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 weather: city battered by thunderstorm

The storm approaches Sydney's CBD.

Alexandra Back A brief but intense storm brought hail and thunder on Monday evening but worse conditions are expected on Tuesday.

Peak hour delays to trains on North Shore line


Jacob Saulwick and Alexandra Back Rail commuters heading to multiple suburbs on Sydney's north shore are being advised to delay their trip, with services partially suspended between Chatswood and Gordon.

Sydney restaurants: Where we are happy to pay for fine dining

Guillaume in Paddington, which opens on Saturday.

Esther Han and Inga Ting Celebrated chef Guillaume Brahimi is set to open a new fine dining restaurant, as new figures show patrons of premium restaurants are spending more.

Sydney weather: rain and wind lash city as roads closed, 700 calls for emergency help

Wild weather: City-bound lanes were closed on the Anzac Bridge on Monday afternoon after a car overturned.

Alexandra Back and Megan Levy Heavy rain and strong winds lashed Sydney on Monday afternoon as the commute home began.

Sydney Trains 'refresh' 28 stations for $33 million

Jacob Saulwick Sydney Trains will embark on a pre-election blitz to spruce up another 28 train stations, including some that have only recently been the subject of multi-million dollar upgrades.

Backyard bliss: a passion for home-grown produce

News. Steve and Lizi McGeorge with children  Helena,18,  Harvey,15, Bridget,12, in
their suburbia vineyard in Turrumurra.
Dogs are bunga and Jaffa. Chicken Noir and Shelly. They jokingly call it

Saffron Howden The McGeorge family jokingly calls its Sydney home "Cowan Estate".

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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...