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Nourishing the Frontlines at RPA Hospital

By MARK MORDUE It’s 2:37 am and a message pings through on Addi Road’s Instagram feed. Someone is awake late into the night, and they want to communicate with us. We won’t see the message from the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital in Camperdown till the following morning. “I am a midwife on the Postnatal […]

Sydney loses third live music venue in a week

By TOKS OGUNDARE The Old 505 Theatre has announced that it will hold its last event in March after the owners said ongoing lockdowns and the Omicron wave of COVID-19 had become "too much".  In a statement released today, directors Cameron Undy and Kerri Glasscock said a decision had been made to stop presenting work […]

Inner West records six new deaths, 954 inner city COVID-19 cases two days before school return

By DANIEL LO SURDO Six people from the Inner West have died from COVID-19 in the last reporting period while the Sydney Local Health District recorded 954 new cases ahead of the return of NSW schools in two days. It comes as NSW recorded 52 new deaths across the state and 13,524 new infections, with […]

NSW to continue COVID-19 restrictions until February 28 in another blow for inner city nightlife

By TOKS OGUNDARE Singing and dancing in nightclubs and entertainment facilities across NSW will continue to be banned as Premier Dominic Perrottet announced today that COVID-19 restrictions would continue until February 28, after being scheduled to lift in two days time. Mr Perrottet said today that the restrictions put in place earlier this month will […]

Sydney launches Lunar New Year festivities as prosperous Year of the Tiger awaits

By DANIEL LO SURDO The City of Sydney has launched its Lunar New Year celebrations for the Year of the Tiger following a COVID-interrupted festival last year marred by fewer events and no curator or artistic director being appointed. The 2022 festival will run from 29 January to 13 February and will feature an array […]

Inner West rents rise as prices across Sydney record steep increase

By PATRICK MCKENZIE House rents across Sydney increased by over $20 in the final quarter of 2021, according to a new report confirming the steepest annual increase since 2009. Data from Domain's December 2021 rental report has revealed that house rents in Sydney jumped a record 9.1 per cent last year, hitting a record high […]

Perrottet calls return to school a ‘key priority’ as National cabinet opts for separate reopening plans

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has called the safe return to face-to-face learning a "key priority" as the state government finalises its plans for the reopening of schools on February 1. Mr Perrottet said that there would be challenges with the return to classrooms, but backed the government's plans for a safe […]

‘Thoughtless, selfish and opportunistic’: RAT price gouging on the rise as two more Inner West COVID-19 deaths reported

By PATRICK MCKENZIE The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has expressed concerns about the rampant price gouging of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) following an analysis of consumer, retailer and supplier reports. The analysis found that the retail price of RATs was often between $20 and $30 per test, with some priced as high as $100 […]

Five new inner city COVID-19 deaths as NSW – and Australia – records deadliest day of the pandemic

By PATRICK MCKENZIE NSW and Australia have recorded their deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic so far as the state recorded 36 deaths in the last reporting period, while 74 total deaths were recorded across the nation.  Five people from Sydney were among the deaths while none were recorded from the Inner West, down from […]

Watsons Bay markets to return in January following $17,500 council backing

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Watsons Bay markets will return on January 30 this month, as a three-year, $17,500 funding boost from Woollahra Council readies organisers to welcome back visitors for the summer period. Local retailers and businesses across Sydney have struggled over a summer period that was initially billed as the return to regular […]