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Coalition's gun crackdown

Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, has visited St Marys Police Station this morning to announce his party's policy on reducing gun crime. ...

Shots fired into Cranebrook house

Police are investigating after a number of shots were fired at a house in Cranebrook last night. About 11.40pm last night, police...

Top cop calls it a day

Exactly 45 years and six months since he joined the police force, Penrith Local Area Commander Ben Feszczuk is preparing to say a...

Election's first casualty

Democratic Labor Party candidate for Lindsay, Phil Howarth, has withdrawn from the election. Mr Howarth, who works as a postman, became aware...

Reviving a piece of history

The Fernhill Estate in Mulgoa is rich with national and local history, but has been locked away with burgeoning debts plaguing its former...

Terry Heidtmann dies aged 72

Tributes are continuing to flow in for respected local businessman and Penrith Panthers Executive Director Terry Heidtmann, who passed away this week, aged...

Sex appeal gaffe overshadows visit

A visit to Penrith by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to pledge $12 million towards a new sports and community centre has been overshadowed...

Charity tin stolen

A volunteer collecting for a local charity has had a donation tin stolen from him at a local shopping centre. At...

Easing mental health pressures

Local families will receive more support to cope with mental health issues thanks to more than $1 million from the Rudd Labor Government,...

Huge winds lash Penrith

Huge winds are causing havoc across Penrith this afternoon with residents reporting "cyclone-like" conditions across the region. Reports of awnings...

Woman charged over break and enter

A woman will appear at court later this week after being arrested and charged in relation to an aggravated break and enter at...

Man dead in Orchard Hills shooting

A man is dead and a woman remains in hospital following a domestic related shooting in a family home at Orchard Hills this...

Bradbury's GST warning

Labor MP David Bradbury has warned that the Coalition is considering an increase to the GST. Mr Bradbury made the comments while...

Weekender up for top award

The Western Weekender has been named a finalist at this year’s PANPA Newspaper of the Year awards. The Weekender is nominated...

Libs face State shuffle

The State Government electoral districts in which people vote are being redistributed, and if the proposed changes are implemented, the Liberal Party will find...

Bradbury, Scott confirm debate

Lindsay voters will have a chance to see the battle between Labor’s David Bradbury and the Coalition’s Fiona Scott get very serious when...

Upgrade finally underway

Cranebrook residents will breathe a sigh of relief as construction finally starts on the dangerous Sherringham Road intersection with The Northern Road. ...

Election confirmed for September 7

Australians will go to the polls on September 7. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd confirmed this afternoon that the election will...

PBA enters election debate

With the Federal Election to be called any day now, Penrith Business Alliance (PBA) will launch their Federal Election Advocacy Program next week....

Petrol price overhaul

Upcoming changes to petrol price signage are set to increase competition between retailers and hopefully lead to downward pressure on petrol prices. ...