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Skate Park for Cambridge Gardens closer to reality

A skate park for Cambridge Gardens is one step closer after Penrith Council agreed to allocate $20,000 to engage a consultant to investigate the...

Penrith’s answer to Silicon Valley

After years of discussion and planning, Penrith City Council has officially rubber-stamped the first stage of a massive 280 hectare Science Park at Luddenham. Strategically...

Exclusive: Jordan Springs school construction to begin within two years

Construction on a new primary school at Jordan Springs will begin within two years, according to the NSW Education Minister. Rob Stokes joined Member for...

Penrith of today by the numbers

It was like Christmas Day for the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday when all the key numbers for the 2016 Census were revealed. Let’s...

Latest Census data released

The results of the 2016 Census today revealed Greater Sydney continues its push out west. It has been less than 10 months since the Australian...

Locals urged to get behind Red Nose Day this Friday

More than 3000 Australian families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child every year. Red Nose is fighting for a future...

The Week: June 24

Troy Dodds is joined by Emily Newton, Kate Reid and Nathan Taylor for the June 24 edition of The Week. You can hear The Week...

Drink driving mum escapes jail time

A Cranebrook mother busted high-range drink driving with four kids in the car has dodged jail time. Lisa Caroline Johnson, 34, faced Penrith Local Court...

Desperate bid to preserve our history

The race is on to protect two of the region’s most important historical sites. Penrith Councillor Karen McKeown is leading the charge to have Castlereagh’s...

Husar fires up at “ill-informed” Hanson

Brimming with anger and frustration, Lindsay MP Emma Husar has spoken as both a passionate politician and a loving mother demanding Senator Pauline Hanson apologise...

Students get a taste of the real world

Confidence is key for the next generation of job hunters, and Jamison High School students are bursting with it following their ‘work ready’ project...

Cows return to Emu Plains

A new cattle herd has arrived at the Emu Plains Correctional Centre. “Having cows at this site has been a long standing tradition and I know...

Trio robbed during daring daylight incident

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery that occurred last weekend. At about 12.50pm on Sunday, June 18 a 19-year-old from Summerland Point,...

Man jailed after inviting mate to have sex with underage teen

A 19-year-old who invited his friend to have sex with an underage teen against her wishes has been sentenced to a maximum four years...

Teen girls attack police and security guard

Two police officers and a security guard have been assaulted by teenagers after an attempted theft at Westfield Penrith on Monday afternoon. At around 3.45pm,...

Sports rebate will help parents

Thousands of school children across New South Wales are set to benefit from a new $100 rebate for sporting and fitness related costs, with...

Problem gamblers get more help in Budget

The NSW Government will provide up to $18 million for the Responsible Gambling Fund to address the risks of problem gambling and associated harms...

Huge funding commitment for war on domestic violence

Domestic violence initiatives are front and centre in today's State Budget. More than $350 million will be spent over four years to provide greater protection...

Budget delivers for western Sydney

Families across western Sydney are set to benefit from a record State Budget injecting billions of dollars in health, education, environment and transport infrastructure...

Police shortage in Penrith, says Labor

Labor says Police in Penrith are being stretched to the limit with Penrith Police Station six officers short based on recent operational capacity figures. State...

The Week: June 17

Troy Dodds hosts the June 17 edition of The Week, featuring journalists Emily Newton and Nathan Taylor. The Week can he heard first on Vintage...

Time to put household remedies on ice

In winter, the rate of minor burns rapidly rises as we plug in our heaters and boil the kettle more often. But new research has...

Dillon bunkers down for fight of his life

Dillon Barnett is a 27-year-old man who has lived a life filled with adversities. Born and raised in Penrith, Mr Barnett entered the world with...

Man killed in single-vehicle Mulgoa crash

A report will be prepared for the Coroner after a fatal crash in Mulgoa today. About 10am, police were called to Mulgoa Road, near Mayfair Road,...

Cold weather prompts call for clothing donations

With the temperature dropping and winter creeping in, Penrith CBD Corporation has launched its annual Homeless Winter Appeal. This year’s appeal, #ProjectWarmth, has Penrith CBD...

Has the AFL already won the war?

Remember when AFL was just some weird thing they played down in Melbourne that resembled aerial ping pong? Oh, how we laughed. When the Sydney Swans...

Towner to stay behind bars – for now

In a small victory, the man who killed four-year-old Lauren Hickson in Emu Plains almost 30 years ago will remain in prison for at...

A life at the top, but Vincent Graham has always remained a humble

Penrith’s Vincent Graham has been honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia, limited to recipients 340 per annum, for his significant contribution...

Lifetime of helping others

It takes a special kind of person to be able to open their doors and hearts to foster care. Shirley Gow from North St Marys...

Lifetime of community involvement

The warm smile of Penrith's Elaine Wade is one locals would remember, having volunteered through the local community for decades. One of her significant accomplishments,...

Teacher jumps for joy at OAM recognition

With a list of accomplishments taller than he can bounce, South Penrith's Allen Cullen has been recognised for his service to special needs education...

How a tragedy drove Murray Scanlan to look out for others

A local hero, Murray Scanlan has been recognised for his commitment and outstanding work as a NSW Ambulance educator across the Penrith and Blue...

The Week: June 10

Troy Dodds hosts The Week and is joined by journalists Emily Newton and Nathan Taylor to discuss the week that was, and the week...

Thornton’s lost market finds new home in Emu Plains

The beloved artisan market that was axed in Penrith earlier this year is rising from the ashes with a new name and location. The Westies...

Inquest rules missing St Marys mum dead

A coroner's inquest has found a St Marys mum, who went missing last year, to be dead. An inquest into the disappearance of St Marys...

Man grabbed stranger by the jaw in frightening incident outside restaurant

A St Clair man who grabbed a stranger by the jaw after she accused his wife of child abuse has been handed a good...

Fred’s desperate search for medals

A retired serviceman has been left heartbroken after losing two of his war medals at ANZAC Day services this year. He is calling for anyone...

Little Jackson’s mighty challenge

When baby Jackson was born eight weeks early, his parents were surprised enough. When they realised he was born with his fingers and toes fused...

73-year-old Alan insists he’s no hero despite foiling armed robbery

When his mate Murray Welsh was terrorised by a machete-wielding bandit trying to rob his liquor store two years ago, 73-year-old Alan McNally not...

Truckies may have new place to rest

Truck drivers locked out of the unofficial rest area on The Northern Road may soon have an alternative pit-stop, with Council investigating the possibility...