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South Dural buildfest canned

Jenny Barlass The death knell  of the controversial proposal to build 2,900 new homes in South Dural was finally sounded last week when Hornsby Councillors...

St Ives comes alive with Festival

Get out your capes and dust down your super powers - it’s time for the annual Festival on the Green again, and this year’s...

Hornsby all clear on corruption charges

Hornsby Council staff are in the clear after allegations of corruption regarding development of a controversial property on Geelans Road, Arcadia. An independent investigation, carried...
After Sadie alerts Maria to a noise she can't hear, her hearing dog is rewarded

Canine ears make living alone easier

Jenny Barlass First hearing dog in Australia to live in a high-rise For Maria Devlin, living alone has always been a problem - not being able...
Cllr Nathan Tilbury with “dozens” of trolleys blocking a fire exit at Westfield (Photo taken in March)

Trolley trouble, still

Jenny Barlass Promises from Westfield that an in-centre trolley-locking system would put an end to discarded trolleys littering the streets of Hornsby have been broken. Around...

Historic childcare centre turns 70

It started as a collection of modest wooden buildings and 18 small children. Today, 70 years on, it may have 125 children coming through...
Muogamarra Rural Fire Brigade in action during a hazard reduction burn in Berowra last year

More firefighters needed

Jenny Barlass The last two summers have been hectic for local Rural Fire Service Brigades fighting fires both in the Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai District and as far...
Brenda Bowley with employee James Chapman whose mum Helen passed away from breast cancer. James holds the Community Spirit Award trophy awarded to his mum for her own tireless work for the Epping community.

Piazza gets behind ‘Breast Intentions’

North Epping Piazza shop owners are donating a percentage of their takings on May 12 to raise funds for breast cancer. And they’re asking...

IHAPs hiccups

Jenny Barlass While the NSW Government has announced that new planning panels will now assess development applications in Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby, the first panel meetings...

Ku-ring-gai tops most advantaged list

Newly released statistics from the Australia Bureau of Statistics reveals Ku-ring-gai's population is not just one of the most advantaged in the country, but...