Western Sydney News

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

Lang on League: Round 19

You can read our preview of Panthers v Raiders here, but it’s over to Peter Lang with the rest of the round’s games… Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v North Queensland Cowboys One side is in freefall and has lost five games in a row, while the other is one loss away from being out of finals contention. […]… read more

Why is added sugar so bad for you?

High consumption of added sugar is strongly linked to obesity, which is a risk factor for many health conditions including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.… read more

Kitty wants you to laugh all night

Much-loved comedian Kitty Flanagan is performing a special encore of her smash hit show, ‘Smashing’, at The Joan in Penrith to give audiences one final opportunity to see her do what she does best. Kitty said she isn’t nervous for her encore show but excited and will take the audience through a whole range of […]… read more

Maloney’s French connection: Star half to quit Panthers

James Maloney will this afternoon confirm he’s leaving the Penrith Panthers at the end of the season. The 33-year-old is understood to have signed a lucrative three-year deal with Super League club Catalans Dragons. His announcement this afternoon will kick-off the Maloney farewell tour as he brings down the curtain on an NRL career that […]… read more