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Preventing tragedy

A WOMAN whose husband died 24 hours after he was discharged from Swan District Hospital is urging patients to question doctors and refuse to leave hospital if they have any doubts. Lorraine Stronach said the message needed to be conveyed ...

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Would you want to live here?

AFTER surviving a fire that burnt down her home, Melissa Hupping and her six children were moved into a run down house, that is too small for the family of seven, by the Department of Housing – and they may ...

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Power upgrade in Upper Swan

Western Power crews replacing power poles and lines in Upper Swan. WESTERN Power crews have upgraded a section of the electricity network in Upper Swan as part of its bushfire mitigation program. More than 70 power poles and 4.46km of ...

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Bitumen bandits strike again

Residents can go online to check they are using registered workmen. A GANG of travelling Irish conmen who have been carrying out dodgy work laying bitumen driveways as well as unauthorised painting work have targeted homeowners in the northeast. Consumer ...

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Asbestos dumper fined

A HELENA Valley resident has been fined for the illegal dumping of asbestos at a local transfer station.� In September last year, the male resident went to Coppin Road Transfer Station to dispose of fencing materials. Staff suspected the materials ...

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Shire defends merger poll

New Local Government Minister Tony Simpson faces a tough job implementing local government reform. THE City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring will not follow the lead of the Shire of Kalamunda, which will press ahead with a community poll ...

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Mums rally against dole

Single mother Caroline Morris-Brown of Stratton will join a nationwide rally next month. SINGLE mothers including Caroline Morris-Brown of Stratton are planning a rally at the Supreme Court Gardens next month to highlight their financial plight. On January 1 Federal ...

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Cinderella for a song

Ballgowns and Briedsmaids owner Linda Fiegert loves the world of retail. WITH the glitz and glamour of the high school ball season costing parents a small fortune students can now search the racks for a second hand designer ball gown ...

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Celebrating Anzac day in Bellevue

RSL club members David Pert and Helen Bayley look forward to celebrating Anzac Day next month. THE Bellevue Returned Servicemen’s League Club will open its doors to the community during its Anzac Day celebrations next month.� The RSL sub-branch formed ...

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Nyungah families seek return

EVERY Monday former residents of the Swan Valley Nyungah Community are returning to the locked gates of the community for breakfast and to advocate for getting their land back. Community spokeswoman Bella Bropho said eight of the original 11 families ...

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