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Shopping for fresh market sites

TR & TR Fruit and Veg’s Diep Tran (in centre wearing blue) along with fellow stallholders, is campaigning to keep the markets open. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d424726

FACED with the “inevitable” closure of the Station Street Markets, Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson says her priority is finding a viable replacement. more »

Ship disables train bridge in storm

The damage this morning.

THE Fremantle train line is shut after Singapore-registered general cargo carrier AAL Fremantle broke free from its rear moorings and swung its stern into the Fremantle train bridge across the Swan River, during storms overnight. more »

Sweet success with pet project

Giovina Civitella (92) unleashed this monster from her garden.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie d424174

WEIGHING in at more than 3kg, Giovina Civitella’s homegrown sweet potato is the spitting image of the deceased family daschund, Benny. more »

Planning law changes cut council powers

Claremont Mayor Jock Barker.

COUNCILS could lose power over planning and homes with new rules announced by the State Government yesterday. more »

Market's days numbered

An artist

SUBIACO’S Station Street Markets could close by the end of the year, with its owners lodging a development application for a Coles and Target shopping precinct this week. more »

Mayor faces censure

MOSMAN Park Council is divided, Mayor Ron Norris faces censure by his remaining councillors this Thursday and experienced councillor Libby Eustance has resigned after criticising a controversial budget last week more »

Shenton College to take a hit from new funding model

Shenton College is to lose a quarter of a million dollars.

SHENTON College will lose $250,000 in funding next year under the State Government's new student-centred funding model. more »

Push for more polls on mergers

WA’S mayors, shire presidents and councillors told WALGA president Troy Pickard to get more residents’ polls on mergers, at the association’s AGM last week. more »

Ring theft a devastating loss

Helen Summers with images of her grandmother and the ring.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie d424124

MT Claremont teaching student Helen Summers has been left shaken by burglars who took her ring made in 2011 from her grandmothers’ wedding rings, before escaping in her family’s car. more »

Sea pool dominates beach policy queries

THE continuing campaign for a sea pool at Cottesloe Beach dominated 59 public comments for a review of the council’s beach policy that closed last month. more »

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