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Crim who claimed he was a twin jailed for nine months

A man who claimed he was an identical twin when his DNA was found at a St Marys crime scene will spend the next...

Federal funds needed to make dog park a reality

Glenmore Park is a step closer to receiving an off-leash dog park after Penrith Council chose a preferred site. Land adjacent to Blue Hills Oval...

Rodley House to be bulldozed

An historic house in the centre of Penrith will be bulldozed to make way for two high rise apartment blocks. Rodley House will be torn...

Cemetery a dead certainty for golf club site at Wallacia

Wallacia golf course could be no more as early as next year with Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust set to acquire the 44 hectare site. Currently...

Restoring dignity for women in need

Every month, vulnerable and at risk women without access to proper sanitary items experience unthinkable indignities during their period. Kirstie Munn, a local volunteer of...

St Marys springs to life this weekend

Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than to take part in the St Marys Spring Festival this weekend. This Saturday, September 2...

Students build kennels for local animal charity

Six students from Cambridge Park High School have given back to the local community by putting their hands to good use. Community Liaison Officer, Kaylene...

Men injured and car stolen during violent home invasion in Jamisontown

Police are investigating after a home invasion left two men injured in Jamisontown. Just before 1am today, two men believed to be in their late...

The Week: August 26

Troy Dodds is joined by Emily Newton, Nathan Taylor and Kate Reid for the latest edition of The Week

Better rental data available

For the first time consumers will have access to raw rental bond data, giving them a rare insight into the property market, Minister for...

Referee assaulted during OzTag match

A player has been charged with assaulting a referee during an Oz Tag match at St Marys yesterday. Just before 7.30pm last night, two groups...

Man seriously hurt in angle grinder accident

A 70-year-old man is in a serious but stable condition after suffering lacerations to the neck in angle grinder accident in St Marys this...

Volunteer of the Year winner to push for more mental health support

Colyton’s Susan Robertson has taken home the top honour at the local Volunteer of the Year Awards for her role in progressing people’s welfare...

Man finds tank shell in backyard

One resident made an unexpected discovery when demolishing an outhouse over the weekend, uncovering a tank shell. At about 10am on Saturday, August 19, police...

Knife wielder to stay behind bars

An offender who repeatedly armed himself with a knife has been told “this is not the Wild West or the jungle” before being ordered...

Future of Masters site on Mulgoa Road becomes clearer

The former Masters site on Mulgoa Road is to be turned into a homewares and electrical needs retail centre and is set to open...

Cemetery battle a fight to the death

Penrith Council’s staunch opposition to a proposed cemetery at Fernhill Estate remains steadfast, despite recently meeting with a proposed developer. Councillor Ross Fowler said representatives...

Penrith Show promises to be bigger and better than ever in 2017

Now in its 174th year, the Penrith District Show is promising to be a weekend to remember for the whole family. Held at Penrith Paceway,...

How accepting help changed Christel’s life

Turning 81-years-old in September, Penrith’s Christel Fooks has spent her life looking after others, but now struggles to accept the help back in her...

Seniors encouraged to get active thanks to new sports program

Local seniors are being encouraged to take part in an exciting new low impact sporting initiative to help them stay active and connected in...

State Government to “come down” on rogue retirement village operators

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres joined local Glad Simonis to discuss the benefits of the new package of reforms for retirement village residents that were...

The Week: August 19

Troy Dodds is joined by Nathan Taylor and Kate Reid to look at the week that was and the week that will be in...

Horrors of war never forgotten

The years pass, but the memories rarely fade for those who experienced the bloody realities of war. Locals will pay their respects to those who...

Cyst on woman’s brain found only after her persistence

When 24-year-old Amy Flack from Jamisontown thought something was wrong with her health, she refused to take ‘no’ for an answer. Her intuition paid off...

Mayor slams Government’s DA changes

Penrith Councillors have slammed new State Government legislation stripping them of their powers to determine controversial development applications (DAs), claiming the “retrograde step” will...

Heartbreaking moment inspires Nicki’s new hit

Releasing her first single in five years, renowned local performer Nicki Gillis has returned with a bang as she climbs the UK music charts. Her...

DJ and pollie go head to head in fitness battle to encourage health

Federal Member for Lindsay Emma Husar and radio icon Wayne Willmington are going head to head in a fitness challenge. The pair aim to lead...

Strong demand for assistance as locals prepare for winter bill shock

This winter will be remembered as a costly season for Penrith residents following an energy price rise on July 1 coupled with consistent cold...

Stepping up to the challenge

Orchard Hills Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) firefighters Emily Dal Santo and Gage Pitt are stepping up to help raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease. On...

The Week: August 12

Troy Dodds is joined by Emily Newton and Kate Reid to discuss the week that was and the week that will be in Penrith...

Go-slow to continue at Wallacia

Frustrated motorists wondering when the speed freeze on Wallacia’s Blaxland Crossing Bridge will be lifted will have to sit tight after a neighbouring council’s...

Truck leaves trail of destruction

A truck has left a trail of devastation and debris along the Great Western Highway, destroying a parked car and crashing into the side...

Man injured in North St Marys house fire

A man has been rescued and a house in North St Marys has been destroyed following a suspicious house fire this morning. At about 8.45am,...

No sign of driver after truck crash

An investigation has commenced after the driver of truck fled the scene following a crash in Kingswood. Police and emergency services were called to the...

Council urged to save historic house

Pressure is mounting on Penrith City Council to rescue a historic piece of real estate currently under threat of destruction. Rodley House, a brick villa...

Bitcoin revolution comes to Penrith

You might have never heard of it before, but Downtown Brooklyn is pushing Penrith into the future by accepting Bitcoin as a payment method...

Brothers to appeal jail sentence over assault

A mother has been left reeling after her two young sons were jailed in a shock determination. Latrell Isaiah Harvey, 20, and Denzel Harvey, 19,...

25 years of invaluable advice

One of Penrith’s not-for-profit organisations is celebrating a quarter of a century providing expert parenting advice to families in the area. Tresillian Nepean, located on...

Car crashes into house in “possible domestic violence incident”

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into a home in St Marys this afternoon in what police are describing as a...

Trio guilty of horrifying gang rape

Three men have been found guilty of gang raping a teenage girl at a St Clair house party after footage of the assault was...