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Former Bollygum owner to face court

A Sydney businessman is to face court over allegations he paid some workers at his former child care centre less than $4 an hour....

Santa challenge set

Local businesses are out to prove who has what it takes to win the Charity Santa Run at the annual Penrith...

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...

Stink over smell

St Clair, Erskine Park and St Marys residents are still being affected by an odour and Council wants the matter be resolved by the...

Colyton house raided; man arrested

A known associate of the Rebels and the Finks outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCG) has been charged with firearm and drug offences. Officers...

New arrest in Hayden Burnes case

Homicide Squad detectives have today arrested a woman in relation to the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy at Minchinbury last year. ...

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...

Science Park proposed

In what has been described as the “most exciting project” in Penrith this year, the Baiada family group of companies is seeking to...

March for melanoma in March

For the first time in Penrith, locals can head to Jamison Park to raise money for melanoma research. Host of ‘March for Melanoma’, Debbie Henry,...

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...

Music for Life aims to help solve brain cancer puzzle

At the recent Logie Awards, TV presenter Carrie Bickmore brought attention to brain cancer through her moving acceptance speech. For local residents looking for a...

Martin's not lost for words

Just the thought of standing up in front of a group of people and saying a few words is enough to instil fear...

St Clair pursuit

Police from St Marys Local Area Command have arrested and charged a man after he allegedly led police on a pursuit and crashed...

Poppy Park brothers honoured with Community Service Awards

Local brothers Martin and Owen Rogers were awarded with Community Service Awards this week for their work on Poppy Park, established for the ANZAC...

Special jobs concept launched

Some of the city’s biggest local employment advocates have joined forces for the launch of a special new campaign targeted at getting more...

Historic hall's future assured

Historic Thornton Hall, which holds within its walls some of Penrith's most interesting stories, will be transformed into a childcare centre. ...

Defying the stereotype to make the most of their new lives

When it comes to immigration we don’t often hear individual stories. We hear about the huge challenges, and the negative outcomes but we very rarely...

Taxi driver on child porn charges

Police have arrested and charged a local taxi driver with child pornography charges after a commuter caught the driver with the...

Family held at gunpoint

A family of three has been held at gunpoint while their home on Redditch Way, Cranebrook, was robbed on Monday night. At...

Uncertain future for video stores

Video stores were once a one-stop shop for family entertainment. You could pick up a couple of videos, a bag of popcorn...

Faster, cheaper, better, says Turnbull

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is already under construction in Penrith, but the Coalition has promised local residents it will complete it faster...

Storm lashes Penrith

A major storm has swept through Penrith, leaving thousands of homes without power and causing extensive damage to houses, cars and offices. ...

Centre to close

Penrith City Council’s decision to close one of its childcare centres in St Clair has angered some parents, but Councillor Jackie...

Major delays on rail network

Train services have been suspended between Penrith and St Marys on the Blue Mountains Line and Western Line due to a fatality at Werrington....

Mystery still surrounds new Council

AS AT 11:30PM: The fate of Penrith City Council hangs in the balance with voting preferences set to determine several of the 15...

This is your bridge

Penrith City Council has endorsed a design for the Nepean River Green Bridge that the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) previously ruled out as...

Funding deficit for World Champs

Penrith is set to host the 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships for the Juniors and under 23's, however, organising body Australian Canoeing is...

Fowler promises worthy agenda

An agenda to encourage economic development, jobs growth and financial viability of the Council has been set by Penrith's new Mayor, Ross Fowler....

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...

Good news for our John

Disability support organisation, House with No Steps, is stepping up to help local icon John Boccanfuso obtain a new wheelchair. When...

Two fires in Penrith overnight

Local police are investigating two separate fires in the area overnight. In the first incident, emergency services were called to a Seventh...

Roller-coaster journey of life

For the first few years of Susan Myihtoi’s life she felt rejected and unloved. When Susan was just four years old...

Rabie honoured with OAM

Local business owner George Rabie has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the Penrith community. ...

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...

Brawl breaks out at hall

On Friday, December 9 at 11.20pm, a brawl broke out at a community hall in Glenmore Park. ...

Latest Council news

Merry Christmas to the people of Penrith City!   As 2011 draws to a close, I’d...

Panthers Chairman honoured

Don Feltis is hoping that his greatest career achievement hasn’t happened yet. After all, Mr Feltis was the man who convinced...

Big wet to continue

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

State MP's office attacked

The State Government has been pushing its tough new graffiti laws for several months now, but it has gotten personal now for one...

Man arrested after pursuit

A man has been arrested following a pursuit in Sydney’s western suburbs yesterday. About 1.50pm yesterday, police attempted to stop a blue coloured...