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Riot police raid Newtown squat

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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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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...

Sydney buses to make fewer stops

Bus stops may soon been spaced further apart.

Jacob Saulwick Transport

From Thursday Island to the New York Marathon, via City2Surf

Indigenous Marathon Project runners Raymond Ingram and Tali Tabuai at Henson Park

Daisy Dumas Raymond Ingram and Tali Tabuai pace Marrickville’s Henson Park oval as the sun sets on one of their last training days before next Sunday’s City2Surf.

100 years since birth of baby clinics

Harriet Alexander Babies haven't changed, but parenting has, a bit.

Father faces negligent driving charges over towing son on skateboard

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Louise Hall A father accused of using his car to tow his skateboard-riding son will face a hearing on charges of negligent driving and dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.

Life in the slow lane: midweek traffic the worst for Sydney drivers

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Leesha McKenny If Wednesday morning feels like a grind, here could be your reason why: Sydney's traffic is at its worst heading into the middle of the working week, new data has found.

Miranda shopping centre evacuated after gas leak

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Saffron Howden A gas leak at a construction site in a shopping centre complex at Miranda has forced evacuations and road closure

A spotter's guide to the emerging tribes of Sydney

Brittney Lee Saunders

Tim Elliott One day they were there and the next day they were not. Goths, that is. Not the Germanic tribes who dominated central Europe in the middle of the first millennium, but the sub-culture.