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Is Salt Therapy the answer you’ve been looking for?

Salt therapy helps to relieve symptoms of respiratory and skin conditions in thousands of adults and children, and Salts of the Earth is leading...

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...

Baby in serious condition after being found in bath

An eight-month-old baby is in a serious but stable condition after being found unconscious in a bath at North St Marys this morning. Just after...

McKeown has the numbers: New mayor decided Monday

EXCLUSIVE Labor-aligned Councillor Karen McKeown is expected to win Penrith’s Mayoral Election on Monday evening. As the Weekender revealed nearly 12 months ago, a “secret” deal...

Pistol found after man crashes car at Wallacia

A loaded pistol has been seized and a man has been charged after an overnight crash at Wallacia. About 6.30pm yesterday, police from the North...

Our new Council

Penrith City Council has selected 15 primary school students to take part in its annual Junior Councillor program, with Jessee Sales-Hobart from Luddenham...

Riding through the pain barrier

There is very little that can stop Emu Heights resident and entertainment consultant Harding Richards. Not a motorcycle accident 30...

It’s a record: February 11, 2017 now Penrith’s hottest ever day

Today is officially the hottest day ever recorded in Penrith. The Bureau of Meteorology recorded a temperature of 46.9 degrees around 3.30pm this afternoon, surpassing...

Costly battle against awful disease

This year, dementia is estimated to cost Australians a massive $14.67 billion. And that figure is expected to skyrocket in the next 40 years, according...

Helping local people in need

Following on from two successful fundraisers, both raising over $40,000 each, WestCare Community Services have high hopes for their upcoming annual dinner in September. The...

Doctors use own funds to donate new ultrasound machines

Thousands of expectant mums will benefit from four new ultrasound machines that have been donated to Nepean Hospital. The Women and Children’s Health Outpatients Unit...

Man and woman charged after huge drug bust

A man and a woman have been charged with a total of 23 alleged drug offences following investigations into the ongoing supply of illicit...

School community braves the shave for one of their own

Upon hearing that one of their own was diagnosed with leukaemia, the Penrith Anglican College (PAC) community took action, raising over $50,000 for the...

Locals up in arms over boarding house plan

Residents that call the quiet street of Grazier Crescent in Werrington Downs home fear what might happen to their suburban dream if an application...

Mothers 'pay it forward' to local cafe

Paying it forward to their local cafe, parents from the Nepean area have donated children’s toys to Sapphire’s Cafe in Glenmore Park. Members of the...

Friends forever

If you’re single and over 55 then there’s a new friendship group in Penrith getting you out and about so you don’t miss...

New in blue

Penrith and St Marys Police received a significant boost to their frontline numbers this week, with seven fresh faces in total joining the...

History: Never forgetting Sarah Marshall

It’s one of Penrith’s oldest and greatest mysteries that still has people talking to this day. It’s the grave of Sarah Simpson (nee Marshall), which...

Why was man taking photos of girl?

Police are conducting inquiries after a man was spotted taking photos of a young girl in a Jamisontown playground. Around 6.30pm last night, an eight-year-old girl...

Mortgage holders build a safety net

Are you one of the one in four Australians who is saving thousands by being ahead in your mortgage repayments? A new study by Mortgage...