Western Sydney News

Man suffers fractured skull in club assault

A man remains in hospital while a second is due in court today following an alleged assault at Penrith this morning. Emergency services were called to Panthers Leagues Club around 1.10am today, responding to reports a man had sustained head injuries after being punched during a scuffle with another patron inside the premises. They found […]… read more

Man stable after St Clair stabbing

Investigations are underway after a man was stabbed in St Clair this morning. Shortly after midnight, emergency services were called to Banks Drive, near Mamre Road, following reports a man was injured. Officers from Nepean Police Area Command attended and found a 19-year-old man from St Clair, with stab wounds to his arm and back. […]… read more

Labor commits to hospital upgrade

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres has accused Labor of playing catch-up on Nepean Hospital after Opposition Leader Michael Daley yesterday committed to its $1 billion upgrade going ahead should there be a change of government in March. The State Government announced the major redevelopment in March last year, with work currently underway. “Labor simply forgot about […]… read more

Four men face court over car park attack

The four men accused of the ferocious attack on two men at the Panthers McDonald’s car park have faced court. Wendell Milgate, 20, and Byron Donovan, 19, were refused bail, while Blake Milgate, 22, and Mitchell Milgate, 19, were granted strict conditional bail after Magistrate Brian van Zuylen determined the alleged offences they committed were […]… read more

Premier’s pitch to win the west

Regular visits to Penrith in recent weeks may suggest to some that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is worried about the party’s chances of retaining the crucial seats of Penrith and Mulgoa at the March 23 State Election. But on the contrary, Ms Berejiklian appears confident that her party’s track record in western Sydney and the […]… read more

Police arrest four people over car park attack

Four men have been charged over the horrific attack on a man in the car park of a McDonald’s restaurant in Penrith last weekend. 32-year-old Shannan Rushworth, from Kingswood, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after he and a friend were allegedly set upon by a group of men at around 1.30 on […]… read more

Another arrest in boys’ home investigation

A NSW Police investigation into alleged historical abuse in a Sydney boys’ home has turned its attention to a series of “excursions” where children were allegedly subjected to sexual assault by paedophiles. Strike Force Eckersley was established by the Nepean Police Area Command in late 2016 following a series of complaints made to the Royal […]… read more

Making dreams come true in Craig’s honour

Sophie Mason is making dreams come true while keeping her husband’s memory alive. The owner of Settlers Mulgoa is hosting a live music event full of food and fun at her venue on Saturday, February 9 to raise money for the cancer charity Dreams2Live4. Since her husband Craig sadly passed away aged just 44 in […]… read more

Men without bowling shoes become violent

Police are investigating an incident that occurred at Zone Bowling in Jamisontown on Saturday, February 2. At 10.15pm staff noticed a group of males who were bowling were not wearing the appropriate shoes. The staff members warned the group that if they did not put on the correct footwear they would be asked to leave. […]… read more

Man who wanted to attend mother’s funeral to stay behind bars

A man accused of intentionally choking his partner will remain locked up after being refused bail for the second time. Jarod Peter Barnard made another bid for freedom when he appeared before Penrith Local Court via video link last Thursday, following the recent death of his mother. Having previously been denied bail, Barnard was allowed […]… read more

Thain calls for heat summit

Fed up with Penrith’s rising temperatures, Councillor John Thain is calling for a city-wide heat summit to look at more solutions to cool down the city. Cr Thain said the heat is only making residents ‘hermits’ as holidays are spent in front of the air-con, restricting people from completing any activities. His proposal for a […]… read more

Thain calls for heat summit

Fed up with Penrith’s rising temperatures, Councillor John Thain is calling for a city-wide heat summit to look at more solutions to cool down the city. Cr Thain said the heat is only making residents ‘hermits’ as holidays are spent in front of the air-con, restricting people from completing any activities. His proposal for a […]… read more

Residents concerned over proposal for childcare centre in Caddens

Concerned Caddens residents fear that a proposed childcare centre will cause great implications for their community. A development application has been lodged with Penrith Council, with plans for a two storey childcare centre on the 569.50sqm corner site of 70 Cadda Ridge Drive. As it stands, the street is currently used as the main thoroughfare […]… read more

Search for missing Penrith man

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing after failing to arrive home overnight. Anthony East, 51, was last seen leaving Nepean Hospital on Derby Street, Kingswood, about midnight. He failed to arrive at a South Penrith home as planned and officers from Nepean Police Area Command were notified about 3am this […]… read more

Train timetable set for review

The State Government is set to review its controversial train timetable and introduce new services to and from Penrith as part of a major election commitment. The timetable, introduced in November 2017, made journeys from Penrith to the city slower and removed Redfern as a stop on Blue Mountains Line services despite its growing popularity […]… read more

Child threatened with scissors during break and enter at Werrington County

Investigations are continuing following a break, enter and steal that occurred at an address in Werrington County on Saturday, February 2. At about 9pm two men knocked on the door of the home, asking the homeowner if they could use their phone, claiming their car had broken down and their mobiles were dead. The homeowner […]… read more

Eastern Canada delivers a pleasant surprise

The waterways around Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia and eastern Quebec are dotted with lighthouses, some of them more than 200-years-old. There are some 150 of them in Nova Scotia alone. Yet even with all these lighthouses, ships still once came to grief in their hundreds. Of course, these days with solar and wind power coupled […]… read more