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Safety of kangaroos in question

Ropes Crossing resident Mark Pentecost has had enough of the kangaroo carnage after seeing dozens of needless wildlife deaths. He says the negligence to erect...

Chasing her hip hop dreams

Claremont Meadows local Isabella Newman has proved that passion and hard work goes a long way when it comes to achieving your dreams. The 15-year-old...

Woman charged after shoplifting incident escalates

One woman desperate for her chocolate fix saw a small shoplifting incident escalate into 10 offences. On Monday, July 9, a 22-year-old Oxley Park woman...

Parents fear for kids’ safety

On Sunflower Drive, students from Claremont Meadows Public School find themselves crossing the road without supervision, leaving local parents furious as their concerns grow...

Man spends up big after mystery deposit into his bank account

A Werrington man who spent $186,000, which mysteriously appeared in his bank account, will learn his fate next month. Penrith Local Court heard Joshua Nathan...

Three cats found dead in suspicious circumstances

RSPCA NSW is urgently seeking information regarding three cats that were found deceased in garbage bags with suspected head injuries, under the local Russell...

Long list of charges for OMCG member

A lifetime member of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will face court today after being charged with various offences relating to items...

New fire fighting Academy opens in Erskine Park

A new chapter has begun for Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) with the official opening of the Fire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy...

Mentoring program’s biggest challenge

The NRL clash between Penrith Panthers and New Zealand Warriors at Panthers Stadium this Friday will form the backdrop to The 24-Hour Challenge –...

Brick Show gives back to Penrith community with donation to NADO

The Sydney Brick Show put smiles on the faces of thousands of adults and kids when it rolled into Penrith recently, but the joy...

On your feet to defeat MND

Locals are set to come together next weekend in support of those living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) at Penrith’s first Walk to d’Feet...

Eyes on diabetes during awareness week

The saying goes that an eye is the window to the soul but, for local optometrists, an eye is also a window to detecting...

News Local axes Mt Druitt St Marys Standard

News Local has axed the long-running Mt Druitt St Marys Standard newspaper. It is the second local newspaper covering the Mt Druitt and St Marys...

Bag me if you must, but I don’t get anger over plastic ban

I admit I’m not the most environmentally conscious bloke around. My accuracy with the three-bin system is hovering at around 80 per cent (in my...

Paul’s incredible work lives on

He is one of Australia’s most successful novelists and comic book artists, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that Paul Wheelahan’s grandchildren...

Skills and confidence for life

Local teenagers are gaining valuable life skills and confidence thanks to a newly established developmental program in Penrith. Skills 4 Life is run by the...

Urgent call for blood donors

The Blood Service is urging people with O-Negative blood to make a donation as the organisation’s reserves of the type dips to just two...

Turnbull pushes child care subsidies during visit to Emu Plains

From playing with toy cars to spruiking the new child care subsidies, Malcolm Turnbull returned to the west this morning visiting Mud Puddles Cottage...

Have your say on name for new bridge

Work is continuing to power ahead on the new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Nepean River at Penrith with the community now invited...

“I was just over the moon”: Lauren’s mum’s relief

The mother of murdered four-year-old Lauren Hickson says she was "over the moon" upon hearing that her daughter's killer had died behind bars. Neville Raymond...