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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...
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...

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...

Man charged after station rampage

A man has been charged after allegedly damaging property, assaulting a man and intimidating train staff at Penrith yesterday. About 12pm on Sunday, a 24-year-old...

You can almost hear the train coming

The Federal Government has committed millions to the design of rail around the future western Sydney airport, a decade before it’s set to open. Released in the Federal Budget...

Man dies in Colyton shooting

Police have launched an investigation following a fatal shooting in Colyton this evening. Shortly after 9pm tonight, emergency services responded to reports of shots fired...

Man injured during violent home invasion

A man has been hospitalised following a violent robbery at a Luddenham property yesterday afternoon. About 1.15pm yesterday, a 59-year-old man was at the rear...

Why have we stopped laughing?

Three Aussie guys – Shane, Barry and Jeff – were working on a high-rise building project. Unfortunately, Shane falls off the scaffolding and is...

Pub crawl antics cost man plenty of cash

An intoxicated man who caused traffic mayhem along Penrith’s main street has been slugged a hefty fine and ordered to enter into supervised good...

Teacher refused bail over assault cases

A St Marys school teacher accused of indecently assaulting several students last year has been refused bail. Matthew Brunel George Thomas, 49, faced Penrith Local...

Nine hour stand-off at Cobham

Police are investigating after a lengthy stand-off where two young male prisoners managed to climb onto the roof of Cobham Juvenile Justice Centre at...

Man robbed by three men on Derby Street

A man has suffered serious facial injuries after he was robbed at his home on Sunday. At about 12.00am on Sunday, February 21, the 26-year-old...

Two killed in tragic truck crash

Two truck drivers have died in a horrific accident in Erskine Park this afternoon. Just after 1.30pm today, emergency services were called to Lenore, Drive, Erskine...

Unique design is a first in NSW

Construction on the first public building in NSW that will use cross-laminated timber (CLT) got underway last week in Jordan Springs. Masterplanned by Lendlease, the...

Spreading festive cheer to troops

A local community group is spreading festive cheer all over the world by sending gifts to our Australian troops in time for Christmas. Nepean Wives...

Family room helps hundreds every day

Business representatives from the area were treated to a special tour of the Ronald McDonald Nepean Family Room this week as a thank you...

Who are Steve and Sandy? Help solve Penrith’s photo album mystery

Steve and Sandy from Colless Street, Penrith – you’re wanted. Placed in a rare situation, the team at Penrith real estate agency Stanton and Taylor...

World Cancer Day: Support is critical during tough times

At 27-years-old, Ali Monaghan went for a routine ultrasound to confirm her theory that she had a cyst in her right breast. Three days later,...

Has your credit score changed overnight?

At some point in the middle of the night, I went from being a good credit risk, to an average one. And it's likely that...

Man seriously assaulted at St Marys

Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was seriously assaulted in St Marys this morning. About 4am today, police were called to Queen Street,...

Call for hotels

Hosting the 2013 Samsung Rowing World Cup at the International Regatta Centre has been heralded as a great coup for Penrith, with an...

Kitchen founders honoured

The Penrith Community Kitchen is a cornerstone of the local community, providing food and friendship for the less fortunate. ...

New hub of excitement in Jordan Springs

Designed by the community, for the community, the new Jordan Springs Community Resource Hub has now been approved by Council. Construction is expected to commence...

Cuteness Alert: My first Mother’s Day

Glenmore Park resident, Erin Daniela, said while she is excited for her first Mother’s Day, she is happy to just spend time with her young family. The mum of...