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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...

SES crews sandbag properties at Londonderry

Penrith State Emergency Service (SES) crews worked through the night to protect three properties in Londonderry that have flooded. An SES spokesperson said the swift...

Council gives green light to Jimmy Barnes concert at Fernhill

Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes is set to play in our own backyard when he performs in a boutique-style concert at Fernhill Estate this...

Council rubbishes plan for incinerator

A number of Penrith Councillors are against the development of a proposed ‘waste to energy’ facility at the back of Erskine Park. At Monday night’s...

Costly battle against awful disease

This year, dementia is estimated to cost Australians a massive $14.67 billion. And that figure is expected to skyrocket in the next 40 years, according...

Meat thief ordered to stay behind bars

A clumsy thief caught red-handed with hundreds of dollars worth of pre-packaged meat has been ordered to spend more time behind bars. Sporting a bald...

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...

Penalty rate cut won’t change a thing

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the debate over penalty rates, which flared up last week when the Fair...

Man seriously assaulted at St Marys

Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was seriously assaulted in St Marys this morning. About 4am today, police were called to Queen Street,...

Real estate veteran calls it a day

After a quarter of a century selling homes in Penrith, Graeme Renshaw of Century 21 Renshaw Realty is hanging up his real estate hat...

Cartwright’s ex has charges dismissed

The woman who posted "revenge porn" and made death threats on social media to Panthers rugby league star Bryce Cartwright has had her charges...

Penalty rate decision set to divide the nation

Lindsay MP Emma Husar has slammed the Fair Work Commission's decision to reduce penalty rates on Sundays and public holidays. The landmark ruling yesterday is dividing...

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...

Pollies hear seniors’ concerns

Local seniors had their chance to discuss issues that are important to them at a special forum hosted by Lindsay MP Emma Husar earlier...

Push to move proposed NBN tower

Castlereagh residents are furious about a proposed NBN tower located only 350 metres from The Lakes Christian College. Andreas Klein has begun a petition on...

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...

Labor wants new-look M4 to be free

Penrith residents are being urged to make submissions to an upcoming inquiry into road tolling in NSW, with locals about to pay up to...

Backing small business

Small business will be championed through the inaugural Back to Business Week. Back to Business Week will run from February 26 to March 4, in...

Tickets for Premier’s Gala Concerts on sale

Mulgoa MP and Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies today announced that free tickets to the 2017 Premier’s Gala Concerts are now available. The Premier’s Gala...

Spike in local ‘crypto’ cases

Summer’s high temperatures have seen pool use soaring and with it an increase in cases of cryptosporidiosis, warns Associate Professor Brad Forssman, Director of...

Man accused of stabbing mother and girlfriend to stay behind bars

A magistrate has found there are "insufficient safeguards within the mental health system" to bail a man accused of a stabbing his mother and...

Drug dealer to stay behind bars

An alleged Cranebrook meth dealer facing a raft of drug offences has sobbed and pleaded for mercy as she was stripped of her liberty...

Gina Field nominated for top award

Penrith's Gina Field has been nominated for the prestigious NSW Business Woman of the Year Award. Mulgoa MP and Minister for Women Tanya Davies this...

Man travelled more than 350 kilometres to meet up with teen for sex

A man who travelled more than 350 kilometres to Penrith on the pretence he was meeting a 14-year-old boy for sex has been refused...

Crameri’s dire warning over new houses

Houses in Jordan Springs could be under serious threat if a bushfire was to break out, according to Independent Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri. Cr Crameri...

Man arranged to meet with teen in Penrith car park

A 33-year-old man will face Penrith Local Court today after being charged with online child procurement as part of a greater investigation into online...

Council opens adult change facilities in Penrith CBD

Penrith Council continues to move the city forward with the opening of a new adult change facility in the CBD. The widely supported idea came...

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...

Man jailed after spitting in prison officer’s face; among other charges

A man who assaulted a service station attendant and was caught “red handed” with prohibited drugs in custody has been sentenced to 12 months...

“Possible fifth victim” in indecent assault case against former teacher

A former St Marys school teacher accused of indecently assaulting four students could be hit with fresh charges after the discovery of another possible...

Kittens rescued from unit fire

Police are appealing for public assistance after a unit fire in Kingswood last night. About 9.45pm last night, emergency services were called to a block of units...

Woman and baby forced to hide in bathroom

A woman and her baby have locked themselves in a bathroom in an attempt to protect themselves from her ex-partner. Police attended a residence at...

Motorcyclist injured in St Marys crash

A motorcyclist has been injured in a crash at St Marys this afternoon. About 3.40pm, emergency services were called to the intersection of Phillip Street...

Impressive interest expected in Caddens Hill development

Developer Legacy Property kick-­started activity in the local property market last weekend with the release of 55 lots in the new community at Caddens...

Council marks anniversary of historic apology

Penrith has marked the anniversary of the national apology to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with a special family reunion taking place...

65 years of love and memories

It’s a love story built on calling Penrith home, and Russell and Alison Johnson are celebrating almost 65 years of marriage this Valentine’s Day. The...

It’s a record: February 11, 2017 now Penrith’s hottest ever day

Today is officially the hottest day ever recorded in Penrith. The Bureau of Meteorology recorded a temperature of 46.9 degrees around 3.30pm this afternoon, surpassing...

Fan shortage in Penrith

The mercury is only just starting to climb, but Penrith is already facing a serious fan shortage. Stores through the local area are selling out...

Concern for homeless community during heatwave

With temperatures soaring again this weekend, Denis Walsh, State President of the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, suggests we spare a thought for...