Shot fired during Fairfield gun brawl

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Police in Sydney say a handgun went off when it was used to strike a man on the head during a brawl in the city's west.

Woman, 62, killed crossing the road in Fairfield


Lisa Visentin A 62-year-old woman has died after being hit by a van at Fairfield on Saturday night.

Men claim to be Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone in calls to Ray Hadley and Chris Smith on 2GB

Mayor Frank Carbone

Michaela Whitbourn It has the makings of a Monty Python sketch: three men ringing a radio station claiming to be the same man.

More ruckus for MP from his days as mayor of Fairfield


Michaela Whitbourn He courted controversy for choosing a luxury Chrysler 300C as his official mayoral car. Now state Labor MP Nick Lalich, the former mayor of Fairfield, is facing questions about $70,000 in gift...

Two girls sexually assaulted in Fairfield park: police

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Megan Levy Two 16-year-old girls have been sexually assaulted in a park in Sydney's west.

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.

Fairfield City Council staff to keep notes on meetings with councillors and requests for special treatment

Ian Robertson.

Harvey Grennan Union members at Fairfield Council will compile written reports on all contact with councillors amid allegations they are being summoned to be lenient on offenders.

Baird government opens door to potential pokie palace childcare centres

NSW Premier Mike Baird

Kirsty Needham The Baird government has opened the door to licensed clubs getting tax breaks on poker machine profits for expanding into childcare and aged care services.

A night in the life of a bellydancer: Georgette Bowden shimmers across Sydney

Belly dancer Georgette Bowden getting ready to perform at a Lebanese restaurant in Parramatta.

Natalie O'Brien Dressed in an elaborate Arabian costume embellished with sequins and sparkles, Georgette Bowden shimmied her way across south-west Sydney on Friday night.

Sydney mother learnt she was pregnant a few hours before giving birth

Eamonn Duff Kim Walsh arrived at her doctor's surgery suffering abdominal cramps. Two and a half hours later, she was cradling the baby health experts told her she could never have.

Genia McCaffery warns that council amalgamations are inevitable

Former North Sydney mayor Genia McCaffery, who was also president of the Australian Local Government Association until 2012.

Anne Davies and James Robertson The former high-profile mayor of North Sydney, Genia McCaffery, has warned her former mayoral colleagues to think twice about rejecting council amalgamations, saying it is inevitable it will occur in...

Food tourism transforming western Sydney communities

Attracting visitors: Culinary delights at Bau Truong Vietnamese restaurant in Cabramatta.

Melanie Kembrey Cabramatta is leading the way in what is rapidly becoming a world cuisine tour across Sydney.

Police van crashes into Sydney house


Lisa Visentin A police dog squad van crashed into a house in Smithfield on Tuesday morning. 

Terror raids target family homes of convicted criminals

Suspects' criminal records disclosed: Milad bin Ahmad-Shah al-Ahmadzai.

Nick Ralston and Emma Partridge A man jailed for threatening to slit the throat of a Commonwealth official and another who allegedly helped six people travel to Syria are believed to be the alleged leaders of the group targeted by...

The week terror changed Australia

Killed: Numan Haider.

Damien Murphy Something happened. Australia awoke on Wednesday to a dead Islamic teenager and two knifed police officers.

Afghan Hazara refugees reportedly threatened with knife at soccer training in Sydney

Amy McNeilage A group of Afghan Hazara refugees was reportedly threatened at soccer training by a man wielding a knife in Sydney this week.

Mechanic Ahmad Azaddin Rahmany arrested in terrorism raids free on good behaviour bond

''Do I look like a terrorist?'': Ahmad Azaddin Rahmany outside court.

Emma Partridge A mechanic arrested during Australia's largest counter-terrorism operation was given a two-year good behaviour bond after police found a stun gun and four rounds of ammunition at his Merrylands home.

Youth stabbed in Merrylands party brawl charged with affray

Merrylands brawl. Stabbing victim who has now been charged. His name is Sayed Musawi (DO NOT IDENTIFY HIM - HE IS 17 SO WE ARE NOT ALLOWED). no names, face needs to be blurred. He has been charged with affray. Pics from Facebook.
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Rachel Olding He nearly died after being stabbed in the chest outside a western Sydney birthday party that descended into chaos.

Bus driver intervenes as girl repeatedly groped by 35-year-old man

Stephanie Gardiner A man has been charged after he repeatedly groped a teenage girl on a bus, even as she tried to escape him, police allege.