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Cyclist killed in crash with bus at Mount Druitt

Megan Levy A cyclist has died in a collision with a bus in Sydney's west, the latest in a series of series of serious bicycle crashes across the city this week.

Dangerous faults on Sydney's buses

BUS /PEDESTRIAN HAZARD  070629  SMH NEWS   PEDESTRIANS CONGREGATE ON THE CORNER OF DRUITT AND CLARENCE ST IN SYDNEY S  CBD WAITING FOR A BREAK IN THE TRAFFIC WHICH INCLUDES MANY BUSSES MAKING A RIGHT HAND TURN INTO THE STREET AND CAUSING A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.  PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES ALCOCK. SPECIAL 00077363

Jacob Saulwick After a spate of serious crashes, investigations by police and transport officials are starting to identify widespread faults in buses run by private operators in western Sydney.

Sydney Trains 'refresh' 28 stations for $33 million

Jacob Saulwick Sydney Trains will embark on a pre-election blitz to spruce up another 28 train stations, including some that have only recently been the subject of multi-million dollar upgrades.

Teenager Jed Coates shot dead at Colyton in Sydney's west

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Megan Levy, Emma Partridge A teenager has died in hospital after being shot in a western Sydney street.

James Packer, David Gyngell fight: pressure for charges

James Packer, sporting a black eye, being driven from his Bondi home.

Rachel Olding Pressure is mounting for charges to be laid over James Packer and David Gyngell's Bondi bust-up with police launching an investigation following outrage from community leaders, lawyers, ex-policeman...

No shots after midnight: new bans on Sydney alcohol service

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Sean Nicholls Pubs, clubs and bars across central Sydney will be hit with a fresh crackdown on alcohol service from mid-July, including a ban on shots, doubles and pre-mixed drinks after midnight, in a bid to...

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Fuel-dousing charge for man

Anne Tarasov A man allegedly doused a woman with fuel while she was in front of her six-year-old daughter in western Sydney on Friday.

The boy who shamed Sydney: a tragic tale to which there is no end

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Eamonn Duff When a skinny fair-haired child was photographed in a Sydney lane being injected with heroin by an adult man, it broke every parent's heart and sparked a national outcry.

Sydney woman charged over puppy stabbing

A western Sydney woman has been charged over the stabbing of a puppy, which will have to be put down.

Rapid expansion: bus stops cut in plan for quicker system

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Jacob Saulwick More buses on major routes across Sydney will stop at fewer places, in an attempt to improve travel times.

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Truck driver charged over Mount Annan crash

A truck driver has been charged with dangerous driving after a crash on a Sydney motorway which left a young boy in a critical condition with spinal injuries.

Going places

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Daisy Dumas Daisy Dumas meets the people shaping a better Sydney.

Girls help rescue pregnant woman and children from Sydney unit fire

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Megan Levy Three girls will be nominated for bravery awards after they helped to evacuate a heavily pregnant woman and her young children from a burning unit block in Sydney's west.

Teen found dead next to car after 'burnouts' call

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Megan Levy The body of a teenager was found on the road beside an overturned vehicle after police were called to reports of a vehicle doing burnouts in Sydney's west.

Brother's tribute after fatal car crash

Megan Levy The brother of a teenager who was killed in a car crash in Sydney's west has paid tribute to the 18-year-old, saying he would always be in his family's hearts.

Fewer than 15% of at-risk young in south-west receive visit

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Anna Patty Fewer than one in six children at risk of significant harm in Sydney's south-west are being visited or assessed by a community services caseworker, according to internal government figures.

The not-so-crate escape: a few hours later he was back in jail

Dan Proudman He is alleged to have used his privileges as a minimum security inmate - and the access to some handy objects which that privilege gave him - to make a mad dash for freedom.

Missing girls spotted before vanishing again

Year 7 students Teagan Lloyd, left, and Skye Keenan who have been missing since Wednesday.

Alexandra Smith Two girls, 13, who vanished from Sydney school spotted at a friend's home before disappearing again.

Missing teenage girls found at Chatswood station

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Rachel Olding Two teenage schoolgirls who had been missing since Wednesday have been found at a north shore railway station.

Barry O'Farrell makes new appointments to cabinet

NSW minister for fair trading, Anthony Roberts. Supplied

Anna Patty NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell has appointed Anthony Roberts as the new Resources and Energy Minister and Stuart Ayres as the Fair Trading Minister and the minister assisting him on Western Sydney.