Community

Wild weather hits

Strong and damaging winds yesterday has kept local SES volunteers busy.   The Penrith State Emergency...

Row over Hinxman Road plan

Lines have been drawn at Hinxman Road, Castlereagh – literally and metaphorically – after a decision by Penrith Council to zone the east...

JB for Jamisontown

Despite more and more people opting to purchase products online electronics giant JB Hi-Fi is opening a brand new store at...

Shondelle wants to be the UGLY-est

Far from ugly, the Milestone Hotel in Kingswood’s Shondelle O’Connor is trying to be the best UGLY bartender there can be. 31-year-old Ms O’Connor is...

Chance to remember and reflect

Wednesday was a reverent day at Nepean Hospital as parents and families who have lost a child in pregnancy or infancy converged for...

Local kids working hard to fund end of year camping trip

Picking up the sponges and the soap, the young people of Werrington Youth Centre are ready and waiting to wash your cars next Wednesday. The...

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...

Parking breakthrough

New parking arrangements to be introduced to the Billington Place car park will improve access to local shops for Emu Plains residents, Penrith...

Mothers 'pay it forward' to local cafe

Paying it forward to their local cafe, parents from the Nepean area have donated children’s toys to Sapphire’s Cafe in Glenmore Park. Members of the...

Questions still burn over fire

Police have re-opened an investigation into a multi-million dollar factory fire at Penrith twelve years ago.  ...

Crowing about the New Year

Chinese communities worldwide will welcome the Year of the Rooster at Chinese New Year celebrations on Saturday, January 28. From 10am to 12pm, Jordan Springs...

Community transport visionary retires

It’s the end of an era for Helen Walker after serving the Penrith and Blue Mountains communities for more than 30 years through Great...

Teen stabbed

A 14-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Penrith. About 1.20am today, police were called to Karella Avenue after...

Massive jobs boost

In a coup for western Sydney, the Federal Government has agreed to support a $29.5 million employment park in the heart of Werrington....

Tristan's unlikely passion

Tristan Muralitharan is a local teenager with an unlikely passion for everything orchids, a passion that he hopes to one day turn into...

Call for 'last home buyers' grant

A leading Penrith real estate agent says the State Government should do more to stimulate the over 55s housing market. ...

Controversy at Council over Emu Plains site

Penrith Councillors have ignored the advice of a floods expert and its own staff to put to public exhibition a development application to...

Warning over treadmills

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner, Rod Stowe, has issued a warning about the dangers of treadmills after shocking facts revealed that young children are at...

Community rallies behind Thelma

The St Marys community was horrified when 81-year-old Oxley Park resident, Thelma Pavey, was heartlessly attacked as she walked home last month. ...

Fire hits Penrith

Fire fighters battled a large grass fire in Jamisontown this afternoon, which covered the area in thick smoke. ...