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More parking needed at St Marys

St Marys commuters have the choice to either pay for new tolls on the M4 or pay for increased transport fares – that’s if...

Woman dies after being found unconscious in CBD

A woman found unconscious in the Penrith CBD on Sunday morning has now died in hospital. About 7.15am on Sunday, police were alerted to a...

Woman injured in CBD incident

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident in Penrith today. Ambulance paramedics and police were called to a walkway near Henry Street to reports...

Strike Force set up to investigate Colyton shooting

A man who was fatally shot in Colyton last night has been named as Adrian Buxton. Just after 9pm last night, Thursday, May 19, police and...

Man dies in Colyton shooting

Police have launched an investigation following a fatal shooting in Colyton this evening. Shortly after 9pm tonight, emergency services responded to reports of shots fired...

Exclusion zone implemented after Kingswood fire

Firefighters have worked to contain and extinguish a factory fire in Kingswood this evening. Around 6pm, crews responded to reports of smoke issuing from a factory complex...

Inspiring others through tragedy

After the loss of both her daughters and her husband, Julie Cini will be visiting Penrith next month to spread awareness about Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the topic...

Stopped in its tracks

Popular Penrith fitness event ‘Parkrun’ could be at risk of shutting down after access to ‘Gate D’ at the Sydney International Regatta Centre was closed off. Over 300...

Local member disheartens LGBTI community over gay marriage stance

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies, has disappointed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. Responding to queries raised by the Weekender after controversial reports one of her campaign...

Local families hit by childcare rebate freeze

Without Government support, local families have resorted to pulling their children out of childcare and quitting work. At Spunky Monkeys Early Learning Centre in North Penrith on Wednesday, Minister for...

Station upgrades to begin this weekend

Major works on the transformational Penrith Station upgrade will begin this weekend, May 14 to 15. Local commuters and passers-by will see demolition work, excavation...

Defence industry fuelled by local business

A local herself, Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne was delighted to visit one local business that is literally fuelling the Defence industry. Penrith-based petrochemical...

11-year-old’s push for skate park may become reality

Thanks to 11-year-old Brock Jurd, Penrith Council is looking into providing a skate park behind Cambridge Gardens Public School. It comes after the young Cambridge...

The A-Z Guide of the Federal Election

A is for Alan Jones. One of the most influential broadcasters in the country and a vocal Tony Abbott supporter. Can the Liberals still...

Cornish quits Liberal Party

Controversial Councillor Marcus Cornish has announced his resignation from the Liberal Party. Cr Cornish, who was already suspended from the Liberals after he circulated an...

Turnbull declares Lindsay a must-win seat

“If we hold this seat, then we will be returned to Government.” With those words, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed Lindsay as the seat that...

Vegan menus prove popular in Penrith

While veganism may once have been a rarity, it seems that ethical eating has gained plenty of momentum in recent years. As more and more...

ALDI confirms new Glenmore Park store will open in 2017

ALDI Australia has confirmed Glenmore Park’s 20,000 residents will get their very own store by the end of next year. An ALDI spokesperson said ALDI...

Labor concerned over TAFE cuts

Colyton resident Andrew Peach is a maintenance technician on trains, but says he can’t keep on top of his education with the increasing costs...

Cash stolen during armed robbery

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the robbery of a service station in Werrington overnight. Shortly after 10pm on Monday, a man entered the Dunheved Road...