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Sign errors at Sydney Town Hall train station

Jacob Saulwick They are there to point lost passengers in the right direction. But it doesn't help when the signs themselves have the information wrong.

Town Hall open again after $40m upgrade

THE removal of 6750 square metres of rock and soil from beneath Sydney's historic Town Hall to make new storage space was part of a $40 million upgrade culminating in the civic centre's reopening...

Clover Moore seeks $110,000 to help evicted public housing tenants

Clover Moore.

James Robertson Clover Moore will move to grant up to $110,000 in ratepayers' money to help hundreds of public housing tenants who are soon to be evicted by the state government.

Sydney Writers' Festival: Literature spreads beyond the page

Susan Wyndham When Jemma Birrell invited Vince Gilligan to the Sydney Writers' Festival last year, he was too busy working on the final season of his hit TV series, Breaking Bad, and its coming spin-off, Better...

Reshaping the west: Job crisis sees big commute

Western Sydney Mothers and Employment case study
Melinda Leyshon with her daughter Olivia and dog Milly
At their Leonay home.
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Photographs Ben Rushton
April 3 2014

Matt Wade and Lucy Cormack Western Sydney has been adding jobs at just a third of the rate of the rest of the city, increasing the pressure on workers to travel out of the region.

City of Sydney's low-emission energy plants reckless: inquiry

Nicole Hasham The City of Sydney was "reckless" to spend millions of ratepayers' dollars on a plan to provide low-emission energy plants in Sydney, a NSW parliamentary inquiry says.

Late night travellers vote with their feet to dump NightRide


Jacob Saulwick Public transport use has been steadily increasing in Sydney, with one exception. Patronage on the city's NightRide buses - the only form of mass transport available to Sydney's early-morning drinkers...

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Opal card available on all Sydney trains by next Friday

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Leesha McKenny Electronic ticketing will be in place across all 190 stations of the Sydney train network by the end of next week.

Australians commemorate slain asylum seeker Reza Berati


Lucy Carroll More than 4000 people gathered at Sydney's Town Hall on Sunday night for a candlelight vigil to remember slain Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati.

Nightmare on George Street worth the fuss

Town Hall.

Joseph Conrad visited Sydney twice in the late 1800s. On one of the trips, the Polish sailor and writer spent a lot of time outside a pub, transfixed by a street merchant touting ''hot saveloys'' to...

Edgecliff train derailment 'just like a monster coming up from the floor'


Jacob Saulwick, James Robertson Passengers knew something was wrong with their train before it even left the station.

Cab drivers say passengers will suffer

Michael Jools.

Jacob Saulwick The proposed 3am ''last drinks'' rule could make it harder to find a cab at a time when the majority of taxi drivers in the city are changing shifts, drivers say.

Taxi app makers to reward cabbies for picking up late-night fares

Jacob Saulwick A fast-growing app that puts users directly in touch with taxi drivers will start offering Sydney drivers financial rewards to pick up passengers in the early morning.

Safer Sydney: Few takers for NightRide buses but Labor's train of thought could go unheeded

Bus and Cycle lanes Sydney Wednesday 10th April 2013 Photo: Danielle Smith

Jacob Saulwick The number of people who catch some late-night weekend buses out of Kings Cross are so few, it would be cheaper for the government to provide Cabcharge vouchers.

Captain Moonlite, Edward Bowen face off in battle of good and evil

Heath Gilmore Captain Moonlite was the rock 'n' roll bushranger; bad, strikingly handsome and, likely, gay. He also was a cop killer.

Ill met by Moonlite, Edward Bowen named a hero

Heath Gilmore Captain Moonlite was the rock'n'roll bushranger; bad, strikingly handsome and likely gay. He also was a cop killer.

With One Voice stays in tune with the community

Cindy Ngo Mary Doherty had not sung in 10 years, discounting the odd song or two in the shower. But the director of NRG Global Group and former church singer rediscovered the joy of singing when she and her...

New train timetable had a smooth start but not all commuters are happy


Jacob Saulwick, Lucy Carroll, Ed Bodkin Almost all of Sydney's trains ran to time on Monday morning, the first peak hour under the O'Farrell government's new public transport timetable, but commuters across the network were divided about...

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Sydney's richest offer vintage luxury for annual bargain sale

83 year old Margie Dowling

Julie Power When the society women of Sydney got together in 1941 to sell pre-loved designer frocks to help the poor children of Paddington's slums, 50 women fainted with excitement at the sight of such luxury...

Sydney trackwork, traffic congestion hit final days of Sculpture by the Sea

Melanie Kembrey A rainy day and still more trackwork will bring the curtain down on this year’s Sculpture by the Sea.