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DFES: Keep drones away from bushfires

FIREFIGHTERS are reminding residents with drones not to fly them near a bushfire as doing so could cause aircraft to be grounded to prevent a collision. Department of Fire and Emergency Services assistant commissioner Gary Gifford said drones had proven ...

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Australia Day blood donors needed

THE Australian Red Cross Blood Service is asking eastern suburbs residents to donate blood and help save three lives for the first time on Australia Day. Midland Blood Donor Centre needs more residents to roll up their sleeves at a ...

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A new cancer centre in Midland

Cancer patients will have access to more services in Midland following a decision by one of Australia’s largest cancer care providers to open a centre at the Railway Workshops by the middle of this year. The Icon Group has announced ...

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Another shooting in Midvale

Midland Police have arrested a 37-year-old man of no fixed address following the shooting of a teenager in Midvale on Monday. A hunt was underway for the gunman after 19-year-old Jake Turner was shot in the thigh during an altercation ...

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A new police station in Ballajura

Both sides of politics are celebrating the opening of the Ballajura Police Station this week, which became an election issue when the Liberal State Government closed it in 2009 and the community campaigned to have it reopened. The station’s closure ...

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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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