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Real estate veteran calls it a day

After a quarter of a century selling homes in Penrith, Graeme Renshaw of Century 21 Renshaw Realty is hanging up his real estate hat to enjoy retirement. With a career spanning over 40 years in...

Cartwright’s ex has charges dismissed

The woman who posted "revenge porn" and made death threats on social media to Panthers rugby league star Bryce Cartwright has had her charges dismissed in court. Cartwright's former girlfriend, Brittany Hura, fronted Penrith Local...

Penalty rate decision set to divide the nation

Lindsay MP Emma Husar has slammed the Fair Work Commission's decision to reduce penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays. The landmark ruling yesterday is dividing the nation with some seeing it as a chance for...

Walking for mum

One Glenmore Park family is coming together to walk in support of their mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago. Sisters Lisa Shanley and Jo Svensson will be proudly marching alongside their other...

Pollies hear seniors’ concerns

Local seniors had their chance to discuss issues that are important to them at a special forum hosted by Lindsay MP Emma Husar earlier today. The forum saw over 100 local seniors attend and over...

Push to move proposed NBN tower

Castlereagh residents are furious about a proposed NBN tower located only 350 metres from The Lakes Christian College. Andreas Klein has begun a petition on behalf of the community seeking legislation to ensure NBN towers...

Little princess in the fight of her life

Seven-month-old Isabelle Rhind is fighting for her life after being diagnosed with a rare cancer last December, and the community is coming together to support her. Isabelle’s godmother, Jessica Blanch, recalls how the family’s world...

Labor wants new-look M4 to be free

Penrith residents are being urged to make submissions to an upcoming inquiry into road tolling in NSW, with locals about to pay up to $2000 a year to get to work in the city. The...

Backing small business

Small business will be championed through the inaugural Back to Business Week. Back to Business Week will run from February 26 to March 4, in recognition of the leading role small businesses play in training,...

Tickets for Premier’s Gala Concerts on sale

Mulgoa MP and Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies today announced that free tickets to the 2017 Premier’s Gala Concerts are now available. The Premier’s Gala Concerts are a showcase of Australia’s best and upcoming musical...

Spike in local ‘crypto’ cases

Summer’s high temperatures have seen pool use soaring and with it an increase in cases of cryptosporidiosis, warns Associate Professor Brad Forssman, Director of Public Health at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD). Commonly...

Man accused of stabbing mother and girlfriend to stay behind bars

A magistrate has found there are "insufficient safeguards within the mental health system" to bail a man accused of a stabbing his mother and girlfriend at Emu Plains late last year, back into the...

Drug dealer to stay behind bars

An alleged Cranebrook meth dealer facing a raft of drug offences has sobbed and pleaded for mercy as she was stripped of her liberty yesterday. Serina Denise King, 41, of Andromeda Drive shook her head...

Gina Field nominated for top award

Penrith's Gina Field has been nominated for the prestigious NSW Business Woman of the Year Award. Mulgoa MP and Minister for Women Tanya Davies this morning announced the 16 finalists across various categories for the...

Man travelled more than 350 kilometres to meet up with teen for sex

A man who travelled more than 350 kilometres to Penrith on the pretence he was meeting a 14-year-old boy for sex has been refused bail. Michael James Tyrrell nodded in resignation as Magistrate Margaret McGlynn...

Crameri’s dire warning over new houses

Houses in Jordan Springs could be under serious threat if a bushfire was to break out, according to Independent Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri. Cr Crameri has asked for a memo back from Council on how...

Man arranged to meet with teen in Penrith car park

A 33-year-old man will face Penrith Local Court today after being charged with online child procurement as part of a greater investigation into online child abuse. The man was arrested by detectives in a car...

Council opens adult change facilities in Penrith CBD

Penrith Council continues to move the city forward with the opening of a new adult change facility in the CBD. The widely supported idea came from Deputy Mayor of Penrith, Tricia Hitchen, who has an...

Luke Priddis Foundation opens new High Street learning space

The team at the Luke Priddis Foundation in Penrith proudly unveiled their brand new state-of-the-art sensory integration learning space on High Street this week. A long time in the making, the project was made possible...

Chance to have ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Officers from Penrith Local Area Command are inviting the community to come together to have a chat over a cup of coffee next week. On Thursday, February 23, local officers will come together at 10am...

Man jailed after spitting in prison officer’s face; among other charges

A man who assaulted a service station attendant and was caught “red handed” with prohibited drugs in custody has been sentenced to 12 months jail. Simon Hayek appeared before Penrith Local Court via video link...

“Possible fifth victim” in indecent assault case against former teacher

A former St Marys school teacher accused of indecently assaulting four students could be hit with fresh charges after the discovery of another possible victim. Matthew Brunel George Thomas, 49, chose not to appear by...

Kittens rescued from unit fire

Police are appealing for public assistance after a unit fire in Kingswood last night. About 9.45pm last night, emergency services were called to a block of units on Stantley Crescent, following reports of a fire. Officers from St...

Woman and baby forced to hide in bathroom

A woman and her baby have locked themselves in a bathroom in an attempt to protect themselves from her ex-partner. Police attended a residence at Jamisontown on Friday, February 10 following an aggravated break and...

Motorcyclist injured in St Marys crash

A motorcyclist has been injured in a crash at St Marys this afternoon. About 3.40pm, emergency services were called to the intersection of Phillip Street and Glossop Street, after two cars and a motorbike travelling...

Impressive interest expected in Caddens Hill development

Developer Legacy Property kick-­started activity in the local property market last weekend with the release of 55 lots in the new community at Caddens Hill. The new land release is set along Cadda Ridge Drive,...

Council marks anniversary of historic apology

Penrith has marked the anniversary of the national apology to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with a special family reunion taking place at Penrith City Council today. The historic apology was made nine...

65 years of love and memories

It’s a love story built on calling Penrith home, and Russell and Alison Johnson are celebrating almost 65 years of marriage this Valentine’s Day. The heart of the community runs through their family, with relatives...

It’s a record: February 11, 2017 now Penrith’s hottest ever day

Today is officially the hottest day ever recorded in Penrith. The Bureau of Meteorology recorded a temperature of 46.9 degrees around 3.30pm this afternoon, surpassing the previous record of 46.5 degrees set in January 2013. Today...

Fan shortage in Penrith

The mercury is only just starting to climb, but Penrith is already facing a serious fan shortage. Stores through the local area are selling out of everything to help cool the home quickly, if they...

Concern for homeless community during heatwave

With temperatures soaring again this weekend, Denis Walsh, State President of the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, suggests we spare a thought for those experiencing homelessness and are unable to escape the heat. “While...

RSCPA pleads with pet owners to be safe during heatwave conditions

Multiple dogs have died of avoidable heat stress already this year, with many more pulled from hot cars in great distress. With what some meteorologists are calling a “hell on earth” heatwave set to hit...

Has your credit score changed overnight?

At some point in the middle of the night, I went from being a good credit risk, to an average one. And it's likely that many thousands of others are in the same boat following...

Power supply set to be at full stretch

Power supply in NSW will be at full stretch tomorrow with the state set to experience a record demand for energy caused by the forecast heatwave. The record demand day for power is expected to...

Heatwave Action Plan implemented

The Heatwave Action Plan has been activated following the prediction of heatwave conditions across NSW for the next three days, with temperatures predicted to exceed 40 degrees. Penrith may record its hottest February day in...

Some events cancelled, others push ahead

As Penrith prepares for 45 degree heat on Saturday, organisers and officials are starting to decide whether to push ahead with planned events. Penrith could break February records on Saturday in the middle of a...

Outback gives Aaron a chance to start new chapter

After his father passed away last year, 29-year-old Aaron DuBois thought it was time to re-evaluate his life, refusing to let his disability define him. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, Mr DuBois has found meaningful employment...

Penrith set for hottest February day on record

Penrith is likely to record its hottest February day on record this Saturday, with temperatures set to soar past 45 degrees. It will be the height of a three day heatwave with temperatures predicted to...

80 per cent of women wear wrong bra size

It’s a figure that has been floating around for over a decade, but the Breast Health Foundation reports that 80 per cent of women are still wearing the wrong bra size. With 17 years of...

Crameri wants re-think on roads

Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri has demanded a re-think on street parking in Jordan Springs and other newly established housing estates. “Planners should be looking at what they’re creating, there’s not enough room to move,” the...