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Glory fans call for Sage to quit club

9:02 PM   ​Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has pleaded with the club's fans not to go ahead with a planned boycott of Sunday's A-League clash with Melbourne City at nib Stadium.

Northam: late-night pub punch-up sends man flying to hospital


Steve Holland 6:38 PM   A late-night punch-up outside a pub in the town of Northam has left a man with serious injuries and hospitalised in a critical condition.

Fiona Stanley Hospital refers worried patients to GPs for blood tests

Fiona Stanley Hospital has been plagued by problems since it opened its doors in October.

Steve Holland 6:12 PM   Fiona Stanley Hospital has told patients concerned about infections due to poor sterilisation practices at the troubled health centre to consult general practitioners for blood testing.

Salmon Holes: man drowned as search continues for another in Albany


Steve Holland 5:53 PM   A rock fishing disaster has left one man dead and another missing in rough waters in WA's south.

French tourists who torched Rottnest Island quokka fined $4000 each

Two French backpackers who torched a quokka were fined in court today.

Steve Holland 3:57 PM   The two French backpackers who torched a quokka on Rottnest Island have been fined $4000 each.

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Elderly man accused of stabbing dog in Seville Grove


Steve Holland 1:00 PM   A 72-year-old man accused of stabbing a dog in Perth's east has been charged with animal cruelty.

Human remains in Goldfields mine are that of prospector Raymond Kehlet

Jennie and Raymond Kehlet went missing in the Goldfields.

The human remains found by police in a mineshaft in the remote WA Goldfields is missing prospector Raymond Kehlet.

Victorian man in WA custody over date-rape drug Fantasy importation

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A Victorian man who allegedly imported more than 3kg of the date-rape drug known as "Fantasy" has been denied bail in Perth because he is a flight risk.

GST carve-up 'penalises success and rewards failure': Colin Barnett

WA Premier Colin Barnett emerged unimpressed from the COAG meeting.

Matthew Knott   West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has attacked his fellow state premiers for locking in a system of GST distribution that "penalises success and rewards failure" after emerging from the latest Council of Australian Governments meeting.

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Woman killed in Kojonup crash


Ray Sparvell   A woman was killed in a car accident in Kojunup, 260km south east of Perth, on Friday.

Police seize drugs and weapons stash in Karrinyup


Ray Sparvell   Police seized drugs and a cache of heavy weapons after they stopped a 24-year-old man in Ocean Reef on Thursday evening.

Appeal set up to bring tourist killed in south-west WA back to Italy

Martina Riccioni was killed in a horrific head-on collision.

Brendan Foster   The family of an Italian tourist killed in the south-west of Western Australia have gone to desperate measures to bring her body back to Italy, setting up a crowdfunding appeal.

Albany mum takes out WA Mother of the Year award

Anne Caldwell was nominated for the Mother of the Year award by her daughter Tammy-Anne.

Candice Barnes   Many might argue they have the best mother, but Tammy-Anne Caldwell has proof – her mum Anne has been named Western Australia's Mother of the Year.

Western Derby XLI: is it just another AFL game?

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  Michael Embley of the Eagles wrestles with Steven Dodd of the Dockers during the round three "Western Derby" AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers at Subiaco Oval on April 09, 2005 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Michael Embley;Steven Dodd

Brad Elborough   Is there still a hype surrounding the Western Derby, or is it just another game of football?

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Fiona Stanley Hospital is not in crisis: AMA WA

Fiona Stanley Hospital has been plagued by problems since it opened its doors in October.

Perth's new hospital is not in crisis and Labor should take responsibility before raising "minor grievances" about the facility, the Australian Medical Association says.

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Qantas reinstates Perth to Singapore route

Qantas has announced direct flights between Perth and Singapore will be available from June.

Candice Barnes   Australian airline Qantas will again fly direct from Perth to Singapore from late June, after deciding to shelve the route in May last year.

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'We know ...': WA Police reveal clue in five-year-old Mosman Park sex crime

A diary featuring a logo of a German cattle breeding company has been displayed by police as an item stolen during the 2010 sexual assault.

Leanne Nicholson   A clue which may help solve a five-year-old crime that shook Perth has been uncovered during a recent public appeal for information.

Truck driver dies after Wattleup crash


A 61-year-old truck driver was killed in a collision with a car in Wattlelup on Thursday afternoon.

Worker safety at risk as WA Water Corporation wields job axe: union

Union officials say health and safety could be compromised at the Water Corporation as a result of job cuts

Ray Sparvell   Worker safety could be at risk at the Water Corporation with nearly a third of its health and safety specialists likely to face redundancy within days, according to its union.

Motorists dash for cash in Perth freeway money mystery


Ray Sparvell   Police are puzzled by a flurry of $100 notes that swirled around traffic on Mitchell Freeway, south of Powis Street, near Leederville, on Wednesday.

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Weapons, drugs, software seized in Rivervale raid


Ray Sparvell   A pen gun and an electric shock device were seized in a raid on two houses in Rivervale and a storage unit on Thursday.

Gail Williams: Stylish Lucioli's a tasteful Italian family affair

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Gail Williams   When it comes to being warmly welcomed into the bosom of a bar-cum-restaurant-cum-café-cum all round hangout no one does it quite like the Italians.

Time to celebrate the intriguing malbec grape

A vineyard in Mendoza, where the majority of malbec is produced today.

David Prestipino   It's an intriguing grape variety often unappreciated on this side of the continent but malbec is finally gaining some leeway thanks to a resurgence in its adopted home of Argentina.

'Manorexia': WA family tells of father's deadly wish to be thin

The report found one in 10 anorexia sufferers were men or boys

Suzette Howe   Normally associated with women and girls, anorexia and bulimia is responsible for the death of more than 500 Australian men and boys.

WA firefighters on heightened alert after whooping cough diagnosis

An incidence of whooping cough at a suburban fire station has prompted heightened alert for the disease.

Nicole Cox   West Australian firefighters have been put on heightened alert after an outbreak of the deadly bacterial infection whooping cough at a suburban fire station.

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WA Premier linking GST stoush with Black Saturday fires 'insensitive':Labor

WA Premier Colin Barnett eventually apologised to families of victims over his Black Saturday comments.

Brendan Foster   WA Labor leader Mark McGowan has slammed Premier Colin Barnett for linking WA's assistance to the Black Saturday fires in Victoria with the ongoing GST spat with the states.

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Negative gearing: welfare sector wants 'mum and dad' nest egg benefits

ACOSS and the Real Estate Institute of WA are at loggerheads over negative gearing.

Ray Sparvell   Mum and dad investors could be stripped of investment property tax benefits if the Australian Council of Social Services gets its way.

Alannah MacTiernan: WA jobs figures 'masking' reality

Alannah MacTiernan says redundancy packages mean the full extent of WA job losses isn't yet being seen.

Improved March unemployment figures don't reflect redundancy packages that have kept some West Australians from the dole queue, Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan says.

Perth tenants on top in sluggish rental market

Perth is experiencing a glut of rentals, landlord turn-offs like pets are now back on the agenda.

Ray Sparvell   It's a great time to be a property renter – and it's set to only get better.

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