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Double-dipping at play, Council claims

Penrith Councillors are furious at the State Government’s handling of the new Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), saying reducing its contribution by 50...

Labor introduces M4 toll petition

Angry western Sydney and Blue Mountains residents have had their voices heard, with the NSW Opposition lodging a petition with over 10,000 signatures to...

Hero dog praised for bravery

A dog has been labelled a hero as it dove in front of a pram to protect a baby from two other dogs. On Sunday,...

Onlookers shocked as women fight in medical centre waiting room

EXCLUSIVE An Oxley Park woman who assaulted an acquaintance in front of stunned onlookers has been hit with a two-year good behaviour bond. Teraza Widom, 35,...

Couple conspired to change evidence, court hears

EXCLUSIVE A Kingswood man who conspired with his girlfriend to recant her domestic violence statement to get him out of prison has been ordered to...

I’m not the receptionist! Monica breaks down stereotypes to achieve her dream

She was rejected time and time again and told she’d never achieve her dream of becoming a mechanic, but Monica Miruzzi is having the...

Desperate battle to save Taryn

A mother in Orchard Hills will move Heaven and Earth to save the life of her daughter, aiming to raise $200,000 in search of...

Friends pay tribute to teen killed in horror Llandilo crash

Friends of teenager Nathan Balzano have taken to social media to pay tribute to a "beautiful person". The 19-year-old was killed last night when his...

Teen killed on notorious road

A teenager has been killed in an accident on a notorious road in Llandilo. Just before 8pm last night, emergency services were called to Ninth...

Now’s our chance to protect Lauren

Nobody was there to protect four-year-old Lauren Hickson when she was sexually assaulted and murdered near the Nepean River at Emu Plains in 1989. But...

Worrying figures about our eye health

Jean Kittson, like many her age, is facing one of the busiest times of her life. One of Australia’s most-loved performers, Jean juggles her...

Shock local link emerges in Cassie Sainsbury drug case

There has been a stunning local development in the case of accused drug mule Cassie Sainsbury, with Nine News alleging she worked as a...

Friends mourn Hayley as police continue to investigate her suspicious death

The boyfriend of a woman who died in suspicious circumstances in Kingswood this morning has been charged with breaching an AVO. 21-year-old Hayley Mcclenahan-Ernst couldn't be...

Lauren Hickson’s killer could be granted parole next month

The man who killed four-year-old Lauren Hickson in Emu Plains almost 30 years ago could be released from prison next month. Neville Towner, who was sentenced...

The Week: May 20

Troy Dodds hosts the May 20 edition of The Week. Featuring Emily Newton, Nathan Taylor and Kate Reid. You can hear The Week first on...

Man injured, dog killed during pursuit

A teenager has been charged after a pursuit during which a pedestrian was injured and a dog was killed. About 3.50pm yesterday, police from Traffic...

Sleeping giant of local tourism

A push to cement Penrith as the adventure capital of Sydney is underway, with Council agreeing to back a bid for road signage to...

Fight is on to protect Fernhill

Fierce opposition is mounting against the proposal for a large cemetery at Mulgoa’s Fernhill Estate. Late last month, Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust (RGCRT) announced...

Locals express frustration at NDIS roll-out

As the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) continues, a forum hosted by Member for Lindsay Emma Husar on Tuesday has highlighted...

Court orders PBA to hand over financial records

Supreme Court consent orders have been made granting Penrith Council access to Penrith Business Alliance’s (PBA) financial records, amid concerns public money given to...

Panthers plans for the future with development of The Royce

Construction on one of the biggest retirement developments in Penrith’s history is now officially underway. A special ground breaking event was held on Tuesday at...

Foley: Ayres could lose his seat over M4 toll

Over 10,000 western Sydney residents have voiced their anger about the reintroduction of tolls on the M4 between Parramatta and Homebush by signing a...

Race in to help stop domestic violence

Get your festive gear ready because Queen of Hearts is hosting its second annual Christmas in July fundraiser, to help put an end to...

Woman charged after toddler consumed illicit drugs

A woman will appear in court today after being charged over an alleged incident of child neglect in South Penrith. In December last year, a...

The Week: May 13

The Week is back for Episode 2. Hosted by Troy Dodds and featuring guests Nathan Taylor and Emily Newton, The Week looks at the...

What if the Education Minister was a former teacher?

Over an Indian dinner with a mate on the main street of St Marys last week, the conversation turned to politics, as it inevitably...

Thanking nurses for care and commitment

Every day, nurses must show an outstanding amount of kindness, compassion, understanding and courage. They are the heart of our society, and today on International...

Cranky Kev: Councillor angry after safety suggestion is ignored

A denied request for white line markings on a hazardous portion of road has left one Penrith Councillor fuming, after it was deemed there...

Shelter location needed before domestic violence “peak season”

The Haven, a community funded shelter set for Penrith, is putting the call out for a suitable property after an incredible community response. Women's Community...

Walking for the Greatest of causes

Battling blisters, bloody socks and steep inclines, 10 men are tackling the 170km trek from Bathurst to Blaxland all in the name of charity. At...

Cornish wants more bite from Council

There are calls for greater policing of dogs after a number of canines were recently spotted off leash along River Road. By law, a dog...

Baby basher’s sentence increased

The man who left little Bobby Webber with catastrophic lifelong injuries has had his sentence increased by an additional three years. Andrew Nolan, 34, was...

Federal Government to fully fund NDIS

Treasurer Scott Morrison has moved to assure the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - but we'll all have to pay for...

Government to establish Western Sydney Airport Corporation

The Federal Government will establish the Western Sydney Airport Corporation to oversee construction of the new airport at Badgerys Creek. Treasurer Scott Morrison confirmed in...

First home buyers big winners in Federal Budget

The Federal Government will give first home buyers a helping hand by implementing a range of measures designed to allow them to enter the...

Officer assaulted after spotting man with knives in Penrith CBD

A police officer has been assaulted after a struggle with a man brandishing a knife in the Penrith CBD earlier today. Around Midday today, officers...

Showing care in times when it’s needed most

The beginning of motherhood has become that little bit calmer for some local mums thanks to the kindness of strangers. Community based organisation We All...

From flipping burgers to a business leader

Local McDonald’s licensee, Ian Garton, has been recognised for his 40 years of service with McDonald’s and as a great example of the career...

Making property ‘pop’: Husband and wife team’s new look

One of Penrith’s real estate agencies has gone through a major transformation, ditching the traditional blue for a vibrant pink you can’t miss as...

PRD scoops the pool

PRDnationwide’s Penrith office is celebrating its tremendous success over the past year after picking up a number of awards at the PRDnationwide Annual Gala. The...