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Nine-month-old girl dies after being found in bathtub at St Marys

A nine-month-old girl died in hospital this week after she was found in the bath at her North St Marys home unconscious. Just after 10am...

2am stabbing in Jamisontown

A man is reported to be in a stable condition in Westmead Hospital after being stabbed while outside an alleged OMCG clubhouse near Penrith...

Signs of trouble after advertising crackdown

Penrith Council’s recent crackdown on variable message signs (VMS) has been costing local businesses money, according to Peter Rech from Penrith Light and Sound. Mr...

We're not a dump

Local business owners along Queen Street in St Marys are pleading with the public to take responsibility for their waste after numerous incidents...

Penrith to be lashed by storm

Penrith is preparing to be hit by a huge storm that could bring the biggest downpour the area has experienced in five years....

Trolls targeted cheerleader

The Penrith cheerleader who took out this year’s Cheerleader of the Year title has revealed she was subjected to cruel social network trolling...

Man shot dead at St Marys

A man shot dead at St Marys last night was due to get married next weekend, it has been revealed. And police say that the...

Abbott visits Mulgoa Preschool as Budget sell continues

Prime Minister Tony Abbott spoke with parents at Mulgoa Preschool earlier today about the coming changes in the 2015-2016 Federal Budget. Accompanied by Minister for...

The Apothecary's Pantry

Truly healthy and nutritious organic food is difficult to find. There are many different products claiming to be organic but which contain ingredients that...

Step back in time

The Nepean District Historical Society, in partnership with Penrith City Library, will be displaying a series of images from 19th century local photographers...

Police concerned over impersonations

Police are investigating two incidents of men impersonating police in Sydney’s west late last week. About 2.40am on Thursday October 16, a...

Fitness at heart of fundraiser

Ready, set, go! If you’ve had trouble sticking to your New Year’s Resolution of getting fit this year, ‘Fit For Freedom’ is the...

Glenmore Park woman charged over bleach attack

Two women have been charged following a spate of incidents in Sydney’s north-west yesterday on Wednesday where a number of items were allegedly thrown...

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...

New Council takes shape

Less than two days since the polling booths closed, it's safe to say Penrith Council will consist of seven Labor Councillors, and at least...

Christmas cakes back again

Christmas in July is well and truly gone, which means that with only 14 weeks left until the real deal, its time to...

Shooting at South Penrith

A family narrowly escaped injury this morning after their South Penrith home was sprayed with bullets. ...

Cornish aims for disruption

Independent Candidate Marcus Cornish may be a one-man-band, but he's certainly making plenty of noise. The controversial Penrith City Councillor, who came to the community's...

Search for milk thief

A local coffee shop’s delivery of milk has been stolen. On April 21 at 2am, a delivery of milk was received at the store,...

Helmet saves boy hurt in accident

A three-year-old boy has narrowly escaped serious injury thanks to his helmet, after a quad bike crash on the weekend. The...

Breast is best

Breastfeeding your baby now forms part of the guidelines to reducing the risk of sudden and unexpected death in infants. SIDS...

Teen girl stabbed

Police from Penrith Local Area Command are investigating an incident which left a teenager with stab wounds last night. About 6.30pm, police...

Door stop prompts major emergency response

An unexploded tank shell has been recovered from a home in Claremont Meadows this evening. Police and Fire and Rescue NSW crews attended the home...

Man steals cash register from servo

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a service station in St Marys this morning. About 1.40am, a man entered a service station on the Great...

Rebels President arrested at Kingswood

The President of the Rebels Windsor Chapter has been arrested and charged with the murder of a man on the Central Coast last year. About...

Palmer's assault on Lindsay

There’s a new entrant in the battle for Lindsay with Clive Palmer announcing his new political party will contest the seat at the...

Hole lot of fun on Doughnut Day

Doughnut miss out on your chance to celebrate National Doughnut Day today (Friday, June 2) by enjoying a free mouthwatering Krispy Kreme doughnut. Holding their...

Penrith cheers for Jessica

After more than five months of campaigning, the 2015 Big League Cheerleader of the Year competition is now down to eight finalists with 20-year-old...

US Consul General visits Penrith

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler has welcomed US Consul General Hugo Llorens to the local area. Mr Llorens, who was the guest of...

Explosions rock Jamisontown

Emergency services remain on the site of an incident in Jamisontown in which it is believed a crane has collapsed, causing an explosion. ...

Mind game alive and well

The excitement was at fever pitch and the concentration intense, which can only mean one thing – the annual Inter-Schools Chess Tournament has...

Exclusive: Jordan Springs school construction to begin within two years

Construction on a new primary school at Jordan Springs will begin within two years, according to the NSW Education Minister. Rob Stokes joined Member for...

New route for shuttle

Penrith’s free shuttle bus will travel a shortened, amended route from Monday morning.   After lobbying...

Man should have had a Plan C, says magistrate

An expectant father who drove home drunk after finding out his wife was in labour has been banned from getting behind the wheel for...

Plea to parents over smoking

Family friendly no-smoking signs have been installed at 21 local schools to discourage smoking on and outside school premises. The initiative...

Pop-up plan for better eating

The health of Penrith residents is in decline as local families ditch the option of a home cooked meal and turn to fast...

Baby basher’s sentence increased

The man who left little Bobby Webber with catastrophic lifelong injuries has had his sentence increased by an additional three years. Andrew Nolan, 34, was...

First home buyers remain on struggle street

Nearly 30 per cent of first home buyers had to save for more than half a decade in order to buy a home. Mortgage Choice’s...

Ready to Relay

1,337 local people are gearing up to walk for the lives of their friends, family and fellow community members who are battling cancer....

A son lost in the ugliness of war

The first telegram arrived some time around May 1942. Addressed to my great grandfather, Bernard Mulligan, it delivers some troubling news. “I have been directed by...