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Forrestfield ‘rat run’

TRAFFIC is at a standstill during peak hour on Hale Rd in Forrestfield with semi-trailers working on the Gateway WA project using it as a ‘rat run’ say residents. A Forrestfield resident who alerted Echo News to the problem said ...

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Residents rally

RESIDENTS opposed to a proposal to replace a fruit and vegetable shop with a liquor store are being urged to directly lobby councillors to make their voices heard. Swan View resident Mario Schmidt said residents’ submissions to the Shire of ...

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Rubbish rates plea

A USER pays system for rubbish should be introduced say pensioners, who are outraged at the spiralling cost ratepayers are forking out for waste services. Shire of Mundaring chief executive officer Jonathan Throssell and shire president Helen Dullard attended a ...

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Aged care ‘crisis’ deepens

HOSPITALS are being overloaded with elderly patients, nursing homes are being pressured to look after high-care patients and residents are being left with no choice as the aged care crisis worsens, according to a newly formed action group. Retired community ...

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Covenants removal will increase POS

MORE land for public open space, drainage and other public purposes in Ellenbrook will become available after a City of Swan decision to remove two restrictive covenants. The city will write to Planning Minister John Day requesting he grant final ...

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Business association marks a milestone

FIFTH anniversary celebrations for the WA Zhejiang Business and Cultural Promotion Association were held at The Ming restaurant in Mundaring. The celebratory dinner highlighted the success of the group’s goal to develop new links in business, cultural and educational areas ...

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Hall’s art is inspired by nature

ART lovers will enjoy an exhibition by natural life painter Sandra Hall which will be held in Darlington next month. Where Nature Sings is Hall’s latest exhibition of works which will be held at the Gallery at 2 Montrose Avenue ...

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Cyclist wins world selection

MIDLAND Cycle Club member Michael Storer has been selected in the Australian team for the 2014 UCI Junior Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. The Western Australian Institute of Sport cyclist’s selection came less than a fortnight after the North ...

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Dream win for road racer

HERNE Hill rider Jessica Derrin is the first female to win a road racing championship in a premier class after two successes on the tracks at Phillip Island last weekend. Derrin took out two titles during the final round of ...

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Successful but scrapped

A PEAK youth group has waded into the fight for more funds following Federal Government cuts to a youth unemployment program in Middle Swan that has had exceptional success with at-risk kids. The Youth Connections Program redirects those aged between ...

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