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Panthers plans for the future with development of The Royce

Construction on one of the biggest retirement developments in Penrith’s history is now officially underway. A special ground breaking event was held on Tuesday at...

Foley: Ayres could lose his seat over M4 toll

Over 10,000 western Sydney residents have voiced their anger about the reintroduction of tolls on the M4 between Parramatta and Homebush by signing a...

Race in to help stop domestic violence

Get your festive gear ready because Queen of Hearts is hosting its second annual Christmas in July fundraiser, to help put an end to...

Woman charged after toddler consumed illicit drugs

A woman will appear in court today after being charged over an alleged incident of child neglect in South Penrith. In December last year, a...

The Week: May 13

The Week is back for Episode 2. Hosted by Troy Dodds and featuring guests Nathan Taylor and Emily Newton, The Week looks at the...

What if the Education Minister was a former teacher?

Over an Indian dinner with a mate on the main street of St Marys last week, the conversation turned to politics, as it inevitably...

Thanking nurses for care and commitment

Every day, nurses must show an outstanding amount of kindness, compassion, understanding and courage. They are the heart of our society, and today on International...

Cranky Kev: Councillor angry after safety suggestion is ignored

A denied request for white line markings on a hazardous portion of road has left one Penrith Councillor fuming, after it was deemed there...

Shelter location needed before domestic violence “peak season”

The Haven, a community funded shelter set for Penrith, is putting the call out for a suitable property after an incredible community response. Women's Community...

Walking for the Greatest of causes

Battling blisters, bloody socks and steep inclines, 10 men are tackling the 170km trek from Bathurst to Blaxland all in the name of charity. At...

Cornish wants more bite from Council

There are calls for greater policing of dogs after a number of canines were recently spotted off leash along River Road. By law, a dog...

Baby basher’s sentence increased

The man who left little Bobby Webber with catastrophic lifelong injuries has had his sentence increased by an additional three years. Andrew Nolan, 34, was...

Federal Government to fully fund NDIS

Treasurer Scott Morrison has moved to assure the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - but we'll all have to pay for...

Government to establish Western Sydney Airport Corporation

The Federal Government will establish the Western Sydney Airport Corporation to oversee construction of the new airport at Badgerys Creek. Treasurer Scott Morrison confirmed in...

First home buyers big winners in Federal Budget

The Federal Government will give first home buyers a helping hand by implementing a range of measures designed to allow them to enter the...

Officer assaulted after spotting man with knives in Penrith CBD

A police officer has been assaulted after a struggle with a man brandishing a knife in the Penrith CBD earlier today. Around Midday today, officers...

Showing care in times when it’s needed most

The beginning of motherhood has become that little bit calmer for some local mums thanks to the kindness of strangers. Community based organisation We All...

From flipping burgers to a business leader

Local McDonald’s licensee, Ian Garton, has been recognised for his 40 years of service with McDonald’s and as a great example of the career...

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...