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P-plate hoon clocks 226km/hr on Mitchell Freeway

Ray Sparvell 10:08 AM   Three hoons, including a 51-year-old man and another who allegedly drove at 226km/hr, have had their cars impounded.

Gail Williams: new chef, new tricks at the Subiaco Hotel

Gail Williams Subi Hotel

Gail Williams 9:41 AM   ​Those who have been desperately seeking Subiaco's missing mojo need search no more. I think I finally found it where it was lurking all along -- right under the crisp, white chef's hat of one David Whitting.

Man charged with manslaughter over Perth CBD park death

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9:27 AM   A 44-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with manslaughter over an incident in Perth's CBD on Thursday afternoon.

Gourmet Traveller Top 100: WA restaurants make the grade

Sustainable designer and gardener Joost Bakker

David Prestipino 8:22 AM   West Australian chefs are more creative and crafty as ever and foodies in the west are feasting on the benefits.

Perth student takes gun to school at Gilmore College in Orelia

Police allege a woman spat at an officer after failing to stop in Victoria Park

Staff writers 9:15 PM   There has been a second gun scare in the space of a month at a Perth school - this time at Gilmore College in Orelia.

Police probe suspected Northbridge homicide

Police officers on the beat in Melbourne.

Brendan Foster 6:31 PM   Police are investigating the suspected homicide of a man in Russell Square, Northbridge on Thursday afternoon.

Woman's body pulled from Bunbury waters

Bunbury Sea Rescue Commander Albert Fullarton.

6:12 PM   South West detectives are travelling to the Bunbury Sea Rescue base on Casuarina Drive to inspect a body which has been recovered from the ocean today.

Pregnant woman feared for unborn baby in 'pack-like' bashing in Armadale

Do you recognise any of these girls?

Brendan Foster 5:29 PM   A pregnant woman has told the harrowing story of how she was bashed by three youths in Armadale in late June.

Why was Fremantle Docker Lachie Neale late for training?

Lachie Neale stuck in the 92.9 elevator.

David Prestipino 4:45 PM   Fremantle midfielder Lachie Neale makes a living off getting out of tight spaces.

Subiaco councillor lashes Wilson Parking as 'corporate psychopaths'

Wilson Parking isn't overly endowed with friends in Subiaco.

Ray Sparvell 3:00 PM   A Subiaco councillor has lashed Wilson Parking as 'corporate psychopaths' on Radio 6PR on Wednesday and accused them of behaving like 'vultures sitting on a barbed wire fence'.

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Case against disabled WA cop Matt Butcher dropped

Senior Constable Matt Butcher.

2:45 PM   The West Australian policeman who was left permanently disabled after an attack seven years ago says he is relieved the civil case against him has been dropped.

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I floated like a moth and stung like a flea against 'Bangbang Lulu'

She might only be 46 kilograms but Bangbang Lulu really packs a punch.

Brendan Foster 2:30 PM   The next time a boofy bloke sprouts that insult "you punch like a girl" I'm going to suggest to him to jump in the boxing ring with Louisa "Bang bang LuLu" Hawton.

Not just Hastie: The WA politicians with military backgrounds

Paul Papalia is one of a handful of Perth politicians with a military background.

Ray Sparvell 2:25 PM   Andrew Hastie's nomination as the Liberal Party candidate for the Canning byelection, bolstered by his record as a Special Air Service Regiment officer, has highlighted the appeal of a career in politics for former military personnel.

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Daniel Kerr opens up on life, drugs, regrets and redemption

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Brendan Foster 1:55 PM   Former West Coast Eagles champion Daniel Kerr is a man chasing redemption.

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Seven little Perth gems we really ought to appreciate more

The sweet solitude of Watermans Bay.

James Mooney 12:21 PM   A couple of weeks ago, I booked myself in for a staycation - which largely consisted of watching way more episodes of Game of Thrones than any one person should consume in seven days.

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Woman 'threatened with knife' at Girrawheen shopping centre

The officer received cuts to his fingers and a bite to the arm as he grabbed the knife from the woman.

Ray Sparvell   A man who allegedly threatened a 59-year-old woman with a knife in Girrawheen has been charged.

Ray's Rant: Useful advice I could have used versus what I actually got

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Ray Sparvell   How is it that just about everybody has grown up with the advice that clean underwear would prevent you from being hit by a bus?

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Canning byelection: $290 million needed to open 'employment coast'

A North Lake Road Bridge and freeway interchange is part of the $290 million funding request.

Ray Sparvell   Canning byelection candidates who can help bring $290 million to the table for much-needed road projects may just win the support of voters on September 19.

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Perth cyclist aged 92 dies after being hit by 86-year-old driver

The 92-year-old rider of the bicycle was not wearing a helmet.

A 92-year-old Perth cyclist has died after he was hit by a car driven by an 86-year-old man.

Conman exposes Perth residents to asbestos


A conman has exposed Perth residents to asbestos while posing as a licensed expert in the removal of the deadly material.

Canning byelection: treasurer's home robbed during candidate launch

Mr Dawson said that thieves returned that night to 'try and steal the car'.

Ray Sparvell   While the Australian Defence Veterans Party celebrated an historic moment by introducing its Canning byelection candidate Dr Greg Smith on Monday, thieves were at work at a party powerbroker's home.

Chinese traffic-swallowing bus solves congestion problems

An artist impression of the transport-straddling bus.

Ray Sparvell   While Transport Minister Dean Nalder continues to wrestle the dilemma of light rail versus bus, the Chinese have shown what thinking outside the box can achieve when it comes to a solution to traffic congestion.

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Police required as knife found at Perth Magistrates Court


Brendan Foster   WA's Police Union says it defies common sense that officers cannot be armed in court, after a knife was found at the Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Accused trafficker says he doesn't know where Thai meth came from

One of three men accused of importing methylamphetamine from Thailand to Perth claims he does not know how he came to possess the drug.

Man stable in RPH after cardiac arrest on Qantas flight


Brendan Foster   A Qantas passenger is in a stable condition in Royal Perth Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on a flight from Perth to Melbourne on Tuesday morning.

Unions rally against China free trade deal

A street in West Perth has been shut down as hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets to rally against the free trade deal with China, saying it will be bad for local jobs and exploit foreign workers.

Perth paramedics help WA hospital on ramping ban


Paramedics are working as registered nurses in Fiona Stanley Hospital's emergency department so it complies with the health minister's ramping ban.

Another former soldier steps forward for Canning byelection

A journalist by profession, Dr Smith joined the Army as a public relations officer.

Ray Sparvell   Battlelines for the Canning by-election have been drawn with another former army officer announcing his candidacy on Tuesday.

Allegedly out-of-control teenage girls restrained on Qantas flight to Perth

The massive aircraft made an emergency landing at Perth Airport.

Brendan Foster   Two teenage girls had to be restrained on board a Qantas fight from Sydney to Perth before being walked off the plane upon landing by Australian Federal Police officers.

Officer cut by own knife in violent arrest at Bunbury restaurant

The officer received cuts to his fingers and a bite to the arm as he grabbed the knife from the woman.

Molly Baxter   A police officer was sliced by his own knife during a violent brawl with a woman in Bunbury on Monday night.