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Coronavirus cases see another Sydney venues close for cleaning

By ANNIE LEWIS As the state battles to keep coronavirus numbers down, a public health warning has been put out for anyone who attended an establishment in Surry Hills on Sunday. NSW Health has put out an alert for those who visited Hotel Harry, known to many as Harpoon Harry, on July 26. A case […]

Suspicious fire burns brothel

By JAMES HARRISON A fire emerged at 10 Bellevue Street, Surry Hills, early evening on 30 May, quickly spreading next door to number 12, a brothel that has been closed for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fire is being treated as suspicious by police, with an inspector and police captain arriving […]

Surviving In Surry Hills

Surry Hills is a thriving district characterised by cafes, restaurants and small business. As such the suburb was hit incredibly hard by the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing measures. In spite of these measures though many business have already rapidly shifted their business models to survive. For local community members these business evolutions mean […]

Dance Nation

Anyone that has daughter or seen the television show Dance Moms understands all too well the intensity of the drama which can surround any teen girl event. The upcoming Pulitzer Prize nominated show Dance Nation turns this drama into a comedy for the Belvoir Street Theatre stage. Set somewhere in middle America, away from the […]

Vet reveals dog lepto diagnoses

By JOAN HENSON In the last 12 months one Sydney vet diagnosed five of the six determined cases of inner city dog leptospirosis - a disease that kills canines - by performing advanced testing, despite rare reports of local cases. Leptospirosis can be transmitted to animals and humans, and rodents are common carriers – but […]

Late nights out

BY JOHN MOYLE Late nights out in Sydney are just about to get a bit later thanks to the City of Sydney’s Late Night Trading Development Control Plan. Produced in response to more than 10,000 submissions from businesses, residents and visitors, the new plans will extend trading hours for cafes, shops and bars across a […]

Meet the challengers

By ALLISON HORE Dave Shamra (Liberals) After his party lost the seat in last year’s Wentworth by-election, the pressure is on for Liberal candidate Dave Sharma to win it back. And with less than 2,000 votes after preferences separating Mr Sharma from the winner, Dr Kerryn Phelps, winning it back is certainly possible. Mr Sharma’s […]

Lime rolls in to the share bike market

By Vanessa Lim New player in the Australian share bike market Lime has distributed over 800 electric bicycles around Sydney streets this week. With the significant failures of other share bike companies in the Sydney market not appearing to act as a deterrent, Lime has dispatched its bikes from Surry Hills to Bondi Junction. In […]

Car shares get a big slice of the parking pie

By John Moyle The car sharing model has been around in Australia since two friends in Newtown came up with the idea for GoGet cars, which is undoubtedly now the largest car share company in Sydney. Since its inception in 2003, GoGet now has over 2,700 cars and 100,000 members in its network across Sydney, […]

Light rail a burden

BY JOHN MOYLE There is no doubt that the 12 km Central Business District and South East Light Rail project will deliver a lot of benefits when it is completed, but for many along its route across Surry Hills, it promises to deliver another year of disruption, dust, noise and business downturn. The line starts […]