Gosford

Gosford moves to sidestep holiday rental ruling

Natasha Wallace, Paul Bibby The Central Coast woman at the centre of a court case that has effectively banned short-term rentals in the area says she is devastated by the decision and will have to sell.

Gosford uses a new take on consultation for its city challenge

Harvey Grennan EVERY public authority pays lip service to community consultation. Often it is just a couple of news releases, a few advertisements in the weekly paper and some dusty display boards doing the rounds...

Disqualified driver caught - after getting stuck in traffic

A man disqualified from driving in NSW until 2030 has been caught behind the wheel after getting stuck in traffic in North Gosford, police say.

Father jailed for bashing partner granted access to daughter

Court

Rachel Olding A father who bashed his partner and held a samurai sword to their daughter's throat was still allowed weekly access to the child because a Family Court judge believed the terrifying domestic violence...

'Bad Santa' Harry Carr sentenced for grooming girls

Harry Carr

Joanne McCarthy Harry Carr ''got his jollies'' showing pornographic Christmas films to little girls and appearing as a semi-naked Santa with a snowy white beard and tinsel on his genitals.

Two years at Central Station and no ticket out of homelessness

Dylan Jay

Tim Barlass This is the face of homelessness in Sydney. In The Terminal, Tom Hanks played a man who was incarcerated in New York's JFK Airport for nine months.

Baby dies, mother hospitalised in balcony fall

Careflight helicopter and ambulance

Rachel Olding A three-month old boy has died after he and his mother fell from a second-floor balcony on the central coast.

Wild weather, poor maintenance likely contributed to mother, baby's balcony plunge

Rachel Olding, Nicole Hasham Wild weather and poor property maintenance may have played a role in ripping a sheet of metal from a central coast balcony, sending a mother and her baby plunging more than five metres.

Michael McEwen assault: Kariong man charged over Bondi punch

Nick Ralston A 20-year-old man has been charged over the vicious assault on Sydney man Michael McEwen during a night out in Bondi two months ago.

One punch attacker shouldn't have been on streets: court

Bondi Bashing victim Michael McEwan.

Georgina Mitchell A 20-year-old man who allegedly punched Michael McEwen in Bondi last year, leaving his victim in a coma, was on curfew at the time and should not have been on the streets, court documents have...

Ryan Tandy granted bail over alleged kidnapping

Former Bulldogs player Ryan Tandy leaves the Downing center today after being sentenced to 6 months community service for his role in the match fixing episode and found guilty of lying to the Crime Commission.
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Nick Ralston Disgraced footballer Ryan Tandy has been granted bail after a key witness sensationally showed up to the courthouse and backed the former NRL prop’s version of an alleged kidnapping.

Sydney traffic: M1 delays after car crash

Traffic jam on Sydney's M5

Drivers are facing significant delays on the M1 Pacific Motorway after a two-car accident north of the Hawkesbury River Bridge.

Man killed driving wrong way down M1 motorway

A man has died after allegedly driving the wrong way down the M1 motorway north of Sydney and crashing into an oncoming car.

Newcastle-style alcohol restrictions not the only anti-violence answer: George Souris

Hospitality Minister George Souris.

Anna Patty Restrictions on alcohol sales at licensed venues in Newcastle should not be viewed as a panacea for alcohol-fuelled violence around the state, says Hospitality Minister George Souris.

Man arrested over murder of maths teacher Amanda Carter

Amanda Carter

Gemma Khaicy It has been three years since central coast teacher Amanda Carter was found dead in her home by her youngest daughter.

Amanda Carter: former partner charged with Wyong teacher's murder

Joanne McCarthy Murdered Wyong teacher Amanda Carter was only hours from death when she allegedly emailed a friend about her former partner.

Hartcher inquiry: ICAC investigating alleged secret donations

Hartcher

Sean Nicholls Chris Hartcher was under enormous pressure in late 2010. Fingers were being pointed at the Central Coast Liberal powerbroker over the loss of the key seat of Robertson at the federal election.

Chris Hartcher to give evidence in two new inquiries

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Former energy and resources minister Chris Hartcher will face two separate corruption inquiries next year, including an investigation into a water infrastructure company linked to the family of...

'Sydney's Cycling Future': North shore and inner west cyclists face further delays for paths under state government plan

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Jacob Saulwick Long-awaited new cycle paths through Sydney's inner west and to the northern side of the Harbour Bridge have been mothballed or pushed back for years under the O'Farrell government's 20-year bike...

Two killed in separate crashes in Goodnight and Narara

An Ambulance

A 23-year-old man has been killed after being thrown from his car when it flipped near Deniliquin in far southwestern NSW.