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Kalynda Davis returns home

Glenmore Park woman Kalynda Davis has returned home to Australia after being released by Chinese authorities without charge. 22-year-old Ms Davis was...

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...

Council developing asbestos policy

The safe management and disposal of asbestos across the City will soon be made easier, thanks to a policy being developed by Penrith...

Nail shops not up to scratch?

Keeping those fingers and toes polished is important to many women and the amount of nail spas and salons in Penrith alone is...

Premier launches sporting challenge

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell joined some of the State's sporting elite to kick off the 2013 Premier's Sporting Challenge at Bennett Road Public...

Upgrade finally underway

Cranebrook residents will breathe a sigh of relief as construction finally starts on the dangerous Sherringham Road intersection with The Northern Road. ...

Weekender goes back to school

Students at McCarthy Catholic College in Emu Plains will be given an insight into the world of newspapers over the coming...

Airport issue raised as Hockey visits Penrith

Federal Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey, has indicated he is personally supportive of an airport at Badgerys Creek during a visit to Penrith this...

Breast is best

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

Assault charges laid

Sex Crimes Squad detectives have arrested a man following investigations into an alleged break-and-enter, sexual assault and stabbing at Penrith yesterday....

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...

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...

Medicare confirms Saturday trading will cease

The Medicare shopfront in Westfield Penrith will cease trading on Saturday mornings as of this weekend, in line with falling demand for extra weekend...

Driver fined, banned

A p-plater who crashed his car into a fence in St Marys when he was drink-driving was disqualified from driving for seven months and...

Western Weekender celebrates 25 years

The Western Weekender today officially celebrates its 25th birthday. The first edition of the Penrith-based publication was released on Friday, March 15, 1991. The Weekender...

Coalition dumps red tape

Facing over 700 different regulations daily, local childcare centre operators are feeling constrained by red tape. Steve Robinson, who operates Little...

Historical trip of a lifetime

Two local residents will join Nepean Legacy to walk in the footsteps of the ANZACs later this year. Melissa MacCulloch, 25, and Stanley Massam, 22,...

Fernhill's rough ride

Penrith Councillors are disgruntled after they were asked to give approval to the Picnic Race Day at Fernhill Estate after tickets to the event...

Insurance quotes don't add up

If you have a poor car accident record, you might expect your car insurance premium to be a little more expensive than that of...

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...

Sleeping rough for a good cause

Two St Marys business owners will sleep rough for a night to raise money for the fight against local homelessness. Michelle Latham from Heavenly Celebrations...

Police search for van driver

Police are appealing for a van driver to come forward after a young child escaped her house and approached him at...

Traffic worry over new Masters store

A traffic report on the impacts of the new Masters Home Improvement store on Mulgoa Road, Jamisontown has controversially found that the existing...

Missing memories discovered

Here’s a mystery better than any book Armand Sukhla may have on the shelves of his Penrith bookshop. Six months ago, a...

Have a ball at OZWAC

Improving the health and wellbeing of families, through our women and children, will be the talk of Saturday night as OZWAC, the Australian...

New nurses for Nepean

Western Sydney will benefit from 81 new graduate nurses at Nepean Hospital, 45 more than last year, and 13 at Blue...

Never-ending battle at Hickeys

Hickeys Lane is a hot spot for bushfires as shown last week when Fire and Rescue NSW crews were called to the site...

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...

Jackie Kelly quits Liberals

It’s the political party she once served with passion and pride, but now Jackie Kelly says she’s quitting the Liberals. Serving as...

Rail conversation looms

Penrith residents are being urged to have their say on the future rail corridor from Badgerys Creek airport to St Marys, with the...

Easing mental health pressures

Local families will receive more support to cope with mental health issues thanks to more than $1 million from the Rudd Labor Government,...

Double success for twins

If the wait for Higher School Certificate (HSC) results seems long, spare a thought for International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma candidates who...

Suspended sentence growth

Instead of serving out their punishment in jail, more offenders, particularly women above the age of 35, are being allowed to have their...

Our Luke returns home

Penrith City Council paused for a minute’s silence tonight as a mark of respect to fallen soldier Lance Corporal Luke Gavin....

Major delays on train network

BREAKING NEWS: Trains travelling in both directions on the Western and Blue Mountains Line have been part suspended between Blacktown and St Marys due to Police Operation....

Big wet to continue

Penrith is set to get another big soaking over the weekend.   Rain has been falling...

Glassing at Penrith pub

Police have charged a woman with the alleged glassing of a fellow pub patron in Penrith over the weekend. ...

Councillor calls for synthetic sports fields

Sports clubs looking for a new home are being told to be prepared come September when Penrith Council will be calling for expressions...

Stepping out of the shower and onto the stage

A group of local men from all walks of life and age groups have come together with their shared love of a cappella singing...

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...