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Ghost town: Shopping centres abandoned as retailers close to battle Coronavirus

Some of Penrith’s best-known retailers have closed their doors as they desperately try to survive the Coronavirus pandemic, leaving shopping centres like Westfield Penrith resembling a ghost town.

Podcast: Coronavirus impact on Penrith

In a brand new podcast, The Western Weekender looks at the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Penrith.

Turning unwanted trash into treasure

The Londonderry resident who turns your unwanted bits and pieces into treasure

Coronavirus bites: Emu Sports Club in fight for survival

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help save the iconic Emu Sports Club and Leonay Golf Course from administrators.

Out of work? Despite the pandemic, many businesses are still hiring

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, some industries are still desperate for workers

Historic: Government announces major plan to keep people in jobs

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an unprecedented $130 billion wage subsidy package in a massive attempt to keep people in jobs during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Clubs will survive: NRL agrees to recovery plan

The National Rugby League has agreed on a recovery plan with Clubs relating to the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 season.

Official: September Council elections shifted

Mayoral election still set to go ahead in September.

Let’s get through this together

During these unprecedented and challenging times, we need to look out for one another and do whatever we can to help those who need it.

Locals encouraged to keep ANZAC spirit alive despite service cancellations

Locals are being urged not to forget the spirit of ANZAC Day this year despite official services and marches being cancelled.

Armed robbery at Queen Street bottle shop

Police are appealing for public assistance after an armed robbery at a bottle shop in St Marys last night.

Your take-away options for the weekend

Here's where you can grab a take-away meal in the local area this weekend...

Retailers close stores as Coronavirus bites

More jobs are being lost as retailers shut their doors this week due to mounting pressures resulting from Coronavirus.

Flu shot crucial ahead of winter, doctors say

With the community dealing with COVID-19 and flu season fast approaching, people are being encouraged to ensure they are being vaccinated to protect themselves where they can.

IGA Erskine Park recognised with awards

Ashcroft's IGA in Erskine Park is ahead of the pack when it comes to stocking the shelves.

Vale David King: Leading businessman and former Councillor loses fight with cancer

One of the Penrith's leading businessmen and former Councillor has passed away after a long-running battle with cancer.

Popular local bus company stands down drivers, faces uncertain future

The wheels of one of Penrith's biggest privately owned charter operators have come to a halt as a result of the new Roronavirus response regulations.

Local student tests positive for COVID-19

NSW Health have confirmed that a student from Blackwell Public School in St Clair has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher declares: “We’ll come out the other end”

Panthers will survive – that’s the message CEO Brian Fletcher desperately wants the local community to know after the club shut its doors this week.

Council implements Coronavirus measures

Social distancing measures implemented at meeting while many services close.