Friday Five: Vegetarian

We've looked across the Penrith LGA and found the best spots for a vegetarian feast...

Massive new apartment block proposed for Penrith CBD

A soaring 46-storey tower featuring residential units, serviced apartments plus retail and commercial space has been slated for High Street, Penrith.

Former bikie charged over drug haul

A former Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) member will re-appear in court today charged with drug supply offences following an investigation by Strike Force Raptor.

Special report: How special initiatives over summer will cool Penrith in the future

An unprecedented range of measures will take place in Penrith over summer as officials work on plans to 'Cool the City'.

Nepean Donor Centre celebrates 10th birthday

Nepean Donor Centre blew out the candles on a big cake as it celebrated a milestone birthday this week.

Zoo roars into business

Penrith employees excited ahead of Sydney Zoo’s official opening this weekend.

Crews getting on top of Smeeton Road fire

Fire crews appear to be getting on top of a fire that is currently burning in Cranebrook and Londonderry.

Health Hub will generate jobs and boost economy

The first sod has been turned on the future Nepean Health Hub. The $50 million ‘one-stop-shop’ will be adjacent to the $1 billion redevelopment of the public hospital.

Penrith pub on government’s violent venues list, while Panthers earns reprieve

Penrith Panthers Leagues Club has officially been removed from the State Government’s violent venues list, however Tattersalls Hotel remains as one of Sydney’s high risk hotspots.

Council confirms extra bin collections

Extra waste collections over Christmas.

God bless those Americans

I’ve never seen people so upset about saving money.

Granny killer jailed for at least 12 years

A man who stabbed his grandmother up to 50 times with two knives has been jailed for at least 12 years for murder.

Car park attackers stay in jail

The severity appeal of two men jailed for the brutal assault on a young father in a Penrith car park earlier this year has taken a shocking and unexpected turn.

Friday Five: Lunches $10 and under

We all love a cheap lunch, and we've tracked down the top five lunches $10 or under across the Penrith LGA.

Active locals encouraged to try out unique walking track

Residents are reminded that access to Wianamatta Park is officially open for use, boasting a 4.6 kilometre trail between Ropes Crossing and Jordan Springs.

New forum set to tackle mental health issues

A mental health forum that seeks to put the clients in the driving seat is launching in Penrith next week.

Man shows police more than they asked for

A man has been charged after exposing his genitals to police.

Man’s attack on police lands him in jail

A man who directed a fireball at police and wounded multiple officers when he violently resisted arrest has been jailed for at least 12 months.

Hair braiding experiences popularity surge

Glenmore Park mum’s business booms as hair braiding surges in popularity.

Shade boost for local playgrounds

More than half of the City’s playgrounds are set to receive more shade after a Council audit found 83 lacked any or sufficient cover from the sun.