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Hogg’s scenic charity vision a success

TOM Hogg’s annual Romancing the Stone open garden event for charity will this year donate proceeds from the Maida Vale community event to the Amanda Young foundation. The foundation named in honour of the 18 year-old meningococcal septicaemia victim Amanda ...

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Cyclist keen to pass on passion

Pene Turner’s passion for cycling is infectious. The 48 year-old mother of three works part time at Midland Cycles and is keen to share her love of bike riding with other parents. “I love what cycling gives you, it allows ...

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Gooseberry Hill winds top State

WHILE the WA coast was lashed with wild weather last weekend, the Echo News readership area was largely spared any damage, despite Gooseberry Hill being hit with the strongest winds in the state. The WA Bureau of Meteorology issued two ...

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Mundaring chef set for life

A last-second decision by Mundaring teenager Lara Kirby has ultimately seen her placed with the culinary elite. The 19-year-old apprentice chef, along with team-mate Hudson Stokes, recently won a silver medal in the Nestle Golden Chef’s Hat Award (NGCHA) national ...

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Bullsbrook strawberry farm raided

THE search for illegal workers and those exploiting foreign workers has resulted in a raid on a Bullsbrook strawberry farm. An Australian Border Force (ABF) spokesman said Australian Border Force with the support of the Australian Federal Police and WA ...

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Grape growers say it’s decision time

SWAN Valley planning needs to retain and support viticulture or to ditch the idea completely and allow natural planning processes to take place, according to Grape Growers Association of WA president Darryl Trease. Mr Trease who has just been re-elected ...

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Keeping pollutants out of rivers

BUSINESSES in the Bellevue and Malaga light industrial precincts have been visited as part of a program designed to protect the Swan River and its tributaries from industrial pollution. The City of Swan light industrial precincts include the Bennett Brook ...

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