Woollahra

Developer tries to force Woollahra Council's hand before corruption review completed

Michaela Whitbourn A property developer is trying to force Woollahra Council to decide on a development application over prized Crown land in Paddington before the state government completes a review into potential...

Gant store in Woollahra target of ram-raid

Emma Partridge Thieves used a stolen car to ram-raid a popular men's clothing store in Sydney's eastern suburbs in what is believed to be the third attack on the business.

Tale of two 'burbs as Newtown and Woollahra celebrate

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Damien Murphy ONLY in Sydney could pork pie hats, dreadlocks, tattoos and Bugaboo strollers vie with Gant slacks, Zegna linen jackets, Carla Zampatti creations and Audi four-wheel-drives in the belief they best...

Baird government offers NSW councils $250m to merge

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James Robertson The Baird government will offer NSW councils nearly $260 million in incentives to merge but is no longer ruling out forcing them to do so if they decline the invitation.

How Harriet Wran, the daughter of a Labor legend, came undone

Harriet Wran's former landlord says his Hunters Hill granny flat became a 'crack den' while Ms Wran was living there.

Deborah Snow and Nick Ralston Just after 7 pm last Sunday, former private schoolgirl and daughter of a Labor legend, Harriet Wran, was captured on CCTV footage walking through the lobby of a rundown housing commission block in...

Rita Caleo murder: man arrested at Sydney Airport over 1990 killing

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Megan Levy Three months before she was stabbed to death in her Double Bay apartment, Sydney restaurateur Rita Caleo sent a sealed envelope to her solicitor.

A house divided: the Wran family saga

Charged with murder: Harriet Wran.

Deborah Snow When then-Labor premier Neville Wran, aged  48, married Jill Hickson, then just 27 , at his Woollahra home in August 1976, the couple were at pains to keep the ceremony low-key  and private.

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

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.

The barrister, the dealer and the fraudulent painting

A fake version of Albert Tucker's Faun and Parrot.

Anne Davies It has been a Sydney battle of titanic proportions that has brought into the open Australia’s fine art market, raising questions about the prevalence of forgeries, the practices of some of the...

Archbishop Edward Clancy on his way to Paradise

Respected: Edward Clancy in 1994.

Stephanie Wood Cardinal Clancy, the Emeritus Archbishop of Sydney, died early on Sunday at the Mount Saint Joseph's Hostel and Nursing Home in Randwick where he was being cared for by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

David Ipp: Life beyond the ICAC bench

David Ipp at Bistro Moncur.

Michaela Whitbourn It is noon in Woollahra and David Ipp, dressed smartly in crisp shirt and sports jacket, is telling me about his tete-a-tete with a tattooed construction worker in the lift at the Independent...

Parents eye government building, car park in push for inner city high school

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Alexandra Smith Parents have urged Education Minister Adrian Piccoli to consider using empty government buildings such as the births, deaths and marriages office near Central Station for a new inner city high school.

Sydney's private schools head to court to boost student numbers

Seeking to expand: Scots College in Bellevue Hill.

Leesha McKenny Two of Sydney’s most prestigious private boys schools have launched legal action against councils blocking their bids to boost approved student numbers, amid growing anger from neighbours about their...

Demolish St Matthias church, build massive Oxford Street car park, says property tycoon

Councils are working on plans to revitalise Oxford Street.

Nicole Hasham Global property magnate Max Raine says the City of Sydney must seize control of the beleaguered Oxford Street shopping strip and demolish a historic sandstone church at Paddington to build a...

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Heritage impact ignored in proposed sale of historic houses in The Rocks area, says National Trust

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Nicole Hasham The O'Farrell government must halt the sale of 200 historic homes at Millers Point, because it failed to properly assess the potential heritage damage or seek appropriate advice, the National Trust...

Oxford Street revival: landlords plea for action to turn around retail slump

Oxford St Sydney city to Bondi Junction.  Wednesday 12th March 2014 Photo: Danielle Smith

Daisy Dumas Amid demands for new council boundaries along Oxford Street, the iconic shopping strip's landlords are calling for action to help rescue the area from a retail slump.

Oxford Street out of fashion with shoppers

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Daisy Dumas Oxford Street landlords are receiving 30 per cent of the rental prices today that they commanded in 2008, while 89 shops on the street are vacant, for lease or closing.

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Sydney real estate: location trumps size as city values soar

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

Scots College bid to increase student cap backfires

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Leesha McKenny Prestigious boys' school Scots College is seeking to boost by nearly a third the number of students approved for its Bellevue Hill campus, which nearby residents have seized on as an admission the...

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.