of the north-west rail link.

Greg Smith to retire as Epping MP

Michaela Whitbourn and Sean Nicholls He was criticised by law-and-order hardliners for being "soft on crime", but the former attorney-general and retiring Epping MP Greg Smith was generally well regarded in the legal profession for...

Liberal MP Greg Smith will not re-contest NSW seat of Epping

Leaving politics: former NSW attorney-general Greg Smith.

Nicole Hasham Liberal MP Greg Smith will not re-contest the seat of Epping at the next state election after being removed from cabinet in April.

Doctors fear health impact of NorthConnex tunnel pollution

Fuming: Air quality will be monitored, NorthConnex says.

Amy Corderoy Doctors fear thousands of school children and elderly residents of Sydney's upper north shore are being put at risk by a new freeway that will funnel unfiltered traffic pollution into a residential...

Xie trial: Murder accused offered to adopt surviving relative of slain family, court told

Murder accused Robert Zie with his wife Kathy Lin.

Louise Hall The father of slain newsagent Min Lin says his son-in-law Robert Xie offered to adopt a surviving relative in the hours after the horrific murders were discovered.

Lin family murder case like a 'jigsaw puzzle', court told

Louise Hall The murder case against Robert Xie is like a ‘‘jigsaw puzzle’’ with each piece of evidence fitting together to give the whole picture, Senior Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi,...

Lin family killer used a key to their house, court told

Lian Bin

Louise Hall The violent murder of five members of the Lin family was motivated by ‘‘intense bitterness and hatred’’ and carried out by an assailant familiar with the layout of their North...

Lin family murders motivated by 'intense bitterness and hatred'

Louise Hall The violent murder of five members of the Lin family was motivated by "intense bitterness and hatred" and carried out by an assailant who had a front door key and was familiar with the layout of...

Robert Xie had a sexual motive for killing Lin family, court hears

 Lian Bin ‘‘Robert’’ Xie and his wife, Kathy Lin.

Louise Hall Accused murderer Lian Bin ‘‘Robert’’ Xie had a "sexual motive" for the violent killing of five members of the Lin family, a NSW Supreme Court jury has heard.

Xie jurors urged to consider sexual abuse claims dispassionately

Lian Bin

Louise Hall The barrister for accused killer Lian Bin "Robert" Xie says new allegations of sexual assault against his client may trigger an "emotional" response and "desire to punish" but he urged jurors to...

Accused murderer Robert Xie was motivated by sex, money and pride, court hears

Lin family.

Louise Hall Accused murderer Robert Xie was motivated by sex, money and pride, court hears.

Lin family death case will hear of sexual abuse and gruesome evidence, jury told

Lian Bin

Michaela Whitbourn Jurors in the trial of accused Lin family killer Robert Xie have been told that the case will involve allegations of sexual abuse of a ‘‘young female’’ by a male relative and...

'New material' sees jury discharged in Lin family murder trial

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Paul Bibby The jury in the trial of the alleged Lin family murderer has been discharged following the emergence of new evidence that may ''change the shape and content'' of the case.

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.

New trial for accused Lin family murderer

Paul Bibby The man accused of murdering five members of a Sydney family as they lay in their beds will face a new trial on August 4, following the emergence of new evidence in the case.

Melbourne train operator Metro to run Sydney's north-west rail link

The operator of Melbourne Metro Rail is coming to Sydney.

Jacob Saulwick The operator of train systems in Hong Kong and Melbourne has been chosen to run the first privately operated passenger rail line in Sydney, the north-west rail link.

NSW Premier Mike Baird and his train set

Premier Mike Baird.

Damien Murphy Premier Mike Baird needs more than vision alone to realise a dream shared with his father of an improved Sydney rail service.

Nurse suspended for injecting Botox

cosmetic surgery

Anne Davies A nurse who administered Botox and other cosmetic injections to customers at a day spa, without a prescription and without medical supervision, has been found guilty of professional misconduct and...

Robert Xie trial - who's who

Louise Hall These are main players in the trial of Robert Xie who is accused of killing the Lin family in their home in North Epping, Sydney.

Robert Xie and Lin family timeline

Louise Hall This is story as it unfolded leading up to the trial of Robert Xie who is accused of killing the Lin family in their home in North Epping, Sydney, in 2009.