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Western Weekender celebrates 25 years

The Western Weekender today officially celebrates its 25th birthday. The first edition of the Penrith-based publication was released on Friday, March 15, 1991. The Weekender...

Sleeping rough for a good cause

Two St Marys business owners will sleep rough for a night to raise money for the fight against local homelessness. Michelle Latham from Heavenly Celebrations...

Big rigs and country music at Truck Show

They’re big, powerful and often cost more than the average Australian home, and this weekend some of Australia’s finest rigs will be out on...

Brick Show gives back to Penrith community with donation to NADO

The Sydney Brick Show put smiles on the faces of thousands of adults and kids when it rolled into Penrith recently, but the joy...

New approach to healthcare launched in Penrith

The Penrith region is the home of an innovative new approach to healthcare, that now offers a range of health services all under the...

Incredible display of mateship

A chance meeting has led not only to a life-long friendship but will give Penrith local Anthony Lobo a new lease on life when...

Emu Plains Prison expansion plans dumped

The proposed expansion of Emu Plains Correctional Centre will not be progressing, Minister for Correctional Services, David Elliott, announced today. "I have today (Tuesday, December...

Opening their hearts – and kitchens

A hot, nutritious meal is hard to come by for the homeless and disadvantaged living in the local community, who often go days...

Mother of two starts hot new career

With the threat of an early fire season this year, the region is getting prepared by welcoming three new firefighters to the area. After graduating...

Lock up your boss!

Seeing your boss behind bars in a jail cell is something many of us have dreamed about. Penrith PCYC is making dreams come true, encouraging...

Ross Dobson’s next chapter

He is the local chef and food author that gave Penrith two iconic dining spots, but now Ross Dobson has decided to start a...

Veteran firefighter Phil Marsh calls it a day

Station Commander at Regentville Fire Station, Phil Marsh, has hung his helmet up and taken off his bright yellow uniform for the last time...

Your chance to vote for top cop

Now is your chance to vote for a deserving police officer in the St Marys region for Police Officer of the Year. The 2017 St...

Chance to have ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Officers from Penrith Local Area Command are inviting the community to come together to have a chat over a cup of coffee next week. On...

Brightness in times of heartbreak

A Jordan Springs family’s world was turned upside down after an MRI scan saw their young son, Cameron, urgently admitted to Westmead Children’s Hospital. Dean...

Care packages to brighten Christmas for our troops

Losing a loved one, no matter the circumstances, is always a difficult time in a person’s life. However, just as local Jessica Craig discovered, it’s...

PCYC gets on its bike

It’s the simple act of going for a bike ride, but a new PCYC program is set to have a significant impact on Penrith...

Community gets behind brave Bobby

A Gala Ball will be held for Werrington County toddler Bobby Webber next month, as he continues the fight of his life despite doctors...

Great grandfather Ross Taylor proves you’re never too old to learn

Penrith great grandfather Ross Taylor is proving age is well and truly no barrier when it comes to trying new things. Last Friday morning the...

Ayres declares it's "game on"

Despite federal issues dominating the political discussion in Australia, State Penrith MP Stuart Ayres has declared it’s “game on” for the March 28...