Leichhardt

Measles warning for visitors to Leichhardt

A child with a bad case of measles.

Stephanie Gardiner Health authorities are warning anyone who has been in Leichhardt's busy shopping district and library to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles.

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.

Leichhardt's Italian Forum goes from retail tiger to white elephant

Daisy Dumas Where did they go? Once, there were 12 packed Italian eateries, now there are eight and they are all but empty. Where there were 22 shops, there are now just 13.

Leichhardt heritage butcher on the hook

John Elvy

Lucy Carroll In his no-frills corner butcher shop, John Elvy has spent 40 years carving out his niche.

Leichhardt stand-off: men arrested after shooting

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Rachel Olding Two men have been arrested and a Leichhardt block on Parramatta Road closed off after a dramatic siege in the inner west.

Plenty of history but little future at Leichhardt

Peter Duffy

Kelsey Munro Deep beneath the quaint timber grandstand at Leichhardt Oval, former Tigers player Peter Duffy recalls the ground's glory days.

Circus monkey escapee prompts debate about exotic animals under the Big Top

Portrait of the monkey who escaped from the Lennon Brothers Circus in Castle Hill, Sydney.
24th July 2014
Photo: Janie Barrett

Tim Barlass It is a scene from a byegone era. A big top tent, lions walking along planks, a performing monkey (rhesus macaque) riding on a miniature horse and camels doing a turn.

Pru Goward sends Tigers development back to the drawing board

Urging changes in the local planning controls for the former Balmain Leagues Club site: Planning Minister Pru Goward.

Sean Nicholls Planning minister Pru Goward has sent potential development of the former Balmain Leagues Club back to the drawing board by writing to Leichhardt Council asking it to redraw local planning laws for...

NRMA warns on removing traffic lanes on Parramatta Rd as part of WestConnex project

Inside the Laerdal tunnel, Norway

Jacob Saulwick The state motoring lobby is warning against permanently removing traffic lanes from Parramatta Road for a public transport corridor if a motorway is built underneath.

Harbourfront overhaul will be skewed towards private interests, critics say

An artist's impression of how the revamped Fish Markets might look.

Nicole Hasham A state government agency set up to serve private interests will run a massive redevelopment of state-owned waterside land, despite an official report saying the area must remain in public ownership.

Parents eye government building, car park in push for inner city high school

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Alexandra Smith Parents have urged Education Minister Adrian Piccoli to consider using empty government buildings such as the births, deaths and marriages office near Central Station for a new inner city high school.

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.

Principals cash in on after-school care

No guarantees: Jo Karabin with her children, Mila, 8, and Kiki, 4.

Alexandra Smith and Amy McNeilage Cash-strapped public schools are capitalising on an aggressive push by private after-school care operators in a move that will see parents paying higher fees but will do little to ease the chronic...

Sydney Airport missed noise targets

Sydney Airport

Ben Doherty Sydney Airport has failed to meet its aircraft noise-sharing targets every year for 17 years.

Sydney Airport has never met plane noise-sharing targets

Ben Doherty Sydney Airport has failed to meet its aircraft noise-sharing targets every year since they were set 17 years ago, with suburbs immediately north of the airport bearing up to double the number of...

Verity Firth wins community preselection for seat of Balmain

Kirsty Needham Former Labor minister Verity Firth has won a community preselection for the seat of Balmain for the 2015 election.

Verity Firth wins Balmain preselection

Kirsty Needham Former Labor MP Verity Firth has won preselection in the seat of Balmain for 2015 in a community ballot.

Bowlers split over plan to lease green to childcare centre

Neil Mercer In a battle between babies and bowlers, a cash-strapped bowling club wants to take advantage of the baby boom in Sydney's inner west by building a childcare centre on one of its greens.

School halls, playgrounds up for hire: Labor

Kirsty Needham School playgrounds, computers, halls and sporting fields aren't "owned" by school principals, says Labor, and these taxpayer-funded facilities should be opened for use by local communities.

Inner city high schools running out of space

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Alexandra Smith Inner Sydney will start to run out of classrooms for high school students in four years, the latest data shows, forcing the state government to look for new spaces for thousands of extra students who...