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

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 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.

Upgraded charge for fatal Perth nightclub shove

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A security officer who allegedly fatally shoved a drunk man who tried to hug him outside a Perth nightclub has had his charge upgraded.

Secretive parrot under Perth Zoo surveillance

Breeding hopes... the critically endangered western ground parrot at Perth Zoo.

Perth Zoo's most recent arrivals are so secretive their keepers are using an elaborate CCTV set-up to figure out what they eat, with the bigger goal of breeding the rare birds.

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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Police target Perth car clubs during two weekend operations

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Liam Ducey Police are targetting car clubs in an attempt to rub out hooning on Perth roads, with two vehicles siezed and 100 people caught speeding in two separate weekend operations.

Qantas investigates last-minute aborted Perth landing

Qantas was involved in an emergency at Perth Airport.

Leanne Nicholson Qantas has launched an investigation into an aborted Perth landing caused at the last minute by a rouge vehicle on the runway on Saturday.

Power restored to East Perth

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Liam Ducey Power has been restored across East Perth after an outage left about 3000 customers without power.

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Police investigate three arson attacks

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Police are investigating three arson attacks in Perth's northern suburbs.

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Man seriously injured after falling from car

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Police are investigating how a man fell from a moving car in Morley, sustaining serious head injuries.

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Woman missing from crash scene found safe

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Police are searching for a woman whose crashed car was found in Cowaramup, just north of Margaret River, on Friday night.

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Transperth driver forces sick boy off bus

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Adrian Beattie A Perth mum says she is angry and disgusted after her son, who has several serious medical conditions, was forced off a Transperth bus.

Perth police officer charged with grievous bodily harm

Liam Ducey A police officer has been charged with grievous bodily harm after allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old man outside a Midland bar.

A giant display for Perth's Anzac celebrations

The giant puppets were created by french troupe 'Royal de Luxe'.

Aleisha Orr Giants will walk the streets of Perth next year as part of the national Anzac Centenary commemorations.

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'Lego' apartments the future of affordable housing in Perth

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Liam Ducey The future of affordable housing in Perth was unveiled by the State Government on Friday with the completion of a six storey apartment built in just 10 days.

Catholic bishop faces Perth court over child sex offence

Bishop Max Davis leaves court on Friday.

Aleisha Orr A senior member of the Catholic Church has faced a Perth court over child sex offences alleged to have taken place at a West Australian school in 1969.

Perth Commonwealth Games athlete’s village, 52 years on

Commonwealth Games athlete's village, 1962, Perth.

Aleisha Orr They may have been designed to provide only temporary accommodation at the time but some City Beach locals have made the houses built as part of the athlete’s village for the 1962 Commonwealth...

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Perth rainfall still well short of average

The wild weather sets in overnight as seen from Hillarys.

Chenee Marrapodi If Perth is getting sick of the rain, we shouldn't be complaining - we are well below our annual averages, according to the bureau.

Malaysia Air MH17: Perth man Nick Norris, grandchildren on board

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Aleisha Orr All seven Western Australian victims of the MH17 tragedy have now been identified.

Crowdfunding bid launched to help Perth’s homeless

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Candice Barnes It's the method du jour for struggling entrepreneurs trying to get their product/movie/album off the ground, but now crowdfunding is being used to raise money to help Perth’s homeless.