Cathedral Park is one of the prettiest picnic spots in Newcastle, its lush grass shaded by fig and olive trees, its gentle slopes offering uninterrupted views of the port and heritage district.
Sean Nicholls, Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont The Baird government faces a backlash in two tough byelections just a few months before its first reelection test after former Liberal MPs Andrew Cornwell and Tim Owen resigned from NSW parliament...
Michaela Whitbourn Swansea MP Garry Edwards has become the latest in a growing line of NSW Liberals to join the crossbench after shock revelations of corruption at the Independent Commission Against Corruption.
Heath Aston It is the untold story of Dick Cheney's infamous visit to Sydney in 2007. The former US vice-president, in town to meet John Howard, travelled in a 30-vehicle motorcade that included his own armoured...
Esther Han A burnt body has been found in a reserve in Sydney's south-west.
Emma Partridge and Nick Ralston A person has died after being stabbed inside the Westfield shopping centre at Parramatta in Sydney's west.
Dan Proudman, Newcastle Herald It was a sneaky little teenage trick to cheat a music festival out of its cover charge which almost turned deadly.
Kirsty Needham Controversial Liberal MP Chris Hartcher has been drawn into another donations scandal, with revelations a holiday park developer benefited from legal changes made by the government after donating to...
Megan Levy Two Central Coast MPs named in Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings into alleged Liberal Party slush funds have announced they will not contest the next state election.
Alexandra Back More than 60 protesters have clashed with police on the driveway of Villawood detention centre as they tried to block the transfer of detainees to Western Australia on Saturday.
Michaela Whitbourn A woman who slipped in a Slurpee outside a Castle Hill Target store has had her bid for $300,000 in damages rejected by a three-judge bench.
Megan Levy One man is dead and three other people have been seriously injured after falling from balconies and roofs in separate accidents in NSW in just one day, police say.
Rachel Olding A man who survived falling 15 metres from an inner-city roof on Sunday had been celebrating his birthday with a long afternoon and night of partying.
Sean Nicholls Paul Keating has blasted as an "atrocity" a draft masterplan for the Royal Botanic Gardens and The Domain and has suggested those behind the proposal "hang their heads in shame".
Tim Elliott Millions of dollars in poker machine taxes taken from some of Sydney's poorest suburbs to fund "disadvantaged communities" have been used to pay for the state government's election promises.
Saffron Howden The residents of a quiet suburban street in south-western Sydney were shocked to see their diminutive, 85-year-old neighbour arrested by police after a man was shot on Thursday night.
Nina Karnikowski Admiral Chris Barrie, Lieutenant-General Ken Gillespie, Dr Robert Likeman and Major-General Jim Molan are some of the key speakers on board Gallipoli-focused cruises.
Kate McClymont Nathan Tinkler, the embattled bogannaire from Newcastle, lived up to his nickname when he sent a text message to an associate last year saying: "Who is ICAC?"
Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Chris Spence was a desperate man. Texts shown at a corruption inquiry reveal the aspiring Liberal MP for The Entrance was waiting for his cut of illegal developer donations to flow his way.
Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont A state Liberal MP accused of taking illegal developer donations has claimed he can't produce documents to a corruption inquiry because his computer hard drive was "destroyed".