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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.

Singing in the face of adversity

Talented 17-year-old Lilyan Smith has already overcome more hurdles in her young life than most would encounter in several lifetimes. The severely debilitated autistic girl from Forrestfield was recently cast in a role of Beauty and the Beast and will ...

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Calls to turf plastic into extinction

Calls are growing louder to ban plastic shopping bags and groups in Guildford, Kalamunda and Mundaring are encouraging residents to make small changes next month that have a big impact during plastic free July. This week, WA Environment Minister Stephen ...

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Colourful celebrations of culture

Art exhibitions, an arts festival and a family friendly storytelling event are just some of the activities created to celebrate Noongar culture this month. Amnesty International has collaborated with the Noongar Institute of Western Australia to host a Noongar Yarning ...

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Keeping the language alive

Noongar language exponent, Gina Williams is striving to keep her unique language alive and her efforts have won a West Australian of the Year Award for her dedication to the task of reviving the Noongar language through song. For Ms ...

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Naming and decorating big machines

Five talented children have beaten over 100 entries across the state to win in a competition to name and decorate the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) set to dig the tunnels for the Forrestfield-Airport Link. TBMs will begin drilling next month ...

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Getting stuck into a $10m expansion

Dignitaries dug into the launch of Midland Gate’s $100 million expansion with a sod turning event on Friday last week. Vicinity Centres Executive General Manager of Development Carolyn Viney broke first ground together with the Midland MLA Michelle Roberts and ...

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Having a ball helping others

Brain cancer is a very personal issue and the severe lack of research, funding and attention paid to the disease is a subject that is sadly extremely close to Rebecca Vella’s heart. The Ellenbrook mother of four’s passion and desire ...

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Queenslander set to rule Zarnia

THE dream of living in luxury in an idyllic bushland setting is alive and well in this Queenlander style residence that is fit for a king on Zarnia Drive, Mundaring. This huge five bedroom, two bathroom, family home is nestled ...

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