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Ancient treasures highlight Afghanistan’s golden history

Candice Barnes Pictures of war and waste may spring to mind when the average Australian thinks of Afghanistan, but that’s an impression the Western Australian Museum hopes to challenge through its new...


Perth chocolatier John Walker has the sweetest job in the world

Some of the machinery at work at John Walker Chocolatier.

Candice Barnes Forget the big gates and ‘lickable wallpaper’ – a real life chocolate factory is much more sedate.

Henry V review: Shakespeare gets a World War II shake up

Princess Katherine (Eloise Winestock) is wooed by King Henry V (Michael Sheasby).

Candice Barnes Bell Shakespeare’s take on the classic play is a case of art imitating life, imitating art, imitating life. If it sounds a bit confusing, that’s because it is.

Music to divorce by - and other weird things I found on Spotify

Hammer thumbnail part two

Simon White This isn't a lecture for all those whose musical tastes I might disagree with.

WA shearing sheds inspire winning wool fashion

Cordelia Gibbs wearing her submission of trousers inspired by shearing pants and a jacket which nods to the iconic Driza-Bone.

Candice Barnes The rustic colours and harsh landscape of Western Australia’s wheatbelt proved a hit with judges at this year’s Australian Wool Fashion Awards in Tamworth.

The Magic Flute review: Local cast hit the highs

Candice Barnes It’s one of the most difficult soprano roles in opera, and it takes a magnificent voice to pull off the iconic Queen of the Night aria.

Presenter shake-up for Nine and ABC Perth bulletins

Shaun McManus.

Candice Barnes Former Docker Shaun McManus is the latest sportsman to embark on a television career, presenting his first sports bulletin on the local edition of Nine News on Sunday night.


Win a cooking master class with Iron Chef winner Herb Faust

Win a cooking master class.

He’s the only contestant who managed to topple the master in Iron Chef Australia, and now Herb Faust is looking to share his tricks of the trade with WAtoday readers.

Weather presenter Sally Ayhan resigns from Nine Perth

Sally Ayhan

Candice Barnes Channel Nine weather presenter Sally Ayhan will leave Perth television screens in September, after handing in her resignation on Friday.

Rapper Ludacris’ social media faux pas over Perth beach photo

Paul Pichugin's stunning image of the WA coastline.

Candice Barnes Perth’s stunning coastline has another high profile fan in American rap star Ludacris.


The pair behind Perth’s ‘crazy, stupid and ridiculous’ restaurants

While dumplings tend to be a 'breakfast or brunch kind of thing' in Perth, Darlings serves them the other side of the clock.

Candice Barnes Standing out among Perth's vibrant food scene has become increasingly difficult, but two local businessmen seem to have it down to an art.

Liz Sheehan: Lenny the OX on the charge in Fremantle

Liz Sheehan reviews Lenny the OX.

Liz Sheehan Stop the press! Fremantle has a new cafe! Wait… is that even news?

Brick by brick: Perth Lego fans create miniature landscapes

Part of the Lego display at Garden City Shopping Centre

Candice Barnes It might be a toy, but Lego seems to be just as popular among Perth’s big kids.

Perth fans snap up tickets to mystery gig

Local music photographer Jarrad Seng is behind the mystery concert.

Candice Barnes They don’t who’s playing, or where the show will be, but Perth music fans have eagerly handed over their hard earned cash anyway.

Bob Dylan announces third Perth show

Bob Dylan has announced a third show for Perth on his Australian tour.

Candice Barnes While some artists shun Perth entirely, it seems Bob Dylan can’t get enough of us - announcing a third Perth show on his upcoming tour of Australia.

Ian Thorpe ridiculed at Wayne Brady Perth comedy show

Wayne Brady performs in Perth.

Candice Barnes A mere 24 hours after his tell-all interview with Michael Parkinson, Ian Thorpe was fodder for Perth audience members at a sold-out comedy show.

Hodor? Hodor! Game of Thrones star to DJ at Perth nightclub

Actor Kristian Nairn, better known as Hodor, is coming to Perth for a DJ set.

Candice Barnes Memorising his lines on Game of Thrones might be easy, but actor Kristian Nairn will soon show fans he’s capable of much more when he plays a DJ set at a Perth nightclub next month.

How to score a spot in the Millionaire Hot Seat

Millionaire hot seat

Candice Barnes It could be the easiest money you ever make - 15 questions for a cool million dollars - but scoring a coveted place in the actual Millionaire Hot Seat is a process in itself.

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Fresh start for the inaugural Swan River Run

Runners start the five kilometre event at the inaugural Swan River Run.

Candice Barnes Despite the chilly weather, around 4000 people donned the lycra to participate in the first WAtoday Swan River Run, presented by Westpac.

Terms and conditions: Win a signed Supanova poster

Fairfax Media Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd WAtoday.com.au ‘Supanova Poster’ competition terms and conditions.