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Man killed after Waterloo balcony fall

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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.

Neville Wran's daughter Harriet Wran charged with murder of Redfern drug dealer

Charged with murder: Harriet Wran.

Nick Ralston, Saffron Howden, Megan Levy The daughter of former NSW premier Neville Wran has been arrested in connection with the murder of a small-time drug dealer at Redfern on Sunday night.

Neville Wran's daughter Harriet Wran 'desperate' to buy the drug ice on night of stabbing: police

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Lisa Davies The daughter of former NSW Premier Neville Wran was "terrified" and "desperate" to buy the illicit drug ice on the night she, her boyfriend and another man allegedly killed an inner-Sydney...

Sydney traffic: Bourke Street closed after gas leak

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A severed gas main on a construction site at Waterloo has forced the closure of Bourke Street during peak hour traffic.

Rats plague vulnerable elderly of Millers Point, UN told

Troubled waters: The former Sydney Ports Harbour Control Tower at Millers Point.

Tim Barlass Rats from Barangaroo are moving back to Millers Point as the elderly are evicted, a United Nations aged care conference was told.

School bus splashed with Sexpo advertising

The school bus outside Alexandria Park Public School.

Eryk Bagshaw A school bus with Sexpo advertising splashed across its side has come under criticism from parents.

Bomb shelter sign points to Sydney's anxious past

A war time photo of the shelter at St James station.

Nicole Hasham It was painted at an anxious time when the threat of Japanese bombing raids hung in the air and train commuters had more to worry about than minding the gap.

City's skating solutions still up in the air

Chairman of the board: Cameron Sparkes gets airborne at the Waterloo Skate Park, where a ramp has been replaced at a cost of $130,000.

Michael Koziol Sydney is poised to build a suite of new skate parks – but where they go and what they look like is up in the air.

Council bid to halt construction

Leesha McKenny One of Australia’s largest developers has spent six months building a series of inner Sydney apartment towers it is accused of not having full approval to build.

Meriton wins court challenge

Leesha McKenny The City of Sydney has failed in its bid force one of Australia’s largest developers to immediately stop working on a series of inner city apartments the council found does not have full...

Universities spend billions in race to be the best

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Heath Gilmore The University of Sydney plans to spend $2.5 billion transforming its historic campus, as a building arms race between higher education providers reaches unprecedented levels.

Predictions of Pleasantville threaten to ruin identity of inner city areas

Stephen Nicholls, Toby Johnstone Property prices in inner-city areas would rise, some real estate agents say, if the government were to extend its policy of selling high-value public housing in Millers Point to other suburbs.

Rooftop fall followed long night of partying

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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.

Anti-Islamic shooting victim Nathan Abela has string of detractors

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Megan Levy and Rachel Olding He's offended countless Muslims, been described as a "grub" on Sydney radio and been in court over a domestic dispute, and that's just in the past fortnight.

Sydney City accuses state of cherry-picking most profitable public land

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Nicole Hasham The City of Sydney has demanded control of Barangaroo, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and other prime land in a bold push to substantially expand its borders.

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Sydney skaters put theirs on and take their case to the council

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James Robertson After seeing so many proposals for skate parks quashed by residents, Sydney's boarders have taken the decidedly uncool step of involving themselves in local government.

Prisoners' bed-sheet escape foiled by guards

The rope made of sheets, confiscated by prison staff at Emu Plains Correctional Centre.

Amanda Hoh It is the escape plan of old movies: a rope, made of tied-together bed sheets.

T.J. Hickey march turns ugly in Sydney

T.J. Hickey.

Anna Patty, AAP A march marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Aboriginal teen Thomas "T.J." Hickey turned ugly after police apprehended a young man.

Inner south apartment market heads north

The Tempo Apartments Mascot.

Toby Johnstone The booming inner west is old news; stand by for the rise of the inner south.

Rents to soar as housing discounts get means-tested

Generic street scenes  of the Rocks Sydney public housing unit,pedestrians and businesses.
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Anna Patty Rents for almost 10 per cent of public housing tenants will rise by up to $300 a week under a state government decision to cut discounts.