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Chalking up success

A creative collaboration between volunteer film makers and actors has resulted in a pilot for a television series, made for well under $10,000, which is set to screen at Event Cinemas in Innaloo. Chalk was filmed at High Flyers Gymnastics ...

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Residents put the mockers on Macca’s

About 120 residents got busy with their pens at The Guildford Town Hall on Monday night writing a number of submissions lobbying the City of Swan to reject a bid by McDonalds to set up a 24-hour drive-through in the ...

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No help for grape growers

SO far no Swan Valley grape growers affected by the February 11 flood have applied for assistance through Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements. It might sound strange to readers that growers who have lost all their income ...

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More people call Ellenbrook home

ELLENBROOK’S population increased by more than 3000 people during 2015-16, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics data on regional population growth. The data showed the ten statistical areas (level 2) with the largest population increases in Western Australia were ...

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One Nation moves in with a win

THE landslide Liberal wipe out has continued with East Metropolitan MLC Alyssa Hayden losing her seat to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (ONP) candidate Charles Smith at the close of counting on Friday last week. Six places were up for grabs ...

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Residents tell McDonald’s to “Burger off”

THE new planning minister Rita Saffioti has quashed hopes she will introduce new laws, similar to The Swan Valley Planning Act, to protect Guildford against inappropriate development, following a backlash against McDonald’s plans to move in. The Guildford Association (GA) ...

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New names for two Swan wards

THE City of Swan Council has voted to alter its wards at a special council meeting on Monday, March 27. At the meeting, the council resolved to reduce the number of wards from six to five, retain the same number ...

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Businesses fed up

KALAMUNDA businesses are at their wits end in the fight against crime which they say is out of control and threatening the future of their livelihoods. About 10 businesses have contacted Echo News airing their concerns this week, with at ...

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Call to watch out for tomato pest

HOME and community gardeners are being urged to do their bit to help stop the spread of the tomato potato psyllid, a destructive insect pest which has been discovered in Australia for the first time. As well as a quarantine ...

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Search for indigenous Diggers

DESCENDANTS of Indigenous Australian soldiers who took part in the Battle of Beersheba and the Sinai-Palenstine campaign are being asked to take part in an oral history project. On October 31, 1917 two Australian Light Horse regiments charged Turkish positions ...

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