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Toxic mess for McGowan

A CALL this month for an investigation into toxic chemicals found in Swan River dolphins comes after researchers found one of the chemicals can cause higher birth weights associated with an increased chance of developing chronic diseases later in life. ...

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Renovation uncovers mosaic plane

RENOVATIONS often turn up old newspapers, coins and maybe a long-lost toy, but when publican Thomas Murfett ripped up the carpet at his hotel he made an astonishing discovery connected with Pearce air base. Thomas and Melanie Murfett have run ...

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Millendon nbn tower proposal deferred

THE opponents of an nbn tower proposed for Millendon have had a temporary reprieve after the City of Swan voted to defer making a decision on the proposal until its April 12 meeting. The councillors went against an officer’s recommendation ...

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Widget is welcomed home

A stuffed toy beagle has been welcomed home by residents in an aged care facility, after he went missing seven months ago. Staff now want to thank the family who temporarily adopted him, then returned him to Milperra Cottege in ...

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Keeping an eye on good sight

A new free service to help Aboriginal people with eye problems has been set up by the Lions Eye Institute at St John of God Midland Hospital. The Midland Eye Service provides treatment and surgery at no cost to patients ...

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Guildford says “Mac off”

The public outcry over a bid by McDonalds to set up shop within the Guildford Hotel site has gathered momentum with a public meeting next month, and a rally this weekend expected to draw a big crowd. The proposal is ...

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Watch out

Cyclists and motorists continue to be at loggerheads prompting the Shire of Kalamunda to remind all road users to follow the rules when riding for an event or recreationally. Between 2010 and 2015, 28 cyclists died on West Australian roads. ...

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A Shaw thing

THE WA Labor Party has dominated the State Election with huge swings against the Liberals in the seats of Swan Hills, Kalamunda and Forrestfield. Swan Hills was contested at the 2008 election by Labor MLC Graham Gifford, but he was ...

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