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Upper Swan goes up in flames

An out-of-control fire burning since Sunday night in Upper Swan  had razed 226ha by Monday and kept fire crews busy until it was downgraded to a watch and act alert on Wednesday. The fire started near the far eastern end ...

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Changes afoot on council representation

Council wards could be demolished or the number of councillors representing areas changed as part of a review that residents are being asked to have their say on before the next round of council elections next year. Currently the city ...

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Council at odds over Midland Oval design

The City of Swan council has voted to make a decision on plans for the Midland Oval next month in a move some onlookers in the public gallery slammed as a strategy to rush through current designs that largely cement ...

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Grower: WA should halt exploration

SWAN Valley grapegrower Alf Edgecombe says a US EPA report claiming fracking can affect drinking water resources under some circumstances was further evidence to stop gas exploration in the area. Mr Edgecombe said growers were concerned there was a gas ...

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Echo News records jump in readers

ECHO News is bucking the trend, recording a jump in readership in the latest Roy Morgan Community Newspaper Readership results. In  Perth, Echo News was one of only four titles to make impressive gains in readership figures, up by 4.9 ...

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Lifesaving Christmas gift

CHIDLOW mother of three Jan Rawstorne is preparing to fly to the eastern states next month for a lifesaving operation to remove a rare brain tumour. The operation comes with a hefty price tag of $95,000, but the community has ...

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Dear Santa, where are you?

DISPIRITED residents are calling on Kalamunda Central management to explain its decision to do away with Santa, Christmas carols and a nativity scene at the shopping centre this year. Despite repeated requests for an explanation, Kalamunda central management declined to ...

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Chemicals escape

TESTING for toxic chemicals, once found in firefighting foams used at Pearce air base, includes trying to drill through to the superficial aquifer to establish if the toxins have ended up there after escaping from the base. The toxic chemicals ...

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Day defends aged care record

AN AGED care advocate is calling for Kalamunda MP John Day to resign, saying he has done nothing to address a lack of aged care places in his electorate. The call comes after seniors packed a Q and A meeting ...

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