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Vale kangaroos relocated to bushland

UP to 75 western grey kangaroos from a residential area in Vale will be relocated to a Department of Parks and Wildlife nominated habitat in the next few weeks. Developer Stockland said it has collaborated with the department to develop ...

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Schools gain independence

CAVERSHAM, Chidlow, Gidgegannup, High Wycombe, Lesmurdie, Malvern Springs, Parkerville and Upper Swan primary schools will gain independent status. Education Minister Peter Collier said altogether 73 public schools would gain independent status, following an exhaustive development and selection process. “Along with ...

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Man dies after Caversham crash

MAJOR crash investigators are seeking the public’s help to get information about a fatal crash in Caversham on Tuesday, September 20. A Western Australian Police spokeswoman said about 6.45pm, a male pedestrian was walking north along West Swan Rd when ...

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Most councils scored a fail

The Property Council of Australia gave only two metropolitan councils a tick of approval for high level planning performance in a highly critical report which gave councils a score out of 23. Their report assessed 29 councils on their current ...

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Premier moves to clarify comments

Premier Colin Barnett has moved to clarify statements he made at a tourism forum this month and give assurances he was not criticising the hard-working tourism operators that work in the Swan Valley region. This week, West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti ...

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Whooping cough outbreak

A PERFECT storm of low immunisation rates and a less effective whooping cough vaccine are contributing to an outbreak of the potentially deadly disease at a hills school. A WA Health Department spokesman said whooping cough notifications had increased in ...

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School on mend after vandalism attack

EASTERN Hills Senior High School acting principal Susanne Vaughn has praised the community for their support after the school was extensively damaged during a vandalism spree on Thursday last week. Ms Vaughn said 40 per cent of the school was ...

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Dementia a lonely battle

AS the nation marks Dementia Awareness Month, a Mt Helena couple say they are not surprised research has found people living with dementia are twice as lonely as the general public. Valerie Jenner and her husband Bob Page, have advocated ...

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Girls ready for a scorching summer

A LOCAL cricket club is calling for girls to step up to the crease and get involved in a new big bash league competition this spring. Perth Scorchers Girls League co-ordinator Juliana Barrington said the 2016/17 season was due to ...

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