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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...

RSCPA pleads with pet owners to be safe during heatwave conditions

Multiple dogs have died of avoidable heat stress already this year, with many more pulled from hot cars in great distress. With what some meteorologists...

Has your credit score changed overnight?

At some point in the middle of the night, I went from being a good credit risk, to an average one. And it's likely that...

Power supply set to be at full stretch

Power supply in NSW will be at full stretch tomorrow with the state set to experience a record demand for energy caused by the...

Heatwave Action Plan implemented

The Heatwave Action Plan has been activated following the prediction of heatwave conditions across NSW for the next three days, with temperatures predicted to...

Some events cancelled, others push ahead

As Penrith prepares for 45 degree heat on Saturday, organisers and officials are starting to decide whether to push ahead with planned events. Penrith could...

Outback gives Aaron a chance to start new chapter

After his father passed away last year, 29-year-old Aaron DuBois thought it was time to re-evaluate his life, refusing to let his disability define...

Penrith set for hottest February day on record

Penrith is likely to record its hottest February day on record this Saturday, with temperatures set to soar past 45 degrees. It will be the...

80 per cent of women wear wrong bra size

It’s a figure that has been floating around for over a decade, but the Breast Health Foundation reports that 80 per cent of women...

Crameri wants re-think on roads

Penrith Councillor Kevin Crameri has demanded a re-think on street parking in Jordan Springs and other newly established housing estates. “Planners should be looking at...

Putting students in the driver’s seat

The next Henry Ford or Edward Holden could come from Penrith Christian School as students begin a six month program where they will design...

Cory, Malcolm and a dying TV platform

Bernardi is a rat – no doubt about it A little over six months ago Cory Bernardi was elected to the Senate as a member...

Man fights off masked robbers

A 57-year-old Penrith man has escaped with some bruising and minor lacerations after a home invasion on Tuesday morning. At about 1.45am on February 7,...

Man charged over historic child sex offences in Penrith

A 51-year-old man has been arrested and charged with multiple sexual assault matters involving minors which occurred between 1987 and 1998 in the Penrith...

St Marys waste facility fined $15,000

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Hi-Quality Waste Management Pty Ltd $15,000 for exceeding the authorised amount of waste they are lawfully...

Chance to drop off old computers, TVs

Grab your old, broken and unwanted electrical items and bring them down to Jamison Park for Council’s Electronic Waste Drop-Off Day. Electrical waste can be...

Council to celebrate Re-imagine Ageing festival

Penrith is celebrating the Re-imagine Ageing festival in March. The festival is a chance for the community to get together and enjoy an exciting...

Longing for the days of the corner shop

I grew up in a small beach suburb of Wollongong called Towradgi where, as children, we would ride in the back seat of the...

Penrith prepares for more scorching days

The summer of extreme temperatures will continue today with Penrith expected to reach a top of 43 degrees later this afternoon. And while a cool...

Man steals cash register from servo

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a service station in St Marys this morning. About 1.40am, a man entered a service station on the Great...

Man who made threats on social media to stay behind bars

A Colyton man has been remanded behind bars after making terrorist threats online. Ciaron Patrick Mcgee, 38, faced Penrith Local Court earlier today after failing to...

Woman’s lucky escape from car fire

It took just three minutes for a car to be completely destroyed by fire this morning on Tukara Road, South Penrith. Shiou-An Zou was driving...

World Cancer Day: Support is critical during tough times

At 27-years-old, Ali Monaghan went for a routine ultrasound to confirm her theory that she had a cyst in her right breast. Three days later,...

Urban Living Lab set to tackle the heat in Penrith

The extreme heat the west has been experiencing of late may be a thing of the past with the announcement of an Urban Living Lab,...

Penrith to acknowledge anniversary of historic apology

Penrith City Council is hosting an event to acknowledge the anniversary of the national apology to Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Apology...

Bowls day is a chance for community to get behind Penrith PCYC

Penrith Bowling and Recreation Club will host its annual Charity Bowls Day on Friday, February 24 to support Penrith PCYC. Following last year’s success of...

Children as young as 10 involved in crime spree in Thornton Estate

Police are appealing for information after a slew of break and enters in Thornton. Between 2am and 2.30am on Tuesday, January 31, police believe a...

Mother turned to drugs and crime after death of brother

A local mother-of-two who turned to the drug ‘ice’ and succumbed to a life of crime after the death of her brother will be...

Tackling the ‘black dog’

Hundreds of bikers are set to roll through Penrith for this year’s ‘Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer’ on March 19, to raise money for...

Teen charged over frightening break-in

A man has been charged after a break-in at Glenmore Park this morning. Emergency services were called to the home on Glengarry Drive about 5.45am...

Changes announced at Vintage FM

Penrith radio station Vintage FM has announced expansion plans, and the appointment of a new General Manager. The station, which has already expanded to Camden...

Heat wave conditions to continue for most of the week in Penrith

It was a tough first day back at school for local students today with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees in Penrith. And they'll get little...

Community has its say on Northern Road plan

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) says the submissions report for the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and concept design for The Northern Road upgrade...

Tanya Davies elevated to Cabinet

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres has retained his position as Minister for Sport, while his Mulgoa colleague Tanya Davies has been elevated to Cabinet. Mr Ayres...