Western Sydney News

Amber’s got country spark

Country music singer-songwriter Amber Lawrence has had a busy past three years. She has released award-winning albums, got married, had a baby and is now heading back to Rooty Hill to launch her new album ‘Spark’. “I released an album called ‘Happy Ever After’, then I released a kids’ album called ‘The Kids Gone Country’, […]… read more

After hitting rock bottom, Panthers begin process of resurgence

There are many words that could be used to describe Penrith’s performance against the Wests Tigers last Friday. Most of them are unprintable. It was a rock-bottom effort from a side that had everything to play for. That opening 20 minutes was not befitting of the pride that should come with wearing the Penrith jersey […]… read more

Vegan protesters storm Penrith chicken shop

A group of vegan protesters who call themselves the “Truth Walkers” made a controversial visit to a High Street chicken shop last weekend. At 1.10pm on Sunday, May 12 the five animal welfare advocates entered the premises wearing TV screens around their necks that depicted animals being slaughtered in the process of food manufacturing. Onlookers, […]… read more

Cleary swings axe: Mansour, RCG dropped

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary has dropped fan favourites Josh Mansour and Reagan Campbell-Gillard for Friday night’s clash with the Warriors. Mansour will play Canterbury Cup while Campbell-Gillard has been named on the extended first grade bench, meaning he is still a chance to be a late inclusion into the side. Dylan Edwards has been brought […]… read more

Witnesses sought after man suffers serious burns

A man has is being treated in hospital after being found suffering from serious burns at Penrith last week. About 1.45pm last Friday, emergency services were called after a 37-year-old man was found in a park on Woodriff Street, with significant burns to the lower part of his body. He was flown to Royal Prince […]… read more

New chef delivers wow factor at The Ming

Dive into the authentic and exquisite flavours of Asia’s most mouth-watering dishes. There’s a new chef in town at The Ming Asian Cuisine Restaurant, located inside the iconic Panthers Penrith, who has over 55 years of experience. Born in Hong Kong, Head Chef Chung Keelouie first started working in a kitchen at just 13-years-old. Now, […]… read more

Putting food on the table

There are people all over western Sydney who struggle each day to put food on their tables, but a local charity is aiming to ensure less people go hungry.… read more

Coalition promises to upgrade neighbourhood centres

Community, sports, seniors and recreational groups will benefit from upgraded local facilities as part of a funding package that will renew four neighbourhood centres across Penrith City. A re-elected Morrison Liberal Government will invest $1.5 million towards the upgrade of four halls within the Penrith LGA which have been identified by Penrith City Council as […]… read more

Ropes Crossing man charged over M4 crash

A Ropes Crossing man has been charged over Thursday’s tragic fatal crash on the M4. Emergency services were called to the Church Street off-ramp about 5.50am Thursday, responding to reports of a multi-vehicle crash. Officers from Cumberland Police Area Command arrived to find 11 vehicles stopped at the crash site, and a 36-year-old man from […]… read more

Dominant Tigers embarrass Panthers

Penrith look more like wooden spooners than Finals contenders – falling 30-4 to the Wests Tigers at Suncorp Stadium as the club falls into crisis. The Panthers were never in the contest, conceding four tries in the opening 11 minutes in what was an embarrassing performance that has – temporarily at least – shifted Penrith […]… read more

Panthers welcome Finals venue announcement

Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher has welcomed the NRL’s announcement that week one Finals matches will again be played at suburban venues. The NRL’s decision means that Panthers Stadium could again host Finals if Penrith qualify for a home final. In the last three years Penrith have been forced to play home finals at either Allianz […]… read more

Don’t miss fashionable fundraiser

The Penrith Hospital Auxiliary is using fashion to fundraise. They are teaming up with Golden Girl Fashion to raise funds for much-needed medical equipment for Nepean Hospital. Assistant Secretary, June Hewett has been a member for 29 years and said they are trying something new this year. “We are doing a fashion show where the […]… read more

Approval granted for new health hub

A Development Application for a new health hub in Penrith has been approved. Cornerstone Building Developments is planning to build the new health hub in the heart of the Penrith hospital precinct. Adjacent to the Nepean Public and Private Hospitals, the Nepean Health Hub has been designed specifically for medical uses and will complement the […]… read more