Friendly by name, not by nature: grocers get into scuffle at Woolloomooloo shop

Amanda Hoh The shop might bear the name The Friendly Grocer, but its owners were far from it on Monday after they got into a scuffle that ended with one allegedly being stabbed.

Drunk water taxi skipper crashes into Woolloomooloo Bay wharf

Water taxi

A Sydney Harbour water taxi skipper seen bumping his boat into a wharf has been charged with navigating a commercial vessel under the influence of alcohol.

Sydney Harbour will grind to a halt without working vessels, operators warn

Heritage fleet with silos in the background.

Nicole Hasham They are ''not pretty'' by any measure, but without the greasy barges, cranes and tugs that occupy its bays, Sydney Harbour would grind to a halt, marine operators say.

Fears commission of audit's change would impoverish older Australians

Rachel Browne Arthur and Alice Hammond barely get by on their pension as it stands, the couple saying proposed reductions to the benchmark payment would leave older Australians in dire financial straits.

Ambitious, cosmopolitan Brand for NSW Art Gallery

Mark Dapin Art Gallery of NSW director Michael Brand thinks he might hold the record for the longest distance travelled to a Nick Cave concert.

Michael Brand: Cosmopolitan, controlled and colourful

Mark Dapin The day before the show, he was working at a 15th-century architectural site, the ruined fortress town of Mandu in India.

Wheels came off but it's always business as usual at Sydney landmark Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Julie Power Harry Edwards could have sold sand to the Arabs, his family says, but instead he convinced the world that a visit to Sydney was incomplete without a pie and a pile of mushy peas.

Sydney CBD speed limit to be reduced to 40km/h, Duncan Gay says


Alexandra Back, Lucy Carroll The speed limit in the Sydney CBD will be cut to 40km/h after a spate of pedestrian deaths.

City speed limits to be cut to 40km/h in bid to save pedestrian lives

Alexandra Back, Lucy Carroll The speed limit in a large part of the CBD will be lowered to 40km/h in a move aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian deaths in the city.

Venues face music as CBD Entertainment Precinct boundaries are drawn

Mark Gerber

Nicole Hasham They are the black lines on a map that may determine the financial fortunes and late-night ambience at a host of popular Sydney pubs.

Bill to combat brawl deaths sets blood-alcohol level at .15 for 'intoxication'

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Anna Patty and Nicole Hasham People will be found to be "intoxicated" under the NSW government's proposed new one-punch laws if they have a blood-alcohol level equivalent to those of people charged with high-range drink driving...

Phillip Costa tells ICAC that Kerry Schott was 'nothing short of excellent' despite Obeid request to 'sack the bitch'

ICAC. Former Water Minister Phillip Costa arrives at ICAC on tuesday.
Tuesday 8th April, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont A former NSW Labor minister has told a corruption inquiry he was "gobsmacked" when crooked former powerbroker Eddie Obeid asked him to "sack the bitch" in a reference to Sydney Water boss Kerry...

ICAC: Eddie Obeid in the witness box

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Michaela Whitbourn Former Labor powerbroker to take the stand at the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

ICAC: Eddie Obeid jnr says shares in Australian Water Holdings were security for $3m loan

OBEID.AFR.11 FEB 2013.Photo by ROB HOMER .......EDWARD OBEID JNR son of EDDIE OBEID leaving the iccac inquiry after brief questioning today page 1

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont The youngest son of crooked former Labor minister Eddie Obeid has claimed his family does not have a stake in a company at the centre of a corruption probe despite being shown his signature on an...

Labor vows to stop commercialisation of Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens

Kirsty Needham Car access to Mrs Macquaries Point would be blocked, and Sydney's most iconic harbour viewing spot enhanced with bush regeneration, under a Labor election policy to rescue the Royal Botanic Gardens...

Paul Armstrong guilty of killing HIV positive lover Felipe Flores

Paul Darcey Armstrong

Louise Hall A convicted rapist says that, when a man he had just had sex with, admitted he was HIV positive he became "very angry" and bashed him but denies he meant to kill him.

Heritage listing claim for home of campaigner Juanita Nielsen

Anna Anderson The state government has stepped in to protect one of the houses that Juanita Nielsen died trying to save.

Insider trading: Roxy Jacenko's book launched as Oliver Curtis' case continues

Roxy Jacenko.

Hannah Low, Jo Casamento It has been a week investment banker Oliver Curtis and his former best pal John Hartman would undoubtedly rather forget.

Sydney PR queen Roxy Jacenko slips in and out of the pages of her new book

Roxy Jacenko.

Damien Murphy 'Everyone knows that if your waters break at Westfield, Bondi Junction (aka WBJ), the concierge organises a ride for you to hospital and you're entitled to a shopping spree when you're once again...

Their kitchen rules: Wayside Chapel gets overhaul


Daisy Dumas ''I was basically classed as homeless,'' says Peter Sutherland as he cores apples and slices strawberries.