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LOUISE Zajac has spent the past 11 years mixing with the high-flyers of Parramatta business - now she is looking forward to mixing paints in Bunnings.
Saturday, 16 January 2021 14:05

ELDERLY SLOW TO EMBRACE DIGITAL SCRIPTS

Technology a barrier for some, say phamacists
ELIZABETH FRIAS
ELDERLY patients in Western Sydney have been reluctant to take up e-scripts for their medications, an option that was launched in May 2020.
Friday, 15 January 2021 10:27

POLICE NEWS FROM AROUND THE REGION

Fatal crash - Berkshire Park
ABOUT 6am on January 21, emergency services were called to The Northern Road, Berkshire Park, after reports a truck and car had collided head-on.
 
The driver and sole occupant of the car died at the scene.
 
The male truck driver was uninjured and has been taken to Hawkesbury Hospital for mandatory testing.
 
Officers from Nepean Police Area Command have established a crime scene and the Northern Road remains closed between Carrington Road and Leitch Avenue. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
 
No further information is available at this time.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.
 
Man charged over alleged damaged property, Public Health Order breach - Kellyville Ridge
 
A MAN has been charged after allegedly damaging property and refusing to comply with a Public Health Order at a fast-food outlet in Sydney’s north-west.
 
About 8pm on Saturday, January 9 officers from Quakers Hill Police Area Command were called to a restaurant on Windsor Road, Kellyville Ridge, following reports a customer had become aggressive towards staff.
 
Police will allege in court that a man began to make an order at the counter when he was asked by staff to complete a COVID-safe check-in, in line with the current Public Health Orders.
 
The man refused and allegedly became aggressive and verbally abused staff, before he pushed a cash register and printer off the counter and left the restaurant. No injuries were reported.
 
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident commenced and following inquiries, a 25-year-old man was arrested at Riverstone Police station on January 11.
 
The St Marys man was charged with destroy or damage property, use offensive language in/near public place and not comply with noticed direction re s7/8/9 – COVID19.
 
He was granted conditional bail to appear before Blacktown Local Court on February 1, 2021.
 
Disqualified driver charged following high-range PCA crash - Windsor
 
A MAN, disqualified from driving until 2038, has appeared in court charged with multiple traffic offences, following a crash in Sydney’s north-west yesterday.
 
About 4pm on January 11, officers from Hawkesbury Highway Patrol received reports of a fail-to-stop crash on Macquarie Street, Windsor.
 
Police have been told a Holden Commodore crashed into the back of a Utility, before driving away from the scene.
 
A short time later, officers located the vehicle on Mileham Street, Windsor. The Holden failed to stop when directed to by police, and a pursuit was initiated.
 
The pursuit was terminated a short time later when the Holden stopped on James Meehan Street. The 52-year-old driver was arrested.
 
The man provided a positive roadside breath test, and was taken to Windsor Police Station, where he allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.219.
 
Checks revealed the man is disqualified from driving until 2038.
 
He was charged with drive with high range PCA, not give particulars to other driver, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, disobey no right turn sign and negligent driving.
 
The South Windsor man was refused bail to appear before Penrith Local Court today (Tuesday 12 January 2021).
 
Wanted Glen Innes man located at Windsor
 
POLICE have located and charged a man who allegedly escaped from a minimum-security correctional facility in Glen Innes last year.
 
Officers from New England Police District commenced an investigation after the man was reported missing from the facility on Gwydir Highway about on May 23, 2020.
 
Following extensive inquiries, officers attached to Hawksbury Police Area Command, assisted by the Dog Unit, attended a home on New Street, Windsor about 5am on January 11 where they arrested the 44-year-old man who was allegedly attempting to flee out the back of the house.
 
The man was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station where two outstanding warrants were executed for inmate escape/attempt to escape from lawful custody and steal motor vehicle.
AUSTRALIA Post has recorded its biggest month ever in its 211 year history, with more than 52 million parcels delivered during December, an almost 20 per cent increase on the previous year.
Sunday, 10 January 2021 11:20

FIRST LOOK AT MANUFACTURING FACILITY

State-of-the-art innovation hub revealed
THE first images depicting what the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) will look like reveal a state-of-the-art building at the centre of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis’ growing innovation hub.
Friday, 08 January 2021 15:28

AUSTRALIA DAY IN BLACKTOWN CITY

Concert cancelled, as Ambassador named
THE requirement to adhere to NSW Government COVID-19 Public Health orders and guidelines has resulted in changes to Australia Day 2021 celebrations in Blacktown City.
Wednesday, 06 January 2021 08:38

PLANS FOR NEW HOTEL AT PENRITH

Old Log Cabin set for Laundy revival
PLANS have been lodged for a new hotel on the edge of the Nepean River at Penrith.
Monday, 04 January 2021 06:52

FIRST BABY OF 2021 BORN AT WESTMEAD

First-time parents welcome a baby girl
ELIZABETH FRIAS
A YOUNG couple from Mays Hill are the proud parents of Parramatta LGA's first baby born at Westmead Hospital just five minutes after the clock welcomed the first day of 2021 in Australia.
UNRULY house guests, deceptive hosts and letting agents behaving badly will from today be subject to strict new short-term rental accommodation laws that could see them banned from participating in the sector.
Friday, 01 January 2021 11:53

THREE NEW COVID CASES IN WEST

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has asked anyone living in the Western Sydney suburbs of Greystanes, Auburn, Lidcombe and Berala to be on high alert for symptoms after NSW recorded three new cases of COVID-19 in Western Sydney following a subdued New Years Eve in Sydney last night. Two of the new cases are from the same household and one is a close contact of someone in that house, authorities say. Chief health officer Kerry Chant said none of the cases are linked to the northern beaches cluster
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