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Westfield Parramatta stabbing: Kazem Mohamadi Payam will defend murder charge, lawyer says

Emma Partridge A man accused of a frenzied and fatal stabbing in the middle of Parramatta Westfield shopping centre will defend the murder charge against him, his lawyer said outside a Sydney court on Tuesday.

NRMA warns on removing traffic lanes on Parramatta Rd as part of WestConnex project

Inside the Laerdal tunnel, Norway

Jacob Saulwick The state motoring lobby is warning against permanently removing traffic lanes from Parramatta Road for a public transport corridor if a motorway is built underneath.

Man stabbed outside Myer cosmetics department in Westfield Parramatta

Parts of Westfield shopping centre were closed after a fatal stabbing outside Myer.

Emma Partridge and Nick Ralston A person has died after being stabbed inside the Westfield shopping centre at Parramatta in Sydney's west.

Parramatta Park to get $16 million boost to attract music events

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Associate Concert Master Violinist Kirsten Williams and Principal Horn musician Ben Jacks promote the Orchestra's upcoming performance in Parramatta Park, March 6 2014. Photo: geoff Jones .

Kirsty Needham Western Sydney will host more large outdoor music events and compete with The Domain for family concerts after a $16 million upgrade to Parramatta Park to be announced in the state budget.

Parramatta light rail moves step closer with $400m allocation

Nicole Hasham The Baird government has announced $400 million to be reserved for a light rail system in Parramatta, allowing construction to start when a feasibility study is complete.

In Parramatta Girls Home, children now play safely

Parra

Catherine Armitage "Lest we forget."

University of Western Sydney to build high-rise campus in Parramatta CBD

University of Western Sydney

Heath Gilmore, Carolyn Cummins A high-rise university campus for up to 10,000 extra students will be built in the Parramatta central business district.

Labor MP's plan for new city to rival Parramatta derided as 'stupid idea'

Husic

Nicole Hasham A gleaming new metropolis to rival Parramatta would be built from scratch in south-west Sydney under a radical plan by federal Labor MP Ed Husic to relieve transport gridlock.

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Parramatta's new twin towers to feature sky terrace

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James Robertson Twin office blocks with public space 100 metres above the ground have won a design competition for a revamped Parramatta CBD.

Police officer who shot man dead at Westfield Parramatta 'deserves bravery award'

Toby Austin

A police officer who shot dead an armed man in a busy shopping centre should be recognised for his bravery, a Sydney coroner says.

Parramatta Rd: Barry's boulevard of dreams

Tony Abbott with Barry O'Farrell.

Nicole Hasham One of Australia's ugliest stretches of bitumen is poised to become a leafy, cafe-lined boulevard hosting thousands of new homes if the O'Farrell government delivers on a $200 million promise to make...

Police charge teen for Parramatta bashing murder

Woman's body discovered after police siege (Thumbnail)

Megan Levy Pedestrians tried desperately to revive a man who was reportedly bashed and left for dead in Parramatta's Church Street mall during a night of violence in the city.

Man charged after Parramatta bashing

Emma Partridge Police have charged a man in relation to a bashing which left another man unconscious with bleeding on his brain outside a Parramatta pub early on Sunday.

Parramatta 'boulevard' plan sunk

Duncan Gay

Catherine Armitage The widely criticised $10 billion plan to create a Paris or Barcelona-like boulevard with a sunken or ''slot'' motorway down the middle of Parramatta Road had been dropped because tunnelling proved...

Eat of the night: Parramatta comes alive after dark

Nicole Hasham Parramatta is Australia's fastest growing night-time hub and foodies are fuelling Sydney's evening trade, according to the first national comparison of cities after dark.

Missing link: PM axes $2b Parramatta plan

Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Heath Aston Rail commuters and motorists will wait longer for vital infrastructure after the Gillard government quietly shifted $2 billion earmarked for the Parramatta-Epping line into a fund for projects not...

Body of unidentified woman found floating in suitcase in Parramatta River

Crimce scene

Saffron Howden and Nick Ralston IN A quiet suburb, beneath the trees overhanging a sluggish, tidal canal, a large suitcase caught the eye of labourers.

Faulty getaway car stymies alleged armed robbery escape

Police

Rose Powell He'd successfully swiped a couple of iPads when his daring escape faltered.

Catholic teachers to strike over new pay structure

Anna Patty Catholic schools will close next week when teachers strike in protest against a planned new system which will for the first time pay teachers according to standards and not just years of service.

Man accused of injuring nine-month-old boy in western Sydney refused bail

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Georgina Mitchell A man accused of causing serious injury to a nine-month-old boy at a house in western Sydney has been formally refused bail after a brief appearance at Parramatta court on Saturday afternoon.