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Crime down but thefts rise

ANTISOCIAL behaviour has dropped in the Midland Central Business District but stealing is on the rise according to police who are stepping up efforts to tackle the trend. Midland police want the public to help them identify two offenders pictured ...

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The Bridges zone changes

THE City of Swan has voted for a staff recommendation to initiate an amendment to the city’s local planning scheme No. 17 in relation to zoning uses in The Bridges estate. An officer’s report said The Bridges had mostly been ...

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Raising awareness about the homeless

CARING staff at Swan Emergency Accommodation opened their door to the community on Friday last week to raise awareness about homelessness. The SEA office on Spring Park Road in Midland provides advocacy, support and, information about homelessness and makes housing ...

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Scouts and guides mark half century

MEMORIES were shared as past and present members of the Eastern Hills Guide and Scout Group came from far and wide to celebrate 50 years. Heritage researcher Carolyn Sawyer said it was on July 7, 1964 the 1st Eastern Hills ...

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Schools help the Anzac spirit live on

FALLS Road Primary School and Lesmurdie Senior High School have been awarded for their commitment to commemorating and learning about the service and sacrifice of Australians during wartime and ensuring the Anzac spirit lives on. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Minister ...

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Launching a humane food initiative

ANIMAL welfare is high on the menu for 30 restaurants and caf�s in the Swan Valley, which has been named Australia’s first Humane Food Region. Foodies, chefs and politicians congregated around the region’s best food and wine during the launch ...

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Rosehill residents petition parliament

RESIDENTS against a proposal to turn land zoned rural into urban so a massive housing development can be built on the former Rosehill Golf Course say they have lost confidence in the City of Swan following the council’s recent decision ...

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Sleeping rough

SOUP, a buttered roll and a hard floor to sleep on during a chilly winter’s night gave a group of primary school students a small insight into the plight of people who are homeless. Walliston Primary School Year six student ...

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Scavenging not allowed

KERBSIDE collection is underway and residents are being warned scavenging through the unwanted goods is not permitted. Shire of Mundaring chief executive officer Jonathan Throssell said scavenging frequently created unsafe traffic conditions, interfered with the collection contractors, and disturbed residents ...

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Council confusion

LATECOMERS could not� get into the building, planning concerns over the Guildford Hotel were not debated and many found this month’s council meeting hard to follow but the City of Swan is still side-stepping simple measures to help residents better ...

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