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Major transformation planned for Regatta Park

Penrith City Council will undertake a $24 million project to transform the Regatta Park on River Road. The project, which will be funded through the...

Warning of hotter days to come

As Penrith residents continue to deal with a sweltering January, there’s warnings that it’ll only get hotter in the coming years. Ecosystem Scientist Sebastian Pfautsch...

Man jailed over terrifying road rage incident

A man with links to the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for his role in a terrifying...

Council honours dedicated citizens

Penrith City Council has bestowed the Australia Day Awards honours to outstanding locals in recognition of their contribution to the City. Penrith’s Citizen of the...

Tackling trolley trouble

Local Labor representatives are throwing their support behind a new policy aimed at tackling Penrith’s abandoned trolley plague. State Opposition Leader Michael Daley has promised...

Five unsolved Penrith mysteries

The disappearance of Lynette Melbin She was the 15-year-old girl with everything ahead of her, but what happened to Lynette Melbin on June 5, 1972...

Synthetic fields coming to Jamison Park

Jamison Park is set to receive a multi-million dollar upgrade as part of a $100 million State Government program to build new and upgraded...

Volunteers needed for Red Cross Calling campaign

As most of the country gets back to work after the festive break, Red Cross is encouraging Australians with volunteering on their 2019 New...

Accused sex offender refused bail

The alleged Glenmore Park sex offender accused of grooming a fictitious 10-year-old boy, accessed online gaming platforms used by children and is under investigation...

Glenmore Park man arrested over child sex offences

A man will face court today after being charged by Strike Force Trawler detectives over the alleged online grooming of a child for sexual...

Flooded with frustration

When Emu Plains resident James Collier was checking his emails, he was shocked to find his home and flood insurance bill had risen by...

John’s secret to a long life

When he’s not up and about with his family, 100-year-old John Moyle is buried in a good book, which he credits his long life...

Taxi driver assaulted after passengers refuse to pay

Investigations are continuing following an incident that involved two males and a taxi driver after the offenders failed to pay. On Saturday, January 12 at...

Funerals on the water

Penrith residents will now be able to celebrate the life of a loved one aboard the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler. Nepean Valley Funerals owner, Jim Mueller...

Locals urged to take care as temperatures begin to soar

Emergency workers are urging locals to prepare and take care in the hot weather with scorching temperatures predicted for the rest of the week. It'll...

Cornish confirms State tilt

Penrith City Councillor Marcus Cornish has confirmed that he will stand as an Independent candidate for the seat of Penrith at the upcoming State...

One Nation to run Penrith candidate at State Election

A new spanner has been thrown into the works ahead of the State Election in March with One Nation to run a candidate in...

Temperatures to soar in Penrith this week

Penrith is preparing for a week of scorching conditions with temperatures to soar above 40 degrees for five consecutive days, starting tomorrow. It'll top 35...

Reflecting on a massive year

And just like that, 2018 passes us by. What a year it has been. Here at the Weekender, we’ve brought you more than 2000 stories...

Santa reveals what kids are asking for this Christmas

Santa has been checking his list twice as hundreds of Penrith's tiniest residents eagerly line up for photos at Westfield Penrith. Santa revealed what locals...