Western Sydney News

Desperate Panthers look to keep top four dream alive

Last Saturday’s defeat at the hands of Newcastle was a loss a month in the making. It was coming against Manly, coming against the Raiders and certainly coming against the Titans. This Penrith side is a rabble; directionless in attack and horribly lacking confidence. They are in a precarious spot given the Finals start in […]… read more

Festival takes a trip down memory lane

With the sun shining, magpies swooping and flowers starting to bloom, it can only mean one thing… spring is almost upon us. But these aren’t the only things set to come alive in the next few weeks, with Queen Street in St Marys also set to blossom as it celebrates its annual St Marys Spring […]… read more

Rams eye silverware

The Penrith Rams have the best chance of winning a competition in years after five of their teams clinched spots in this weekend’s AFL Sydney Finals. Penrith’s Platinum Division men’s team finished the year in second position and will play Western Magic in week one of the playoffs. Penrith’s Platinum Division Reserves side ended the […]… read more

New hockey fields to open soon

A brand new international standard hockey field, located in Kingswood, will officially open in a matter of weeks after the State Government kicked in $1.2 million to fund various field upgrades in the western Sydney area. On Tuesday afternoon, Penrith MP and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres joined Hockey NSW CEO David Thompson, to announce […]… read more

Key forwards ignore speculation about their futures

High profile Panthers forwards James Tamou and Trent Merrin have responded to rumours they could be on the outer at season’s end. It’s been widely speculated that one or possibly both players could be shown the door at the conclusion of the current season, to help provide some much-needed salary cap space. Tamou may find […]… read more

True community heroes

Devoted, selfless, reliable and passionate. These are just some of the words that describe three local residents who have made incredible contributions to their community. And now Graeme Banks, Amanda Barnes and John Boccanfuso have another thing in common, with all three recently announced as Westfield Penrith’s 2018 Local Heroes. Receiving a $10,000 grant to […]… read more

New laws on the mark

Local children as young as 12 will soon be able to take aim and fire, as the State Government announces a drop in the legal age limit for the popular activity, paintball. New laws passed last week by NSW Parliament will see the age limit for the sport changed from 16 to 12, as well […]… read more

Turmoil in Canberra: Turnbull survives spill

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has seen off a dramatic threat to his leadership and will remain in the top job – for now. Mr Turnbull declared the Liberal leadership position vacant at the start of a party room meeting this morning. Mr Turnbull and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton nominated, with Mr Turnbull winning 48 […]… read more

Turmoil in Canberra: Turnbull survives spill

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has seen off a dramatic threat to his leadership and will remain in the top job – for now. Mr Turnbull declared the Liberal leadership position vacant at the start of a party room meeting this morning. Mr Turnbull and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton nominated, with Mr Turnbull winning 48 […]… read more

Cyclist killed in crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash at St Marys last night. Emergency services were called to Forrester Road, near Griffith Street, about 9.30pm on Monday, after a cyclist and an SUV collided. The 19-year old male cyclist died at the scene. The male driver was not injured but has been taken to hospital for mandatory […]… read more

Man arrested after sledge hammer attack

A man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a man with a sledge hammer during a home invasion in St Marys today. Just after 10.30am, emergency services were called to a home on Putland Street, St Marys, after reports of an assault. “Police have been told the offender forced his way into the home and […]… read more

Suspicious fire at Penrith business

An investigation is underway following a suspicious fire at Penrith overnight. About 11.30pm, emergency services attended Coreen Avenue following reports of a business well alight. NSW Fire & Rescue were able to control the blaze and stop it spreading to neighbouring businesses. The fire was eventually extinguished and no one was injured. A crime scene […]… read more

Suspicious fire at Penrith business

An investigation is underway following a suspicious fire at Penrith overnight. About 11.30pm, emergency services attended Coreen Avenue following reports of a business well alight. NSW Fire & Rescue were able to control the blaze and stop it spreading to neighbouring businesses. The fire was eventually extinguished and no one was injured. A crime scene […]… read more

Men charged over chemist robbery

Two men will appear at court today after police charged them with several offences including an aggravated break and enter at a chemist shop at Kingswood. About 6am yesterday, two men were observed to break into the rear garage storage area of a chemist shop located on the Great Western Highway. Police will allege that […]… read more

WIN a Catherine Britt VIP experience!

Catherine Britt is bringing her multi-award winning alt-country style to Rooty Hill RSL on Friday, August 31 in her only Sydney show this year, performing songs from her brand new album ‘Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts’ and all of her best loved hits. Discovered at the age of 17 by Sir Elton John, […]… read more

Error-riddled Panthers beaten by Knights

Penrith’s hopes of finishing in the top four have taken a huge blow after a disappointing 20-12 loss to Newcastle at Panthers Stadium today. The Panthers made 15 errors on their way to a scrappy loss, with no miracle comeback in the script this afternoon. Penrith will now have to beat either the Warriors or […]… read more

Reflect and remember

The local Vietnam veterans’ community is set to gather this weekend to pay their respects, remember old friends and reflect on what was some of Australia’s darkest days. Originally known as Long Tan Day, Vietnam Veterans Day is held each year on August 18, to commemorate those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice in […]… read more

Confirmed: 248 flu cases in local area

It’s official, just a few weeks out from spring, NSW Health has announced that the flu season is officially upon us. Starting two months later than last year, the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) has already had 248 confirmed influenza cases this year. But it’s not all bad news, with the number of […]… read more