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Upper Swan goes up in flames

An out-of-control fire burning since Sunday night in Upper Swan  had razed 226ha by Monday and kept fire crews busy until it was downgraded to a watch and act alert on Wednesday. The fire started near the far eastern end ...

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Toy library to hold fun day

SWAN View Toy Library is holding a Fun Play Day on Saturday, January 14 designed for children up to eight-years-old. The holiday activities available on the day include water play, kitchenettes, ride-ons, playdough and all kinds of toys. Mini Movers ...

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Council at odds over Midland Oval design

The City of Swan council has voted to make a decision on plans for the Midland Oval next month in a move some onlookers in the public gallery slammed as a strategy to rush through current designs that largely cement ...

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Rose and Crown celebrates 175 years

More than 300 people gathered in the gardens of Guildford’s Rose and Crown Hotel last week to celebrate the hotel’s 175th birthday. Marquees offering tastings of Swan Valley wines, ciders and beers from Upper Reach, Faber Vineyards, Sandalford, Talijancich, Westfield, ...

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Grower: WA should halt exploration

SWAN Valley grapegrower Alf Edgecombe says a US EPA report claiming fracking can affect drinking water resources under some circumstances was further evidence to stop gas exploration in the area. Mr Edgecombe said growers were concerned there was a gas ...

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Ellenbrook youth forum

ELLENBROOK youth issues are the number one issue raised with her after public transport, according to Labor candidate for Swan Hills Jessica Shaw. Ms Shaw, who hosted a youth forum in Ellenbrook with Labor’s Youth spokesman Dave Kelly last week, ...

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Lifeline needs more phone operators

MAYA Peranovic of Middle Swan first called Lifeline in 2013 when she found the painful circumstances in her life were increasing her distress and overwhelming her capacity to cope. “When I called Lifeline the crisis supporter on the phone just ...

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Glen Forrest firefighters in Santa run

FIREFIGHTERS from the Glen Forrest Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade took to the streets in a fire truck to bring some festive cheer to children as part of the annual Santa Run. Brigade communications officer Peter Talbot said the event had ...

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Search for Timothy over

POLICE investigating the disappearance of Timothy Moran of Bullsbrook found human remains while conducting a search of bushland near Bullsbrook on Wednesday, December 21. A WA Police spokeswoman said formal identification of the body was yet to occur. “Inquiries are continuing ...

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