Newtown

Newtown house evacuated as neighbouring building collapsed

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

And the winner of Sydney's lockout laws is ... Star casino!

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Michael Koziol It's just past 2am when 18-year-old Melissa Abarca and her three friends arrive at the Star casino. The Wollongong girls aren't here to gamble, though they concede it's likely they will have a...

Opal card live: the Sydney commute put to the test

The Opal card's continued rollout sees the end for many paper tickets as of Monday morning.

As of this morning, 14 types of paper tickets will no longer be sold on Sydney's public transport system.

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Alcohol lockout zone gets mixed report in parliamentary inquiry

Aggressive behaviour has increased outside Sydney bars since the introduction of the lockout.

Michael Koziol Aggressive behaviour has increased outside Sydney bars but the number of alcohol-related injuries in Kings Cross has declined since the city's 1.

Lock-out laws reduce violence, drunkenness in Sydney and Kings Cross: police

Assistant commissioner Michael Fuller.

Nick Ralston, Michael Koziol The number of savage assaults within Sydney's popular nightspots has dropped dramatically since the introduction of new "lock-out laws" and there is no evidence to prove the problems have moved...

Sydney lawyer to face court after being charged with dealing 'ice', GHB

Police lead the 34-year-old man from a Martin Place office.

Saffron Howden A Sydney lawyer has been charged with dealing the drugs "ice" and GHB, as well as dealing in the proceeds of crime.

Plenty of be-bop-a-lula as Fifties Fair comes to town

Rockabilly girls: Melina Mel Kesic (left) and Dame Claire Bowdler getting ready for the fifties fair at the Leopard Lounge hair salon, Newtown.

Daisy Dumas Devotees to the victory rolls, red lips and winged eyeliner of the post-war decade will gather at Rose Seidler House on Sunday.