Sydney

Sydney teenager James Teague dead after balcony fall

Eryk Bagshaw A Sydney teenager has died in a New Zealand hospital after falling from a hotel balcony in Queenstown three days ago.

War of the Roses - Sydney-style

Lisa Poulos

Kate McClymont It's being dubbed Sydney's War of the Roses: a bitter marriage breakdown, a bizarre property deal and claims the city's men are being turned from daytime lions to "pussycats at home".

Traditional Indian medicines seized in Sydney

NSW Health have warned the public against buying non-approved traditional medicines.

NSW health authorities have raided Indian grocery stores in Sydney's southwest and seized 30 bottles of a traditional Indian medicine following fears about heavy metal contamination.

City of Sydney settles long-running legal battle with Moses Obeid over street poles

Moses Obeid leaves ICAC in January.

Michaela Whitbourn The City of Sydney has settled a long and costly legal battle with Moses Obeid over street poles, admitting it would be more expensive to fight on than to walk away.

End of off-peak return rail tickets in Sydney

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Jacob Saulwick and Lisa Visentin The Baird government will soon get rid of one of the most popular discount rail tickets in Sydney because it says it has been offering some travellers too good a deal.

Morning Gloryville: Sydney's first sober 'love-fest'

Young people choosing alcohol-free raves to start their day.

Peter Munro The sun is rising as the party starts at 6.30am for these strangely sober people, dressed in glitter, lycra and little else. So many sweat bands and high-cut leotards.

I was forced to set woman alight, Sydney teen tells court

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Paul Bibby A Sydney youth has described how he was ordered at gunpoint to douse a young woman with petrol and then set her alight, telling a judge "I still don't believe that I've done what I've done."

Bomb shelter sign points to Sydney's anxious past

A war time photo of the shelter at St James station.

Nicole Hasham It was painted at an anxious time when the threat of Japanese bombing raids hung in the air and train commuters had more to worry about than minding the gap.

Sydney mother Mahassen Issa arrested on adultery charges and unable to leave Lebanon

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Rose Powell A Sydney mother trapped in Lebanon and facing adultery charges raised by her husband has been disowned by her family and friends.

Flaw in Opal: cards unable to be bought at most stations

The Opal card.

Jacob Saulwick Public transport users will be unable to buy or top-up their Opal cards at most Sydney train stations, the Baird government has confirmed, in a decision that has outraged transport advocates.

George St hot spots from fancy footwork

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Harvey Grennan Sydneysiders' feet have voted in support of the decision to turn much of George Street in the city into a pedestrian mall when the light rail from Randwick and Kingsford to Circular Quay is built.

George Street secret might not be a big surprise after all

A previous cloud-like piece called House of Peace,  by Junya Ishigami and Svendborg Architects.

James Robertson An eagle-eyed smh.com.au reader appears to have spoilt the secrecy surrounding the final design for the 60-metre George Street monument.

Construction boss Anthony O'Meley charged with drug trafficking

Rachel Olding Just five years ago, Cessnock MP Kerry Hickey was singing the praises of local construction magnate Anthony O'Meley.

City of Sydney is set to unveil plans for a major artwork for central George Street

artist's representation of city sculpture.

James Robertson The City of Sydney council is poised to unveil a major public artwork for George Street in the coming weeks.

Sydney man Jack O'Brien confirmed dead in MH17 attack

Jack O'Brien.

Emma Partridge Sydney man Jack O'Brien is the latest victim confirmed dead on MH17.

Sydney Catholic nun among the MH17 dead

A message of condolence is left among candles and flowers near the Dutch embassy for victims of MH17.

Emma Partridge It is believed a Sydney Catholic nun was one of the passengers on board MH17 when it was shot down.

People-smuggler jailed in Sydney court

Sophie Tarr A people-smuggler who promised to ferry asylum seekers from Indonesia to Australia will remain behind bars until at least 2018.

The Sydney father behind a World Cup ticketing scandal

Conman Alain Barataud. Photo: Facebook

Eamonn Duff A sophisticated scam left a family stranded in Brazil, writes Eamonn Duff.

Ukranians rally in Sydney against Putin

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 19:  Father Simon Ckuj of the St. Andrews Ukranian Church poses for a picture after a service for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 that was shot out of the sky in Ukranian airspace on July 19, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Fairfax Media via Getty Images,) *** Local Caption *** Father Simon Ckuj

Tim Barlass It started at the statue of Queen Victoria outside the QVB and ended at the bronze of Saint Mary Mackillop beside St Marys Cathedral.