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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.

Historic hotel fails to make the grade

A DECISION by the Heritage Council to knock back the Darling Range Hotel for state heritage listing has not deterred residents who say they are determined to get their fight to save the venue back before the council via a ...

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One Nation moves in with a win

THE landslide Liberal wipe out has continued with East Metropolitan MLC Alyssa Hayden losing her seat to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (ONP) candidate Charles Smith at the close of counting on Friday last week. Six places were up for grabs ...

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Residents tell McDonald’s to “Burger off”

THE new planning minister Rita Saffioti has quashed hopes she will introduce new laws, similar to The Swan Valley Planning Act, to protect Guildford against inappropriate development, following a backlash against McDonald’s plans to move in. The Guildford Association (GA) ...

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Residents urged to be on the look out

THE hills community has being urged to report any sightings of the declared pest European wasp, after three recent discoveries in unexpected locations across the metropolitan area thanks to watchful residents. The Department of Agriculture and Food has more than ...

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Midlandia launches

Midlandia urban circus and comedy festival officially launched last week with guests treated to an interactive circus performance by 360 Allstars. Thewell-attendedlaunchtookplaceonthecornerofCaleStandTheCrescentin Midland on Thursday, March 23. DrivenbytheCityofSwaninpartnershipwithJumpClimbthereturnofMidlandiawillseeamixoftalentedandpopularperformers,tastyfoodoptionsandapop-upbarwhichwilllightuptheeventsprecinctatCaleStreetandMidlandOval. Midlandia brings together leading Australian comedians, magicians and an urban circus spectacular, ...

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Selling wine online

THE president of the Swan Valley Winemakers John Griffiths has welcomed new laws that allow producers to sell their wines online and also at farmers’ markets. The new laws will let winemakers sell their product online without a storefront. Producers ...

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Singing from the same song sheet

A CHOIR that preserves Noongar language and brings cultures tougher will sing loud and proud in a Fringe World Festival performance next month and the Forrestfield based songsters say new members are always welcome. In 2011, the Madjitil Moorna won ...

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Ellenbrook’s eye catching street art

A MASSIVE street mural has been painted on the back of the Ellenbrook Secondary College Performing Arts Building and the City’s Community Library by a street artist from the United Kingdom Dan Newso. Newso said he jumped at the chance ...

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Gutsy Rock Magic third in Winterbottom

TRAINER Chris Gangemi of Henley Brook was left in awe of Rock Magic’s third place in WA racing’s premier sprint race at Ascot on Saturday, November 16. While eastern states raider Takedown won the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in outstanding fashion ...

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