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Making property ‘pop’: Husband and wife team’s new look

One of Penrith’s real estate agencies has gone through a major transformation, ditching the traditional blue for a vibrant pink you can’t miss as...

PRD scoops the pool

PRDnationwide’s Penrith office is celebrating its tremendous success over the past year after picking up a number of awards at the PRDnationwide Annual Gala. The...

The Week Podcast: May 6

The Week is brought to you by Vintage FM and The Western Weekender. This edition is hosted by Troy Dodds, who is joined by Emily...

Angry driver scolded for taking matters into his own hands

A man who intentionally rammed a vehicle off the road in an attempt to get the driver to stop has been slammed by a...

Teens charged over carjacking, kidnapping

Two teenagers are due in court today charged over the alleged carjacking and kidnapping of a man at Penrith last September. An 18-year-old man was...

Brothel owner’s secret room full of drugs and cash

A St Marys brothel owner allegedly found with bus loads of suspected stolen goods, drugs and cash will remain behind bars after being refused...

Brightness in times of heartbreak

A Jordan Springs family’s world was turned upside down after an MRI scan saw their young son, Cameron, urgently admitted to Westmead Children’s Hospital. Dean...

Police launch sexual violence awareness campaign

The NSW Police Force has launched a five-week campaign to raise awareness into the issue of sexual violence. The campaign ‘Sexual assault – it’s a...

Two injured in South Penrith house fire

Two people were injured after a house fire in South Penrith tonight. About 7.45pm this evening, emergency services were called to a house on Bayley...

After 40 years, finally an apology

40 years on from Australia's worst train disaster, an event that shocked the Penrith and Blue Mountains community, the NSW Government has issued a...

Nasty smell forces residents indoors

We’ve all been there; returning home from a day at work or trip away only to be greeted by the smell of rotting food...

Man who tried to meet teen for sex jailed for two years

A man who pleaded guilty to procuring a 14-year-old girl for sex has been sentenced to two years jail. Brett Andrew Slaven, 43, was apprehended...

Council to pull the pin on WSROC relationship

After an association spanning more than 40 years, Penrith City Council will part ways with one of western Sydney’s largest advocacy groups. During Monday night’s...

New recruits join crime fight

Seven newly graduated officers are strengthening the local community after joining Penrith and St Marys Local Area Commands this week. Three new police recruits –...

Social housing residents fear for safety

The “lackadaisical attitude” of the Department of Housing has social housing residents at Torton Place in Penrith fed up. Following a recent suspicious fire in...

Turnbull goes it alone on airport

The Sydney Airport Group has declined the opportunity to build and operate the new Western Sydney Airport (WSA) at Badgerys Creek. It means the Federal...

Fernhill Estate could be home to Sydney’s newest cemetery

Throughout Australia, many cemeteries are predicted to reach capacity in the next 20 to 30 years. With Australia’s population continuing to grow, this is...

Abbott’s PR plan will kill off Turnbull

On Monday morning, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott will front up for the second of his now fortnightly radio appearances on Ray Hadley’s 2GB...

Penrith ready to Relay this weekend

Fran Cini’s family have experienced their fair share of cancer, with her sister, mother and husband all having fought the battle. It was her husband’s...

Desmond still sheds tears for those who never came home

For 31 years, warrant officer Desmond Harper served in the Royal Australian Navy, signing the dotted line when he was just 17-years-old. Now at age...

“He died a hero”: Penrith soldier was killed trying to rescue others

Penrith is littered with stories of young men who stood up for their country and did our city proud. One of those men is Mertoun...

Exercise service on the move

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia's exercise service NeuroMoves has moved into a bigger and better location at Penrith YMCA. With the official opening last week, Business...

We must always remember them

Reading through the pages of old editions of the Nepean Times this past week, the bluntness of war really hit home. Without the Internet, social...

Union hopes to raise the bar in Penrith

After a long wait for its liquor licence, Penrith’s first small bar finally opened on Wednesday night. Owners of the Union Restaurant, James McPherson and...

Safety concerns surround Judges Car Park

Safety concerns over the state of Judges Car Park have resurfaced, with Councillor Mark Davies requesting Council look at ways to clean up the...

Homes to go as part of Mulgoa Road upgrade

Mulgoa Road is set to expand alongside Penrith’s population, with a corridor upgrade expected to cut travel times through Penrith to the M4 Motorway. The...

State Government denies plan to cut peak hour rail services

The State Government has denied it has a plan to slash peak hour rail services in Penrith, with State MP Stuart Ayres describing such...

Penrith’s youngest fundraiser isn’t slowing down any time soon

Every night, 11-year-old Brooke Jones goes to sleep under her life motto that sits above her bed, ‘if you can dream it, you can...

The changing face of High Street

The changing face of Penrith continues unabated, with Council giving the nod to another high-rise apartment block. Soon, two single storey dwellings at 134-140 High...

Man stabbed at St Marys

Police are investigating a stabbing that has occurred in St Marys a short time ago. Paramedics responded to a call for help at a unit...

Film project focuses on mentorship and support

Penrith Regional Gallery is offering filmmakers who identify as living with a disability a chance to refine their skills and tell their stories. The Five...

Bystanders chase down armed robber

An alleged armed robbery offender is in police custody after smashing his way into the jewellery cases of a business in St Marys and...

Council wants protection from legal costs

Penrith Council has vowed to put pressure on the Attorney General and Minister for Planning to change laws to protect Council and ratepayers against...

Allergies pose a problem at Easter

This long weekend the Easter bunny will be leaving sweet treats for kids across Penrith, but not everyone will get to experience the egg-citement. Nutritionist...

Cornish fears terror on our doorstep

They are the visions seared into our heads – innocent pedestrians covered in white sheets, ploughed down by trucks or vehicles driven at the...

Grant will result in more meals for homeless

The thought of making 100 hot meals a night might be exhausting for some, but Lana and Roger Borg of Mama Lana's Community Foundation...

Penrith woman thought lottery win was a scam

After initially thinking it was a joke, a retired Penrith woman is now laughing all the way to the bank after discovering she won...

Man charged after incident at Penrith Railway Station

A man will face court this month after allegedly acting in an indecent manner on a train in Penrith. Just after 12am today, a man...

Driver escapes, police officer injured

A police officer has suffered minor injuries following a pursuit through the western suburbs. About 2.50pm yesterday (Friday, April 7), officers attached to Penrith Highway...

Tragic end to search for missing runner

The body of missing Emu Plains man Rhys Sutton has been found by police. Police and SES crews conducted a search for Mr Sutton after...