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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.

Lightning sparks internet chaos

RESIDENTS in Midland and eastern suburbs were faced with five days of no internet after a lightning storm disrupted telecommunications last week.  The brief but intense storm on the morning of Saturday, November 10 knocked out ADSL and landline services ...

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Hills women take to the tools

WOMEN in the Perth Hills are arming themselves with the tools and knowledge to take charge around the home with help from Western Australia’s second Women’s Shed.  The womens-based workshops will be an expansion of the existing Mundaring Sharing community ...

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Twilight Christmas Market

PARKERVILLE Primary School is hoping to secure the final funding needed for a new basketball and multipurpose court at its inaugural Twilight Christmas Market fundraiser next week. The school P&C have spent the past several years raising $40,000 out of ...

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Dendritica exhibition opens tomorrow

MUNDARING residents and life-long artists Russell and Una Bell will open their fourth joint exhibition, Dendritica, at Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda this Sunday.  The word Dendritic means tree-like in shape or markings, coming from the Greek word dendro, meaning ...

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Hairstylist ends apprenticeship with a win

MIDLAND hairdressing apprentice Georgia Carroll is the 2018 WA International Hairstylists Society junior hairdresser of the year. Ms Carroll took out four trophies at the competition, the junior mens cutting and junior session styling first place trophies, junior ladies cutting ...

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Disc golf in Mundaring

THE Western Australia doubles disc golf championships will be held at the State’s premier championship course in Mundaring this Sunday. The Mundaring Sporting Club course is only one of a handful of permanently installed championship disc golf courses in Australia. ...

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Chance encounters 20 years apart

FOR two decades Desmond Headland Sr wondered what happened to the little girl he rescued from a car wreck in November 1998, until a chance meeting saw the pair reunited last week.  Mr Headland was travelling on Great Northern Highway ...

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Barrie Oldfield’s legacy lives on

AN otherwise insignificant patch of land in Lesmurdie found appreciation in Barrie Oldfield and will now be renamed in his memory.  The City of Kalamunda will rename Willoughby Park on the corner of Willoughby Road and Sanderson Road to Barrie ...

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