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Reports Bondi killer visited Westfield Penrith in lead-up to attack

Police have confirmed they're investigating whether Bondi Junction killer Joel Cauchi visited Westfield centres in Penrith and Parramatta in the weeks leading up to last weekend's attacks.

Police probe break and enter at Cranebrook shops

Police are continuing to investigate a break and enter at a Cranebrook shopping centre this morning.

Score a free sandwich at Percy Plunkett this Wednesday

Popular Penrith café Percy Plunkett is offering free sandwiches to launch its new takeaway window.

Roundtable held to discuss Penrith’s night-time economy

Key Penrith business figures have gathered to discuss the city's night-time economy at a roundtable this week.

Police search for missing 11-year-old girl

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a girl missing from Cranebrook.

Fred, his pigeons and a prestigious honour

A recent win at the Sydney Royal Easter Show has proven Orchard Hills local Fred Frendo to be Australia’s best in pigeon showing, taking out Champion Fancy Pigeon with a breed he’s never shown before.

New playspace named after proud Penrith local

Penrith City Council has officially opened a new playspace in the renamed Max Baker Reserve in Jamisontown. 

Talented Penrith duo set for Junior Theatre Festival in US

After a number of challenging competitions, two Penrith students have been selected to represent Australia in the US as Aussie All Stars at next year’s Junior Theatre Festival, but they need your support to turn their dreams into a reality.

Woman charged after setting neighbour’s fence on fire

A woman has been charged after allegedly lighting a neighbour’s fence on fire last weekend.

Woman assaulted after bizarre dispute over container

A bizarre neighbourhood dispute has resulted in a woman being punched in the face and another being charged.

Nominations open for Mount Druitt St Marys Local Business Awards

The Mount Druitt St Marys Local Business Awards is back, and founder Steve Loe has called on the community to nominate their favourite businesses.

Now’s the time to get your flu shot, experts say

With flu season right around the corner, experts are encouraging local residents to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated.

Forum focuses on predicted tourism boom in Penrith

The Lights On Western Sydney event has focused on how Penrith business operators can prepare for an influx of tourists to the region.

Podcast: On The Record – Scott McRae

Scott McRae remains the longest serving ground announcer in Panthers history, becoming the voice of Penrith Stadium between 1998 and 2019.

Accused murderer found dead in jail cell

The man accused of murdering a school teacher at Cranebrook in 2022 has been found dead in jail.

Podcast: 10 Minute Match Day – NRL Round 5 (Panthers v Sea Eagles)

Troy Dodds and Nathan Taylor preview the Round 5 NRL clash between Penrith and Manly.

Dam likely to spill on Monday as wet weather continues

Warragamba Dam is likely to spill on Monday as heavy rain continues in Sydney, the Premier says.

Jordan Springs locals on a path to nowhere

Jordan Springs locals are raising maintenance concerns and say the suburb isn't what it used to be. Are you a local? Do you agree?

What’s going on with the M4 service centres?

McDonald's, Oporto and Red Rooster are gone from the M4. Here's what the plans are.

Graves attacked by crows at Penrith General Cemetery

Visitors to Penrith General Cemetery at Kingswood have been given a warning that a number of pesky crows have been attacking graves.