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Cranebrook man involved in violent brawl in Croatia

A Cranebrook man is anxiously waiting to find out whether Croatian police plan to charge him over a violent brawl that took place in...

Woman shocked to discover she’s become an instant millionaire

A hardworking Penrith woman has been left shaking after this afternoon discovering she became a Wednesday Lotto millionaire more than a fortnight ago. The woman...

Property Central announces expansion

Two of Penrith's top real estate agencies are becoming one, as Century 21 Mulgoa joins the Property Central family. Property Central Managing Director Lee Waterhouse...

The Week: July 22

Troy Dodds is joined by Emily Newton, Kate Reid and Nathan Taylor in the latest edition of The Week. The Week airs every Saturday morning...

Serial groper to stay behind bars

A serial groper charged with indecently assaulting females at Penrith and St Marys will remain in custody after his matter was mentioned in court...

Elderly man dies after becoming trapped in trench at Glenmore Park

Police are investigating the death of a man after an incident in Glenmore Park.   Emergency services were called to Sorenson Cr this morning following...

Penrith poised to freeze through coldest ever morning

Penrith is set to produce some ironic weather history this weekend with the city likely to record its coldest ever temperature, just six months after...

Man charged over indecent assaults

Police have charged a man following investigations into a number of indecent assaults of women at Penrith yesterday. About 12.30pm on Wednesday, a 26-year-old woman...

Man charged after allegedly trying to kidnap child

A Penrith man accused of kidnapping a toddler from a High Street shopping centre will remain behind bars after being denied bail this afternoon. Anthony...

Policy aims to provide clear direction for those wanting to help the homeless

Volunteer organisations providing free meals and other mobile homelessness support services on Council land will now have to comply with structured regulations aimed at...

Have a bone rattling good time

If you’re looking for a humerus activity for the kids this weekend, look no further than Nepean Hospital for a free exhibition on how...

History revived as trains from the past are brought back to life

All aboard! Experience the excitement of steam as Penrith hosts heritage train rides in celebration of 150 years since the opening of the Blue Mountains...

Stepping out of the shower and onto the stage

A group of local men from all walks of life and age groups have come together with their shared love of a cappella singing...

Knitting challenge exceeds expectations

This winter, The Creative Fringe set a challenge to locals to knit a square to go towards warm blankets to help our homeless. In true...

Doctor’s Channel challenge

Freezing temperatures, 32 kilometres and over 13 hours of swimming is what Dr Stuart Lane is preparing to face when he swims the English...

No pity: Magistrate sends woman back to jail

An inmate busted with secreted contraband after she took receipt of drugs and tobacco from a visiting relative has earned herself more time in...

The Week: July 15

Troy Dodds is joined by Emily Newton and Nathan Taylor on the latest episode of The Week. Stream or download below...

Woolworths to axe plastic bags

Supermarket giant Woolworths has announced it will no longer offer single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags in its stores. A rollout of the plan is expected...

Man charged over indecent assault on train

A man has been charged after allegedly indecently assaulting a woman on a train in Penrith. Just after 3.45am on Sunday, May 14, police will allege...

Journalist recognised for powerful work

One chance encounter in Nepal inspired Wallacia’s Jessica Cortis to write an emotional investigative story, leading her to be recognised as one of Australia’s...

Man in trouble after weeing on police car

A man from the Blue Mountains forgot about CCTV when he drunkenly urinated on a police car last weekend. At 11.50pm on Saturday, July 8,...

Man choked and kicked partner during unprovoked attack in St Marys

A man who choked and kicked his partner in the face and body during a violent “drug binge” at St Marys has been sentenced...

Calls for more consultation on airport

Renewed calls for community consultation on the future of Western Sydney Airport have been aired amid concerns residents are not being properly informed of...

Five issues bringing down a Prime Minister

Wherever you turn, there’s speculation about the future of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Today I thought I’d take a look at the five key...

Car linked to murder case found in Jamisontown

Detectives investigating the murder of teenager Brayden Dillon in Glenfield earlier this year have found a vehicle linked to the case in an underground...

Kingswood house robbed twice in 12 hours

Police are investigating a home invasion in Kingswood this morning involving up to four perpetrators. Multiple police vehicles and detectives filled the small cul-de-sac at...

Sleeping rough for a good cause

Two St Marys business owners will sleep rough for a night to raise money for the fight against local homelessness. Michelle Latham from Heavenly Celebrations...

Station car park battle reaches new heights

Penrith Station’s parking disaster has reached new heights as desperate locals are copping more fines instead of additional parking spots. Glenmore Park’s Shaun Connell is...

Man involved in horror Penrith crash was a suspended driver

A man will face court today after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash that left a motorcyclist seriously injured. Just before 3.30pm yesterday, a...

Meet the Claremont Meadows Crusader

Following years of campaigning and self-confessed grumbling, a one-woman crusade to get a section of Claremont Meadows cleaned up is finally gaining traction. Anne Whittaker...

Motorcyclist injured in Penrith crash

A motorcyclist has been injured after a crash in Penrith this afternoon. Just before 3.30pm today, a motorcycle and a utility vehicle collided at the...

The Week: July 8

The Western Weekender and Vintage FM present The Week! This week, Troy Dodds is joined by Nathan Taylor, Emily Newton and Kate Reid to...

Popular couple to bid farewell to long-standing local florist

For over 50 years, Robyn Farr has helped us celebrate good times and offered compassion during tough times through her beautiful floral arrangements. Owners of...

Shirt thief busted wearing stolen shirt

A shirt thief has made the mistake of wearing his stolen property, leading to his arrest at O’Donoghues Irish Pub last week. A train guard...

St Marys man convicted of animal cruelty

A St Marys man has been charged with animal cruelty after RSPCA inspectors found his white bulldog named Bella in extremely poor health. 40-year-old Matthew...

New owner picks up Penrith pub

Penrith’s Peachtree Hotel has a new owner. Property group, Boyuan Holdings Limited (BHL), confirmed on Monday night that it had purchased the hotel on Castlereagh...

12 months of passion and politics

In the 12 months since Labor’s Emma Husar defeated Fiona Scott to claim the Federal seat of Lindsay, she has fought hard for what...

Woman to face court over poisoning son

A woman will face court today charged after an investigation into the alleged poisoning of her son almost three years ago. In October 2014, detectives...

Darts Challenge back for fourth year

Penrith Panthers legend Mark Geyer is encouraging darts enthusiasts to ‘target early symptoms with a bullseye’ at the Pioneer Tavern in Penrith on July 21. Geyer...

The Week: July 1

Troy Dodds hosts the July 1 edition of The Week and is joined by journalist Nathan Taylor. Stream or download below. https://soundcloud.com/westernweekenderpenrith/the-week-july-1