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Aged care push

By 2030 it is estimated more than half the population will be older than 70 prompting calls for more aged care accommodation. Picture: SARAH BROOKES THE lack of aged care facilities in the region is worsening and action needs to ...

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Looking after mates

Men’s Sheds around the state are throwing their support behind the farming families who have hit hard times. Picture: WA FARMERS FEDERATION. MEN’S Sheds throughout Western Australia are rolling up their sleeves to help farming families who have fallen on ...

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Growers worry about imports

While concerned about imports table grape grower Graeme Roscic of Henley Brook says he is confident consumers will always pay for quality produce. SWAN Valley growers are concerned about what relaxing the import laws for table grapes in Western Australia ...

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A big ‘thank you’ to police

Gayle Dunn is relieved her son Mitchelle is home safe and grateful to police, who have increased their patrols, for finding him. WEST Swan resident Gayle Dunn had no idea her son missed his school bus, nor that he had ...

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Police broadcaster is back

Sergeant Garry Tuffin’s dulcet tones are now back on the airwaves to keep listeners in the loop on all things policing. AFTER a 12-month hiatus, the friendly voice of community policing and crime prevention Sergeant Garry Tuffin has hit the ...

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Small farm field day

VISITORS are in for a treat at this year’s Small Farm Field Day, with children’s entertainment and free talks ranging from gardening tips to how to make your own pasta and smoke your own fish. Now in its sixth year, ...

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Festival was a buzz

WESTERN Australia’s honey festival was a buzz with those curious about bees and beekeeping. This year’s Honey Week featured kid’s activities, tastings and honey galore. The week culminated with a festival, attended by around 7000 visitors, at the House of ...

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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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