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'Spiderman' squished: Perth experts debunk spider burrowing claims

Candice Barnes Fear not arachnophobes, the story of Bunbury’s "spiderman" might not be all it seemed. Perth scientists have cast doubt over claims that a spider burrowed into a man’s body during his...

Esperance shark victim Sean Pollard recovering in Perth hospital

Sean Pollard was flown to Perth for emergency surgery after the shark attack near Esperance.

Aleisha Orr A man who was on the beach when a surfer was attacked by a shark has described the remarkable effort of onlookers and the “strong will to live” shown by the 23-year-old man who lost part...

Two critical, one dead after horror Monday on Perth roads

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Liam Ducey A man has died and two people are in a critical condition after a horror period on Perth roads on Monday.

People smugglers sentenced in Perth court

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Two people smugglers have been sentenced in Perth to more than three years behind bars.

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Perth parents join Opposition leader in push to legalise medicinal cannabis

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Alex Riddell A Perth couple have joined State Opposition leader Mark McGowan in a push to legalise medicinal cannabis.

Home birth in spotlight at Perth inquest

An inquest into the deaths of three babies who were born at home has begun.

An inquest into the deaths of three babies who were born at home has begun in Perth.

Man injured when dragged by train at Glendalough Station in Perth

The man is treated at the scene, with the train in the background.

Aleisha Orr A man has been injured after being dragged by a train in Perth.

Woman in Perth hospital with Ebola-like symptoms

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A woman is being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at a Perth hospital after arriving from West Africa 10 days ago.

Perth mum has only one arm but is a triathlon world champion

Sally Pilbeam has overcome her trepidation to be capable of reaching speeds of up to 60km/h on her racing bike.

Simon White Sally Pilbeam would seem like a lot of other mums taking up triathlons after giving birth to children - except for the fact she's doing it with only one arm and just became a world champion.

'Die for Syria' car sticker prompts concern in Perth

The car displaying the DIE FOR SYRIA! sticker.

Nicole Cox A Perth woman has expressed concern about the possibility of radicals attempting to recruit extremists to the Syrian conflict after witnessing a "Die for Syria!" sticker on a car in Southern River.

Get outside Perth, the sun is shining: weekend weather wrap

Zara (3) and Pippa (2) Harding enjoy the sunshine in the Perth Cultural Centre.

Aleisha Orr Perth people should make the most of the fine weather over the weekend as while there is still a bit of sunshine to come over the next couple of days, it won’t last.

Injured Perth cyclist urges road users to put phones down

Cyclist Ian Beard says his rides along the South Perth foreshore have become more dangerous because of the prevalence of smart phones.

Liam Ducey A Perth cyclist has told how his life changed in a matter of seconds as he was hit by a car at an intersection in Ardross.

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Perth's oldest street mag X-Press goes monthly

WA's X-Press Magazine.

Brendan Foster Western Australia’s original and oldest street magazine is going monthly after almost 30 years.

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Apartment oversupply to flood Perth property market

The fears are linked to the record number of multi-residential dwellings now under construction in WA.

Jonathan Barrett Perth is facing an impending apartment glut, as a cooling economy and subdued population growth threaten to overload the market with unwanted stock.

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Perth police on the lookout for industrial area thief

The distinctive blue trailer and fuel tank taken in one of the burglaries.

Aleisha Orr Police want the public’s help to catch a thief or thieves who have targeted businesses in industrial areas of Perth, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage.

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People should prepare for stormy weather in Perth and South West

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People living between Geraldton to Albany, including Perth, have been warned to brace for storms as a strong cold front approaches the South-West.

Wild storm lashes the South West and Perth

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Brendan Foster A wild storm has ripped roofs off homes in the South West and blacked out more than 20,000 homes.

Perth-Northam paddle in 1956 a forerunner of the Avon Descent

The Sanisbyi crew on a river mission in the 1950s.

A series of articles from 1956 describes four young Northam men undertaking a 90-mile paddle to Perth, taking off at 7.45am on a Saturday morning.

Perth Commonwealth bank manager in court on stealing charges

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Aleisha Orr A former manager of a West Australian branch of the Commonwealth Bank appeared in court on Tuesday in regard to charges of stealing and fraud.

Missing school boy Brandon Gliddon last seen on Perth bus

Geoff Vivian Police are looking for a 15-year-old Jandakot boy last seen boarding a bus Tuesday morning.