Western Sydney News

BREAKING: Shooting incident at Nepean Hospital

Nepean Hospital is in lockdown after a reported shooting incident this afternoon. Multiple sources are reporting that a man pulled a knife and was shot by police. Paramedics are treating one person for injuries. Radio 2GB is reporting that the man who was shot is alive and was shot in the stomach. It is understood […]… read more

“I did everything I could”

For Silverdale resident Jarrad Sherlock, a quick trip into town to grab dinner turned into a night he will never forget. Riding in the passenger seat, the 21-year-old was headed to his girlfriend Danika Lyster’s home in Glenmore Park when the pair witnessed one of the most horrific accidents right in front of their eyes. […]… read more

Proud to represent their state

Three local women will represent their state this weekend at netball’s prestigious Marie Little Shield competition in Brisbane. Cranebrook resident Melissa Gallagher, Glenmore Park local Dallas Austin and Karina Baines from Emu Heights will don the sky blue at the tournament, which officially gets underway on Friday at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. The Marie Little […]… read more

National Amputee Awareness Week prompts important conversations

Glenmore Park local Cheryl McDonald has a strong message for everyone this National Amputee Awareness Week – “I’m a below the knee amputee but I haven’t got a disability”. Stepping on a piece of glass 22 years ago, Ms McDonald ended up contracting chronic osteomyelitis and septicaemia, which resulted in her right leg having to […]… read more

Roaring for three decades

For the past 30 years the Lions Club of Emu Plains have roared with success, helping those within the local community who need it most. The club, which was created by charter member John Choma in 1988, has grown to have 13 members, over 15 Friends of Lions and four Young Friends of Lions. Lions […]… read more

Home business just clicks

For many years women were faced with a difficult decision – career or kids? Londonderry resident, Grace Leong, is proving this is no longer the case, as the mother of three’s online business reaps success. Three years ago, when Ms Leong was on maternity leave, she was struggling to make ends meet. With a passion […]… read more

Husar may re-contest seat after all

As Labor scrambles to find a new candidate to contest Lindsay at next year’s Federal Election, sitting MP Emma Husar has hinted her political career may not be over after all. Ms Husar announced her intention not to stand at next year’s election following the fallout of an investigation into serious allegations against her, the […]… read more

RCG, Peachey selected for Kangaroos

Penrith duo Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Tyrone Peachey have been selected in the Kangaroos squad to play New Zealand and Tonga later this month. It is the first time Peachey has been selected to represent Australia. South Sydney’s Greg Inglis has been appointed Captain following the Representative retirement of Cameron Smith. “This is a new era […]… read more

Charges laid after fatal crash

A man has been charged following investigations into Friday night’s tragic fatal crash at Orchard Hills. About 7.40pm on Friday, a Mazda 3 travelling south on the Northern Road, near Glenmore Parkway at Orchard Hills, collided with a Nissan Tiida travelling north. 23-year-old Katherine Hoang, who was pregnant with twins, and her 17-year-old sister-in-law Anh […]… read more

Orchard Hills crash victims named

The pregnant woman killed in last night’s horror crash at Orchard Hills has been named as 23-year-old Penrith local Katherine Hoang. Mrs Hoang’s unborn twins also died in the crash. Her husband Bronco Hoang was pulled from the wreckage and remains in a critical condition in hospital. Bronco’s 17-year-old sister, Anh Hoang, was driving the […]… read more

Fatalities confirmed after horror Orchard Hills crash

Two women, one of whom was heavily pregnant, have died and two men are in a critical condition following a multi-vehicle crash in Orchard Hills last night. About 7.40pm last night, emergency services were called to the Northern Road, near Glenmore Parkway at Orchard Hills, after reports of a crash. Police have been told a […]… read more

Duo arrested following assault

A man and woman have been arrested after a man was assaulted in Kingswood this morning. About 10.20am today, emergency services were called to Bringelly Road, Kingswood, after reports a 48-year-old man was assaulted. When officers from Nepean Police Area Command arrived, they found the injured man suffering facial injuries. He was treated at the […]… read more

Wallacia teen charged with attempted murder

A 16-year-old from Wallacia has become the fourth person charged with attempted murder after a woman was allegedly thrown from Windsor Bridge into the Hawkesbury River. Police were called to George Street, Windsor, about 6am on Sunday, September 23, when the 19-year-old woman sought help after managing to swim to the riverbank. She told police […]… read more

Wanderers to play Sydney FC in Penrith

The Western Sydney Wanderers will host their FFA Cup Semi Final match against Sydney FC at Panthers Stadium on Saturday, October 6. The historic fixture will see the Wanderers host the Sydney Derby in Penrith for the very first time with a large turnout expected for the knock-out match. Wanderers members will receive a special […]… read more

Ross Dobson’s next chapter

He is the local chef and food author that gave Penrith two iconic dining spots, but now Ross Dobson has decided to start a new chapter in his career. The founder of Café at Lewers, The Union Restaurant and Vincent Diner in Glenbrook, Mr Dobson recently made the decision to hang up his apron and […]… read more

OMCG member arrested at Luddenham

A member of Satudarah outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will face court today after being arrested on a conviction warrant relating to the alleged theft of an excavator earlier this year. In June, a 30-year-old man was charged in relation to the alleged theft of an excavator from the Windsor area. A conviction warrant was issued […]… read more

John Thain appointed new General Manager of Luke Priddis Foundation

Former Penrith Mayor John Thain has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Luke Priddis Foundation. Cr Thain finished his tenure as full-time Mayor on Monday night. He will start at the Foundation on October 8. Foundation Chairman Luke Priddis said the experience and leadership that Mr Thain brings demonstrated to the Board […]… read more

Lions donate new medical technology to Nepean Hospital

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nepean Hospital recently received a significant donation that is set to have a huge impact on the smallest of people. The Penrith Lions Club donated two Monivent Neo ventilation training systems worth over $12,000 to the unit, making Nepean Hospital the first in Australia to use the new […]… read more