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‘Bound and gagged’ woman charged

The story of a Glenmore Park woman who was allegedly tied up and assaulted in her home earlier this month has taken a dramatic...

Business growth stunted by unfair rules

A St Marys manufacturer is asking for a level playing field when it comes to importing and exporting raw materials. Concept...

Newsagency at Emu Plains robbed

Police from Penrith Local Area Command are appealing for the public’s help after a newsagent was robbed this morning.   A man and...

Students show care for others this Christmas

For over 15 years Penrith Anglican College students and teachers have rallied together to help support the less fortunate during Christmas, and it isn't...

Arrests over Colyton armed robbery

Police have charged a teenage boy with armed robbery and an adult male with firearm offences after executing a search warrant. Investigators from the Metropolitan Robbery Unit...

Shock resignation: Mike Baird calls it quits as NSW Premier

New South Wales politics has been rocked by the shock resignation of NSW Premier Mike Baird this morning. Mr Baird is stepping down after just...

A very Weekender wedding

I’ve been called a lot of things (‘triple chinned turnip’ is my most recent favourite), but until around 4pm this afternoon, I’ve never been...

Students to be issued Opal cards

More than 420,000 school students will be provided with an Opal card at the start of the 2016 school year so they can travel...

Appeal lodged as Bobby’s fight for justice continues

Bobby Webber’s fight for justice has yet another chapter to play out. A month after Bobby’s abuser was sentenced to a minimum of eight years...

40 years since rail tragedy shocked a city

A former Police Rescue officer who personally rescued two people from the rubble of the Granville train disaster has reflected on the tragedy 40...
Staff outside the St Marys based business

Staff walk out

Negotiations between Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union members and Jeld-Wen owned, Corinthian Doors, have come to a standstill with workers striking today...

Registration plates lead to man’s arrest

A man is due to appear in court next month after driving with registration plates that belonged to a different car than his. At about...

Baird a popular Premier who lost his groove

Mike Baird couldn't have possibly scripted it better. His rise to Premier in April 2014 came just days before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge...

Family held at gunpoint

A family of three has been held at gunpoint while their home on Redditch Way, Cranebrook, was robbed on Monday night. At...

Focus on small business continues

After big announcements for small business in the recent Federal Budget, Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson visited Penrith on Tuesday to speak with...

New Year’s Eve tragedy: Toddler killed at Colyton

Tragedy has struck in Colyton on New Year's Eve with a toddler killed in an horrific driveway accident. Just after 7pm on Saturday night, police...

Woman found bound and gagged inside Glenmore Park home

Police believe a Glenmore Park woman was specifically targeted in a bizarre and frightening attack that left her bound and gagged in her home...

Council rates likely to increase

Will you pay just over $1 per week to increase Council’s services in your area? Residents could see their rates increase an extra $55 in...

Exclusive: Untold story of dramatic cliff rescue

Little did Blaise Steele and his friend, J.C Lardizabal know, that moments after saying they wanted to tick ‘saving someone’s life’ off their bucket...

Defence industry fuelled by local business

A local herself, Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne was delighted to visit one local business that is literally fuelling the Defence industry. Penrith-based petrochemical...

‘Ice’ user attacks two security guards

Two security officers were brutally attacked by a man who later admitted he was under the influence of the drug 'ice'. The incident happened at...

Police officer injured in brawl involving up to 80 people

A man has been charged and a police officer allegedly assaulted while responding to a large brawl in Penrith last night. About 10.30pm last night,...

Man on the run after robbery and home invasion

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated robbery and a home invasion in St Marys early yesterday morning. About 2am on Sunday, a 27-year-old...

Labor officially launches campaign in Penrith

An $88 million funding injection to Nepean Hospital was the critical local announcement to come out of this morning's Labor campaign launch, held in...

St Marys Spring Festival cancelled

The annual St Marys Spring Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing streetscape works on Queen Street. The Festival has run for more than...

Growing business wins top award

After growing the business from the ground up, Goldenfield Growers in Wallacia has been named Produce Grower of the Year at this year’s Sydney...

Greyhound ban passes parliament

The greyhound racing ban has jumped its last major hurdle after being passed by the Lower House of Parliament in the early hours of...

SES demonstrates dangers of entering floodwaters this storm season

NSW State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers took to the waters of Penrith Whitewater Stadium late last week to demonstrate just how dangerous it is...

Mums turn to social media to source breast milk

Would you give your baby another mother’s breast milk, or express your own to share with other babies? If the answer is yes, Glenmore Park...

Homes may make way for progress

An administration ‘stuff up’ over land titles has sparked fresh fears homes in Claremont Meadows will be flattened to make way for a future...

Reserve to be named after much-loved St Clair doctor

St Clair doctor, Liz Torrance, will be remembered by the community with a special memorial to be dedicated to her at a local reserve. Dr...

Emotional scenes as long serving police officer is farewelled by St Marys colleagues

It was a bittersweet farewell for Senior Constable Mark Elliott, saying goodbye to a long and prosperous career with the NSW Police Force spanning...

Australia Day Honours: War veteran enjoys giving back

Cambridge Gardens local Paul Crofts said he was humbled and honoured when he received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) this week...

Tackling the ‘black dog’

Hundreds of bikers are set to roll through Penrith for this year’s ‘Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer’ on March 19, to raise money for...

Man travelled more than 350 kilometres to meet up with teen for sex

A man who travelled more than 350 kilometres to Penrith on the pretence he was meeting a 14-year-old boy for sex has been refused...

Witnesses help police nail alleged crims

A 31-year-old female and a 37-year-old male from Emu Plains have been arrested after keen eyed witnesses reported their suspicious behaviour to police. At about...

Emma’s cancer roller coaster is on the up after fresh all-clear

It’s been a whirlwind three years for Cranebrook’s Emma Dunlop after a hairline freckle left her unsure if she would live or die. Ms Dunlop...

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...

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...

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...