Heath Gilmore For an east coast mayor, Gordon Bradbery is contemplating the unthinkable - allowing three ocean pools to be reclaimed by the sea.
Police are searching for a man believed to be linked to the indecent assault of two school aged girls in Wollongong.
At least four people have been killed in a helicopter crash at Bulli Tops in Wollongong’s northern suburbs.
Anna Patty THE University of Wollongong will import a new vice-chancellor from England.
Lucy Carroll The use of shark netting in NSW is a ''drastic measure'' that damages sea life and prevents few deaths, say marine ecologists.
Melanie Kembrey Amid emotive calls to destroy sharks swimming around popular surf beaches professionals have warned that shark attacks are ''not governable events''.
A man passed out during a garotte-style attack by two robbers, NSW police say.
Anna Patty, Anna Patty Plans to expand NSW police powers would encourage officers to arrest people for spurious reasons and to hold them in custody even if they face only financial penalties, legal experts have warned.
Peter Hannam Most of the state faces an elevated fire threat for months, with the latest seasonal outlook pointing to above-average temperatures until at least the end of January.
Nicole Hasham Coal seam gas mining should be banned from 370,000 hectares of land protecting Sydney's drinking water, a government agency says, potentially preventing the extraction of billions of dollars' worth...
Nicole Hasham NSW Labor has introduced legislation seeking a permanent ban on coal seam gas activity in bush buffering Sydney's water catchment areas, ramping up pressure on the O'Farrell government to fulfil a...
A social media campaign has helped a Sydney mother of five get a life-saving operation sooner.
Natasha Wallace, Peter Hannam A ''long, hot winter'' and recent drought conditions that are consistent with the effects of climate change have created the extreme bushfire conditions already experienced this season, according to...
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...
Peter Hannam Tens of thousands of homes in the Blue Mountains would be difficult to defend in extreme fire weather conditions because of close proximity to the bush, according to research commissioned for the NSW...
Nick Ralston 60 bushfires burning, 15 out of control State Mine Fire near Lithgow still at Emergency Warming rating Firefighters have joined two major fires in the Blue Mountains Winds of up to 100km/h expected...
Dan Fallon Hundreds of homes likely to have burnt, says Premier "This is as bad as it gets," says Fire Commissioner More than 90 fires burning, with 20 still out of control
Emma Partridge Blue-eyed Nicole Everson, 13, was standing on her tippy toes trying to hang decorations near a window when an out-of-control sand truck ploughed into her house and killed her instantly.
Anna Patty Two former MPs have been recruited to resolve tensions over arrest powers.
Shannon Tonkin A young woman repeatedly screamed ''Oh my god, he's dead,'' when she saw a man lying on the ground on a train platform.