Notorious paedophile Gerald Ridsdale wormed his way into a Sydney family’s life and ‘‘latched on’’ to a young boy before abusing him at Bulli Parish, where he worked for three weekends as a relieving priest in the 1980s.
ALEXANDRA SMITH The University of Wollongong is one of three NSW universities who have made political donations to major parties in a bid to "maintain relationships" with decision-makers, prompting a warning from the state's auditor-general that the use of taxpayer money to support political parties should be banned.
JOSHUA BUTLER Illawarra residents are most commonly found guilty of traffic and illicit drug offences in local courts, according to new data released on Thursday.
SHANNON TONKIN A violent Illawarra criminal has been jailed for a decade for stabbing his girlfriend eight times in a jealous rage, then trying to buy her silence.
LOUISE TURK Woonona artist Daisy Huckel will express her connection with the Illawarra's northern suburbs when she exhibits at this weekend's Bulli Show.
JOSH BUTLER Former Sydney man Anthony Rowley is now lamenting his move to Coledale, with the suburb he thought to be a "sleepy hamlet" under siege from would-be burglars brazen enough to scope out potential targets while residents are asleep inside.
GLEN HUMPHRIES A speed camera that brought in almost a million dollars in fines in the past year has been removed.