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Temperatures set to soar in Penrith

Penrith is poised to record its hottest ever September day with temperatures predicted to reach 37 degrees later today. It was 12 degrees at 8am but the Bureau predicts a hot and mostly sunny day with temperatures hitting 33 degrees by lunchtime and 37 by 3pm. The hottest September temperature ever recorded in Penrith was […]… read more

The Week: September 23

Troy Dodds and Nathan Taylor present a special edition of The Week, as they review the 2017 NRL season for the Penrith Panthers

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Police investigate two jewellery store break-ins in just two days

Police are investigating after two St Marys jewellery stores were broken into in as many days this week. “About 3.45am on Tuesday, September 19 two men on a black motorcycle with their faces covered, approached the front entrance of a shopping centre on Charles Hackett Drive,” a police statement said. “One of the men used […]… read more

Cambridge Gardens home goes up in flames

A two-storey Cambridge Gardens home has gone up in flames in a house fire today. Emergency services arrived on scene at Summerfield Circuit around 11.30am Thursday, September 21 to find the house well alight. The house has been severely damaged, with a partial roof collapse making the fire difficult to get under control at times. […]… read more

Seniors encouraged to have a swing

Penrith Golf Club will take part in a state-wide golf participation project to help increase the number of seniors playing golf. The ‘Get into Golf – for Seniors’ program will provide opportunities for seniors who may never have played golf, to get involved with the game, to make new friends, to learn basic skills, and […]… read more

The cruelty of Dementia

Challenge is the word that Penrith’s Ann Parer uses to describe her life with her husband John, who has Dementia. Married for 32 years, her husband, a former surgeon at Nepean Hospital, lives a very different life to a decade ago. About seven years ago, Mrs Parer noticed very subtle changes that crept in to […]… read more

Helen Walker OAM passes away

Helen Walker OAM, who pioneered Great Community Transport in Penrith, has passed away. She was 66-years-old. A memorial service will be held at the Leura Memorial Gardens on Friday from 11am. Ms Walker retired from Great Community Transport last year after 30 years serving the Blue Mountains and Penrith communities. Upon retiring last year, she […]… read more

Sweetest wedding of the year

Cambridge Park newlyweds have become a global Internet sensation after their sweet doughnut bridal bouquets went viral. Paige Kirk and her new husband Steven celebrated their big day with a ‘hole’ lot of fun thanks to the doughnut bouquets by Dessert Boxes. Mrs Kirk said the week following their wedding has been “crazy” after receiving […]… read more

Fire crews prepare for long, hot summer

Grass fires caused by dry winds and hot weather have already given Penrith an indication of what’s to come this summer, with fire crews dreading the warmer months ahead. Rural Fire Service Cumberland District Manager, Superintendent Simon Davis, said that the best thing people can do in the hotter months is be ready in case […]… read more

Panthers didn’t want it enough

Any real estate agent will tell you that kitchens sell houses. The backyard can be a beauty, the bathroom can be freshly renovated, the family room can provide plenty of ‘wow’ factor, but the kitchen is the key to success. If the Penrith Panthers were a house, they’d be close to perfect. Good foundations, family […]… read more

Modern twist on classic play

Acclaimed national theatre company Bell Shakespeare is returning to The Joan and this time they’re turning ‘The Merchant of Venice’ on its head. One of the world’s foremost producers of Shakespeare’s work will give this classic tale a politically charged, modern day interpretation when it takes to the stage next month. ‘The Merchant of Venice’ […]… read more

Panthers hunt glory in ISP NSW

Penrith Intrust Super Premiership NSW captain Darren Nicholls has vowed to work on his goalkicking after his four missed conversions last Sunday almost cost his side a spot in this weekend’s Grand Final. Despite the 28-year-old’s unsuccessful kicks at goal, Penrith managed to advance to this Sunday’s reserve grade decider after overcoming a fast-finishing Canterbury […]… read more

Oztag attacker to appeal suspended jail sentence

Trevor Riley, who punched an Oztag referee during a match last month, has been handed a 16-month suspended jail sentence today. However, it is understood he will appeal. Riley has been banned from Oztag for life after he assaulted referee Travis Kelly during a semi final match at the Kingsway in August. Riley, 22, boasted […]… read more

Year of highs and lows in Pantherland

Troy Dodds looks back on a roller coaster season at the foot of the Mountains… MARCH: A SHOCK START The Panthers open their much anticipated 2017 campaign with a shock 42-10 loss to the Dragons at Kogarah Oval. Penrith are totally outplayed, and finish the opening round of the competition in last place. The rugby […]… read more

Drugs again mar Defqon.1 music festival

Police have charged 45 people with drug offences at a dance festival in Penrith, including two men who were each allegedly in possession of hundreds of pills, believed to be MDMA. The Defqon.1 festival was held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre from 11am yesterday with about 24,000 people in attendance. A major police operation […]… read more

Man in hospital after stabbing

A woman has been charged after a man was hospitalised following a stabbing in South Penrith. Just before 3pm yesterday, police were called to a home on Banderra Road, South Penrith, following reports of a domestic incident. Officers from Penrith Local Area Command attended and found a 37-year-old man with a serious stab wound to […]… read more

The Week: September 16

Troy Dodds is joined by Emily Newton, Nathan Taylor and Kate Reid to discuss the week that was and the week that will be in Penrith.
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The Week: September 16

Troy Dodds is joined by Emily Newton, Nathan Taylor and Kate Reid to discuss the week that was and the week that will be in Penrith.
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