Western Sydney News

Woman with unrestrained child in car fails drug test

A woman, who returned a positive roadside drug test, has been fined for travelling with an unrestrained child in her car in Werrington earlier this week. Police attached to Strike Force Puma stopped the Holden Captiva for a random breath test on the Great Western Highway at Werrington around 12.45pm on Monday. As police approached […]… read more

Tradies on theft alert

For Werrington resident Jonathon Lees, it was business as usual when the 32-year-old got up before the sun to start his day at work recently. But after packing his things into his car, the tradesman of 10 years was furious when he discovered all of his tools were missing – $6000 worth. With the back […]… read more

How stress fractures develop and how to avoid them

It’s not every week a stress fracture will walk through our doors, which is why it was bizarre to treat a few in the one afternoon. A stress fracture is a tiny crack in a bone, which develops over a period of time from a repetitive activity. Often the pain is distinctive and becomes worse […]… read more

Fresh approach for Chamber

New Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce President Simon Gould says he’s excited about the challenges that are ahead for the organisation. Mr Gould, of Hilary Nathan Media and Orbit Marketing, was elected President at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting last week. Mr Gould has been appointed to the role for the next 12 months with […]… read more

Movie night could make a world of difference

Penrith locals are being called upon to unite as a community and make a difference this International Anti-Slavery Day. Shining the light in the darkness of millions of children who are trafficked or trapped in sexual slavery, organisation Destiny Rescue is hosting a movie night fundraiser with the aim of raising enough funds to recuse […]… read more

Beat the booze this Ocsober

Local residents are being urged to give booze the boot this October in order to help spread the message about one of Australia’s silent killers. ‘Ocsober’ is in its 10th year and is the national fundraising initiative by Life Education. It aims to send a message to drinkers – young and old – that drinking […]… read more

Man shot by police at Nepean Hospital placed in induced coma

Police have confirmed the 54-year-old man shot by officers at Nepean Hospital yesterday has been placed in an induced coma. Police opened fire with both a taser and gun after the man produced two knives just outside the Emergency Department around 4pm yesterday. It sparked a full scale emergency with the Bomb Squad called in […]… read more

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