Tuesday, October 20, 2020

News

Come on Eileen, tell us your secret! Local resident celebrates 100th birthday

Eileen Dimond celebrated her 100th birthday this week, with a surprise party at Penrith RSL held by Legacy Nepean Division.

Homelessness fears as rents rise in Penrith and St Marys

The pressure is on for prospective tenants as an influx of demand sends rental property prices skyrocketing.

Preparation is everything: Fire officials urge locals to prepare for dangerous summer

Locals are being urged to ensure their home is as ‘fireproof’ as possible heading into summer.

More funding will lock in upgrade to Dunheved Road

The highly anticipated Dunheved Road upgrade will be given a push after the Federal Government budgeted a further $63.5 million, bringing the project’s total funding up to $127 million.

Labor to create Jobs and Skills agency if it wins election in 2022

The Federal Election is still more than 18 months away, but Labor Leader Anthony Albanese sent a clear pitch to locals last week.

Man who went “off the rails” won’t be released from prison until 2022

A Penrith man found with an unathorised pistol while on parole for the same offence will remain behind bars for at least 19 months.

Budget provides platform for economic recovery

Budget provides a compelling case for economic recovery.

Penrith Valley Inn to be re-named by new owners

Local landmark the Penrith Valley Inn has been snatched up by Redstar Hotel Group, after being on the market for almost a year.

Man charged following Penrith brawl

A man has been charged after a woman sustained a head injury during a brawl in Penrith overnight.

Labor wants gym rules relaxed

NSW Labor says restrictions on gyms and fitness centres should be eased to help the businesses get back on track.

Police out in force across long weekend

NSW Police say they will "saturate" roads and waterways this long weekend, with double demerits already in force.

Podcast: Penrith pride through and through for Craig Gower

Craig Gower talks about the highs and lows of his life in rugby league.

Penrith-themed Monopoly coming next year

Penrith locals are being asked to share their most loved locations to be a part of the world’s most popular board game.

Penrith climate change protest one of 3000 around the world

Modest numbers attend protest in Penrith.

Dreams shattered but home remains for Jamisontown artist

Jamisontown resident Abdul Kader El Youghon says art will always be at the core of his being, despite a near fatal car accident stripping him of his phenomenal abilities earlier this year.

Man involved in standoff spat at officers during arrest, court hears

A wanted Cranebrook man who jumped across rooftops and pelted police with roof tiles during a violent standoff before spitting in an officer’s face has been jailed for 30 months.

Unwanted home addition wipes $50,000 off property value

Glenmore Park resident Mark Simmons has been at war with NBN Co for almost two years, after the installation of an unsightly pillar stripped his home’s value of $50,000.

Chamber of Commerce returns to in-person events with October 23 luncheon

Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its first face-to-face event since March in late October.

Nepean Avenue truce reached as Council settles on new safety measures

A solution to a dangerous stretch of the Great River Walk has been reached.

Karen McKeown takes over as Mayor of Penrith

Karen McKeown takes city's top job for the second time.