Western Sydney News

Sharks prove too strong for Panthers

Penrith have been brought back to earth with a 26-22 defeat at the hands of Cronulla at Shark Park this afternoon. The Panthers struggled to make the most of their chances, particularly in the first 40 minutes, as former Penrith skipper Matt Moylan chalked up his first win in a Sharks jersey. The match was […]… read more

On The Record: John Scott

From the Dungowan Theatre to Scott’s Auto One, John Scott and his family have an incredible history in Penrith. John joins us to talk business, family and all things Penrith in the latest edition of the On The Record podcast.… read more

Chance to honour your favourite local business

Businesses in the local community do so much more than sell us goods and services. They’re an integral part of every community and our everyday lives, according to Precedent Productions Managing Director Steve Loe. “Small business people and they’re staff are part of the social fabric of our communities,” the Local Business Awards founder said. […]… read more

Police set to make more arrests over St Clair stabbing and home invasion

Police are appealing for public assistance after a stabbing and home invasion in St Clair earlier this year. Detectives from the Nepean Police Area Command established Strike Force Belleverde to investigate the malicious wounding with intent of a 17-year-old teen and related aggravated break and enters which occurred on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January […]… read more

Panthers hunt for big kill against injury ravaged Sharks

The subjects of rugby league’s most talked about swap deal – James Maloney and Matt Moylan – go head to head for the first time at their new clubs this weekend. But regardless of what the scoreboard says when the sun sets at Southern Cross Group Stadium late on Sunday afternoon, the judges and experts […]… read more

Masked Panther: Mansour still waiting for surgery

Powerhouse winger Josh Mansour was off to hospital before last Sunday’s game against the Titans was even over. His fractured cheekbone, suffered after a stray knee from Anthony Don collided with his face during a challenge for the ball, will keep him out for at least the next month, and adds to Penrith’s injury woes. […]… read more

Shooting for the stars – and a world record

If being part of a world record is on your bucket list, then you could have the chance to tick it off next month thanks to Western Sydney University. The ABC, in partnership with The Australian National University, will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Most people stargazing – multiple venues’ […]… read more

Honouring his talent and heritage

Talented local cricketer Tyran Liddiard thought he was just filming a documentary on Indigenous cricketers in Australia when he received a phone call that brought he and his family to tears. Recently, Cricket Australia sent a cameraman and journalist to Liddiard’s Werrington home to interview him about Indigenous cricketers. During the shoot, Liddiard and his […]… read more

Police searching for missing Kingswood man

Police are desperately searching for a Kingswood man who has been missing since last night. 19-year-old Tayyab Azam was last seen at home about 9.30pm yesterday. Friends reported him missing to Police this morning after he could not be found or contacted. Police have been searching the Penrith CBD area as well as the Nepean […]… read more

Hospital upgrade will fix years of neglect

Being touted as the investment that will “finally get Nepean right”, the hospital is entering an exciting time as visions become reality. The over $1 billion redevelopment of Nepean Hospital will transform the heart of the local health network, says Chair of the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (LHD) Board, Peter Collins. “This is […]… read more

Soward: Panthers got better of swap deal

Right now, with Penrith sitting in second place and Cronulla in 13th, it appears the Panthers have won the off-season trade between James Maloney and Matt Moylan. The two will go head to head for the first time this season when Cronulla take on Penrith this Sunday at Shark Park. While Moylan hasn’t had the […]… read more

Exposing their huge talent

Warning: This article may contain traces of nuts… When it comes to Australia, we’ve had some pretty good things originate from our shores. From Vegemite, Kath and Kim, the Hills Hoist and even the Hemsworth brothers, Australians have a lot to be proud of. Another, maybe lesser known product of Australia is Puppetry of the […]… read more

RCG: Moylan not our focus

When Reagan Campbell-Gillard was asked if he’ll give former skipper Matt Moylan a bit of a touch up when the two meet again on Sunday afternoon, the in-form Panthers prop held back from giving a juicy answer. “The team haven’t spoken about it much, we know Matt’s a dangerous player and we know what he […]… read more

Ride sharing service exclusive to women launches in Penrith

For many women, riding alone in a car with a male stranger can trigger feelings of anxiety and discomfort. But Shebah, a female-only ride sharing service, has reached Penrith and is giving local women and children the choice of feeling safe as they travel through an app that works similar to Uber. Nicole Thompson recently […]… read more

Police make second arrest in child sex investigation

Detectives investigating the allegedly horrific, historical abuse of children in a local boys’ home, have made a second arrest interstate. Strike Force Eckersley was established by the Nepean Police Area Command in late 2016 following a series of complaints made to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The team of detectives […]… read more

Hadley Park to be listed on Heritage Register

Hadley Park, one of the oldest farming estates in Australia, will be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register, Minister for Heritage Gabrielle Upton announced today. The property was once home to Charles Hadley, a pardoned convict who settled in the Castlereagh area and began building his estate within 20 years of the first fleet […]… read more

Panthers move to second with big win over Titans

Penrith have roared into second spot on the NRL ladder with an impressive 35-12 win over Gold Coast at Panthers Stadium. Makeshift centre Corey Harawira-Naeara and halfback James Maloney were the standouts as Penrith cruised to their fifth win of the season and their third straight without Nathan Cleary. Harawira-Naeara scored two tries while Maloney […]… read more

Ann’s community dedication honoured

With the help of Vintage FM staff, Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres left Ann Willmington completely stunned with a Community Service Award for her dedication in raising funds and awareness to find a cure for brain cancer. Earlier today, an unsuspecting Ms Willmington was left speechless when Mr Ayres presented her with the award. “Founder […]… read more