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Core awash in gold

Core Martial Arts and its 36-year-old instructor Clayton Simpson are punching above their weight, with three of the four students who qualified to represent the Ellenbrook-based school, winning gold medals at the Australian Taekwondo cadet team trials last week. His ...

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City of Swan reports on a bid by McDonalds

The City of Swan will submit a report to the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel next month on the development application to build a McDonalds in Guildford which drew in over 800 submissions at the close of the public ...

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Serious about the Swan Valley

Grape Growers Association WA president Darryl Trease has cautiously welcomed a State Government funding announcement for the Swan Valley but he says funding a tourism strategy, without sorting out planning issues first, puts the cart before the horse. His comments ...

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Water contamination alert

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti has called for urgent independent testing after high levels of lead were found in drinking water at Whiteman Park. Today Tonight commissioned the testing after the lead crisis at Perth Children’s Hospital and half of the ...

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Pearce fireys speak out

FORMER firefighters from Pearce air base say the Department of Defence should be testing all firefighters who have been exposed to toxic chemicals, which are part of an on-going investigation. The firefighters are also angry no-one from the department has ...

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Help for grape growers at last

FOUR months after the Swan River flooded and the former Barnett Government declared the Swan Valley a natural disaster grape growers can finally get some financial assistance. In Devastation for grape growers (Echo News, February 16) table grape grower and ...

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Crestmoor Pass tower goes up

THE new mobile tower Optus is building at Lot 600, Crestmoor Pass has angered nearby residents. A spokeswoman for the concerned residents said 80 per cent of residents within a kilometre radius of the tower signed statements voicing their opposition ...

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Comment on Bullsbrook quarry sites

RESIDENTS can comment on proposed site remediation at Lot 12 Chittering Rd and proposed land remediation at Lot 1 Jenkins Rd until the end of this month. The City of Swan previously advertised an application for the rehabilitation of an ...

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No 1st birthday party for Ryker

THERE was no birthday party on June 4 for Ryker Hasson but when you understand what he has been through to reach his first birthday it is easy to understand why. Scott and Shelley Hasson of Brabham said everything about ...

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