Olympic swimmer Scott Miller escapes jail after guilty plea on ice charges

Paul Bibby Olympic swimmer Scott Miller has avoided jail over two charges of possessing of methamphetamine, with a magistrate telling him that police would be watching him "like a hawk" while he served a...

Scott Miller allegedly caught in possession of the drug ice

Jacob Saulwick Olympian Scott Miller, already facing drug supply and stolen property charges, is behind bars after allegedly being found in possession of the drug ice on Saturday.

Olympian Scott Miller to apply for bail over drug charge, court told

Scott Miller

Stephanie Gardiner Olympian Scott Miller remains behind bars on his latest drug charge, after a brief court mention on Wednesday morning.

'Viking’ Miller denies throwing first punch

Kate Coughlan ‘ Ricky Miller, who busks as Goldman the Viking, was charged with assault after a fight with a security guard in the alley behind Foto Supplies on Thursday.

Family trio severely wound man in attack, court told

Angelo Risso A man has been left with severe wounds to the face and head after being allegedly set upon by three men on Friday afternoon.

Chester Hill fire costs $2 million to clean up

Unhappy: Gary Roser.

Natalie O'Brien A fire which burned for almost three months cost taxpayers $2 million to clean up  $2 million

Found yourself on the Garage Sale Trail? You can thank a Bondi hipster

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 16:  Garage sale in Warriewood. Barbara Miller opens her late mother's house and 50 years of collecting. Seen here in some of her mother's vintage clothes. August 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Michele Mossop/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

Angelo Risso If you find yourself picking through crisp blue jeans, old magazines and cheap paperbacks near a garage in the next couple of months you can probably thank Darryl Nichols.

Fame, is it any wonder it makes a star a focus for charities?


Daisy Dumas Work for the greater good is part and parcel of having a public profile these days.

Thousands in Sydney join global Gaza protests

Pro-Palestinian supporters chant during a rally in Sydney against Israel's recent attacks on Gaza.

Inga Ting More than 4000 Sydney protesters joined hundreds of thousands gathered around the world on Sunday to demand an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza.

Australia leads push for international access to MH17 crash site


Nick Miller, Matthew Knott and Jamie Freed Australia leads a mounting international push demanding armed insurgents in Ukraine allow access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site and co-operate with investigators.

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...

Poor priced out of Sydney's property market


Rachel Browne Sydney's property boom has been disastrous for low income earners with a new study showing less than one per cent of private rental properties in Sydney are affordable for minimum wage earners or...

Ambitious, cosmopolitan Brand for NSW Art Gallery

Mark Dapin Art Gallery of NSW director Michael Brand thinks he might hold the record for the longest distance travelled to a Nick Cave concert.

Michael Brand: Cosmopolitan, controlled and colourful

Mark Dapin The day before the show, he was working at a 15th-century architectural site, the ruined fortress town of Mandu in India.

Man hit with saucepan had stalked three women in one afternoon, court hears

Scales of justice.

Anne Tarasov A man who ran away bleeding after the third woman he stalked in North Sydney over one afternoon hit him in the head with a saucepan appeared in court on Saturday.

'Romance fraud': woman accused of swindling millions from men through online dating sites

Alleged romance fraudster.

Melanie Kembrey A Sydney woman is accused of swindling millions of dollars from older men she met through singles message boards, in what is understood to be the first arrest for "romance fraud" in NSW and possibly...

Gregory Wayne Hill lied to cover up abuse of stepson before murder

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Paul Bibby A Sydney truck driver who beat his two-year-old stepson to death had assaulted the child on at least four previous occasions and then lied to cover up the abuse, a court has heard.

Man charged after body found in Sydney apartment


Amanda Hoh A 49-year-old man has been charged with murder after the body of a woman was found in a unit in Miller in Sydney's south-west on Tuesday night.

Safer Sydney: Bigger fees for risky venues

Safer Sydney

Sean Nicholls, Rachel Olding, Georgina Mitchell The state's largest and most violent venues face paying tens of thousands of dollars a year to keep their liquor licences, under a proposal being taken to cabinet on Monday.

Joe Antoun's killing barbaric, says brother Nemer

Joe Antoun

Emma Partridge The brother of a Sydney man shot dead in front of his family says the execution-style killing of his younger sibling was "barbaric" and has urged the "cowards" responsible to turn themselves in.