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‘Reluctant brotherhood’ shares funds

Residential aged care facilities in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will feel an ease of pressure thanks to the generous support of...

Motorcycle rider dies after crash with truck

Police are investigating a fatal collision between a truck and motorcycle in Ropes Crossing this morning. Just before 4am today, emergency services were called to...

Offering support to those who’ve lost a furry friend

Grieving for a lost pet can be just as deep as a family member, according to counsellor Vicky Nonas. Offering pet counselling and pet loss...

Teacher’s trial delayed

Matthew Brunel George Thomas, the former St Marys school teacher accused of indecently assaulting four of his students, will have to wait another two...

Greatest of tributes to his mum

One Cranebrook teen has paid a touching tribute to his late mother by losing his luscious locks for the World’s Greatest Shave last Saturday. 15-year-old...

A $1000 car. A cross-country trip. What could possibly go wrong?

Glenmore Park’s Blues Brothers, Shane Kerr and Jason Chapman, will drive a run-down car across some of Australia’s most arduous roads – all for...

Praise for Wentworth as it opens new Penrith office

The newly renovated and expanded office for Wentworth Community Housing in Penrith was officially opened by Minister for Social Housing, Pru Goward and State...

End of an era as George Rabie shuts up shop after 40 years in...

One of Penrith’s oldest and most successful businesses, Little & Rabie Betta Electrical, is closing its doors at the end of the month. Owner George...

Emma’s cancer roller coaster is on the up after fresh all-clear

It’s been a whirlwind three years for Cranebrook’s Emma Dunlop after a hairline freckle left her unsure if she would live or die. Ms Dunlop...

Believing Facebook over science

Sometimes I think people protest or argue purely because they want to get angry about something no matter what it is. I think to...

Safer sleep for our homeless

After months of hard work and tireless fundraising efforts, WestCare Community Services’ 1000 Safe Sleeps project will launch next week. From Wednesday, March 29, the...

Our dirty little secret

More than a dozen legal brothels are currently operating in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA). Penrith has 14 registered brothels operating, seven behind Parramatta...

Graffiti artist given chance to turn life around

A graffiti artist caught defacing a train has finally been brought to justice. London Fisher, 20, faced Penrith Local Court via video link last Thursday...

Man was carrying knives and a hammer in Penrith

Police have arrested a man at gunpoint after he was walking along streets in Penrith carrying knives and a hammer. At about 10.30am on Friday,...

Man assaulted after trying to break up argument at Cambridge Gardens

A 44-year-old man from Cranebrook has been robbed and assaulted after attempting to break up an argument. At about 8.40pm on Friday, March 17, the...

Sisters’ desperate bid to find a cure

Llandilo couple Teressa and Scott Weeks have gone through more heartbreak and pain than any family should have to experience. Not only did they lose...

Good behaviour bond for driver who hit trick-or-treaters

A learner driver who ploughed into trick-or-treaters at Jordan Springs last year has been handed a good behaviour bond. A woman, 27, and her eight-year-old...

Shotgun found after men flee police

A loaded sawn-off shotgun was found in a Kingswood park by police officers last night after two males fled from police. Officers attached to St...

Orchard Hills students come together as one to celebrate Harmony Day

Students at Montgrove College in Orchard Hills are breaking down cultural barriers today (Friday, March 17) as they unite to celebrate Harmony Day. Organiser Vengie...

Popular markets axed

Just days out from the first Thornton Markets of 2017, unexpected news from Penrith Council has forced the event to close effective immediately. The news...

Olympic icon may need cash injection to keep its head above water

Penrith Whitewater Stadium is rapidly losing its battle to stay open, with funding for marketing and upgrades decreasing over the last financial year. General Manager...

Panthers gives back: Club takes up the fight against cancer

Every day 12 Australian women will be diagnosed with cervical or ovarian cancer, and four of those women will sadly die. To help combat this...

No more chances: Habitual offender to serve jail time

An unlicenced mother-of-six caught driving while banned at North St Marys has been told the “time has finally come” to spend time in the...

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...

Rumour has it this was her best birthday ever

Music superstar Adele has made sure that an Emu Plains mum will never forget her 50th birthday. Debbie Ritchie-Leishman said she couldn’t believe her eyes,...

New science school for Luddenham

Luddenham will be home to the country's first STEM-focused school which will be built inside Sydney Science Park. Officially announced today by NSW Premier Gladys...

16 vehicles broken into at St Clair

Police are appealing for public assistance following a spate of car break-ins in the St Clair area at the weekend. In the early hours of...

Ending the silence for endometriosis sufferers

Endometriosis Awareness Month is encouraging women to speak up about their experiences to end the silence surrounding the disease. At 13-years-old, Penrith's Lauren Jones was...

Man killed, children injured in horrific crash at Londonderry

A man has tragically been killed following a serious collision between a car and a school bus at Londonderry this morning. Acting Assistant Commissioner Jeff...

Man to stay behind bars after string of car thefts

A Colyton man who allegedly committed a raft of serious offences including a number of violent auto thefts will remain behind bars for now...

The disease most sufferers don’t know they have

During Coeliac Awareness Week, Emu Heights mum Jacqui Legender is hoping to increase awareness of the autoimmune illness. Ms Legender’s 11-year-old daughter Alexandra Fleming was...

Meet the ‘little warriors’ of Emu Plains

Two six-year-old boys at Our Lady of the Way school in Emu Plains have formed an unbreakable friendship, being named the 'little warriors' of...

St Clair man charged with manslaughter

A 31-year-old bus company manager from St Clair has been charged with manslaughter by police investigating a fatal bus crash that occurred almost seven...

Woman busted drink driving with four children in her car

A woman has been caught drink driving with four children in her car at Cranebrook. Police were patrolling Goldmark Crescent, Cranebrook about 3.45pm yesterday when officers stopped...

Ripples on the rise

Ripples Leisure Centre is making waves after winning the AUSTSWIM NSW Swim Centre of the Year Award. Aquatic Programs Coordinator Tania Khamhom said the award...

Road closure divides community

The Caddens community is divided over proposed permanent road closures at Caddens Road due to commence in April. While some residents were aware of the...

Witnesses help police nail alleged crims

A 31-year-old female and a 37-year-old male from Emu Plains have been arrested after keen eyed witnesses reported their suspicious behaviour to police. At about...

Hot offer for local businesses

Innovative co-working space The Creative Fringe is offering a ‘pay what you want’ initiative for a desk through the month of March. The initiative aims...

Gina Field wins NSW Business Woman of the Year

President of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce, Gina Field, has today been announced as the 2017 NSW Business Woman of the Year. In a...

Local ladies who lead the way

More than 100 people attended the inaugural Women of Lindsay Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, with nine local women honoured for their various activities within...