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24 hour help for locals

Every resident of the Penrith region will have direct telephone access to expert mental health advice for the first time following the launch...

Breast is best

Breastfeeding your baby now forms part of the guidelines to reducing the risk of sudden and unexpected death in infants. SIDS...

2am stabbing in Jamisontown

A man is reported to be in a stable condition in Westmead Hospital after being stabbed while outside an alleged OMCG clubhouse near Penrith...

More support for monorail

Support for the Kingswood monorail is gaining momentum and staff at Nepean Hospital will support a proposal for the Sydney city icon to be...

Seeing red

  Chronic kidney disease is one of the biggest killers in Australia so next week, Penrith Panthers Cheerleaders will be wearing red undies...

A mother's fight

When Kirsten Levy first woke from a medically induced coma earlier this year she looked at a family photo on her bedside table....

Compo changes loom

Employees of industries across the state are bracing for changes to the Workers Compensation Scheme after the Premier, Barry O’Farrell, indicated that compensation costs...

Inspired by 'The Gun'

One of the true heroes behind the mine rescue at Beaconsfield was given a standing ovation by Penrith's business leaders on Monday. ...

Kelly in Council tilt

Former Lindsay MP Jackie Kelly is set to make a dramatic comeback to politics and contest this September's Council election. The Sun...

Funding for Foundation

The Samuel Morris Foundation will receive $50,000 to implement water safety education and campaigns for young children under the NSW Government's Water Safety...

Bikie arrested and charged

An alleged high-ranking member of the Nomads outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will face court today charged with consorting and breach of bail. Amendments...

Out in the cold

The businessmen and women of Penrith may wear suits during the day, but come June 1 they will be rugged up in beanies...

Union members fight back

A damning report by Fair Work Australia into the misuse of finances at the Health Services Union released earlier this year and ongoing allegations...

School leaders honoured

Student leaders from 60 primary schools in the Penrith area were recognised at a Penrith City Council Civil Reception this week for their...

Get fit in Glenmore Park

Penrith residents will soon be able to get active and fit with new outdoor fitness zones and trails being installed in Glenmore Park over...

Grave concerns over fees

Local grave-diggers have already lost thousands of dollars and are struggling to attract new business due to a change in the rate structures set...

Penrith looks to USA

Penrith government and business leaders will be looking as far as the United States of America for inspiration in developing the area’s health industry....

Fundraiser set for sell-out

The Music For Life ball last year raised over $33,000 for the cure for life foundation but this year, organisers are hoping that...

Delays on train network

It's been tough going for locals trying to get to work this morning with major problems both on the roads and public transport. ...

Panthers Chairman honoured

Don Feltis is hoping that his greatest career achievement hasn’t happened yet. After all, Mr Feltis was the man who convinced...

Orchard Hills drug bust

In a coup for local police, a clandestine drug lab has been located on Lansdowne Street, Orchard Hills. Police executed the...

New in blue

Penrith and St Marys Police received a significant boost to their frontline numbers this week, with seven fresh faces in total joining the...

Chance to applaud nurses

With 30 years experience under her belt, Wendy McBurney has cared for thousands of expecting mums, helped deliver babies and been involved in...

Are you our next Mayor?

Primary school students who live or go to school in Penrith City are encouraged to make their pitch to be either Junior Mayor or...

Horses re-homed after cruelty

A mare and filly are recovering well despite their owner pleading guilty to two animal cruelty charges in Penrith Court last week. In...

Bring us monorail, says local

With cities around Australia vying for the Sydney Monorail, local resident, Adrian Schaffer, believes Kingswood should be in the race too. Last month...

Funds for Inn

The Nepean District Historical Society has welcomed additional funds to construct a covered outdoor area at the Arms of Australia Inn Museum at Emu...

Green Bin winner announced

The winner of the Green Bin Bloke’s ‘Do the Right Bin’ competition has been drawn, and not only is the winner a great recycler,...

Winners are grinners

Last month, small businesses from across Australia delivered an impressive array of entries for the 2012 National Small Business Champion Awards, but it was...

A 'brand' new Penrith

Penrith City Council has re-shaped the image of Penrith by launching a new brand today aimed at enhancing community pride and driving employment...

Reality bites at Big Brother auditions

Camping out at Penrith Panthers is a pretty rare site, but several determined souls braved the weather last weekend in a bid to...

Local priest drops bombshell

He has pronounced many local couples husband and wife, but Glenmore Park priest, Father Kevin Lee, has been removed from his position as administrator...

Bakers go pink

Penrith bakers will join forces with their community to show support for local women and families affected by breast cancer during the Pink...

Naked man causes concern

Police are searching for information after an incident involving a naked man over the weekend. About 1.15pm on Sunday, April 29, four 8-year-old...

Parking breakthrough

New parking arrangements to be introduced to the Billington Place car park will improve access to local shops for Emu Plains residents, Penrith...

Dumpers on notice

If you try to illegally dump large amounts of waste in Penrith, you will be caught. That’s the message being spread by the Western...

Brawl at St Clair hotel

Three men have been charged following a fight at a hotel in St Clair. Police were called to the hotel on Mamre Road,...

Labor announces election team

Penrith Mayor Councillor Greg Davies today announced Labor’s new team for the September Council elections, saying it was the team with the proven track...

Westpac hits 150

Over 100 local business people, customers and staff turned out to celebrate Westpac Penrith’s 150th birthday earlier today. It was in 1862...

Apprentice boost

Endeavour Energy has welcomed 45 new apprentices who will help deliver an $11.5 million per week upgrade to western Sydney and the Illawarra. ...