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Greatest of tributes to his mum

One Cranebrook teen has paid a touching tribute to his late mother by losing his luscious locks for the World’s Greatest Shave last Saturday. 15-year-old...

A $1000 car. A cross-country trip. What could possibly go wrong?

Glenmore Park’s Blues Brothers, Shane Kerr and Jason Chapman, will drive a run-down car across some of Australia’s most arduous roads – all for...

Panthers gives back: Club takes up the fight against cancer

Every day 12 Australian women will be diagnosed with cervical or ovarian cancer, and four of those women will sadly die. To help combat this...

Jill gives back to hospital

If you have been to Nepean Hospital in the past eight and a half years, you might recognise the smiling face of volunteer Jill...

New science school for Luddenham

Luddenham will be home to the country's first STEM-focused school which will be built inside Sydney Science Park. Officially announced today by NSW Premier Gladys...

Ripples on the rise

Ripples Leisure Centre is making waves after winning the AUSTSWIM NSW Swim Centre of the Year Award. Aquatic Programs Coordinator Tania Khamhom said the award...

Sod turned for Quest Penrith

Thornton Estate in Penrith will be given a brand new hotel with construction officially commencing today, Friday, March 3. The development of Quest Penrith is...

Cows coming back to Penrith

Cows will be returned home to Emu Plains in the middle of this year. After cows were taken away as part of the preparation for...

Walking for mum

One Glenmore Park family is coming together to walk in support of their mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago. Sisters Lisa Shanley...

Little princess in the fight of her life

Seven-month-old Isabelle Rhind is fighting for her life after being diagnosed with a rare cancer last December, and the community is coming together to...

Luke Priddis Foundation opens new High Street learning space

The team at the Luke Priddis Foundation in Penrith proudly unveiled their brand new state-of-the-art sensory integration learning space on High Street this week. A...

Chance to have ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Officers from Penrith Local Area Command are inviting the community to come together to have a chat over a cup of coffee next week. On...

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,...

Bowls day is a chance for community to get behind Penrith PCYC

Penrith Bowling and Recreation Club will host its annual Charity Bowls Day on Friday, February 24 to support Penrith PCYC. Following last year’s success of...

Tackling the ‘black dog’

Hundreds of bikers are set to roll through Penrith for this year’s ‘Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer’ on March 19, to raise money for...

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...

Crowing about the New Year

Chinese communities worldwide will welcome the Year of the Rooster at Chinese New Year celebrations on Saturday, January 28. From 10am to 12pm, Jordan Springs...

100 not out: Lovable ‘Becky’ celebrates a very special milestone

Humour and modesty are the traits that Thora Lillian Underhill, better known to friends and family as ‘Becky’, is most known for. And it was...

Penrith provides perfect backdrop for top Castlereagh artist

Castlereagh artist Julie Simmons has won big at the 27th Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS) ‘Art of Sydney’ Awards Exhibition. Ms Simmons said she...

Ready for her proudest moment

Thousands of people from all walks of life, with different backgrounds and nationalities are set to become proud Australian citizens next week, including Oxley...

Ready to ride: Local couple take on mighty challenge

Taking part in a mammoth 130km bike ride fundraiser is a challenge for anyone, but if you’ve never ridden a bike before it makes...

Sports centre granted air-con wish

Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre will no longer have to suffer through the heat with funding secured for air conditioning. Penrith Council will be donating...

The burger that could save a life

It’s rare that a burger could save someone’s life, but Grill’d Penrith is offering that chance with this month’s Local Matters campaign. Teaming up with...

Brightening Christmas for those who’ve “fallen through the net”

Christmas is full of carefree quality time with family, but there are many others who don’t get a chance to escape their worries. Ross ‘Rossco’...

Emu Plains Prison expansion plans dumped

The proposed expansion of Emu Plains Correctional Centre will not be progressing, Minister for Correctional Services, David Elliott, announced today. "I have today (Tuesday, December...

Celebrating a special Nanna

Christmas has come early for one deserving Nanna, Julie Albury, who has been recognised for her dedication to the community. For the past three and...

Bobby The Brave’s abuser sentenced for horrific bashing

Glenmore Park toddler Bobby Webber’s abuser has been sentenced to a maximum of 12 years and six months behind bars. Andrew Nolan appeared in Darlinghurst...

Christmas lights have extra sparkle

The Christmas spirit has arrived early this year, as Colyton local Sharon Peach and her family fundraise for the community. Boasting one of the largest...

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...

Kingswood dancer takes home top award

Kingswood resident Hannah Reimer has beaten out a group of dancing’s rising stars to take out the Outstanding Female Dancer award at the recent...

Londonderry author delves into mystery of time travel with new book

Local Londonderry author, John Peter Borgatti, has had his debut science fiction novel published. His book Time Paradox was released on Thursday and tells the...

Meet Cambridge Park’s Mr Christmas

Cambridge Park resident Paul Mitchell is continuing his tradition of spreading Christmas cheer in his community, after starting his light decorations over 17 years...

Friends take on a mighty challenge

One in three people live in poverty but a team of four from Penrith are determined to help change that in any way they...

Community transport visionary retires

It’s the end of an era for Helen Walker after serving the Penrith and Blue Mountains communities for more than 30 years through Great...

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...

Great grandfather Ross Taylor proves you’re never too old to learn

Penrith great grandfather Ross Taylor is proving age is well and truly no barrier when it comes to trying new things. Last Friday morning the...

Caitlin honoured for being a MATE

Penrith resident Caitlin Monaghan has been presented with a Premier’s Volunteer Recognition certificate for her mentoring at Western Sydney University. The Premier's Volunteer Recognition Program celebrates...

New group homes provide confidence and independence

Another seven AFFORD group homes were officially opened last week, housing 18 intellectually disabled residents. A partnership between AFFORD and the NSW State Government’s Family...

Emu Plains community lashes out over proposed maximum security prison

Over 100 furious residents attended a public meeting last night, regarding a NSW Government proposal to increase the number of inmates at Emu Plains Prison. "They're...

Community rallies behind brave Ziad

St Clair youngster Ziad Soltani will undergo life saving surgery next week to remove a fast growing brain tumour, with the community rallying behind...