Friends, colleagues pay tribute to cyclist killed in Turramurra

Megan Levy Friends of a cyclist who was killed in a crash on Sydney's upper north shore have paid tribute to the 45-year-old Optus manager, who was riding with a group of colleagues including the company's CEO...

Sydney real estate: location trumps size as city values soar


Toby Johnstone A million dollars doesn’t cover a lot of ground if you are buying a house in Sydney.

Driving? There goes the weekend


Jacob Saulwick, Esther Han For the past five years, Simon and Caroline Rigby have shuttled their four children to weekend sports games, music lessons and drama sessions all over Sydney from their Gordon home.

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Clean swoop: graffiti-buster's secret weapon

Michael Barnett.

Kim Arlington Patrolling the quiet reaches of the upper north shore Michael Barnett fights an unseen enemy. He hits known haunts swiftly, repeatedly.

Cyclist killed in Sydney truck collision


A female cyclist has died in hospital after a collision with a truck in Sydney's inner west.

Number of cyclists killed on NSW roads doubles in two years

cyclist, bike

Megan Levy The number of cyclists killed in crashes on NSW roads has more than doubled in the past two years, prompting a renewed plea for better co-operation between cyclists and motorists.

North shore sex attacker faces more charges

Police tape

Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies They were vicious attacks that spread fear through Sydney's northern suburbs; two young girls approached in separate incidents who only just managed to escape the grasp of a stranger with a sinister...

Sydney weather: commuters face windy trip home


Alexandra Back A severe weather warning is in place for the Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra areas, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning damaging winds could reach up to 90km/h this afternoon.

Bondi bashing victim Michael McEwen's father tells of family's pain


Emma Partridge It takes only one punch. One split-second act of aggression can shatter the lives of a father, a mother, brothers and sisters.

Couple charged after 80km police chase on M1

Police car with lights flasing.

Louise Hall An 18-year-old learner driver led police on an 80km chase reaching speeds of up to 170km/h.

Packer's rival sets out conditions for $1.1 billion upgrade

ECHO Entertainment chief executive John Redmond, and chairman John O'Neill

Sean Nicholls The owner of the Star casino is pledging to spend $1.1 billion on a major tourism-boosting upgrade even if a rival plan by James Packer proceeds, to counter the billionaire's grab for its high-end...

Build WestConnex, no strings attached - NRMA


Jacob Saulwick The state's peak motoring body wants the Prime Minister to drop Labor's multibillion-dollar conditions on a new motorway in western Sydney that would improve some of the city's least popular and...

Critics fearful of planning reforms

A high level development in Woodside Avenue in Lindfield, Sydney.

Nicole Hasham Coal dust hanging over rural hamlets, giant high-rises looming above leafy North Shore streets and ancient caves pulverised into cement mix: this may be the future under the O'Farrell government's...

Opal smartcard debuts on Sydney buses

The Opal card.

Jacob Saulwick The smartcard makes its debut on Sydney buses next week.

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More trucks grounded for defects after fireball

Truck crash in Mona Vale.

Nino Bucci Thirty-six fuel tankers owned by the same company involved in the Mona Vale tanker explosion that killed two people last week have been grounded in Victoria, after dangerous defects were discovered.

Fire destroys boat-repair shop at marina

A fire at a marina in Sydney’s north has destroyed a boat-repair shop.

Conman baits some big fish, collecting $8.5m


Louise Hall A FORMER flight attendant who falsely claimed to be in business with James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch conned 16 investors out of up to $8.

Former air steward resigned to jail after $8.5m raid on wealthy

Dimitri de Angelis.

A FORMER Qantas flight attendant, who fleeced more than $8.5 million from high-profile and wealthy investors, admits he deserves to go to jail.

Elite schools spend $20 million a year on upgrades

Pymble Ladies' College development proposal. image shows - Proposed Aquatic and fitness centree. image supplied

Amy McNeilage Sydney's elite private schools are spending up to $20 million a year on capital works, data on the My School website shows.

Thousands spent on a dodgy kitchen

photo: Jacky Ghossein

Saffron Howden Chloe Lenane was just weeks from arriving in the world when her unsuspecting mother hired ''nice as pie'' Stefan Mayer to install a new kitchen in their Turramurra home.