Hornsby Westfield cinema roof collapses

Amanda Hoh Five people have been taken to hospital after a demountable building in which they were working flipped during the freak storm that hit Hornsby on Monday afternoon.

Hornsby twister leaves 3km trail of destruction


Peter Hannam The tornado that ripped trees out of the ground and collapsed a cinema roof in Hornsby left a trail of damage as much as three kilometres long, investigators from the Bureau of Meteorology found.

Parents tell Opal: you're kidding us

Jacob Saulwick Opal cards for children might be a convenient way of paying the fares for a family day out, but they can also be more expensive.

Dulwich Hill train station death: man seemed to lose balance, witnesses say

New train, Waratah gets its first run for Cityrail on the Bankstown line. Train arrives at Circular Quay SMH News. 01 July 2011. Photo by Simon Alekna.

Megan Levy Witnesses to a fatal train accident in Sydney's inner west said they saw the victim lose his balance on the platform before falling between two carriages, police say.

NorthConnex tunnel to swallow more than 50 properties

Leesha McKenny More than 50 residential, commercial and industrial properties will be swallowed up to make way for the new motorway tunnel linking the M2 and M1 in northern Sydney.

Man dies after accidentally falling between train, platform

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Saffron Howden Police said the man became trapped beneath the train carriage when it pulled away from the station.

Homeless couple sleep on the street while they wait for housing

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Tim Barlass It's no place for a marital bed.

AVO puts Ray Hadley's home life in spotlight

2GB Radio announcer and talkback host Ray Hadley pictured live on air. Photo by Peter Rae pmr Tuesday 29 August 2010.  Story by Tim Elliot

Jonathan Swan, Nick Ralston The first sign that something might be amiss with 2GB host Ray Hadley was a tweet from his stand-in, Luke Grant, late on Thursday night saying: ''Got the late call-up to fill in for Ray Hadley...

Poor planning left schools at 'critical' levels

Cosima Marriner Flawed demographic modelling led to the short-sighted decision to shut primary schools across the north shore 25 years ago, parents say, forcing the O'Farrell government to spend $70 million on new...

Off-duty officer hid camera in bathroom: police

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An off-duty police officer allegedly secretly filmed people in the bathroom of a NSW home, police say.

Leafy suburbs put 1 million homes at risk from fires and embers


Alexandra Smith As many as 1 million homes in Sydney face a serious risk from bushfires because the city expanded into leafy suburbs that are so bushfire prone many areas would be no-go zones if developed.

Opal card use to be extended next week

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Jacob Saulwick About half of all Sydney train passengers will be able to use Opal cards by the end of next week.

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Child dies after getting caught in blind cord


A toddler has died in Sydney's north-west after becoming tangled in a blind cord that wrapped around her neck.

Lochie Hinds ready to make a splash in Cole Classic

Cindy Ngo Swimming for almost two hours in the ocean can be a lonely and daunting task, but Lochie Hinds is used to it.

Second child in a week dies after getting tangled in blind cord

Alexandra Back Another toddler has died after becoming entangled in a blind cord - the second incident in less than a week.

'It is absolutely unfathomable that a tragedy like this could happen': parents of dead toddler Eden issue plea


Megan Levy The devastated parents of a "sweet little girl" who died after becoming entangled in a blind cord in their Sydney home have pleaded for other parents to check their child's cots for any signs of...

Zoe's Law passes in NSW Parliament lower house


Anna Patty The controversial foetal rights bill known as Zoe's Law has been passed in the lower house of the NSW Parliament despite opposition by some government ministers and MPs.

Sydney weather: commuters face windy trip home


Alexandra Back A severe weather warning is in place for the Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra areas, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning damaging winds could reach up to 90km/h this afternoon.

'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...

Driver attempted three-point turn before colliding with group of school children

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Rachel Olding A woman who ploughed into a group of children, fatally injuring one, outside a public school may have accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake as she did a three-point turn.