Monday, February 26, 2018

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Locals display pride ahead of Mardi Gras

Celebrating the love, more than 70 students, staff and alumni of Western Sydney University (WSU) will participate in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi...

Men charged over 2016 restaurant assault

Two men have been charged over an alleged serious assault at a restaurant in St Marys two years ago. In November 2015, the Criminal Groups...

Penrith Community Kitchen celebrates 20th anniversary

It has been 20 years since the Penrith Community Kitchen became a registered charity. Since then local volunteers have provided a safe place for hundreds...

On The Record: Ross Hutchison

Lovable Penrith character Ross Hutchison talks about his life as a dancer, entertainer, teacher, radio presenter, harness racing driver and fundraiser. He tells us how...

Fire destroys hair salon, damages florist

An early morning fire has completely engulfed a hair salon in Emu Plains, causing damage to surrounding businesses. A spokesperson for Fire and Rescue NSW...

Lennox Village dumps unlimited parking

Local shoppers at Lennox Village were confused to see their car park now has two-hour timed parking. Councillor Karen McKeown was among the shocked locals...

Killing off cemetery myths

While many Wallacia residents remain skeptical about proposed cemetery developments to the Wallacia Golf Course, a community session held on Tuesday night helped to...

Why Carl has Penrith buzzing

Without the humble little bee, it would only take three years before humans would begin to perish. That’s what Carl ‘The Bee Man’ Skinner wants...

Tackling depression one motorcycle at a time

Everyone knows someone who has been visited by the black dog – depression. That’s why local motorcyclist Jason Kennedy is one of hundreds taking part...

Cooking up a storm on reality TV

Ropes Crossing’s very own Pat Senteleky is making western Sydney proud as she battles it out on Channel Seven’s hit cooking series ‘My Kitchen...

Council rocked: By-election in two Wards

Penrith residents will be forced to the polls this year with confirmation that dual by-elections will be held following the resignation of two Councillors. Penrith...

Dancing up a storm for Penrith Community Kitchen

There’ll be costumes and hairspray and lots of excitement when six western Sydney dance schools come together later this month. But unlike most dance events...

Man injured and three houses struck in Emu Heights shooting

A man has been shot in the leg on Hillcrest Road in Emu Heights this morning. Police say they were called at about 4.35am to...

Penrith shines at ZEST Awards

Penrith’s unsung heroes were in the spotlight tonight at the 8th Annual ZEST Awards, celebrating exceptional people and projects that make a difference in...

Council GM Alan Stoneham to retire

EXCLUSIVE After a decade leading the area through immense growth as Penrith City Council's General Manager, Alan Stoneham will be stepping down at the end...

Technology changes the house building game

New technology that allows people wanting to build a home to virtually walk through home designs and customise floor plans on screen is helping...

Police searching for missing woman

A 54-year-old Colyton woman has gone missing, with police launching an appeal to locate her. Francesca Guirguis was last seen about 10.00am yesterday, at her...

“Complex and tangled” network to blame for delays

A Sydney Trains and Transport for NSW Review into the rail network's ability to recover from major incidents has recommended eight points of action...

Local author’s Jurassic inspiration

It was the discovery of the all-white cover of Michael Crichton’s ‘Jurassic Park’ that sparked inspiration in local author, Kim O’Toole. Since then, Mr O’Toole...

Ambulance NSW denies vehicle shortage

More questions are being raised about the NSW Ambulance Paramedic Response Network, with 12 paramedics on-site at the Penrith Superstation last week with only...