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Council meal breaks nothing new

ast week’s City of Swan council meeting for a meal break is not expected to become a fixture of meetings, according to Mayor David Lucas. Following the council’s marathon March meeting, which went until midnight, Cr Lucas declared last Wednesday ...

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Mandatory Meth Testing?

A MIDLAND real estate agent believes methamphetamine testing must be made compulsory for all home sales after experiencing a spike in properties testing positive for the highly addictive drug. The damage methamphetamine can cause is evident in the state of ...

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Do you want to drive a train?

DID you want to be a train driver when you were little and then your life took a different path? If you still have a desire to make your childhood dream a reality the Bennett Brook Railway might just be ...

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Shorten promises Midland projects

OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten was in WA this week promising to help relocate the Midland station closer to the hospital and to extend the train line to Bellevue if Labor wins the next federal election. Mr Shorten said if Labor ...

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Better mobile coverage for eastern suburbs

BULLSBROOK, the Swan Valley, Chidlow, Parkerville and Bickley are set to benefit from the federal government’s mobile black spot program. Pearce MHR Christian Porter and Regional Communications Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie announced the suburbs had been listed in the priority ...

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Roo feeding furore

FEARS that a dispute over kangaroos could turn nasty intensified this week after John Forrest Tavern was threatened with a breach notice for feeding the local wildlife. Tavern manager Megan Braid and the local customers of the tavern are fighting ...

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Fire sparked call for mobile phone tower

A TELSTRA telecommunications tower in Mount Helena was approved by Mundaring Council this week with several environmental, disturbance and visual impact reduction conditions. Mount Helena resident’s association president Joan Quinn and a representative from the local tennis club made presentations ...

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Wedding bells at the Echo

DARLINGTON offered the perfect hills backdrop for the wedding of Liam Ducey and Roselyn Hamilton on March 10. Love first blossomed for Echo News senior journalist and his bride Roselyn during their first date to Sculptures by the Sea, Cottesloe, ...

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