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Braving the elements no big deal

From left: Lee Doak, Stephen Knott and Diana Warnock with fellow early morning City Beach swimmers in the background.

WHEN the mercury plummets, these hardy beach lovers head to the warmest outdoor place they know – the sea. more »

Ella’s teddy triumph

Ella Van Leeuwen with an example of her tutu creations for teddy bears.

PERTH College Year 6 student Ella Van Leeuwen (12) raised $800 for Princess Margaret Hospital by selling her tutus for teddy bears. more »

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 »

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