Western Sydney News

Carmen gets special treatment in Penrith

The Penrith Symphony Orchestra is presenting Bizet’s opera ‘Carmen’. Be swept away by a tale of fate, lust, murder and jealousy in a full concert performance of one of the greatest operas of all time. ‘Carmen’ has since become one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the classical canon; the ‘Habanera’ from […]… read more

Local actor leads the way in West Side Story

It’s hailed as one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time, and now ‘West Side Story’ is back in Sydney. After touring Europe, the show is coming directly to Australia with a local resident playing one of the lead roles. Noah Mullins, from Leonay, has grown up around musical theatre and has made his […]… read more

Panthers look to get back on track against lowly Bulldogs

Penrith return to the venue where their recent seven match winning streak began when they head to Western Sydney Stadium on Saturday to take on the Bulldogs. It was against Parramatta way back on May 23 that Penrith’s season, then flat on the canvas, had life breathed into it, and over the ensuing couple of […]… read more

Dramatic arrest at South Penrith hotel

A man and a woman were arrested in South Penrith on Tuesday in relation to outstanding warrants and drug and firearm matters. About 4pm yesterday, officers from the Proactive Crime Team Penrith attended a hotel on Smith Street, South Penrith, and arrested a 34-year-old man in relation to outstanding warrants. Upon searching the man, police […]… read more

NRL probing Cleary approach to referee

The NRL has confirmed it is investigating an incident involving Penrith coach Ivan Cleary and referee Ashley Klein at half-time of yesterday’s clash between the Panthers and Raiders at Panthers Stadium. It has been reported that Cleary had words with Klein in the tunnel at half-time, but that Klein did not hear what was said. […]… read more

Raiders too good for Panthers

Penrith’s stunning mid-season winning streak has been ended by a dominant Canberra Raiders at Panthers Stadium. The visitors won 30-18 and remain in the top four for at least another week, while Penrith finish the round in seventh spot ahead of their clash with Canterbury next weekend. The Panthers opened the scoring through Brian To’o […]… read more

Man charged after pointing laser at police chopper

A man has been charged after a laser was pointed at a NSW Police helicopter overnight. About midnight, Polair2 was deployed to the Mount Druitt area to assist police on the ground. The police helicopter was allegedly repeatedly and persistently targeted by a green laser device over an hour period. Crew members tracked a man […]… read more

Former St Marys priest jailed

A former St Marys priest has been jailed for a minimum of nine months for historical sex abuse against children. Richard John Cattell, 79, who was based at Our Lady of the Rosary, St Marys between 1982 and 1994, was sentenced at Penrith District Court this afternoon for historical offences against five victims. Two of […]… read more

Masked Panther: Buy a beanie!

This weekend is Beanie for Brain Cancer Round and once again the Panthers are getting behind the concept. “Beanie for Brain Cancer Round is one of the most important weeks for the community on the rugby league calendar,” said NRL CEO Todd Greenberg. “The collective support shown from the players, coaches and fans at the […]… read more