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Aida made up Liverpool abduction story, police say

Nick Ralston A Sydney woman who claimed she narrowly escaped being abducted by a carload of men while the public watched has been charged after she allegedly made up the story.

Passers-by ignored screaming victim of attempted abduction in Liverpool

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Megan Levy A woman who fought off an attacker who tried to drag her into a car in Sydney's west had screamed out loudly in front of dozens of passers-by: "Let me go! I don't know you!"

NSW government rules out plans to redevelop Wentworth Park greyhound racetrack

Wentworth Park

Nicole Hasham The O'Farrell government will refuse a proposal to sell the Wentworth Park greyhound racetrack in Glebe, scuttling a bid to build a billion-dollar residential complex at the site.

Wentworth Park sale proposal knocked back

Nicole Hasham The O'Farrell government will reject any proposal to sell the Wentworth Park greyhound racetrack at Glebe, scuttling a bid to build a billion-dollar residential complex at the site.

Badgerys Creek airport a 'death sentence' for residents, says councillor

Badgerys Creek

Megan Levy A western Sydney councillor says building a new airport at Badgerys Creek will be a "death sentence" for residents who he claims are already battling cancer and respiratory illness rates that are...

Revealed: push to sell dog track

Wentworth Park

Michael Chammas, Adrian Proszenko, Sean Nicholls The greyhound racetrack at Wentworth Park would be sold off for a billion-dollar residential development to fund two new sporting arenas in western Sydney under a controversial pitch to the NSW...

Independent schools surge in south-west

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Amy McNeilage The education landscape of Sydney's west is changing, with the group representing independent schools saying south-western Sydney is the fastest-growing region in the state for private-school...

Penrith may build $500m sport stadium

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Adrian Proszenko, Michael Chammas Penrith could become the home of a $500 million redevelopment which would include the construction of a new roofed stadium on the land currently occupied by Sportingbet Stadium and the adjoining...

Life-saving lesson for migrants out of their depth in ocean

Daisy Dumas Thanks to the heavens opening, Coogee beach was all but deserted at midday on Sunday, save for a large and colourful group of swimmers and surf lifesavers.

Disappointed NRMA hits out at toll 'cross-subsidy' proposal

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Jacob Saulwick The NRMA says the government should not hit motorists in western Sydney with more tolls to fund the construction of motorways in Sydney's inner west.

M5 tolls to stay 50 years

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Jacob Saulwick South-west Sydney motorists will be hit with tolls for almost 50 years

Moorebank freight terminal plan has parents worried about children's health and commuters fearing gridlock

Bianca Perez Residents near the proposed freight terminal at Moorebank have raised fears about traffic and their children’s health at a forum attended by the Premier, Barry O’Farrell, and several cabinet...

Labor MP's plan for new city to rival Parramatta derided as 'stupid idea'

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Nicole Hasham A gleaming new metropolis to rival Parramatta would be built from scratch in south-west Sydney under a radical plan by federal Labor MP Ed Husic to relieve transport gridlock.

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Anti-Islamic shooting victim Nathan Abela has string of detractors

Nathan Abela

Megan Levy and Rachel Olding He's offended countless Muslims, been described as a "grub" on Sydney radio and been in court over a domestic dispute, and that's just in the past fortnight.

Defining western Sydney

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James Robertson Western Sydney's boundaries are on a slow march.

The daily exodus from western Sydney

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Matt Wade The dearth of jobs in greater western Sydney is causing huge commutes and limiting women's participation in the workforce.

Senior public servants sacked without explanation

Ned Mannoun

Leesha McKenny Liverpool has become the ninth NSW council to sack its most senior public servant since the local government elections less than two years ago.

Taxi driver charged over alleged rape of girl, 10

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A 10-year-old girl with profound hearing difficulties was allegedly raped several times by a cab driver hired to take her to school.

Cries in the dark

Monika Chetty. Supplied pics

Fiona Harari For the last year of her life, Monika Chetty lived rough in suburbia, despite suffering horrific burns. How did this mother of three from a good family end up in such a state?

A wet and warm March for parts of Sydney

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Peter Hannam How wet was March depends a lot on where you live.