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Penrith aims to re-shape health approach

Penrith is set to become an international destination for health care excellence. Earlier today (Monday, October 23), plans were launched for a new world-class health...

New bridge starts to take shape

Work is ramping up on the new Nepean River Bridge with bridge trusses being welded together to form the main span, set to be...

Gina Field to end three year tenure as Chamber President

Gina Field is standing down as the President of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ms Field confirmed this morning she would not be nominating...

Karen McKeown to take on Stuart Ayres at 2019 State Election

Former Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown will take on Stuart Ayres at the 2019 State Election after being confirmed as Labor's candidate for Penrith this...

Man stabbed at shopping centre

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Penrith yesterday. About 5.15pm on Sunday, emergency services were called to a shopping centre on Jane...

Ashley will be Spectacular

Before this year, St Marys Senior High School student Ashley Dawes hadn’t heard of the Schools Spectacular. But come November, the 17-year-old Penrith local will...

The Week: October 21

Troy Dodds hosts The Week and is joined by Emily Newton, Nathan Taylor and Kate Reid. Hear The Week on Vintage FM every Saturday morning...

Two women trade blows on side of busy Castlereagh Road

Two women have been involved in a violent brawl on the side of Castlereagh Road in Penrith. Video footage of the fight, which took place...

Students involved in brawl at Westfield

School students were involved in a brawl at Westfield Penrith this afternoon. The incident happened at around 3pm in the food court of the shopping...

Man falls through roof at Llandilo

A 70-year-old man was airlifted to hospital in a stable condition after falling through a roof in Llandilo this morning. It’s understood the man fell...

Younger shoppers help lead Salvos’ revival

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and the volunteers at the Salvos Store in Penrith are ready to help you find a gem. Store...

Teachers recognised for going above and beyond

More than 20 teachers from Penrith Public School have been nominated in this year’s OfficeMax ‘A Day Made Better’ teacher awards. The nationwide competition, which...

Injured nurse facing “long road to recovery”

The woman left with serious injuries after a horror car crash in Werrington last week is facing a “long road to recovery”. Danielle Oldfield, a...

Couple’s $30,000 battle to save their beloved pet

When locals Emily Leedham and Tom Knight took the next step in their relationship, they had no idea it would see them spend over...

Council continues push for better rail

A unique collaboration between local governments, business owners and Western Sydney’s major private sector landowners, the Western Sydney Rail Alliance (WSRA) has been established...

The Week: October 14

Troy Dodds is joined by Emily Newton, Nathan Taylor and Kate Reid to discuss the week that was and the week that will be...

Discover hidden secrets and strategies at Sydney Property Buyer Expo

Discover the hidden secrets and strategies of the property market at the Sydney Property Buyer Expo. With the housing drought breaking recently, more homes are...

Woman critical following head-on crash

Multiple people have been injured in an horrific head-on crash at Werrington tonight. Dunheved Road remains closed while crash investigators do their work following the...

Huge fire at metal recycling yard in St Marys

More than 80 firefighters continue to battle a fire at a metal recycling yard in St Marys. Crews were called to the scene on Christie...

Keeping family history alive

Life moves in an instant and, at any time, our world could change. The best legacy to leave your family is to let them know...

Confirmed: Penrith and St Marys police to merge

Penrith and St Marys Local Area Commands will merge as part of a complete restructure of the NSW Police Force. The merger, which has been...

Face of CBD continues to change

Penrith is a very different place to what is was just five years ago, and the business economy is thriving thanks to the collaborative...

Mayor to help spread the word for Luke Priddis Foundation

Disability rights advocate and Penrith Mayor John Thain has been announced as a Luke Priddis Foundation (LPF) ambassador. Board members, including Luke Priddis, congratulated Cr...

Legal action likely over pirated DVDs

A business has been nabbed with manufacturing pirated DVDs last week. On Wednesday, October 4 police attended an industrial premises on Abel Street in Jamisontown...

Chance to honour our top cops

Every day our local police officers put their lives on the line to ensure our safety, and St Marys and Wallacia Rotary Clubs are...

Luddenham’s contribution to WWI recognised

Over a century ago, the Nepean region answered the call to war and today their sacrifice continues to be honoured. On behalf of the NSW...

Fire crews battling Emu Heights house fire

A man has told of how he desperately tried to use a garden hose to contain a house fire in Emu Heights this afternoon. Fire...

The Week: October 7

Troy Dodds is joined by Nathan Taylor and Emily Newton to discuss the week that was and the week that will be in Penrith https://soundcloud.com/westernweekenderpenrith/the-week-october-6

Gun and drugs seized during warehouse search

More than half a kilogram of cocaine and a loaded revolver have been seized during an operation by Strike Force Raptor and the Homicide...

Music For Life returns for 7th year

When Ann Willmington was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008, she was told she had 18 months to live. She refused to listen. Almost a...

Man found hurt inside St Clair home

A police investigation has commenced after a man was located in his St Clair home with head injuries. About 7pm last night, the 51-year-old injured...

Not just another pageant

Young or old, married or single, the Continents Pageant Australia is encouraging all girls to be their own kind of beautiful. Local mum Jess Turunen...

Eight arrested over St Marys murder

Police have arrested eight men over their roles in the murder of Mehmet Yilmaz at St Marys last year. Mr Yilmaz, aged 29, was shot...

Lights go out at local retail icon

After keeping the lights on for over 40 years, husband and wife business owners Bob and Ruth Moore are flicking the switch off one...

Roger Cowan, pioneering CEO of Panthers, dies after battle with illness

Colourful Penrith identity Roger Cowan - who reigned as Panthers CEO for close to 40 years - has passed away. It is understood Mr Cowan...

Cornish’s colour conundrum

As more buildings pop up to house residents and businesses flocking to Penrith, a new variety of brightly coloured buildings are entering the area. Councillor...

Young drivers to face fewer tests

Changes will be made for drivers to progress from a learner to a full licence from next month, but some say it’s a step...

Local firefighters answer Canada’s call for help

Two Rural Fire Service Cumberland Zone firefighters have returned from battling gruelling flames in Canada’s second worst fire season on record. Wallacia Fire Brigade captain...

Don’t toss old car seats

Self proclaimed avid recycler and Federal Member for Lindsay Emma Husar is encouraging locals to reduce, reuse and recycle. Her call to action follows an...

Officer assaulted during violent altercation

A police officer was grabbed by the neck and swung to the ground following a violent altercation in North St Marys last weekend. At about...