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Council announces extra rubbish collections

Penrith Council is providing extra bin collections this Christmas to allow households to cope with any extra waste during the festive period. Council will provide...

Shake off traffic worries by taking public transport

Penrith locals travelling to Sydney Olympic Park to see Taylor Swift live in concert on Saturday are being urged to take public transport. A number...

Linking nations through music

Glenmore Park resident and Western Sydney University Associate Professor Bruce Crossman is embarking on a mission to link Australia and Japan through music. Associate Professor...

Teen killed in Erskine Park tragedy

Investigations are continuing after a 13-year-old boy died in Erskine Park after a tragic collision with a semi-trailer this morning. At about 3.10am, emergency services were...

Baby in coma after attack

A Penrith man has been refused bail after fronting court charged with beating and burning his girlfriend's 10-month-old son on Sunday afternoon. The baby boy...

Man dies after being hit by car on Great Western Highway

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in Kingswood last night. Just before 11pm last night, police and emergency services were called...

New community group aims to bring local women together

Women of the Penrith area are being welcomed with open arms into the Jordan Springs Women’s Community Group. Director of the group, Laura Watson, has...

Temperatures set to soar

Penrith is on a major weather alert with temperatures set to soar above 41 degrees tomorrow. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is predicting temperatures will...

Shoes needed for community campaign

Over 1.5 billion people, including 300 million children, are without adequate footwear around the world. STA Travel, in conjunction with Soles4Souls, are hoping to decrease...

Light at the end of the tunnel on airport rail

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown has welcomed a plan to look at options for rail in western Sydney, but the good news won't slow down...

Bringing out the best and worst of us

There is no question that the attacks on Paris last weekend were horrific, tragic and terrifying to watch unfold. I visited Paris for the first...

Bradbury shocked by terror attacks

Former Lindsay MP David Bradbury has labelled the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, that killed more than 130 people and injured many more, as...

March for melanoma in March

For the first time in Penrith, locals can head to Jamison Park to raise money for melanoma research. Host of ‘March for Melanoma’, Debbie Henry,...

Husar, Beaton to contest Labor preselection for Lindsay

Labor will go to a preselection battle to decide a candidate to take on sitting Liberal MP Fiona Scott at next year’s Federal Election. Ross...

New book to help understanding of mental health

One local crusader is creating the gift that keeps on giving, but she needs your help. Passionate writer Celeste Cannell is creating a children’s picture...

Arrests over Colyton armed robbery

Police have charged a teenage boy with armed robbery and an adult male with firearm offences after executing a search warrant. Investigators from the Metropolitan Robbery Unit...

‘Bound and gagged’ woman charged

The story of a Glenmore Park woman who was allegedly tied up and assaulted in her home earlier this month has taken a dramatic...

Students show care for others this Christmas

For over 15 years Penrith Anglican College students and teachers have rallied together to help support the less fortunate during Christmas, and it isn't...

A very Weekender wedding

I’ve been called a lot of things (‘triple chinned turnip’ is my most recent favourite), but until around 4pm this afternoon, I’ve never been...

Veronica’s new car comes at perfect time

After three months and 28,000 competition entries, one lucky woman is now the proud owner of a brand new 2015 Toyota Kluger. On Tuesday, Veronica...