Ibrahim puts Vaucluse mansion on market

Ilya Gridneff Business is bad for former Telopea Street boy Bashar Ibrahim, who is selling his $4 million Vaucluse home.

Race for Vaucluse heats up

THE competition for Liberal preselection in the prestigious state seat of Vaucluse has intensified, with candidates claiming the support of senior Liberals and high-profile names in business and...

Doyle puts hand up for seat of Vaucluse


Andrew Clennell PETER DOYLE, a member of the restaurant-owning family that owns Peter Doyle at the Quay and Watsons Bay Hotel, is to stand for Liberal preselection for the state seat of Vaucluse.

Sandy Street and Sally Street: legal dynasty tangled in family feud

Louise Hall On the eve of her divorce from prominent barrister Alexander ''Sandy'' Whistler Street, lawyer-turned-chanteuse Sally Street says she is flat broke, has not worked for nine years and fears she will...

Duncan Gay's licence plan for cyclists goes against previous departmental advice

Jacob Saulwick Forcing cyclists to take out a licence, as proposed by Duncan Gay, would put ''substantial'' costs on families and probably be ineffective in Australia – according to Duncan Gay.

Sydney parents are producing fraudulent documents to get their children into favoured schools

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Kids raising their hands

Alexandra Smith, Amy McNeilage Parents are so desperate to enrol their children in schools with impressive results that they are resorting to extreme measures such producing fraudulent documents to claim they live within the...

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Hospitality lobby group behind Mike Gallacher fund-raiser at Doyle's restaurant

Peter Doyle: ICAC scrutinising event.

Sean Nicholls Sydney restaurateur Peter Doyle failed to win preselection for the state seat of Vaucluse nine months before his Circular Quay restaurant hosted a $1000 a head fund-raiser for former police minister...

Properties sold as Obeid family quietly offloads assets


Kate McClymont As disgraced former Labor minister Eddie Obeid and his son Moses wait to hear whether criminal charges will be laid over their involvement in a corrupt coal deal with former mining minister Ian...

Alexander 'Sandy' Street being sued by former mother-in-law

Alexander Street. MUST BE USED IN CONTEXT - DO NOT CROP BACKGROUND OUT. Photo from Seven Wentworth website

Louise Hall Prominent barrister Alexander "Sandy" Street is being sued by his former mother-in-law after he failed to repay more than half a million dollars she lent him when he was struggling to pay the...

Sydney schools face queues as sell-off scheme backfires


Josephine Tovey 'Get rich quick'' schemes to sell schools in Sydney's inner suburbs over the past 20 years have backfired, parents and public education advocates say, with many of the remaining schools now close to...

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.

Family ties bind Wran's millions

Jill and Neville Wran

Damien Murphy Neville Wran's family was unhappy in its own way during his final years but his widow Jill Hickson regained control of her husband's affairs after they reconciled in 2012.

Historic houses boss takes new role

Kate Clark

Julie Power After a year of intense change, the director of the organisation that presides over Sydney's heritage jewels, including the Mint, Vaucluse House and Elizabeth Farm, will leave to take up a senior...

Massive task ahead sorting out tainted Obeid assets


Linton Besser Eddie Obeid's ride - a Mercedes-Benz worth almost $300,000 - is on a list of assets likely to be targeted by the state's top criminal intelligence body.

City2Surf road closure and trackwork warnings


Jacob Saulwick More than 2500 participants in the Sun-Herald City2Surf are expected to be put out by trackwork on a number of Sydney's train lines this weekend, as authorities also remind motorists of significant...

Longest-serving judge recalls the tears and trauma

District court judge Ronald Solomon

Natasha Wallace Criminal courts can be a ‘‘very dark place’’, where the worst of man’s inhumanity towards man is exposed, says the longest serving NSW District Court judge, Ronald Solomon.

International Fleet Review, Sydney: what you should know

Tallships with Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour.
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Daisy Dumas Prince Harry will shut down much of Sydney this weekend. Here's a survival guide for those wanting to make the best of the festivities.

Stepson pleads guilty to manslaughter but not murder

Rachel Olding Just one month after Michael Villalon moved in with his new stepfather, things began to deteriorate. Keith Owen Chaney had changed.

Son's defence put Fairfax on the money trail

Kate McClymont When Eddie Obeid's middle son, Moses, told the NSW Court of Appeal last year that he did not have the money to pay a $12 million debt his company owed the City of Sydney council, he could not have...

Historic Houses Trust severs its tie with Friends

Vaucluse House

Julie Power The Historic Houses Trust of NSW has cut off its Friends, refusing to sell new memberships for the non-profit group formed 25 years ago to support its 12 colonial gems.