Newtown

Labor candidate for Newtown Penny Sharpe takes the wraps off her family

Sean Nicholls Bringing your family into the glare of an election campaign is a difficult consideration for any political candidate, but perhaps a little more so for Penny Sharpe.

Newtown house evacuated as neighbouring building collapsed

The scene of the building collapse in Newtown

Lisa Visentin A house in Newtown has been evactuated after it was damaged when a neighbouring property, scheduled for demolition, partially collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.

Riot police raid Newtown squat

Police raid the building on Wilson Street, Newtown.

Rose Powell Police wearing riot gear have raided a Newtown landmark early on Thursday evening.

Evicted Newtown squatters complain at lack of notice period

The Hat Factory Social Centre just before the raid on Thursday afternoon.

Rose Powell Distressed at being forced out of the Hat Factory Social Centre, squatters say they could have at least been given proper notice.

Burst water main causes major delays on King Street in Newtown

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Megan Levy Motorists and bus commuters in Newtown have been warned to expect major delays during Tuesday's morning peak hour due to emergency repairs on King Street that are expected to take several hours to...

Crane topples in Newtown

Toppled crane, Newtown

Saffron Howden Chaos on a busy inner-Sydney street has been narrowly avoided after a crane toppled on a construction site on Friday afternoon.

Penny Sharpe says Labor faces a fierce fight for Newtown next year

Sean Nicholls Penny Sharpe is no stranger to tight electoral contests, having worked as campaign manager for her Labor colleague Carmel Tebbutt to fend off a charge by the Greens to steal the prized seat of...

Water buffalo on the loose in Newtown

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Of all the unusual sights to have graced Newtown's King Street, the vision of two runaway buffalo competing with cars for right of way is surely unique.

Penny Sharpe to make lower house bid in Newtown

Kirsty Needham NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe has won preselection for the seat of Newtown for the 2015 State election.

Police investigate two Anzac Day glassings in Newtown

Leesha McKenny Police are investigating two Anzac Day glassings that occurred within hours of each other on the same inner west street.

Last year Newtown's markets got a council boost - this year it's the boot

Secondhand clothes market.

Nicole Hasham In a suburb where hipsters outnumber hippies and grunge is fast giving way to glam, Newtown's eclectic Saturday markets were a last bohemian stand.

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Newtown markets get go-ahead after council backflip

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Nicole Hasham The Newtown markets will live to sell another lavender soy candle after Marrickville Council backflipped on a decision to shut them down.

Grunge gives way to gentrification in streets of Newtown

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Adele Horin FIRST came the DINKS - Double Income No Kids - then came the gays. And before you could say ''sea salt'', organic grocers, fusion food, and candle shops had arrived in Newtown.

Tale of two 'burbs as Newtown and Woollahra celebrate

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Damien Murphy ONLY in Sydney could pork pie hats, dreadlocks, tattoos and Bugaboo strollers vie with Gant slacks, Zegna linen jackets, Carla Zampatti creations and Audi four-wheel-drives in the belief they best...

Last stand for Newtown's 'three proud people'

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Josephine Tovey It is a tribute to one of the 20th century's most renowned protests: a mural facing the railway tracks in Newtown showing two black medallists giving a defiant raised-fist salute at the 1968...

Review lock-out laws early, says NSW committee

Adverse impact: Businesses who rely on the night-time economy across the area have suffered profit losses of up to 40 per cent since the laws were introduced,

Eryk Bagshaw A NSW legislative inquiry into alcohol and drug-related violence has recommended that the state's controversial lock-out laws be reviewed at the "earliest possible stage."

Shadow transport minister Albanese rubbishes WestConnex interchange plan

Jacob Saulwick Plans for a motorway interchange to be built near congested local roads in Sydney's inner west are "absurd", the says shadow federal transport minister Anthony Albanese.

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Six-lane M5 East tunnels to emerge at St Peters

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Jacob Saulwick A vast road interchange will be built at St Peters, just south of Sydney Park and Newtown, to cater for tens of thousands of cars using new motorway tunnels to be built to Sydney's south-west.

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Anger as residents lose homes, tunnel threatens iconic pub

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Jacob Saulwick and Leesha McKenny A St Peters pub immortalised in a song faces an uncertain future because of motorway plans that will remove homes.

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Adam Spencer: Revenge of the nerds

Daisy Dumas Broadcaster, science enthusiast and author Adam Spencer dismantles the elegance, beauty and sheer bigness of mathematics over lunch with Daisy Dumas.