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Stories from the floodwater

After a long night of heavy rain and rising floodwaters, Londonderry residents returned to their homes this morning to find devastation...

Major flooding across Penrith

The damage bill from Thursday night's flood emergency in Penrith could be hundreds of thousands of dollars with reports of huge...

Ute driver was drunk

The driver of the ute involved in a crash that killed 11-year-old Penrith boy Max McGregor in Urunga last month was...

Liberal pre-selection shock

As debate rages over the Kevin Rudd versus Julia Gillard leadership saga, the Liberal Party is preparing to pre-select its candidate...

Chemist in line for top honour

After weeks of trials and testing, St Marys may soon be home to Australia’s best pharmacy.  ...

Performing arts on track

With construction of a specialist performing arts centre scheduled to start in April, Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High is well...

Harnessing creative minds

In a bid to get young people off the streets, Robert Turner is encouraging wandering minds to become more creative with...

New nurses for Nepean

Western Sydney will benefit from 81 new graduate nurses at Nepean Hospital, 45 more than last year, and 13 at Blue...

Drive-by shooting at St Clair

Police are appealing for information following a shooting in St Clair.   About 1.20am yesterday, police...

Body found in house

The body of a woman has been found inside a home in Colyton.   About 10am,...

Cranebrook man assaulted

Police are investigating the assault of a 20-year-old man from Cranebrook.   About 2.20am on Saturday,...

Most vulnerable left stranded

When Jannine Merriman received a phone call from the NSW Department of Education (DET) on Sunday morning she thought it was...

Councillor: Road must be fixed

School children, mothers with prams and the elderly constantly dodge traffic when crossing the road to access St Marys’ Station Plaza,...

Boost for those in need

St Marys based employment agency, PVS Workfind has recievced $180,000 in Federal Government funding to support the placement of 80 disadvantaged...

"Planning madness"

Penrith City Council has launched a stunning attack on the State Government, saying its potential plans for new housing lots are...

Dick Smith to close stores

Local jobs may be at risk after Woolworths announced on Tuesday that the Dick Smith consumer electronics brand will be divested....

Woman assaulted in reserve

A young woman was tackled to the ground and indecently assaulted in a frightening incident at St Marys. ...

Man bashed by group

A man suffered head and facial injuries after being attacked by a group in broad daylight.  ...

Truck rolls at St Marys

One lane remains closed on the M4 at St Marys after a truck rolled this morning.  ...

UWS on the move

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is attracting more high achievers, according to Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education, Professor Kerri-Lee Krause. ...

Fresh faces at Nepean

With the East Ward of Nepean Hospital opening in the coming weeks, there will be plenty of room for the hospital’s...

Budget set for petrol hit

There will be less choice but higher prices at the petrol pump come July this year, with regular unleaded petrol to...

Kitchen founders honoured

The Penrith Community Kitchen is a cornerstone of the local community, providing food and friendship for the less fortunate. ...

Robert scores top honour

When Robert Walsh retired from the NSW Police Force after 32 years, he decided to dedicate his life to helping others....

Loyal Lion honoured

Lion Frank Killen, one of two founding members of the Penrith Lions Club, has been awarded the highly prestigious Melvin Jones...

Clubs breathe sigh of relief

The CEO of St Marys Leagues Club breathed a sigh of relief when it was revealed the Federal Government would trial...

Shedding the kilos

Over the past month, team members from the Luke Priddis Foundation have been shedding kilos to raise funds for kids with...

Fire destroys factory

Police are investigating the circumstances of a fire that completely destroyed a factory last night.   ...

$8 million local skydiving plan

Penrith may become the home of Australia’s first vertical wind shaft indoor skydiving centre. Yes that is right – indoor. ...

RSL set to awaken

The sleeping giant of clubs in western Sydney is set to be awoken this year with major redevelopments and initiatives planned...

First look at East Block

Since construction began in early July 2010, staff and patients at the Nepean Hospital have been eagerly awaiting the opening of...

Help your environment

There’s still time to make good on a new year’s resolution, so put a small amount of time into understanding your...

Weekend of carnage continues

A weekend of carnage on Penrith roads has continued with a 27-year-old motorcycle rider killed in a crash at Cranebrook this...

Motorcyclist dies in crash

A man has died after a collision between a truck and a motorcycle in the local area tonight. ...

Delays on M4

Two lanes of traffic are currently closed off on the M4 motorway after a truck’s float caught alight. ...

Double success for twins

If the wait for Higher School Certificate (HSC) results seems long, spare a thought for International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma candidates who...

Sign of the times

Electronic signs displaying estimated travel times between key exits have been installed on the M4 Motorway.  ...

Call for development overhaul

Local developers are tired of the adversarial attitude towards development proposals and are calling for greater transparency in the planning process...

"Kiss your children tonight"

The father of the 11-year-old boy Penrith boy killed at Urunga this week has pleaded with parents to kiss their children...

Toddler found dead

A two-year-old boy has been found dead inside a house at Cambridge Park.   Police are...