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McKeown elected Penrith Mayor

Karen McKeown has been elected as the new Mayor of Penrith. The Labor Councillor defeated Liberal-aligned Marcus Cornish 11 votes to four at tonight's Mayoral...

“Our lives changed forever”: Family speaks about DefQon.1 death

The family of a man who died after attending the DefQon.1 music festival in Penrith over the weekend has released an emotional statement. Nigel Pauljevic,...

Fernhill subdivision takes next step

The western precinct of Fernhill Estate is one step closer to the possibility of being subdivided into several two hectare lots. After reviewing an application...

McKeown has the numbers: New mayor decided Monday

EXCLUSIVE Labor-aligned Councillor Karen McKeown is expected to win Penrith’s Mayoral Election on Monday evening. As the Weekender revealed nearly 12 months ago, a “secret” deal...

Drug warning ahead of music festival

Ahead of the Defqon.1 music festival at Penrith’s Sydney International Regatta Centre this weekend, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Clinical Director for Drug...

Scott pays tribute to Abbott

Lindsay MP Fiona Scott has paid tribute to outgoing Prime Minister Tony Abbott. "This morning many Australians have woken up to a new Australian Prime...

Australian politics becomes a laughing stock

OPINION BY TROY DODDS The Liberal Party displayed hypocrisy of the highest order on Monday night when it knifed a sitting Prime Minister, ending Tony...

Turnbull rolls Abbott in party room ballot

Australia has its fourth Prime Minister in a little over two years after Malcolm Turnbull rolled Tony Abbott in a Liberal leadership ballot this...

It’s on: Leadership ballot to take place tonight

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's leadership is on life support and could well be terminated as early as tonight. In an extraordinary day in Canberra, Communications...

Council to remove trees at cemetery

Penrith Council will remove 16 White Cedar trees from Emu Plains Cemetery after they were inspected and deemed to pose a risk to visitors. The...

Police charge man after animal cruelty incident

A man has been charged following an alleged act of animal cruelty at South Penrith. About midday today, a member of the public saw a...

Students hacked Penrith High computer system, report says

Penrith High School is at the centre of a major scandal this morning with a group of students alleged to have hacked into the...

Defying the stereotype to make the most of their new lives

When it comes to immigration we don’t often hear individual stories. We hear about the huge challenges, and the negative outcomes but we very rarely...

Penrith’s proud cinema history

For most of Penrith’s cinema history, there has always been a complex ready and waiting for the next patron to walk through the doors. However,...

Penrith’s angry birds

The three most fearful words in spring – it’s magpie season. For the next four to six weeks, magpies will vigorously defend their territory, which...

Weight loss journey should start with your doctor

Local GP, Dr Rosemarie Castro, is encouraging residents to consult their local doctors when trying to manage their weight. As part of the 2015 National...

Penrith joins the search for answers

Over 500 locals will be taking to the streets of Penrith this weekend to ‘Walk 4 William’. Missing toddler William Tyrrell disappeared from his grandmother’s...

Second opinion proved a life safer

Eight-year-old Malachi Anderton is just one of many young children who have suffered with different forms of childhood cancer. Malachi, who attends Werrington Public School,...

Penrith RSL scoops major award

Penrith RSL has won the 2015 RSL & Services Clubs Spirit of ANZAC Award at the 14th Annual Conference in Canberra. This is the first...

Council extends waste collection contracts

Current bin collection services for Penrith were to be reassessed in June 2017, but will now remain the same until June 2019. Penrith City Council...