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'Big Dipper' to return as Sydney's Luna Park gets $30 million overhaul

The historic park will close for six months to allow the installation of new children's rides and a rollercoaster.
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De Belin and Sinclair 'went too far' in creating version of consent, jury hears

Crown prosecutor David Scully said Dragons star Jack de Belin told the jury an "inherently implausible" story in which permission was sought for everything.
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Alan Ramsey, former Herald journalist, dies aged 82

Ramsey wrote a regular Saturday column for 22 years and will be remembered for his fearless reporting.
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Jarryd Hayne left taxi waiting while he allegedly sexually assaulted woman in her bedroom

The former NRL star is facing trial on two charges of aggravated sexual intercourse without consent recklessly inflicting actual bodily harm. He has pleaded not guilty.
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Trains to stop running across Harbour Bridge in January

Workers will replace an 88-year-old wooden rail-deck across the Harbour Bridge with concrete, stopping trains from crossing the iconic structure for the first ten days of 2021.
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127-year-old inner city pub sold to Sydney hospital

One of Sydney's most historic inner city pubs will call last drinks Christmas, before becoming a mental health clinic next year.
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Berejiklian admits to breaking COVID-19 test guidelines

The NSW Premier failed to self-isolate until receiving a negative result, adding she only took the test because her voice was hoarse.
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Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer

The NSW government will increase capacity on public transport services as more users are expected to return to offices, shops and beaches from December.
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JobSeeker benefits sky high for our man Cormann

Why is Mathias Cormann being provided with RAAF transport around Europe to find new employment?
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From the Archives, 1958: Flow of traffic doubled as trams taken off

Despite a few "teething troubles", transport authorities reported that the changeover from trams to buses on Sydney's busy George Street had been a success.
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In the Herald: November 24, 1970

$754,000 for club expansion, housewives seen as key, and Column 8 contributions
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Putting a lid on agricultural arguments

And getting above one’s station.
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Fifth food delivery rider dies following truck crash in central Sydney

Emergency services were called to Chalmers St and Cleveland St, Surry Hills at 6.40pm following reports of a truck and cyclist collision. 
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Bar tsars apologise for comments about 'self-entitled' young workers

"We apologise for what has been framed to be a public shaming. This is not what was intended."
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NSW Premier had 'precautionary' COVID-19 test

Gladys Berejiklian appeared to have lost her voice during appearances at press conferences last week.
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Commuters warned of train delays after truck brings down wiring

The truck hit overhead street wiring that fell into the rail corridor near Penshurst station, causing extensive electrical damage, Sydney Trains says.
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Staff stole tables, toasters and iPads from state insurer: inquiry

The revelations were made on Monday to a NSW parliamentary inquiry into the embattled government agency which has underpaid thousands of injured workers by up to $80 million.
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Samurai sword victim died with 'lethal' level of the drug ice in his system

A forensic pathologist has told the NSW Supreme Court the amount of methylamphetamine in Jett McKee's bloodstream when he was struck with a sword has been fatal in other cases. 
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Sydney criminal lawyer Chris Murphy sues Daily Telegraph for defamation

Mr Murphy, who has acted for a series of high-profile defendants, says he is "looking forward" to seeing the newspaper's staff in court.
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WestConnex sale split in half as government stokes 'competitive tension'

Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the government was splitting the remaining 49 per cent share in half to garner more interest in the sale. 
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Third person charged over New Zealand firefighter's death in Hunter

After the arrest, the dead man's widow said the dedication of the police force was humbling and they were "not letting anyone get away with it".
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Jarryd Hayne sexual assault trial to begin on Tuesday

Mr Hayne, a former NRL star, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2018 at a home in a suburb of Newcastle. He has pleaded not guilty.
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Sydney's new smart motorway aims to end 'stop-start' traffic

The first aspects of a $600 million technology upgrade to Sydney’s M4 motorway have been switched on to improve traffic flow.
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$120,000 Arthur Boyd painting stolen from John Singleton's Central Coast estate

Thieves broke into the Mount White mansion last month and made off with the artwork, entitled Lovers in a Boat.
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Rape accused Callan Sinclair respectful to woman, aunt tells court

The footballer accused of rape alongside Dragons star Jack de Belin has been described by a family member in court as cautious and concerned for others' welfare.
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NSW reaches 28 days without mystery cases, restrictions expected to ease this week

The Premier previously flagged the next steps would be increasing the number of people allowed in a home and moving towards a two-square-metre rule at indoor venues.
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Parramatta school in lockdown after teenager stabbed

NSW Ambulance dispatched four crews and paramedics treated a 14-year-old boy for multiple wounds to his back and arm.
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Rental assistance helps those fleeing domestic violence

Sheree has moved to a new home in western Sydney after a time spent living out of her car after fleeing domestic violence.
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Hounding whistleblower major is now hypocritical

The government has condemned the alleged war crimes by some soldiers of the ADF yet is still proceeding with the prosecution of whistleblower David McBride.
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Internal probe into toxic Sydney land deal two years ago went nowhere

A $53.5m Sydney land deal that delivered a developer a $15m profit in a few months was investigated but findings were not passed to ICAC.
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Premier's planning shake-up came after secret letter signed by developers

Gladys Berejiklian moved against the advice of her own department boss in the months after receiving a confidential letter.
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'We thought the fire would skirt around the town': 175 NSW schools at high risk during bushfires

An audit of NSW public schools in bushfire-affected areas has found more than half face a medium or high risk in a future fire.
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Sydney man sues neighbour over 7 square metres in Woollahra

The NSW Supreme Court heard the man had agreed with a former neighbour to buy the land in 1987 for $500.
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A heavy gauntlet is thrown down by a rather small hand

A figurative dying breed and names for the next baby-boom.
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UberEats rider killed in Sydney's south identified as Bangladeshi student Bijoy Paul

Bijoy Paul had come to Australia to study but died in hospital after being hit by a car on Saturday.
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No action on declining writing standards in NSW schools for two years

An action plan drawn up in 2018 would have made the teaching of writing a priority in NSW from next year. But it was never implemented.
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University sector and economy need student influx

Any proposal aimed at increasing the numbers of university students coming into Australia deserves consideration.
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'Shocking, scary': The eel-tailed catfish terrorising Sydney swimmers

As the venomous eel-tailed catfish enters breeding season each spring, some swimmers at Lake Parramatta know what to expect, while others leave the water bleeding.
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Boy, 17, shot in western Sydney

A 17-year-old boy is in a stable condition after he was shot on a street in South Granville on Sunday afternoon.
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Chaos at Cronulla beach as brawl breaks out at wedding reception

A police officer was shoulder charged by a wedding guest as violence erupted outside the beachfront reception venue.
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Party-goers slammed after 150 people found inside Malabar military bunker

Revellers scattered and fled as police swarmed on the rowdy event overnight.
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The Sydney businesses and areas hit with most COVID fines

Restaurants and cafes got slapped with two in every three fines for breaking COVID-19 rules since July, and some areas copped dozens of fines while others have seen none.
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Time to act, Premier: our koalas, and farmers, deserve better

Last week's parliamentary hero, Liberal Catherine Cusack, crossed the floor because she believed the government was doing a serious disservice to NSW farmers.
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Trading our morals to enter free market

China is currently punishing us for acting independently and has succeeded in extending its border into the South China Sea.
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Berejiklian and Morrison split over return of international students, skilled migrants

The NSW Premier wants to use a third of the state's hotel quarantine slots for students, skilled migrants and specialist workers.
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Sydney hospitality gurus unload on 'whining, self-entitled' young workers

The Mary's Group founders said it was "almost impossible to run a business now without offending somebody".
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Mother and daughter praised for helping elderly man who fell into creek

The man's mobility scooter rolled down an embankment before he fell into Dora Creek at Cooranbong, near Newcastle.
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Man dies, children rescued after being swept off rocks near Wollongong, police say

The children were playing in shallow water when they were swept out to sea at about 5.40pm.
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NSW records 14-day incubation cycle with no local COVID-19 cases

It marks a full two-week incubation period without community spread of the virus; the first since the Victorian outbreak.
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Woman arrested after man stabbed in Sydney's eastern suburbs

Emergency services were called to a Bellevue Hill home about 1.40am Saturday, following reports a 22-year-old man had been stabbed.
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