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Man shot at pub

Police have charged three people after a man attended Nepean Hospital overnight with a gunshot wound to his lower leg. ...

Karen is tops: Nepean Hospital midwife earns state and national praise

Not only did midwife Karen Topping receive the State award for Midwife of the Year but she also received the National award for her...

New app to remind locals of bin night

Forgetting to take your garbage bins out is now a thing of the past thanks to a new smartphone app developed by Penrith City...

Cancer shock a real eye-opener

Father of two Raymond Smith had never heard of testicular cancer until he was diagnosed with it two months ago. Now, the...

Upgrade work starts on Northern Road

Work has started on The Northern Road at South Penrith to replace sections of the road surface to improve safety. Works are being...

App that could save lives

A Claremont Meadows man has created an iPhone app aimed at saving the lives of teenagers. Peter Watson developed the app called...

Warnings ahead of summer fire season

Fire crews are concerned their resources will be stretched this bush fire season after a number of fires were deliberately lit recently in the...

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...

Drug arrests at Penrith festival

Police have charged a number of people following a dance music festival held at Penrith last night. ...

Tree policy needs review, says Councillor

Penrith Council has been asked to reassess its tree policy in the wake of a spate of fallen trees. Councillor Kevin Crameri requested Council re-examine...

It's trout season

There are unprecedented numbers of trout in the Nepean River following the spill of Warragamba Dam earlier this year, which is great for...

Reserve Street parking to be closed off

Geo-technical testing of the temporary car park at Reserve Street, Penrith will close the car park between Monday, January 30 and Friday, February 3. The...

Budget set for petrol hit

There will be less choice but higher prices at the petrol pump come July this year, with regular unleaded petrol to...

Reality bites at Big Brother auditions

Camping out at Penrith Panthers is a pretty rare site, but several determined souls braved the weather last weekend in a bid to...

Robbery at Kingswood convenience store

Inquiries are continuing after a robbery at a Kingswood convenience store this morning. About 4.25am, two men, one of whom had a knife, entered the store on...

Fundraiser set for sell-out

The Music For Life ball last year raised over $33,000 for the cure for life foundation but this year, organisers are hoping that...

Swinging for a cause

Having endured it and survived it, local realtor Barry Dukes is preparing to do his own bit to help the huge fight against...

Blow to households, says candidate

The announcement by IPART to increase electricity prices by 10.3% from July 1 is a major blow to households and businesses in Lindsay, said...

St Marys Spring Festival cancelled

The annual St Marys Spring Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing streetscape works on Queen Street. The Festival has run for more than...

High St's race against time

Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) is in a race against time to secure funding for the revitalisation of the Penrith central business...

Man jailed over alcohol-fuelled attack

A magistrate has blatantly made an example out of a man in a bid to stamp out atrocious alcohol-fuelled violence. Magistrate Ian McRae sentenced Damien...

Japanese students visit Penrith

Penrith has welcomed Japanese students from the prestigious Kinjo University in Hakusan to the region as they learn about Australian culture. In...

Roundabout to improve safety

Penrith Council has been allocated Federal Government funding to fix the dangerous intersection of Doonmore and Stafford Streets in Penrith. As...

Cheque to help local charities

Penrith City Council has presented a cheque worth $1,500 to the Great Walk Foundation to support the ongoing fundraising of the organisation for local...

Woman who stabbed partner released on conditional bail

A woman who allegedly stabbed her partner at Kingswood on Wednesday night has been granted strict conditional bail. Seini Savieti, 33, fronted Penrith Local Court...

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...

Warning over treadmills

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner, Rod Stowe, has issued a warning about the dangers of treadmills after shocking facts revealed that young children are at...

Council closes four sports ovals

Penrith Council closed four local sports ovals last week due to public safety concerns. The four sports grounds were temporarily closed when...

Police arrest bikies over assault and kidnapping

Six members of the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) have been arrested and charged in relation to the kidnapping and assault of a...

Give old books new life

If your old children’s books at home are no longer being used, it is likely that they will find love elsewhere and with...

Mother’s heartbreaking story aims to raise still birth awareness

It’s the pain that no one wants to talk about let alone go through, but Cranebrook resident Amanda Kirk bravely told her story at...

Donation will bring smiles to ill kids

Receiving treatment in hospital can be a scary experience for anyone, especially local kids who often are in need of distractions to make...

Council considers parking changes

Restricted parking hour times may be reduced in the Penrith CBD in an attempt to ease the parking crisis in the city. ...

Drive-by shooting at St Clair

Police are appealing for information following a shooting in St Clair.   About 1.20am yesterday, police...

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...

Bad weather continues to lash Penrith

Driving rain and strong winds continue to lash Penrith with the bad weather expected to last for at least another 24 hours. The shocking conditions...

Council to improve CBD drainage

Council is about to invest $5 million in important drainage works near the Penrith City Centre to minimise the risk of flooding and property...

NBN asbestos scare

Telstra and WorkCover are investigating a number of telecommunications pits after concerned residents reported that asbestos material was being left exposed in Penrith’s...

Donation brightens kids' day

The gents of Jamison Hotel Social Golf Club have made a commitment to annually support Nepean Hospital Children’s Ward after donating around $40,000...

Shotgun found after men flee police

A loaded sawn-off shotgun was found in a Kingswood park by police officers last night after two males fled from police. Officers attached to St...