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Tackling the ‘ice’ epidemic

Lindsay MP Fiona Scott has welcomed the interim report from the National Ice Taskforce, which the Prime Minister presented to the Council of Australian...

Famous walk's next step

The Great River Walk along Nepean River will soon become one of the “famous walks” of Sydney, according to Penrith Deputy...

Severe winds lash Penrith

The Penrith SES has received over 30 calls for assistance after freak winds lashed the area this afternoon. A major clean-up operation...

Man arrested at airport over St Clair death

A man has been arrested and is assisting police with their inquiries into a death at St Clair yesterday. About 12.20pm yesterday, emergency services were...

Future leaders share their views

A group of diverse young leaders voiced their opinions on our growing city on Monday in the first Inglis Clarke Circle event in...

Penrith property sells for $130,000 over reserve

Development in the Penrith region is promising, with the record sale of a property across from Nepean Hospital. The property of just 600 metres squared...

St Clair man charged with manslaughter

A 31-year-old bus company manager from St Clair has been charged with manslaughter by police investigating a fatal bus crash that occurred almost seven...

Lesson in life

For some hard working students, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is not only about rides, showbags and fun – it will be a...

Revised Jane St plan announced

The local community has been invited to have its say on a road upgrade package for Penrith’s Jane Street as well as Castlereagh...

Australia Day Honours: Passionate about Penrith, but proud of his heritage

Claremont Meadows resident Jim Tiberi was “flattered” to receive the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) this week as part of the Australia...

Road trip is outside the box

Known as the ‘The Odd Couple’, Penrith locals John Parsons and Nadim Joukhadar will be going on the adventure of a lifetime – they...

Teen caught after crime spree

A man has been charged over a spate of break and enters across a number of local suburbs. At about 6.30am...

Concern over fire station closures

Labor candidate for Penrith, Emma Husar, has raised concerns about the safety of local residents after the Penrith Fire Station was closed during...

Every step counts for charities

Nine eager walkers have just returned from a strenuous five-day trek from Bathurst to Blaxland, the ninth annual walk for the Great Walk Foundation...

You're the Voice

Your voice is something that you may take for granted until, like 48-year-old Erskine Park local Brenda Simmonds, you lose it. ...

New face in election campaign

After years of supporting the Liberal Party, local man Steve Roddick has had enough. He has now resigned from the Board of the Penrith Valley...

Coalition's gun crackdown

Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, has visited St Marys Police Station this morning to announce his party's policy on reducing gun crime. ...

Penrith tops whopping 43.4 degrees

Penrith has been served a scorching Friday with temperatures hitting 43.4 degrees just after 2.30pm this afternoon. The temperature is still rising across the area...

Big damage bill after fire

Police are investigating a suspicious warehouse fire in St Marys. About 12am today, police and Fire and Rescue were called to a warehouse...

He was simply the Best

Emu Plains Public School Principal, Tony Best will on Friday end his 33-year teaching career. Mr Best, who also turns...

Mural turns heads at Nepean High

By plucking the colours of Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School’s surrounds, Bali-based contemporary muralist Brad Eastman, aka Beastman, has created a building-sized...

Dangerous trees to be removed

Emu Plains will become a safer place to walk in and drive along from Friday, when the removal of 25 trees begins. An independent arborist...

Woman injured in CBD incident

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident in Penrith today. Ambulance paramedics and police were called to a walkway near Henry Street to reports...

Weekender leads the way

The Western Weekender has again confirmed its status as Penrith's most circulated newspaper.   Figures released...

Teen bashed at St Marys

A 14-year-old boy was taken to Hospital with possible bleeding on the brain after being assaulted and robbed by four males...

Still much to learn

                      An unaccompanied learner driver was caught by police performing an illegal manoeuvre...

Changing the rules

TNT Express (TNT) has launched a revolutionary new recruitment campaign aimed at doubling female participation in its workforce. Believed to be...

Man charged following Emu Plains stabbing

A man has been charged with a number of offences after he allegedly stabbed two women in Emu Plains last night. Just before midnight on...

Waste issue re-surfaces

Betrayed. That’s the word several locals have used to describe how they feel in relation to the potential backflip by the...

Volunteers take on new projects

Nepean Volunteer Services (NVS) plays a broad role in the community as a non-profit organisation, but is soon to add another feather to...

A message from Julia Gillard

I want to share you with a story David Bradbury relayed to me just last week. Denis Mars is the co-founder...

Workers want bigger slice

Despite a financially tough time of year, workers at the Sargent’s Pies factory in Colyton took a stand on Monday, after being refused a...

Assaults anger police

Last weekend there were two incidents at late night fast food outlets that are a concern for police. The first incident occurred...

Young girl left without parents, siblings as tragedy strikes again

A young girl who tragically lost her mother and sisters in a car accident five years ago has been left without a family after her...

Man found with hidden camera

Police have charged a man who was found in a local shopping centre filming the public with what is believed to be a "spy...

Four charges over kidnap, assault

Police have charged four people over a kidnap and assault in Werrington. It will be alleged that on Saturday, August 30, a 16-year-old...

PAC students lend a hand for Christmas

Many families struggling to make ends meet this Christmas will have food on the table and toys under the tree thanks to the...

Spate of robberies in St Marys

St Marys Police are investigating a number of armed robberies that have been committed at service stations and other small businesses in recent weeks....

Harnessing creative minds

In a bid to get young people off the streets, Robert Turner is encouraging wandering minds to become more creative with...