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Woman killed at Mascot

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Saffron Howden A woman has been killed by a truck while crossing the road at Mascot.

House and roof collapse in Mascot

Melanie Kembrey A house has partially collapsed and emergency crews are working to secure what's left of the property at Mascot in Sydney's south east.

Three hurt, 100 evacuated as scaffolding collapses at Mascot building site

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Nick Ralston At least three people were injured and about 100 have been evacuated after a five-storey scaffolding collapsed at a building site in Sydney's south-east.

The Mother's Day that never happened: search for Richard Sajko continues

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Rachel Olding Richard Sajko was usually a quiet, shy man but in the days leading up to Mother's Day in 1995, his mother sensed he was "very disturbed".

Police turned away family with killing confession, inquest told

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Rachel Olding A man who walked into Ashfield police station with his family one night to make a confession in relation to a suspicious missing persons case was told by the lead investigator to come back another...

Sydney Airport missed noise targets

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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...

Contamination concerns grow as Botany Bay booms

Agency cannot assure clean-up success: Heavily polluted Botany industrial site.

Anne Davies It’s quite a transformation. The Botany Bay local government area has gone from industrial heartland and barren port landscape to a new boom housing area in less than a decade.

Budget money sprawls Sydney west as urban plans falter

Leesha McKenny The state government will push out towards Sydney's fringe in a bid to boost housing, allocating $143 million to support development in the city's west.

Michael Villalon killed stepdad after arguments, court hears

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Paul Bibby A young Filipino-Australian man stabbed and beat his mother's stepfather to death following months of arguments over matters such as not using a knife at the dinner table and leaving a towel on the...

Ease Sydney Airport curfew and add more flights, says NSW

A Qantas Airways passenger plane takes off from Sydney airport.

Jamie Freed, Jacob Saulwick The NSW government intends lobbying Canberra for more flights through Sydney Airport, potentially in the early morning and late at night.

Developers seek to fast-track planning laws in bid to sidestep community groups

Nicole Hasham Laws governing what can be built in NSW should be “turbo-charged” to reform the state's planning system without a mandate from Parliament, the Property Council of Australia says.

Sydney Olympic Park: how the west was won

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Matt Wade Sydney Olympic Park is playing an increasingly important role in the state economy nearly a decade-and-a-half after being at the centre of the world's biggest sporting event.

NSW planning: Density the price of convenience, says Goward

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Leesha McKenny Pru Goward has sent a stark message to Sydney's established garden suburbs, warning if you live near a train station, be prepared for more density.

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After 18 months, a secret inquiry into alleged illegal bugging still to interview key witnesses

Neil Mercer More than 18 months after the NSW Ombudsman started a $3 million inquiry into allegations of illegal bugging by NSW Police and the NSW Crime Commission, at least three crucial witnesses are still...

Sydney Airport rail travel: new fees proposed

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Jacob Saulwick The cost of catching a train to Sydney Airport would fall for families or groups travelling to the airport as well as airport staff, under proposals put forward by a cross-party parliamentary...

Costly airport express rail link for Badgerys Creek sure to test state-federal relations

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Jacob Saulwick A separate express train line would be needed if people were to travel by rail to a Badgerys Creek airport, not a simple extension of Sydney's existing train system, says one of the authors of the...

Sydney cyclist loses function in hand after collision with car

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Amanda Hoh One of the cyclists badly injured when a car crashed through their group on a morning ride on Sunday faces two years of rehabilitation after losing function in her right hand.

Wild weather rocks Sydney: One dead, two hit by lightning, and flooding

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Alexandra Back, Emma Partridge, Peter Hannam Wild weather rocked Sydney on Monday and left one man drowned, two struck by lightning and at least six people trapped in their cars on flooded streets.