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Man dies following Paddington scooter crash overnight

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A man in his 50s has died following a single-vehicle scooter crash in Paddington overnight. Emergency services attended the intersection of Oxford and Queen Streets in Paddington, just before 2am on Friday morning following reports a Vespa motor scooter had lost control and struck the median strip. It is believed the rider […]

REVIEW: Bach’s Easter Oratorio

After postponing their performances for two lockdown years, Artistic Director of Bach Akademie Australia, Madeleine Easton, was finally able to bring the Easter Oratorio concert series to Australian audiences, and what a concert it was! A superb choir of eight (two bass, two sopranos, two tenors, an alto and a counter tenor) carried the vocals […]

Kim Carpenter presents Wilde: Life And Fantasy

BY RENEE LOU DALLOW Kim Carpenter is presenting an exhibition of his paintings based on the stories of one of the greatest and most prolific writers of all time, Oscar Wilde. Carpenter’s unique flair for design and storytelling not only reflect the life and times of Oscar Wilde but also Carpenter’s own life and times […]

Liberals retain majority on Woollahra Council, Residents First Woollahra sees biggest positive swing

By EVA BAXTER The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and there has been no change in the representation of parties sitting on Woollahra Municipal Council, and 11 of the 15 elected councillors were councillors on the previous term. The Liberal party has won eight seats, Residents First Woollahra (RFW) won […]

Woollahra council election prediction

By EVA BAXTER Woollahra Council looks likely to remain blue, with the Liberal Party in the lead for votes in every ward besides Paddington. The NSW Electoral Commission will not begin declaring candidates elected until December 20th, but this is how the results are tracking so far. Results from iVote will not be released until […]

Returning ex-pats renew interest in Paddington housing market

By KATELYN MILLIGAN Returning ex-pats have fuelled the rising demand in Sydney’s eastern suburbs real estate. Following a recent surge in the property market, ANZ has raised its Sydney house price growth forecast to over 20 per cent, a stark difference from the average capital growth of 7.4 per cent over the past 40 years. […]

Dog owners warned of deadly bacterial infection

By ALLISON HORE Dog owners around Sydney’s CBD and Inner West are being warned about an outbreak of a bacterial disease which can be deadly to dogs and is transmittable to humans. Following a number of fatal cases across inner city suburbs, pet owners are being “urgently encouraged” to speak to their vet about a […]

Active transport grants for a safer post-COVID city

By KIRSTA CHEUNG As more people are returning to workplaces from work from home arrangements, public transport services are getting busier and more congested. Could the development of active transport infrastructure offer a new travel option for busy Sydneysiders? The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Sydney's public transport hard, overall commuter rates in Australia have taken […]

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

An announcement has been made that the anticipated 2020 Antenna Documentary Film Festival unfortunately won’t be returning this year owing to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. However, documentary enthusiasts should be delighted that Antenna Selects will be launched in its place, a specially curated year-round program of some of the highest quality and most insightful […]

COVID-19 hits more CBD venues

By ALLISON HORE Diners at a number of inner-city restaurants and bars are being asked to get tested and self-isolate after being visited by patrons while they were possibly infectious with COVID-19.  A patron, who is said to have acquired COVID-19 through community transmission, visited Holy Duck! at Kensington St, Chippendale on July 10 between […]