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Fernhill Estate could be home to Sydney’s newest cemetery

Throughout Australia, many cemeteries are predicted to reach capacity in the next 20 to 30 years. With Australia’s population continuing to grow, this is...

Abbott’s PR plan will kill off Turnbull

On Monday morning, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott will front up for the second of his now fortnightly radio appearances on Ray Hadley’s 2GB...

Penrith ready to Relay this weekend

Fran Cini’s family have experienced their fair share of cancer, with her sister, mother and husband all having fought the battle. It was her husband’s...

Desmond still sheds tears for those who never came home

For 31 years, warrant officer Desmond Harper served in the Royal Australian Navy, signing the dotted line when he was just 17-years-old. Now at age...

“He died a hero”: Penrith soldier was killed trying to rescue others

Penrith is littered with stories of young men who stood up for their country and did our city proud. One of those men is Mertoun...

Exercise service on the move

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia's exercise service NeuroMoves has moved into a bigger and better location at Penrith YMCA. With the official opening last week, Business...

We must always remember them

Reading through the pages of old editions of the Nepean Times this past week, the bluntness of war really hit home. Without the Internet, social...

Union hopes to raise the bar in Penrith

After a long wait for its liquor licence, Penrith’s first small bar finally opened on Wednesday night. Owners of the Union Restaurant, James McPherson and...

Safety concerns surround Judges Car Park

Safety concerns over the state of Judges Car Park have resurfaced, with Councillor Mark Davies requesting Council look at ways to clean up the...

Homes to go as part of Mulgoa Road upgrade

Mulgoa Road is set to expand alongside Penrith’s population, with a corridor upgrade expected to cut travel times through Penrith to the M4 Motorway. The...

State Government denies plan to cut peak hour rail services

The State Government has denied it has a plan to slash peak hour rail services in Penrith, with State MP Stuart Ayres describing such...

Penrith’s youngest fundraiser isn’t slowing down any time soon

Every night, 11-year-old Brooke Jones goes to sleep under her life motto that sits above her bed, ‘if you can dream it, you can...

The changing face of High Street

The changing face of Penrith continues unabated, with Council giving the nod to another high-rise apartment block. Soon, two single storey dwellings at 134-140 High...

Man stabbed at St Marys

Police are investigating a stabbing that has occurred in St Marys a short time ago. Paramedics responded to a call for help at a unit...

Film project focuses on mentorship and support

Penrith Regional Gallery is offering filmmakers who identify as living with a disability a chance to refine their skills and tell their stories. The Five...

Bystanders chase down armed robber

An alleged armed robbery offender is in police custody after smashing his way into the jewellery cases of a business in St Marys and...

Council wants protection from legal costs

Penrith Council has vowed to put pressure on the Attorney General and Minister for Planning to change laws to protect Council and ratepayers against...

Allergies pose a problem at Easter

This long weekend the Easter bunny will be leaving sweet treats for kids across Penrith, but not everyone will get to experience the egg-citement. Nutritionist...

Cornish fears terror on our doorstep

They are the visions seared into our heads – innocent pedestrians covered in white sheets, ploughed down by trucks or vehicles driven at the...

Grant will result in more meals for homeless

The thought of making 100 hot meals a night might be exhausting for some, but Lana and Roger Borg of Mama Lana's Community Foundation...

Penrith woman thought lottery win was a scam

After initially thinking it was a joke, a retired Penrith woman is now laughing all the way to the bank after discovering she won...

Man charged after incident at Penrith Railway Station

A man will face court this month after allegedly acting in an indecent manner on a train in Penrith. Just after 12am today, a man...

Driver escapes, police officer injured

A police officer has suffered minor injuries following a pursuit through the western suburbs. About 2.50pm yesterday (Friday, April 7), officers attached to Penrith Highway...

Tragic end to search for missing runner

The body of missing Emu Plains man Rhys Sutton has been found by police. Police and SES crews conducted a search for Mr Sutton after...

Truckies locked out of rest stop

Truckies travelling through Penrith no longer have a place to rest or check their loads after Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) installed gates on...

Commuter parking crisis extends to St Marys

Councillor Todd Carney has urged Penrith Council to investigate ways to alleviate the commuter car park crisis currently engulfing St Marys. The East Ward representative...

Students pay tribute to ANZAC heroes

Hundreds of students and staff from local schools filled the stands of Penrith Paceway for a commemorative ANZAC Day service on Tuesday. The service is...

Tree policy needs review, says Councillor

Penrith Council has been asked to reassess its tree policy in the wake of a spate of fallen trees. Councillor Kevin Crameri requested Council re-examine...

Local student takes home top public speaking prize

Vice Captain of Wollemi College in Werrington, Nathan Bartolo, has taken the top prize at the Catholic Schools Public Speaking competition. Last month over 700...

Woman threatened, car stolen in early morning robbery on Hope Street

Police are investigating an armed robbery in Penrith this morning. Emergency services were called to Hope Street, Penrith, about 7.30am, following reports of a robbery. Police...

Jail time for business and sporting identities

As part of National Youth Week, invited members of the community will be “doing time to stop youth crime” to raise funds for Penrith...

Autism Awareness Day aims to increase education in the community

Most parents find it hard to imagine the struggle of caring for a child with autism, but local mum Katie Gilbert experiences it every...

Clocks go back one hour on Sunday morning

As the clocks turn back this weekend to mark the end of Daylight Saving, local firefighters are reminding residents to check their smoke alarms. While...

Stabbing accused released into care

Clinton Walker, the man accused of stabbing his mother and girlfriend with a sword and machete at Emu Plains last year, has been granted...

Community’s incredible response to help Makayla

The Penrith community has done it again. Western Weekender advertisers and readers have produced an amazing response to our story yesterday on Makayla Gordon, left an...

Luck of the Irish: Talented teens to dance up a storm

Two students from the Penrith Gaels Maher School of Irish Dance travelled to Dublin this week to represent Australia at the World Irish Dancing...

Two assaulted during domestic dispute

A man will face court today after two people were allegedly assaulted during a domestic dispute at Werrington overnight. Just after 11pm last night, emergency...

Young girl left without parents, siblings as tragedy strikes again

A young girl who tragically lost her mother and sisters in a car accident five years ago has been left without a family after her...

Crameri sin binned as airport debate gets heated

Debate over Western Sydney Airport has flared again, with one of Penrith’s longest serving Councillors given a ‘time out’ this week after claiming Council...

Mum and child escape unhurt as car bursts into flames near Westfield Penrith

A mother and her young child have escaped unharmed after their Toyota burst into flames in the Penrith CBD this morning. At around 11am, retired...