Sunday, January 21, 2018

News

Queen’s Baton Relay to call by Penrith

Penrith will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Sunday, February 4 in a rare Sydney appearance on its way to the Gold Coast for...

Energy network to be tested by heat wave

Energy providers say they are ready to deal with any power issues this weekend quickly with temperatures to soar above 40 degrees on four...

42 ways to stay cool as Penrith prepares to swelter again

The Weekender team has brainstormed the top 42 ways to keep cool as temperatures soar above 40 degrees today and again right throughout the...

Steering drivers in the right direction

A joint initiative by Uniting Ability Links and The Ross Hutchison Foundation is helping people with disabilities drive towards their freedom. Nepean Blue Mountains Linker...

Trivia night to launch Relay For Life 2018

Trivia lovers and locals bursting with knowledge are invited to O’Donoghues for the Penrith Relay For Life 2018 Launch this Tuesday, January 23 at...

You get what you pay for: Warning over cheap school shoes

While it’s almost time for parents to rejoice as the school holidays start coming to an end, it also means that it’s time to...

Helping ease the back to school cost burden

The giving season doesn’t end at Christmas, with many struggling locals in need of a little bit of extra help this new year. Mama Lana’s...

Adriana’s shot at the big time

Soaring to new heights in her modelling career, local 19-year-old Adriana Maltese has made it to the grand final in the Australian Supermodel of...

Residents and police foil break and enter attempt at Colyton

Two men who broke in and tried to steal from a home in the middle of the night were foiled when the resident chased...

St Clair family’s $75 electricity bill: How you can do it too

In 2018, it might not seem that unusual that more and more people living in the suburbs are doing their bit to live more...

Is Salt Therapy the answer you’ve been looking for?

Salt therapy helps to relieve symptoms of respiratory and skin conditions in thousands of adults and children, and Salts of the Earth is leading...

“This will shut down the city”: Constance fumes at Union

Transport Minister Andrew Constance's headache just became a migraine. The Rail, Tram and Bus Union confirmed today that its members will strike for 24 hours...

Fresh approach to childcare in Emu Plains

An innovative childcare centre that incorporates the interests of primary students to allow them to explore their passions free from boredom is coming to...

Lauren Hickson’s killer fails in parole bid

Lauren Hickson's murderer will remain behind bars until at least March after his parole case was adjourned again this morning. Lauren was only four-years-old when...

Changing Australia Day just plain wrong

There is nothing that sums up Australia better for me than the singing of our national anthem. Here is an anthem with two verses, the...

Drivers to ban overtime as train crisis continues

More pain is on the way for commuters with drivers set to enforce an indefinite ban on overtime from January 25 as their pay...

Police investigate St Marys assault

Police are investigating after a man was found stabbed in St Marys this morning. Just before 1am today, a group of youths flagged down police...

Throw Axe set to become Penrith’s next must-do activity

It’s been called darts on steroids and now locals will be able to release their inner lumberjack at Penrith’s newest extreme activity, Throw Axe. As...

Transport Minister breaks silence on rail crisis

Transport Minister Andrew Constance has addressed the media in the wake of two days of delays that saw the train network descend into chaos. Services...

Local mum’s bullying crusade

Single mum of four, Jessica Harland, is helping spread the message that bullying is not cool, one school at a time. The local mum, with...