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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...

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...

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...

Bradbury shocked by terror attacks

Former Lindsay MP David Bradbury has labelled the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, that killed more than 130 people and injured many more, as...

The A-Z Guide of the Federal Election

A is for Alan Jones. One of the most influential broadcasters in the country and a vocal Tony Abbott supporter. Can the Liberals still...

Shooting victim was known to police

A man shot and killed outside a Stafford Street home in Kingswood this morning was a member of the Rebels motorcycle club, it’s understood. Just...

News Local axes Tuesday Penrith Press

News Local has axed the long-running Tuesday edition of the Penrith Press newspaper. The final Tuesday edition of the paper was released today, with News...

Roads still closed due to flooding

Roads in and out of Wallacia may not re-open until Wednesday. Silverdale Road (Blaxlands Crossing) and Mulgoa Road (Jerrys Creek) both remain closed following intense...

Students get insight into dairy industry

Henry Fulton Public School students say they have enjoyed learning about dairy thanks to their class pet, ‘Mooranda’. Mooranda, a life-size fibreglass cow, was given...

‘Poppy Smurf’ retires after 40 years of helping others

He’s delivered 85 babies, survived near-death experiences and pretty much seen it all as far as triumph and tragedy is concerned. Now, after a 39...

Zoo will help boost local employment

The new Sydney Zoo, that will be just 20 minutes from Penrith, has committed to allocating 10 per cent of its future workforce to...

Mixing family and business is just fine with the Malings

A Penrith couple have taken over ownership of Donut King at Southlands Shopping Centre, all with their family in mind. Kevin and Carol Maling, who...

Driving blind on our roads

More than two million motorists in Australia don’t wear their glasses while driving, despite having a prescription to do so. St Marys Specsavers Optometrist, Adrian...

Pensioners could be slugged $250 a year more for rates

Pensioners could be paying $250 a year more in their rates, if the State Government adopts a recommendation to replace a concession with a...

Teen charged over fire in Cranebrook

A 16-year-old boy has been charged over the bushfire emergency in Cranebrook yesterday. Hundreds of fire fighters were called to the blaze on Vincent Road and...

Londonderry author delves into mystery of time travel with new book

Local Londonderry author, John Peter Borgatti, has had his debut science fiction novel published. His book Time Paradox was released on Thursday and tells the...

Woman injured during unit brawl

Inquiries are continuing after a woman sustained minor injuries during a fight inside a Kingswood unit this morning. About 2.30am, emergency services were called to...

Penrith provides perfect backdrop for top Castlereagh artist

Castlereagh artist Julie Simmons has won big at the 27th Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS) ‘Art of Sydney’ Awards Exhibition. Ms Simmons said she...

Outback gives Aaron a chance to start new chapter

After his father passed away last year, 29-year-old Aaron DuBois thought it was time to re-evaluate his life, refusing to let his disability define...

Drug dealer to stay behind bars

An alleged Cranebrook meth dealer facing a raft of drug offences has sobbed and pleaded for mercy as she was stripped of her liberty...

Ripples on the rise

Ripples Leisure Centre is making waves after winning the AUSTSWIM NSW Swim Centre of the Year Award. Aquatic Programs Coordinator Tania Khamhom said the award...

Safer sleep for our homeless

After months of hard work and tireless fundraising efforts, WestCare Community Services’ 1000 Safe Sleeps project will launch next week. From Wednesday, March 29, the...

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...

Social housing residents fear for safety

The “lackadaisical attitude” of the Department of Housing has social housing residents at Torton Place in Penrith fed up. Following a recent suspicious fire in...