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Marathon run for Boston

Teacher Joe Kendall says his students are running for the Boston bombing victims. A FERVENT group of Helena College Senior High School students will next weekend tighten their shoelaces and run a marathon to raise money for the victims of ...

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Helping couples with cancer

Fourteen couples took part in a free workshop for couples living with cancer last year, to help them cope with a life changing diagnosis. The workshops will run again this month. WHEN Bernice Browning’s husband Greg was diagnosed with prostrate ...

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Race fixing claim rot: Taylor

Stewards investigating claims a jockey was carrying ‘a device’ in the $100,000 Northam Sprint (1100m) on May 5 said vision showed the jockey was just carrying the reins. Picture: DAMIEN WYER FORMER jockey and one of Perth’s top trainers Jim ...

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Libs PDH smoke and mirrors: Saffioti

THE Federal Government’s announcement it has allocated money in this year’s Budget for the Swan Valley bypass has led to a war of words about the project between the State Government and the Opposition. In State Parliament last Tuesday the ...

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Water guzzlers exposed

Hovea residents have the title of the shire’s biggest water users according to figures released by the Water Corporation. Picture: SARAH BROOKES HOUSEHOLDERS in Hovea are the biggest water guzzlers in the Mundaring shire reveal figures obtained by Echo News. ...

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Will it happen again?

A fire which may have been started by sparks from a freight train has residents asking why long grass is still uncut along the railway reserve. Picture: DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES NEARLY three months after a fire broke ...

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Fizzy things make holiday fun

Budding scientists Riley Wittber and Macklin Withshire enjoy a Fizzy Things session at a Mundaring library during the school holidays. DOZENS of children from the Shire of Mundaring enjoyed activities held at shire libraries throughout the school holidays. Fizzy Things ...

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Remembering in Guildford

THE Guildford Grammar School community held an Anzac commemorative service and wreath laying on Wednesday morning. The service was held 98 years after the Anzac’s landed on the beaches of Gallipoli, and school community paused to reflect on the meaning ...

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Anzac remembrance tour

STUDENTS and participants from the Senator Sterle Anzac Remembrance Tour 2013 returned safely from an eleven-day tour of war sites and memorials from World War I in France and Belgium. The Remembrance Tour was the initiative of Labor Senator for ...

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Skip bins replace bulk collection

THE Shire of Kalamunda has formulated strategies to improve waste services, including scrapping the twice-annual bulk rubbish collection in favour of skip bins. Acting chief executive officer Clayton Higham said changes to the waste strategy were needed for the shire ...

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