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Temperatures set to soar in Penrith

Penrith is poised to record its hottest ever September day with temperatures predicted to reach 37 degrees later today. It was 12 degrees at 8am...

The Week: September 23

Troy Dodds and Nathan Taylor present a special edition of The Week, as they review the 2017 NRL season for the Penrith Panthers https://soundcloud.com/westernweekenderpenrith/the-week-september-23

Police investigate two jewellery store break-ins in just two days

Police are investigating after two St Marys jewellery stores were broken into in as many days this week. "About 3.45am on Tuesday, September 19 two...

Cambridge Gardens home goes up in flames

A two-storey Cambridge Gardens home has gone up in flames in a house fire today. Emergency services arrived on scene at Summerfield Circuit around 11.30am...

The cruelty of Dementia

Challenge is the word that Penrith’s Ann Parer uses to describe her life with her husband John, who has Dementia. Married for 32 years, her...

Helen Walker OAM passes away

Helen Walker OAM, who pioneered Great Community Transport in Penrith, has passed away. She was 66-years-old. A memorial service will be held at the Leura...

Sweetest wedding of the year

Cambridge Park newlyweds have become a global Internet sensation after their sweet doughnut bridal bouquets went viral. Paige Kirk and her new husband Steven celebrated...

Fire crews prepare for long, hot summer

Grass fires caused by dry winds and hot weather have already given Penrith an indication of what’s to come this summer, with fire crews...

Panthers didn’t want it enough

Any real estate agent will tell you that kitchens sell houses. The backyard can be a beauty, the bathroom can be freshly renovated, the family...

Oztag attacker to appeal suspended jail sentence

Trevor Riley, who punched an Oztag referee during a match last month, has been handed a 16-month suspended jail sentence today. However, it is understood...

Drugs again mar Defqon.1 music festival

Police have charged 45 people with drug offences at a dance festival in Penrith, including two men who were each allegedly in possession of...

Man in hospital after stabbing

A woman has been charged after a man was hospitalised following a stabbing in South Penrith. Just before 3pm yesterday, police were called to a...

The Week: September 16

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

Panthers set to continue Wallacia lease

Wallacia Golf Club may be granted a stay of execution with Panthers confirming they are in negotiations to continue their lease arrangement at the...

Cherry on top for local author

When Penrith’s Stephanie May wasn’t getting the acting work she was searching for, she took matters into her own hands. Instead of being in front...

Woman threatened to light more fires after turning herself in

An arsonist who called 000 and turned herself in has been bail refused after threatening to light additional fires. At 6pm on Saturday, September 9,...

Man out on bail despite threatening to shoot police

A man who was arrested in possession of two weapons has been released on bail, despite threatening to come back and shoot police. At 2.23am...

Cornish’s hopes for weekly red bin collection rubbished at Council meeting

Fortnightly rubbish collection is set to continue as Penrith remains a leader in domestic waste practice. While Councillor Marcus Cornish was dissatisfied with the current...

Local MPs rejected from airport Forum

Emma Husar and Susan Templeman are fuming after they were rejected from becoming members of a Forum helping to guide the future of the...

Students feel the power as they aim to win Solar Challenge

This year, the 22 member Solar Car team from Western Sydney University (WSU) is ready to win the biannual 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The...

New exhibition explores remarkable stories and haunting photographs

Fascinating stories of men, women and children incarcerated in NSW gaols between 1870 and 1930 are explored in a new exhibition from State Archive...

Campaign aims to bust sexual assault myths

A new campaign launched locally aims to challenge sexual assault myths. Jessica Cave, a sexual assault counsellor with Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD),...

Neville Towner to stay behind bars until at least January

The man who killed four-year-old Lauren Hickson in Emu Plains almost 30 years ago will stay behind bars until early next year. Neville Towner’s parole...

Coaches need to grow up and stop promoting national sport of ref bashing

It is extraordinary that a spectacular weekend of NRL Finals matches has been overshadowed by discussion about referees. No sport in the world tears itself...

Day of Peace to promote respect

Penrith’s first Day of Peace will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 1.30-4.30pm at the Mondo greenspace (between Westfield and the Joan). It will...

The Week: September 9

Troy Dodds is joined by Steve Thomas from LJ Hooker Penrith for a special edition of The Week focused on real estate. https://soundcloud.com/westernweekenderpenrith/the-week-september-9

How tragic loss is now helping others

When the daughter of Celeste Cannell's best friend was tragically lost to suicide at just 16-years-old, it affected her profoundly. Through her grief, she created...

Mother of two starts hot new career

With the threat of an early fire season this year, the region is getting prepared by welcoming three new firefighters to the area. After graduating...

Panthers captain Matt Moylan to seek help for personal issues

Despite rumours he was on the brink of leaving his home town club, Penrith skipper Matt Moylan is understood to be “100 per cent...

The Week: September 2

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

Legacy helps lighten the load for Gavin family

It’s been almost six years since Lance Corporal Luke Gavin died in Afghanistan, and every day brings a new challenge for his St Clair...

Husar returns to where it all began

Member for Lindsay, Emma Husar has gone back to her roots, spending time at her first job, Penrith McDonald’s on High Street, in the...

Crim who claimed he was a twin jailed for nine months

A man who claimed he was an identical twin when his DNA was found at a St Marys crime scene will spend the next...

Federal funds needed to make dog park a reality

Glenmore Park is a step closer to receiving an off-leash dog park after Penrith Council chose a preferred site. Land adjacent to Blue Hills Oval...

Rodley House to be bulldozed

An historic house in the centre of Penrith will be bulldozed to make way for two high rise apartment blocks. Rodley House will be torn...

Cemetery a dead certainty for golf club site at Wallacia

Wallacia golf course could be no more as early as next year with Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust set to acquire the 44 hectare site. Currently...

Restoring dignity for women in need

Every month, vulnerable and at risk women without access to proper sanitary items experience unthinkable indignities during their period. Kirstie Munn, a local volunteer of...

St Marys springs to life this weekend

Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than to take part in the St Marys Spring Festival this weekend. This Saturday, September 2...

Students build kennels for local animal charity

Six students from Cambridge Park High School have given back to the local community by putting their hands to good use. Community Liaison Officer, Kaylene...

Men injured and car stolen during violent home invasion in Jamisontown

Police are investigating after a home invasion left two men injured in Jamisontown. Just before 1am today, two men believed to be in their late...