Margaret River

Margaret River's '$100,000 reward' bike returned to owner

Zannia Yakas The most-wanted bike in Margaret River has been returned to a man offering a $100,000 reward to catch the thief who took it.

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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Gracetown teen's Santa impression leads to rescue

Fire and emergency workers free a teenager trapped in a chimney.

Liam Ducey Gracetown teenagers becomes stuck in chimney after locking himself out of his house.

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.

Setback in push to mine WA's South West

A West Australian mining warden has recommended rejection of a proposal to explore for bauxite south of Bridgetown, in the state's South West region.

Surfer lucky to be alive after shark attack at remote beach

Horror shark attack claims 24-year-old man (Thumbnail)

Lucy Rickard and Aleisha Orr A 34-year-old man is lucky to be alive after fending off a shark at a remote WA beach, about 1000 kilometres north of Perth yesterday afternoon.

Storm threat passes metro area

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About 9000 homes lost power overnight as a fierce storm lashed the state, and it looks like there is more wild weather on its way.

Lancelin Ocean Classic: The 'Fashion Week' for windsurfers

Lancelin Ocean Classic

Jenna Clarke Minutes before the Lancelin Ocean Classic kicked off, its competitors resembled models scurrying backstage at a fashion show.

Conditions ease but town still in danger

A giant Margaret River bushfire burns in WA.

Lucy Rickard Margaret River and Prevelly residents are preparing for their third day of fire heartbreak, as they wake to the news that at least 30 homes and chalets have been destroyed or badly damaged by the...

Dozens sought refuge while their township burned

Bushfires ravage West Australia (Thumbnail)

Courtney Trenwith They wanted to save their homes, but eventually the 20 metre flames and intense heat became too much.

'Our hearts are all breaking together'

kyle james burden

Lucy Rickard The mother of a young shark attack victim killed at Bunker Bay's Boneyards surf break on Sunday has made an emotional statement just metres from where he died, thanking friends, police and emergency...

Surfers' horror as shark savages mate

Shark!

Lucy Rickard and Aleisha Orr A man has died after he was attacked by a shark at a popular South-West beach this afternoon.

Boom town’s Chardonnay set wow Mr Wonder

Stevie Wonder on stage at Sandalford Estate.

Jenna Clarke While Taylor Swift revved up the teeny boppers in Perth city, Stevie Wonder’s rousing Margaret River show unleashed their parents’ inner groupie on Friday night.

Shark attack witness tells of mauling horror

Shark!

Lucy Rickard A local surfer who was just metres away from the bodyboarder taken by a shark at Bunker Bay yesterday said he saw a dark shadow pass underneath him less than a minute before the fatal attack

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Fumbling Ministers grilled over bushfire

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Courtney Trenwith The state government has promised to take action against staff if the Department of Environment and Conservation is found to have been negligent in its handling of the prescribed burnthat led to a...

Rain brings reprieve but firefighters 'downbeat' over homes lost

Lucy Rickard and Courtney Trenwith Residents allowed back into the worst areas have witnessed for the first time the charred ruins of their neighbourhood with firefighters escorting them on a bus.

WA burns: state braces for more fire threat

Margaret River bushfire

Live coverage, day two, of bushfire drama in Western Australia's South-West.

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Bushfire still out of control with more than 20 homes lost

The out-of-control bushfire near Margaret River, WA. <i>Photo: Naomi Sime. </i>

Lucy Rickard, with AAP Forecast high winds are worrying fire crews still battling to control a bushfire that has damaged at least 20 homes in Western Australia's Margaret River region.

Buswell resigns over secret sex sessions on taxpayers' tab

Troy Buswell

Chalpat Sonti, Liam Phillips and Joseph Sapienza Troy Buswell's political lives have finally run out after Premier Colin Barnett accepted his resignation today in the wake of admitting misusing taxpayer funds in his affair with Greens MP Adele...

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'Extraordinary' taxi ride launch falls flat

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Tim Clarke WA's "Extraordinary Taxi Ride" got off to a very ordinary start this morning, when the RAC had to be called to jump start the taxi being used to promote the state's natural beauty.

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