A family’s heartbreak, and the toughest decision of all

A local family will be forced to say goodbye to their little boy, and the community is coming together to ensure financial stress is eased.

Charities need help as weather, cost-of-living bites locals

As we shiver through the coldest part of the year, local organisations are calling out for help in hopes that the community will give generously in support of those in need.

A Penrith icon remembered: Tributes flow for our ‘pen man’

His place in Penrith never to be forgotten, John Boccanfuso was remembered by friends, family and community members at a funeral service earlier today.

“Speechless”: 12-year-old honoured for volunteer efforts with JDRF

12-year-old Sarah Peatman has been awarded JDRF’s NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year for her efforts in raising funds and awareness for Type 1 diabetes.

New rescue boats in action at Penrith Lakes

Flood affected communities across NSW are set to benefit from eight new NSW Ambulance Inflatable Rescue Boats, which will improve the organisation’s on-water flood rescue capabilities.

Colyton call-out: Volunteers needed to keep Carols tradition alive

A group of local volunteers are looking for more to join their ranks.

Pinegrove promises review after family raises maintenance concerns

A maintenance review has been conducted after a family raised concerns at Pinegrove cemetery.

Retail trading to be banned on ANZAC Day

The State Government will introduce new trading restrictions on ANZAC Day, starting from next year.

Kingswood stabbing victim revealed as 21-year-old Nunia Kurualeba

The woman allegedly murdered by her partner in Kingswood yesterday has been revealed as 21-year-old Nunia Kurualeba.

Two charged over police chase that reached dramatic conclusion in Penrith

More details have emerged about the dramatic police incident that ended at Westfield Penrith over the weekend, as two people are charged.

First look at new Nepean Hospital Palliative Care Unit

Locals are being given a first look at the new Nepean Hospital Palliative Care Unit, which will enhance services for the region.

21-year-old charged with murder after Kingswood stabbing

Police have this morning charged a 21-year-old man with murder after he allegedly fatally stabbed his partner at Kingswood yesterday.

Mark Speakman’s quest to be Premier, and the part Penrith will play

NSW Opposition Leader Mark Speakman chats one-on-one with the Weekender, as he begins his mission to win back the seat of Penrith for the Coalition.

Woman dead following stabbing at Kingswood

A woman is dead following a stabbing at Kingswood this afternoon.

Five major projects that will transform Penrith

These are the five projects that will overhaul some of Penrith's most prominent locations, and are a catalyst for change in our city.

“Enough is enough”: Hospital staff reveal horrors of abuse, violent attacks

From shootings to stabbings, hospitals in western Sydney are continuing to take the brunt of violent assaults. Now hospital staff are saying enough is enough.

The death of after work drinks, and a shift in our culture

We used to know everything about our colleagues' lives. Water cooler talk and after-work drinks were everything. Is it all dead now? Alan Mascarenhas ponders.

Middle East war veterans to be honoured at ceremonies in Penrith and St Marys

Events will be held in Penrith and St Marys later this week to honour those involved in recent conflicts.

Zonta Club celebrates 20 years of sending Birthing Kits to assist women overseas

For 20 years, local volunteers have assembled Birthing Kits to help women in need overseas.

A love letter to the city of Penrith

Recently named Penrith's Citizen of the Year, Troy Dodds opens up about his love and passion for our city.