Sunday, October 24, 2021


Non-urgent elective day surgery to resume; NSW records 15 deaths

NSW recorded 864 new cases to 8pm last night, 44 from Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

Podcast: 2021 NRL Grand Final Preview

Troy Dodds and Nathan Taylor take a look at the 2021 NRL Grand Final.

Be gentle when scoring a treat from Mulberry trees

As the weather warms up, residents are being encouraged to be gentle while enjoying a natural sweet treat.

She’s about to turn 100, and South Penrith resident Alice O’Hare has revealed her...

Living 100 years is a major milestone worth celebrating but COVID-19 has changed Alice O’Hare’s birthday plans.

Family business had a front row seat to Penrith’s growth

What is believed to be Penrith’s oldest family run business is celebrating a major milestone this month.

Cardboard piling up? Council offers new drop-off solution

Penrith Council has come up with a solution for residents’ excess packaging, but it’s not the additional collections one Councillor sought.

No more ‘career councillors’: Cornish wants Council terms limited

A notice of motion seeking support to restrict councillors to three consecutive terms has been lost.

Yes, it’s more than just a game

This Sunday’s Grand Final is another reward for those Penrith fans who’ve been at this caper for years.

No public risk after COVID cases linked to McDonalds on High Street

Several crew members are isolating after a number of COVID-19 cases were linked to the McDonald's restaurant on High Street in Penrith.

Hotel with a difference approved for Kingswood

A hotel boasting a rooftop bar and dining has been approved for Kingswood.

Tricia Hitchen to stay on as Deputy Mayor

Councillor Tricia Hitchen has been re-elected as Penrith's Deputy Mayor.

Jamisontown grandfather scores $1.3 million Lotto win

A Jamisontown grandfather admitted he was too mind-boggled from discovering his division one win in Saturday Lotto that he spilt his morning coffee.

Premier confident October 11 is ‘freedom day’; unvaccinated people back in the community from...

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she's confident Sydney will reopen on October 11, with vaccination rates likely to hit 70 per cent double dose in the days prior.

From Werrington to the world: Kim’s business booms

Werrington Downs resident Kim McCall has set tongues wagging with her small business selling hand sewn items.

Election quirk forces vote for Deputy Mayor next week

Penrith Councillors will elect their Deputy Mayor on Monday night, but it will only be for a fleeting term. Due to the COVID-19 postponement of...

Popular local doctor calls it a day

63 years after his first day on the job, Dr Ian Tait has seen his final patient.

New school slated for January 2023 opening

Mulgoa Rise Primary School will cater for more than 400 students initially.

Vaccinated people 50 per cent less likely to get or transmit COVID-19, experts say

It’s one of the most common myths about the COVID-19 vaccines – that your chances of getting and transmitting the virus don’t change whether you’re vaccinated or not.

Upgrade work commences at Cranebrook High

Construction is underway on the upgrade of Cranebrook High School.

Premier confirms ‘Friends Bubble’ for kids during the school holidays

Children and teenagers aged 18 years and under will be able to create a ‘friends bubble’ to allow home visits provided the adults in their homes are fully vaccinated, under an easing of restrictions for school holidays.