News

Our drugs crisis

Despite a solid effort to curb drug supply and use in Penrith, local police and drug squad specialists are fighting an...

Council to close laneway

After a 20 year battle to have a nearby laneway closed, residents of Maurice Street and Francis Greenway Avenue in St...

Sisters' creative passion

Original hand-painted art that suits the colours, styles and size of your home can be difficult to come by, but English...

Kate Ellis visits Penrith

Community organisations, not-for-profit organisations and local government bodies are being encouraged to apply for Federal Government funding to deliver education projects...

Council helps out

Around 200kg of clothing was recently donated to The Salvos with Penrith City Council staff inspired by ‘Buy Nothing New’ month....

My worst fears

It is Kaylene Evans’ worst fear that her husband George could pass away without her there to comfort him. ...

Our Luke returns home

Penrith City Council paused for a minute’s silence tonight as a mark of respect to fallen soldier Lance Corporal Luke Gavin....

Dramatic scenes as flood hits

There were dramatic scenes in Penrith earlier today when a flash flood hit the area, causing major headaches on the roads...

Penrith of the future?

After a 12 month period of community consultation and collaboration, the internationally renowned art collective, Campement Urbain, has unveiled its vision...

Kemps Creek debacle over?

Penrith City Council will oppose the transfer of any waste from the former uranium smelter at Hunters Hill to Kemps Creek....

Sub-branch will do all it can

The St Marys RSL Sub-Branch has pledged to do everything it can to support the wife, children and family left behind...

Police chief speaks out

EXCLUSIVE: NSW Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, has spoken out against domestic violence after recent serious incidents in Penrith. ...

Armed robbery at North St Marys

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in North St Marys.   About 10.10am...

Boycotting Qantas

Brendan Byrne was among thousands of travellers stranded when Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce halted all flights across the world in...

JB for Jamisontown

Despite more and more people opting to purchase products online electronics giant JB Hi-Fi is opening a brand new store at...

Murder at Londonderry

Police have charged a man in relation to the death of another man in Londonderry.   ...

Kemps Creek ruled out

Kemps Creek has reportedly been ruled out - again - as the new home for radioactive toxic waste from Hunters Hill....

Mum's final wish

Penrith Panthers player, Kevin Kingston, is helping to raise funds to help fulfil a local mother’s final wish. ...

Call for 'last home buyers' grant

A leading Penrith real estate agent says the State Government should do more to stimulate the over 55s housing market. ...

Link road work begins

Construction has officially begun on Erskine Park Link Road with NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, turning the first sod at the construction...

Waste headed to Kemps Creek

The State Government now looks certain to back down on a promise not to move radioactive waste to Kemps Creek. ...

Glassing at Penrith pub

Police have charged a woman with the alleged glassing of a fellow pub patron in Penrith over the weekend. ...

Police charge man over sex assault

Police from St Marys Local Area Command have charged a man following an allegation of sexual assault which occurred last month....

Arrests over nightclub brawl

Five men have been arrested by officers from the Gang Squad’s Strike Force Raptor after investigations into a Penrith nightclub brawl....

Disgraceful attack

EXCLUSIVE: A mother and grandmother were mortified when they looked in the back of an ambulance and saw a battered and...

Waste issue re-surfaces

Betrayed. That’s the word several locals have used to describe how they feel in relation to the potential backflip by the...

Buried for a cause

A local retailer stepped up a campaign against the “dirty coal industry” by burying a staff member neck deep in coal...

Social notworking

Social networking has surpassed the “craze” stage. With more than 800 million active users and one trillion page views in June,...

Welfare winner

Erskine Park High’s student welfare program has been recognised with a state-wide achievement award.   The...

Weekender goes back to school

Students at McCarthy Catholic College in Emu Plains will be given an insight into the world of newspapers over the coming...

Incident at Australia Post

WEEKENDER FIRST: Police, Fire and Rescue and Paramedics were called to the Australia Post distribution centre located on Jack Williams Drive,...

Chase through local streets

A 35-year-old male from Willmot has been charged with Skye's Law and numerous other offences following a motor vehicle pursuit on...

Police search for taxi thieves

Police are appealing to the public to identify two taxi passengers that stole a sum of cash from a tax driver...

Climbing a virtual mountain

It may not look like it, but these two teenagers are in the process of climbing a mountain. ...

Day my eyes were opened

When I walk down Penrith’s High Street on almost a daily basis, I’m pretty confident I won’t walk into trolleys, smash...

Fete this weekend

St Clair OOSH Care has been operating in the St Clair area for over 30 years providing high quality before...

Wagons to be restored

Almost 100 years of history will be preserved with two of Penrith City Council’s authentic Bennett Wagons set to undergo repairs....

On your bike

There could be an influx of people cycling around the area when Penrith City Council constructs a shared-use path along Mulgoa...

Seniors raise concerns

More than 30 local seniors met with Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, and Lindsay MP, David Bradbury,...

Another home invasion arrest

A second man has been arrested and charged over an alleged home invasion in Sydney’s west last month. ...