Sydney’s scorcher set to continue

Temperatures forecast to surge upwards of 31 degrees on Monday, and the hot days are here to stay. [Read entire story]

Missing schoolgirl Michelle Levy, 11, captured on CCTV at Bondi Junction – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldMissing schoolgirl Michelle Levy, 11, captured on CCTV at Bondi JunctionSydney Morning HeraldMissing 11-year-old schoolgirl Michelle Levy was captured on CCTV footage walking in Bondi Junction on [Read entire story]

Search for missing Michelle

Up to a thousand members of the local community search for girl, 11, who is 'gentle as a butterfly'. [Read entire story]

Britain ends combat role in Afghanistan, last US Marines hand over base – Reuters

ReutersBritain ends combat role in Afghanistan, last US Marines hand over baseReutersCAMP LEATHERNECK Afghanistan (Reuters) - British troops ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday as they and U.S. Marines [Read entire story]

Negative result after patient at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital tested for … – Courier Mail

Courier MailNegative result after patient at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital tested for ...Courier MailAN 18-year-old woman quarantined in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital with a fever has tested [Read entire story]

Melbourne woman Kylie Bretag detained in Mexico – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldMelbourne woman Kylie Bretag detained in MexicoSydney Morning HeraldA Melbourne woman has been detained in Mexico for almost a week after she was locked up for travelling without a visa. Friends and [Read entire story]

Search for Hannah ends in grief

Hopes for college student missing since September dashed after remains found. [Read entire story]

Slain Australian Robert Ellis’s wife not kept in penury, insists friend – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldSlain Australian Robert Ellis's wife not kept in penury, insists friendSydney Morning HeraldLast Friday, murdered Australian expatriate Bob Ellis was supposed to be on a plane with the senior [Read entire story]

Plan to cap housing extensions

Fears sales prices will be slashed on the controversial sell-off of former public housing properties. [Read entire story]

MP’s killer makes High Court appeal

Jailed for life, the man behind Australia's first political assassination may have his sentence quashed. [Read entire story]

‘Corey Worthington on steroids’

It’s the app nicknamed ‘Tinder for parties’ and it has parents and police worried. [Read entire story]

Pistorius paid a cheap price for taking a life –

Pistorius paid a cheap price for taking a lifegulfnews.comWith regards to the recent news of Oscar Pistorius conviction of five years for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, it is utterly shocking to notice the [Read entire story]

Treasure trove of pre-loved instruments at Garage Sale

Music magazines, vinyl and pre-loved instruments will be top of the picks for musician and City of Sydney Garage Sale Trail ambassador, Josh Pyke, at today’s nationwide Garage Sale Trail event. Josh, a highly acclaimed [Read entire story]

Is this the state’s best pub grub?

An inner west watering hole has just been named as the state’s best pub food outlet for the third year running. [Read entire story]

Family snaps up Emu Plains house for $1.7 million

IT is set on 1844sq m, has a resort-style pool, entertainment areas, soaring ceilings and a designer kitchen. This Emu Plains house with waterfront views of the Nepean River has sold for $1.7 million. [Read entire story]

Man tries to grab boy at school

Police are searching for a man who tried to grab a 12-year-old boy through the fence of his school in Auburn on Thursday. [Read entire story]

Youngster ready to tackle NSW Premiers Spelling Bee

PINT-SIZED Rayan Haque, of Macquarie Fields Public School, is ready to put his word power to the test in the Premiers Spelling Bee. [Read entire story]

Golf day a swinging success

Fairfield Advance: The first Survivors and Mates Support Network Golf Day Challenge has raised over $16,000 for charity. [Read entire story]

Workers revolt: Riot Day at Parramatta Female Factory

As the debate about the future of the convict-era Parramatta Female Factory heats up, Riot Day commemorates the first workers uprising in Australia. [Read entire story]

Hear alternative voices and be heard on harbour renewal

Community members are encouraged to join local and international urban planning experts to examine the future redevelopment of the Sydney Harbour foreshore, covering Glebe Island, White Bay, Rozelle Bay, Blackwattle Bay [Read entire story]

Granville commuters back in the slow lane

Granville commuters are getting stuck on slow, crowded trains after Western Line peak hour services were slashed, the NSW Opposition says. [Read entire story]

Sydney Festival to light up Parramatta

From a Fire Garden in Centenary Square to a Johnny Cash tribute in the old prison, Paramatta is set to be the heart and soul of Sydney Festival this year. [Read entire story]

Support for Hills own football comp

THE  dream for a football association in the Hills Shire is moving closer to reality. [Read entire story]

Green thumbs up for Meyers’ lovely gardens in Riverstone

RIVERSTONE’S Caroline Meyer has taken out the Champion Garden of the Year Award in the annual Blacktown competition, having also cleaned up the Best Front Garden and Best Backyard Garden titles. [Read entire story]

Western Sydney youths tune into art

Penrith’s art programs have won a slice of the $30 million offered by the Crown Resorts Foundation to western Sydney. [Read entire story]

North Sydney CBD to be revitalised under plans

NORTH Sydney is being pinpointed as the next growth corridor on the lower north shore by experts. [Read entire story]

Honouring 10 years of helping

PENRITH charity sets their sights on orphanages in Nepal. The team at Food4Everyone have dedicated the past 10 years to helping less developed countries. [Read entire story]

Councillor floats Merrylands waterslide idea

There have been calls for Holroyd Council to scale up their plans for an aquatic centre with a price tag of up to $50 million including a giant waterslide. [Read entire story]

US tourist Jeffery Fowle released from North Korea jail after ‘repeated requests … – ABC Online

ABC OnlineUS tourist Jeffery Fowle released from North Korea jail after 'repeated requests ...ABC OnlineUS secretary of state John Kerry has welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and says [Read entire story]

Australian convicted in child sex sting using virtual girl – Capital FM Kenya

Capital FM KenyaAustralian convicted in child sex sting using virtual girlCapital FM KenyaA computer-generated 10 year old Filipina called “Sweetie” was used to identify over 1,000 chuild sex predators around the world. [Read entire story]

Why we love Extension Maths – The Canberra Times

Sydney Morning HeraldWhy we love Extension MathsThe Canberra TimesYear 12 students at Sydney Girls High School try to dispel the stigma around Extensions 2 Mathematics after their HSC exam and explain why numbers make [Read entire story]

Police in stand-off with shooter – The Age

Herald SunPolice in stand-off with shooterThe AgePolice are negotiating with a suspected shooter at a property at Wedderburn, 75km north west of Bendigo. It is understood that three people have been shot and the homicide [Read entire story]

Strengthening communities with BBQ fun

The City of Sydney is hosting a series of free ‘Good Neighbourhood BBQs’ in October and November to provide locals with a chance to get expert safety advice while enjoying a bite to eat. As part of the City’s [Read entire story]

Reeva’s mother feels justice has not been done – The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)Reeva's mother feels justice has not been doneThe Times (subscription)The mother of the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius has said she does “not feel that justice has been done” but that the [Read entire story]