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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Difficult path to the truth

By now I think everyone has read about, and formed an opinion on, the story that has engulfed the Penrith Panthers and star forward...

New science school for Luddenham

Luddenham will be home to the country's first STEM-focused school which will be built inside Sydney Science Park. Officially announced today by NSW Premier Gladys...

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...

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...

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...

Coalition best for business, says O’Dwyer

Cafe Fred is one of 13,000 small businesses in Lindsay that will benefit from tax changes announced in the Federal Budget, according to Assistant...

TAFE receives $27 million health facility

Students wanting to study healthcare at TAFE Western Sydney will be able to do so in the campus’ new $27 million state-of-the-art Health and Student Services Centre. Located on...

Cranebrook’s last man standing

Talk about taking a stand. Cranebrook-based business Chivers Cakes has refused to be beaten down by big development. Despite the Cranebrook Shopping Village becoming a virtual...

Fighting mums slapped with good behaviour bonds

Two mothers involved in an alcohol fueled ‘catfight’ have been ordered to enter into good behaviour bonds. Rebecca Dunn, 36, and Rachel Nicole Sait, 29,...

Social media posts come back to haunt Labor candidate

Six-year-old Facebook posts are threatening to derail Labor in Lindsay just days before Bill Shorten launches the party's official campaign in Penrith. The posts by...

Community gets behind brave Bobby

A Gala Ball will be held for Werrington County toddler Bobby Webber next month, as he continues the fight of his life despite doctors...

The suburb without a name

The final name for the Central Precinct between Jordan Springs and Ropes Crossing is still up for discussion, after Penrith City Council deferred the...

Man robbed at knifepoint in St Marys

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an armed robbery in St Marys this morning. About 9.30am, a 25-year-old man returned to his...

Man found guilty of animal cruelty

A man caught “flogging” his puppy on a busy Penrith street has been found guilty of animal cruelty. Leo Giuliano fronted Penrith Local Court on...

Experience the Nepean River like never before

Hundreds of Penrith residents spend their Saturdays on the stunning Nepean River, but few get to see its full potential. Now, residents have the opportunity...

Man in serious condition after explosion in St Marys

A 40-year-old man suffered serious facial injuries in an explosion at an industrial site in St Marys this afternoon. CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was...

Dog owner faces court

The owner of three dogs alleged to have viciously attacked three people, including a police officer, in Penrith last night has faced court. Kirk Wake,...

Celebrating a special Nanna

Christmas has come early for one deserving Nanna, Julie Albury, who has been recognised for her dedication to the community. For the past three and...

Woman’s lucky escape from car fire

It took just three minutes for a car to be completely destroyed by fire this morning on Tukara Road, South Penrith. Shiou-An Zou was driving...

Impressive interest expected in Caddens Hill development

Developer Legacy Property kick-­started activity in the local property market last weekend with the release of 55 lots in the new community at Caddens...

Ending the silence for endometriosis sufferers

Endometriosis Awareness Month is encouraging women to speak up about their experiences to end the silence surrounding the disease. At 13-years-old, Penrith's Lauren Jones was...