Esperance

Port Kennedy man charged over Esperance fishing, security theft

Liam Ducey A Port Kennedy man will appear in Esperance Magistrates Court next month after he was allegedly involved in the theft of fishing and security equipment.

Car smashes into home in Esperance

Resident had a lucky escape after a car smashed into a house in Esperance while he was sleeping.

Liam Ducey A home has been significantly damaged in Esperance after a high powered car smashed into it on Tuesday night.

WA man Greg Pickering has operations after Esperance shark attack

Greg Pickering, shark attack victim

An abalone diver attacked by a shark off a remote part of Western Australia's southern coast has undergone a series of operations while the Department of Fisheries has conceded its kill order could...

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Second time 'lucky' for Esperance shark attack victim Greg Pickering

Shark attack victim Greg Pickering at Jandakot Airport, on his way to hospital in Perth.

Aleisha Orr Greg Pickering is either very lucky or very unlucky depending on which way you look at it.

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WA's wild weather winds down as clean-up continues

There was a lucky escape after a tree came down at Lewana Cottages.

Liam Ducey The wild weather experienced in southern WA over the past 48 hours appears to have passed, however 11,000 homes in the metropolitan area remain without power.

Thai man dies in gravel road rollover near Lake King

Liam Ducey A Thai national has died after the car he was driving rolled on Cascades Road in Lake King, 300 kilometres from Esperance, on Tuesday night.

WA 'super predator' myth debunked

Shark tracking device sparked talk of a massive predator eating a nine-foot long white shark.

Persistent speculation that a colossal sea predator may have devoured a nine-foot white shark in waters off Western Australia's south has been debunked.

Dangerous winds, heavy rainfall in Perth and WA's South West

Seriously dark clouds heralded the arrival of bad weather on Sunday morning.

Robyn Preston Those in WA’s South West are warned to prepare for widespread damage to homes and property, as severe weather and damaging winds hit homes on Sunday.

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SES called out to help with storm damage

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Adrian Beattie Wild weather has begun to hit across much of the south west of WA.

WA Seniors' rally brings Perth Town Hall to capacity

Perth Town Hall seniors rally.

Aleisha Orr Outraged Perth seniors say they are being forced to endure financial hardship because of recent budget decisions.

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The rise of farmers markets in WA

Subiaco Farmers Market

Aleisha Orr On any given Saturday or Sunday morning in Perth a number of school yards, council gardens and open spaces are taken over by trestle tables, gazebo style shade covers, caravans, trailers and trucks...

Scientists uncover reason for WA's spate of beached whales

WA is seeing an increasing number of whales who become beached on our shoreline.

Aleisha Orr Malnourished whale mothers giving birth to calves are believed to be the cause of an increased number of stranded whales on West Australian beaches.

Passport to the past

Passport to the past: memories of childhood holidays in WA

Holidaying in WA

Aleisha Orr With WA Day just a few days away, WAtoday is looking at some of the amazing destinations we have right here in our backyard, starting with the places that we holidayed as kids.

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Tributes paid to surfer Chris Boyd killed in Gracetown shark attack

Chris Boyd

Staff writers Tributes have been paid to the surfer who was killed by a shark off a WA beach on Saturday.

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WA's shark network receives new technology for faster alerts

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Robyn Preston Western Australia's shark safety program has been given a boost by the state government, after new shark alert technology was deployed on the coastal monitoring network this week.

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Man dies following Gracetown shark attack

Gang Gang- Narrabundah College media posters.
Centenary 'Come To Canberra' posters designed by students at Narrabundah College.
Shark ? Hugh Brown in Year 11

Liam Ducey An imminent threat order has been issued after a surfer was killed by a shark at the South West holiday town of Gracetown.

Colin Barnett flags new shark policy

Shark

Changes to the way the Western Australian government deals with sharks that lurk in popular swimming and surfing areas will be unveiled next week.

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Dangerous weather to hit south-west WA

Tree down in Thornlie

Flash flooding and damaging winds of up to 125km/h are expected to hit regions across south-west WA on Friday.

World loses last World War I combat veteran after death of Perth digger Claude Choules

Claude Choules

Lucy Rickard History's last living link with the battlefields of World War I has been broken with the death of 110-year-old digger Claude Choules.

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'I was no longer alone': shark attack victim's chilling first encounter

Clarkson

Aja Styles In an ominous sign of things to come, West Australian diver Peter Clarkson wrote about his first encounter with a great white shark while promoting a shark-deterrent device.