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Echo News gives readers an alternative to other media outlets in WA and enjoys a very high rate of readership in its distribution area. Our Echo News team are a small group of devoted individuals who work hard to give the local community an easy to read, yet intelligent mix of local community stories.

Midland Oval makes way for road

WORK started on the Midland Oval redevelopment this morning with a front end loader turning over the first line of turf to make way for the extension of The Avenue. There was a police presence when work crews arrived to ...

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Fox control methods under review

APPROPRIATE signage was installed at a site where a pet labradoodle was trapped by a padded soft-claw fox trap says the City of Kalamunda. In response to media attention after the incident, the City said its fox control program was ...

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Tania Lawrence steps up

TOURISM, the environment and job creation are three key areas of devotion for Mundaring resident and Darling Range by-election Labor candidate Tania Lawrence.  With 20 years’ experience in the hills, Ms Lawrence has been involved in a multitude of community ...

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Alyssa Hayden off and running

DARLING Range candidate Alyssa Hayden says she is ready to hit the ground running to work for her constituents. Mrs Hayden spent her childhood across Darlington and Mount Helena and, although she does not currently live within the electorate, said ...

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See the hills in black and white

RARE photos from the early career of award winning hills photographer Richard Woldendorp are on display for the first time at Mundaring Arts Centre. Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective is a celebration of the Glen Forrest photographer’s first experimental ...

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Park renaming to recognise local icon

COMMUNITY feedback is wanted to rename a Lesmurdie Park in recognition of Men of the Trees founder and City of Kalamunda freeman Barrie Oldfield.  The former Men of the Trees WA, now Trillion Trees, president was known for his commitment ...

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Electronic device ID theft warning

A SPIKE in the number of mobile devices sold with personal information still on them has a Midland pawnbroker concerned. Cash City manager Josh Mckenna-Birkby said he now spent up to an hour everyday clearing personal identification and photos from ...

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Community spirit drives billy cart fun

COMMUNITY, nostalgia and old fashion fun embody the spirit of the inaugural Hills Billy Cart Festival coming to the streets of Mount Helena on October 28. Well-known community members John Bell, Martin Beal and Stephen Fox, are reliving boyhood memories ...

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