Western Sydney News

Super Bowl fever hits Penrith

Everybody in the United States stops for the Super Bowl like Australians do for the Melbourne Cup, and once again Penrith will be getting in on all the action with a number of local venues hosting parties this Monday morning. For the third straight year the New England Patriots are in the big dance, this […]… read more

Giants look for big season in AFLW

The AFLW has gone from strength to strength in recent years and this season will welcome two new teams and a conference finals system to the fold. North Melbourne and Geelong will join the AFLW in 2019, increasing the number of teams from eight to 10. The competition’s expansion will result in the league being […]… read more

500 not out: Pat’s incredible milestone

It would be hard to find anyone more passionate about cricket locally than Colyton grandfather Pat Yates. The 72-year-old hasn’t just been involved with the game behind the scenes for decades, but he still whacks on the pads and gloves and plays it. Now in his 36th straight season for the Colyton St Clair Colts […]… read more

State Government to recruit record number of teachers

The State Government will hire an additional 4600 teachers to join the ranks of the public school system – delivering the highest number of teachers in the State’s history. The announcement was made by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Education Minister Rob Stokes during a visit to Penrith’s York Public School this morning. “We are […]… read more

NDIS roll-out creates burden of staff shortages at local providers

There’s no doubt that as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out across the country, the access to disability support is expanding. But with every success there are downfalls, as the scheme begins to spread itself thin leaving areas like Penrith with severe staff shortages. Local NDIS provider, the Luke Priddis Foundation (LPF), has […]… read more

Losing his locks for a cause

When Jamisontown resident Alexander Hale was just 10-years-old, he decided to start growing his hair in the hope to one day donate it to Wigs for Kids. Now, four years on and with hair down to his shoulder blades, the 14-year-old is raising money for the Leukemia Foundation as he sets out to shave his […]… read more

60 years of hits and memories

Digger Revell is inviting everyone to celebrate his 60th anniversary of being an Australian rocker this February in an amazing afternoon of music and memories in his show ‘The Best Years of Our Lives!’ featuring Vicky O’Keefe. The spectacular seniors show will transport audiences back to the days of live music on TV shows like […]… read more

Mansour feels right at home

Josh Mansour is one of Penrith’s longest serving players, having made his NRL debut back in 2012. However, despite his long affiliation with the Panthers club, only now does the former NSW Origin winger feel right at home. During the off-season, the 28-year-old along with his wife Daniella and one-year-old daughter Siana finally made the […]… read more

Why you shouldn’t panic when share prices fall

For almost all of us, the bulk of our Superannuation is invested in the share market, whether that be locally or overseas. In my experience a lot of people don’t really understand what is entailed with investing in shares. This lack of understanding leads to a lack of confidence. A lack of confidence leads to […]… read more

Woman blows five times legal limit after crash

A woman will be charged after colliding with a bus and blowing over five times the legal limit in Penrith. About 6.30pm last night, a 48-year-old woman was driving a Nissan Micra on Lawson Street, Penrith, when she collided with a bus. As a result of the crash the bus driver and about seven passengers […]… read more

Toddler rushed to hospital after being found face down in pool

A toddler is in a critical condition after being pulled from an inflatable swimming pool at Ropes Crossing this evening. The two-year-old boy was found by his family face down in the pool around 7pm. Emergency crews were called to the scene, including the CareFlight rescue helicopter, which landed a few hundred metres from the […]… read more

Liberal Party confirms Londonderry candidate

The Liberal Party has finally confirmed its candidate for Londonderry at the upcoming State Election with local business owner Belinda Hill to take on Labor’s Prue Car. Ms Car currently holds Londonderry comfortably after achieving a 14.2 per cent swing to her at the 2015 election. With extensive business experience, having owned and operated two […]… read more

Milwaukee: A more relaxing US experience

If I were to ask you what you know about Milwaukee, Wisconsin, chances are you might recall the hit 1970s sitcom, ‘Laverne & Shirley’. Either that or you’re a bike nerd and know Milwaukee as the birthplace of the iconic US motorcycle brand, Harley-Davidson. Milwaukee is roughly the size of Newcastle (NSW) and with a […]… read more

Woomera: Giving up its secrets

Maybe it was the fact that the mere act of taking those photos could have had me shot on sight back in the Cold War days. Was that a government agent behind that eucalypt tree with binoculars trained on my every move, or maybe a Russian spy lurking in the shadows with a tiny camera […]… read more

Zagreb: It’s got just about everything

It may not have an Eiffel Tower, Colosseum or Trafalgar Square, but what the Croatian capital lacks in monumental icons, it does have a treasure or two of its own. Topping the bill is the Museum of Broken Relationships in the city’s Upper Town. Dedicated to failed love relationships, the museum’s exhibits include personal objects […]… read more

Zagreb: It’s got just about everything

It may not have an Eiffel Tower, Colosseum or Trafalgar Square, but what the Croatian capital lacks in monumental icons, it does have a treasure or two of its own. Topping the bill is the Museum of Broken Relationships in the city’s Upper Town. Dedicated to failed love relationships, the museum’s exhibits include personal objects […]… read more

Hong Kong: Busy is an understatement

It’s a simple ‘ding ding’, but when there are more than 160 of them it adds to the cacophony of noise along the tramways of Hong Kong Island. Affectionately called ‘ding ding’ by locals, mimicking the sound of a bell, the city’s 114-year-old trams shake, rattle and roll their way past some of the island’s […]… read more

Hong Kong: Busy is an understatement

It’s a simple ‘ding ding’, but when there are more than 160 of them it adds to the cacophony of noise along the tramways of Hong Kong Island. Affectionately called ‘ding ding’ by locals, mimicking the sound of a bell, the city’s 114-year-old trams shake, rattle and roll their way past some of the island’s […]… read more