Sunday, August 1, 2021


Councillor quits Liberals, says party politics rife ahead of Local Government Election in September

A sitting Penrith Councillor has quit the Liberal Party ahead of the September elections, declaring there is no place for party politics in local government.

Red Rooster store on alert after COVID-19 exposure

The Red Rooster store at Werrington has been added to the list of COVID-19 exposure sites related to the latest outbreak.

Podcast: Weekender Wireless – COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown

Troy Dodds hosts a new episode of the Weekender Wireless podcast, focused on COVID-19 and the current lockdown impacting Penrith.

Applications for help surges, as Labor calls for return of JobKeeper

Service NSW has temporarily suspended applications for its COVID-19 business grant after massive demand this morning.

Rolling up their sleeves: Young people say yes to AstraZeneca vaccine

Local school teacher Ben Cummins is among the thousands of people under 40 rolling up their sleeves and getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Man in his 40s dies in motorcycle crash

Witnesses are being called to come forward after a man died in a motorcycle crash at St Marys this morning.

Upgraded COVID-19 alert for Lennox Village

Anyone who attended the Lennox Village shopping centre during a 45 minute period last Saturday has been forced into two weeks of isolation.

New unlinked case of COVID-19 in Emu Plains as health officials call for more...

A new case of COVID-19 in Emu Plains is causing concern for health officials, prompting calls for more testing in the suburb.

New eateries set to open in Thornton

The Thornton community could welcome a new coffee house and restaurant with a Development Application recently lodged with Penrith Council.

Businesses rocked by lockdown extension

York Jewellers closes its doors for the first time in almost half a century.

Respected local fire fighter calls it a day

After 32 years serving as a fire fighter for Fire and Rescue NSW, 6918 Station Officer Philip Nightingale has recently retired.

New structure for helping people with gambling issues

One of the state’s leading providers of assistance to those struggling with gambling addiction is re-shaping its services.

Community comes first as Penrith rallies through COVID-19 lockdown

With COVID-19 spreading around Greater Sydney, feelings of anxiety are increasing, but the pandemic has also ignited a strong sense of community spirit.

Lockdown extended by two weeks

The Sydney lockdown has been extended until at least July 30 as COVID-19 cases continue to grow.

New support announced for businesses, individuals as lockdown extension looms

Help is coming to businesses and individuals doing it tough in lockdown.

Police appeal for information about Penrith stabbing and assault

Police have released images and footage as they appeal for public assistance about the stabbing and serious assault of a teen in Penrith earlier...

Penrith man convicted of cruelty for bashing dog

A 28-year-old Penrith man was convicted and sentenced in his absence at Penrith Local court on Wednesday, June 23 for multiple offences of animal...

Penrith Pies & Pastries added to growing COVID venue alert list

A Penrith bakery has confirmed it's been visited by a person with COVID-19, forcing its temporary closure.

Fresh COVID alerts: Emu Plains, Jamisontown, Penrith, Glenbrook, Kemps Creek

Emu Plains-based Cafe at Lewers has been closed until further notice after a confirmed case of COVID-19 visited the cafe.