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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.

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


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.

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

Missing girls found.

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.

Rapid expansion: bus stops cut in plan for quicker system


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

Felicity Stewart

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

Girls help rescue pregnant woman and children from Sydney unit fire


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.

'Mum did that': Kiesha's reply to cigarette burn question

Kiesha's mother pleads guilty (Thumbnail)

Murder victim Kiesha Weippeart was just three years old when she confided to a Department of Community Services worker that her mother, Kristi Anne Abrahams, had burnt her with a cigarette.

'DOCS didn't protect Kiesha'

Liz, and Chris Weippeart athe their Tregear home in 2010.

Tim Barlass The grandmother of six-year-old Kiesha Weippeart has spoken out to condemn the Department of Community Services for returning the child to the care of her mother, who went on to physically abuse and...

Western Sydney: diabetes 'danger zone'


Lucy Carroll The diabetes epidemic has gripped western Sydney, with Liverpool topping the list of suburbs with the highest number of people suffering from the disease.

Teen found dead next to car after 'burnouts' call


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

Pru Goward.

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.

Stepdad jailed for 16 years for leaving young Kiesha to die

Kiesha's father found dead (Thumbnail)

Paul Bibby As Robert Smith, pale and pasty, was taken away by Corrective Services officers on Friday to begin more than a decade in jail, a member of the gallery screamed at him: ''I hope you rot in hell.''

Poorest children go a day without food

Unemployed single mother Maree Tedeschi

Rachel Browne Thousands of people using Anglican emergency relief services in NSW are cutting their children's meal sizes to make food go further, and many children are going without for more than an entire day.

Satan told me lighting the fire was right, said killer

Former aged-care nurse Roger Dean tells police how he lit a Quakers Hill nursing home bed with a cigarette lighter because he was 'under a spiritual attack' and being 'corrupted by evil thoughts'.

Paul Bibby, Lisa Davies Roger Kingsley Dean sits in the Mount Druitt police station, his white shirt singed and stained with soot, and tells police: ''It was like Satan saying to me that it's the right thing to do.