Western Sydney News

Powerlifters aim for gold

Eight of the strongest people in Penrith will be representing their country at the Oceania Regional Powerlifting Championships next weekend in Queensland. To be held on the Gold Coast, powerlifters from 14 nations will come together for a weekend of heavy lifting. Five males and three females from Strength Nation powerlifting gym in Jamisontown will […]… read more

Nurses and midwives call for better conditions

Fed-up nurses and midwives say they’re sick of being a dumping ground as they argue for adequate funding and staff-to-patient ratios. Hosted by the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA), members gathered at Nepean Hospital on Wednesday to call on the government to provide better staffing as the hospital continues to burst at the seams. […]… read more

Truck crashes through building in St Marys

Nobody has been killed or seriously injured despite a truck ploughing through a building in St Marys this afternoon. The accident happened on Queen Street near King Street at about 2pm. It is understood four people were injured but nobody had to be transported to hospital. It is a miracle there wasn’t any serious injuries […]… read more

Make a wish come true this Christmas

Kmart Penrith and the Salvation Army are sharing the Christmas spirit for those who are doing it tough with the launch of this year’s Wishing Tree Appeal. On Tuesday, a special ceremony was held at the store which saw song, dance and magic performances from Henry Fulton Public School and Magic Macy. Kmart is now […]… read more

Moustaches are on Point

18 mo-tivated staff members from OnePointHealth will raise vital funds for men’s health as part of the Movember movement. With the goal to raise $7000, all of the male employees have joined together to both create awareness and support the cause. OnePointHealth CEO, Michael Todd, said he feels privileged to be part of such a […]… read more

Government must win back trust

In the weeks prior to the predictable demise of NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley, many in the Government had been worried that he was gaining traction and was on the verge of toppling Gladys Berejiklian in March and becoming Premier. In simpler terms, the Coalition thought it was in trouble. Despite a reasonably strong track […]… read more

Defqon.1 party-goer convicted despite clean record

A university student caught with two ecstasy tablets secreted on him at a popular dance festival has been convicted of drug possession, despite it being his first brush with the law. The luck of the draw worked against Cheng Sean Tan last Thursday, when he was convicted by Magistrate Geoff Hiatt of possessing MDMA at […]… read more

Spelling champs are lost for words

Etymology, irredeemable, and enthusiasm were just a few of the words Emilia McCarthy, aged nine, successfully spelled at the 2018 NSW Premier’s Spelling Bee, securing her win in the junior division. The Year 4 student from Glenmore Park Public School was among 100 junior and senior finalists from across the state that went letter-to-letter at […]… read more

Griffith hopes to strike in second stint with Thunder

After not setting the Big Bash world on fire like she would have wanted to in her debut season, experienced all-rounder Lisa Griffith is excited and grateful to be given the opportunity to have another shot. The 26-year-old Penrith Cricket Club and NSW Breakers star was over the moon this week, signing a new two-year […]… read more

Country stars headline new festival

Some of the biggest country music stars in the world are heading to Australia next year as part of the inaugural Australian Country To Country festival. Superstar Tim McGraw will headline the event at Qudos Bank Arena in September 2019, alongside the chart-topping Kelsea Ballerini and popular band Midland. C2C Australia will be 10 hours […]… read more

Still Thirsty for more

In the mid 2000s Thirsty Merc took Australia by storm, inundating the airwaves with their hit singles ‘In The Summertime’, ‘20 Good Reasons’ and ‘Someday, Someday’. Now, 16 years after their formation, the Sydney boys are still going strong. Following a brief hiatus and an overseas venture, the band are back and taking their live […]… read more

Gingerbread village to highlight festive fun in Penrith

Penrith is about to receive a giant gingerbread village complete with local locations that include Panthers Stadium, High Street, Penrith’s giant Christmas tree and of course a nativity scene. For train enthusiasts the village will also include a station and fully functioning train set. This is the first time a feat of this size has […]… read more

Controversy over letter: School aims to protect “religious freedom”

Penrith Anglican College (PAC) has joined 33 other schools across the state urging the Federal Government to protect exemptions in the Sex Discrimination Act that enable them to turn away gay teachers. The letter, which was addressed to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, follows the introduction of a bill to stop […]… read more

Seniors to get tech savvy

Older people in Penrith have the opportunity to increase their digital skills to stay connected through the NSW Government’s popular Tech Savvy Seniors program. Delivered in partnership with Telstra, Tech Savvy Seniors provides free or low cost training through a network of community colleges and libraries to help older people learn to use computers, tablets […]… read more

Council chips in to help Lachlan Shire locals

Penrith City Councillors have joined with Council staff to raise money for drought affected farmers in Lachlan Shire, NSW. Penrith Council and Lachlan Shire first entered into a Friendship City Agreement in 2006 and have since enjoyed 12 years of mutual friendship. In this time they have partnered to deliver community programs and events as […]… read more

Charges over historic sex offences

A man has been extradited from Queensland and charged with historical sexual assault offences that are alleged to have occurred in St Marys in the 1970s. Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District commenced an investigation into alleged sexual assaults of a 10-year-old girl in St Marys. The offences are alleged to have occurred between 1974 […]… read more

Man killed in Colyton crash

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after the death of a man in a single vehicle crash at Colyton this morning. About 5.15am, emergency services were called to intersection of Hewitt Street and Roper Road. It appears a single vehicle has failed to negotiate the intersection, struck metal railings and rolled. The vehicle […]… read more

Car to support Daley as Labor leader

Londonderry MP Prue Car has confirmed she will back Michael Daley as the new Labor leader following the resignation of Luke Foley yesterday. Mr Foley quit as Opposition Leader just four months out from the State Election after serious allegations were levelled against him by an ABC journalist. He denies the allegations. Ms Car said […]… read more