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Firefighters work to extinguish factory blaze

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a factory fire in Penrith overnight. Shortly before midnight, emergency services were called to Peachtree Road following reports that a factory was well alight. On arrival officers located a scrap metal factory alight and worked throughout the early hours of the morning to extinguish the blaze. A crime scene […]… read more

Penrith aims to re-shape health approach

Penrith is set to become an international destination for health care excellence. Earlier today (Monday, October 23), plans were launched for a new world-class health and education precinct, The Quarter, which is set to create 6,000 additional jobs for the area. The Quarter benefits from current collaboration between health services and education providers within the […]… read more

New bridge starts to take shape

Work is ramping up on the new Nepean River Bridge with bridge trusses being welded together to form the main span, set to be launched in the coming weeks. Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said crews are working around the clock at the Memorial Avenue compound to weld and paint 25 metre long, 8.2 metre […]… read more

Gina Field to end three year tenure as Chamber President

Gina Field is standing down as the President of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ms Field confirmed this morning she would not be nominating for the President position at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting later this month. “I have served for three years and it’s been a fantastic time and an opportunity that I […]… read more

Karen McKeown to take on Stuart Ayres at 2019 State Election

Former Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown will take on Stuart Ayres at the 2019 State Election after being confirmed as Labor’s candidate for Penrith this morning. Opposition Leader Luke Foley will officially announce Cr McKeown’s appointment in St Marys inside the next hour. Cr McKeown has sat on Penrith City Council since 2004, serving as Deputy […]… read more

Man stabbed at shopping centre

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Penrith yesterday. About 5.15pm on Sunday, emergency services were called to a shopping centre on Jane Street, following reports a man had been stabbed. On arrival, officers located a 25-year-old male employee bleeding from a laceration to his arm. He was taken to Nepean Hospital where, […]… read more

Ashley will be Spectacular

Before this year, St Marys Senior High School student Ashley Dawes hadn’t heard of the Schools Spectacular. But come November, the 17-year-old Penrith local will take to the Qudos Bank Arena stage as one of the featured solo artists for the iconic event which showcases the talents of students from public schools across NSW. “I […]… read more

Ashley will be Spectacular

Before this year, St Marys Senior High School student Ashley Dawes hadn’t heard of the Schools Spectacular. But come November, the 17-year-old Penrith local will take to the Qudos Bank Arena stage as one of the featured solo artists for the iconic event which showcases the talents of students from public schools across NSW. “I […]… read more

The Week: October 21

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Two women trade blows on side of busy Castlereagh Road

Two women have been involved in a violent brawl on the side of Castlereagh Road in Penrith. Video footage of the fight, which took place yesterday afternoon, has been distributed on social media today.   The women traded blows for several minutes, with motorists sounding their horns as they passed the scene of the fight. […]… read more

Students involved in brawl at Westfield

School students were involved in a brawl at Westfield Penrith this afternoon. The incident happened at around 3pm in the food court of the shopping centre. According to Nine News, students from St Dominic’s College, Jamison High School, Glenmore Park High School and McCarthy Catholic College were involved. According to Nine, police and security were […]… read more

Man falls through roof at Llandilo

A 70-year-old man was airlifted to hospital in a stable condition after falling through a roof in Llandilo this morning. It’s understood the man fell through the ceiling about three metres onto the concrete floor of the home garage. CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked to Llandilo shortly before noon, landing in a paddock […]… read more

Panthers coach lands Titans NRL gig

Premiership winning reserve grade coach Garth Brennan has finally secured a role in the NRL, joining the Gold Coast Titans ahead of the 2018 NRL season. Brennan, who coached Penrith’s ISP NSW side to both Grand Final and State Championship victories, was officially announced as the new main man at the Titans this morning. “I’m […]… read more

Panthers become Friday night kings in 2018

Penrith will play 11 games on Friday nights in 2018, including a final round meeting with defending Premiers Melbourne at AAMI Park. The 2018 NRL Draw has been released this morning. As previously reported, Penrith will open their 2018 campaign against arch rivals Parramatta in a Sunday afternoon blockbuster at Panthers Stadium on March 11. […]… read more

Panthers become Friday night kings in 2018

Penrith will play 11 games on Friday nights in 2018, including a final round meeting with defending Premiers Melbourne at AAMI Park. The 2018 NRL Draw has been released this morning. As previously reported, Penrith will open their 2018 campaign against arch rivals Parramatta in a Sunday afternoon blockbuster at Panthers Stadium on March 11. […]… read more

Younger shoppers help lead Salvos’ revival

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and the volunteers at the Salvos Store in Penrith are ready to help you find a gem. Store Manager Richard Ebsworth said he is constantly surprised by the things that end up at his High Street store. “We’ve got, at any given time, 6,000 garments in the place […]… read more

Younger shoppers help lead Salvos’ revival

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and the volunteers at the Salvos Store in Penrith are ready to help you find a gem. Store Manager Richard Ebsworth said he is constantly surprised by the things that end up at his High Street store. “We’ve got, at any given time, 6,000 garments in the place […]… read more

Teachers recognised for going above and beyond

More than 20 teachers from Penrith Public School have been nominated in this year’s OfficeMax ‘A Day Made Better’ teacher awards. The nationwide competition, which is now in its seventh year, recognises and rewards primary and secondary school teachers who go above and beyond for their students, school and community. Principal of Penrith Public School, […]… read more