Anne Tarasov A 22-year-old man was arrested at Sydney Airport today over a brawl at a Penrith shopping centre last month.
Liberals see next month's byelection as a great chance to snare a long-held Labor seat, writes Sean Nicholls.
Heath Aston STATE Liberal candidate for Penrith Stuart Ayres has been gifted an early free kick by Labor in his bid for byelection victory.
Jacob Saulwick The state government risks breaking election promises for 135 new and faster express train services for Sydney and surrounding regions and undermining the viability of the state's XPT service if it...
Megan Gorrey Former Packed to the Rafters actor Justin Rosniak is in a serious condition but lucky to be alive after the van he was driving flipped onto its roof in Sydney's west on Friday night, police say.
Leesha McKenny Local government is heading down the road to financial ruin, with a report projecting almost half the state's councils will be in ''very weak'' financial positions within three years.
Heath Aston The Star casino has been accused of running the ''mother of all gambling inducements'', a promotion encouraging local punters to spend a minimum $30,000 - but up to $6 million - over a five-week...
Kirsty Needham Pensioners are being targeted for sharp rate rises, with a sweeping review of the state's 152 councils recommending the dumping of their $250 concession discount.
Tim Barlass Seventy-two years is a long time to spend wondering how your mate is. For some it is more than a lifetime and then it is too late.
Josephine Tovey, Daniel Hurst, Amy McNeilage The latest NAPLAN reading scores for primary schools show a wide gulf of performance between Sydney's east and west, data visualisation shows.
Peter Hannam, Aleisha Orr, Bridie Jabour TWO duelling weather systems are wreaking havoc on the east and west coasts of Australia in the dying days of summer.
Damien Murphy LIKE corporate executives who sleep rough one night a year to feel the plight of Australia's homeless, the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, plans to sleep in western Sydney to feel Labor's pain.
Eamonn Duff Two heavily pregnant women were turned away from a western Sydney maternity ward within 48 hours - giving birth in a home and the hospital car park - amid claims by midwives of a sick health system...
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Heath Aston A morbidly obese man dying of liver cancer has been awarded more than $350,000 from his doctor because the GP failed to refer him to a weight-loss clinic or send him for lap-band surgery.
Lisa Davies, Nick Ralston, Ilya Gridneff IT SHOULD have been the safest place to be - up against the back of a house as a teenager fired crossbow arrows at police from inside the semi-rural property.
Rashida Yosufzai A western Sydney family accused of assaulting police say "excessive force" was used against them by officers responding to a domestic dispute.
Two people have been charged with the murder of senior police officer Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson, who died after an alleged knife attack.
Rachel Browne EITHER the people of Campbelltown are very lucky or they buy a lot of lottery tickets.
Rachel Olding When he didn't show up for his mother's funeral, alarm bells started ringing. Mohammed Ayman Abouhait's girlfriend and family members started calling his phone constantly.