Lakemba

Mike Baird avoids talk of Vic Alhadeff's resignation after visit to Lakemba mosque

Nicole Hasham Premier Mike Baird declared himself a “friend” of thousands of worshippers at Lakemba mosque, but has refused to be drawn on the government’s handling of a major row that engulfed...

Punchbowl Boys' High School principal Jihad Dib in talks for Lakemba seat

Anna Patty The NSW ALP says it is moving away from the preselection of election candidates who have worked for unions and politicians in favour of people who have had "real jobs" as teachers and nurses. 

Lakemba shooting: police arrest 85-year-old man

Forensic Police photograph a crime scene in Lakemba

Saffron Howden The residents of a quiet suburban street in south-western Sydney were shocked to see their diminutive, 85-year-old neighbour arrested by police after a man was shot on Thursday night.

Man, 85, charged with shooting strata manager in Lakemba

Forensic police photograph the scene outside the unit block.

Megan Levy, Saffron Howden An octogenarian in his hospital bed has been charged with shooting with intent to murder after an argument at a strata meeting in south-western Sydney.

Eid al-Fitr celebrations strike sombre note as Muslims remember lives lost

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Nicole Hasham They gathered in their thousands in the rosy morning light. Children in their best clothes, teenagers in sneakers.

Ramadan puts family at centre of the table

The Saleh family, Ranad, Musher and their children Ayshe, Ahmad (1) and Rimah (2) enjoy a Ramadan feast.

Michael Koziol The nightly Ramadan meal at Musher Saleh's Lakemba home is a thoroughly modern, family affair; toys litter the floor, the television is glowing but muted, there are tantrums and spillages to manage.

Hells Angels bikie Peter Zervas has nose bitten off in Leichhardt attack

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Megan Levy The man whose nose was bitten off in a vicious attack in Sydney's inner west has been identified as Hells Angels member Peter Zervas.

Man arrested after Hells Angels' Peter Zervas has nose bitten off

Saffron Howden The man who allegedly bit off Hells Angels member Peter Zervas’ nose on Tuesday has been arrested and will likely be charged.

Man charged with biting off nose of Hells Angel bikie Peter Zervas

Attacked: Peter Zervas.

Melanie Kembrey A man has been charged with biting off the nose of a Hells Angels bikie in Leichhardt in Sydney's inner west.

'Opal Man' campaign pushes public transport card in Sydney

Opal Man campaign for Opal cards by Transport for NSW.

Jacob Saulwick At a cost of about half a million dollars, the state government has come up with a Lycra-clad man with a card around his head to promote its new public transport ticket.

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Firefighters to receive bravery awards after Bankstown inferno

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Rachel Olding Within seconds of arriving at a Bankstown unit block inferno, fire crews knew it was something they had never encountered.

Man claims he was stabbed with skewer after two-hour wait for dinner

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A tandoori chicken skewer was used to stab a hungry restaurant patron after he complained that two hours was too long to wait for his order, a court has heard.

Octogenarian on shoot-to-kill charge denied bail

Anne Tarasov An 85-year-old man charged with shooting with intent to murder after a dispute with his strata manager was denied bail.

NSW's first banning order bars two from Kings Cross high-risk venues

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Sean Nicholls Two men with a history of violence have been banned from large venues in Kings Cross for a year under the first use of special powers introduced following the death of teenager Thomas Kelly.

Street violence: ID scanners for Kings Cross delayed

Sean Nicholls The system of linked identification scanners for large pubs and nightclubs in Kings Cross that the NSW government planned to have in place last month might not be up and running for another six...

Mother facing charges for allegedly leaving baby alone in car

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Megan Levy Police are expecting to charge a mother who allegedly left her nine-month-old baby sleeping alone in a car which was parked outside an apartment block in Sydney's west.

Mother left child in car while she went shopping: police

Nick Ralston A Blue Mountains mother has been charged after she allegedly left her three-year-old daughter in the back of her car with the windows closed while she went shopping.

Review of police investigating their own a 'whitewash', says Greens MP

Anna Patty A review into how police conduct investigations into their own behaviour has been described as a ''whitewash'' after finding there was no need for a new independent body to examine serious incidents...

Police to tackle mental health

(L) Adam Salter, with his sister Zarin Salter.

Emma Partridge Every front-line police officer across NSW will receive specialised mental health training, in a course to be introduced as early as next month, police say.

Islamic student numbers soar

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Amy McNeilage Islamic schools are the fastest growing school sector in the state, with some expanding so quickly they have had to freeze waiting lists or consider limiting new enrolments to siblings.