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Christmas lights lament

VERONICA is getting into the Christmas spirit but the City of Swan needs to lift its game according to the Swan Chamber of Commerce, which says the lack of festive lighting in the Midland Town Centre has become an annual ...

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Reserved for future needs

DAYTON and Bennett Springs residents can be certain that an 80m reserved area, which includes the original Perth Darwin Hwy route and Lord St will be retained for transport infrastructure, according to Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban. The land would ...

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Toodyay bushfire still under investigation

The state’s new helitacs were used to fight the Toodyay bushfire, which threatened homes in Wicklow estate and burnt about 230ha. Picture: DFES FIRE investigators on Wednesday were still trying to determine the cause of the Toodyay bushfire, which burnt ...

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Bee sting victim praises staff

PARKERVILLE resident Darren Bell has been stung by bees many times in his life, so when a bee stung him on the neck as he was riding his motorbike home from work on Sunday he did not expect a life-threatening ...

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Shady Hills fire an accident: FESA

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has released a report on the Shady Hills fire. Picture: RILEY MILLS THE cause of the Shady Hills fire in late February was accidental according to a Department of Fire and Emergency Services ...

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Campaign breaks into song

AROUND 100 residents put their pleas to restore the Guildford Hotel to song last week when they gathered to sing Carols for Colin, which lamented the plight of the hotel and called for politicians to show leadership. To date the ...

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Time for giving

Peggy Mews and Lesmurdie Senior High School student Micaela Bartlett with gifts donated to Sharing a Hills Christmas initiative. Picture: SARAH BROOKES THE Kalamunda community will individually pack and deliver parcels to hundreds of locals in need this festive season ...

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Trading heats up

DESPITE last week’s searing temperatures Mundaring businesses have reported a brisk trade in the lead up to Christmas and many are expecting a last minute rush to boost sales. The Naked Butcher owner Gary Hine said his sales were up ...

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Have a safe Xmas

MIDLAND Police are urging drivers to slow down and double-check their blind spots following a fatality in Midvale last week. Major Crash Investigators are still looking for witnesses to an incident that claimed the life of a 62-year-old motorbike rider ...

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Buffer rejected

Belhus residents including Susan Hall are disappointed with the Western Australian Planning Commission’s decision on an Aveley residential development. Picture: ANITA McINNES BELHUS residents wanting to protect a historic precinct in the area have been dealt a blow with the ...

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