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Orelia unit gutted in electrical-fault fire on Tuesday night

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Liam Ducey A unit in a block of Orelia flats has been completely destroyed by a fire caused by an electrical fault on Tuesday night.

Dominic Bird beats death penalty a second time

Perth man Dominic Bird has avoided the death penalty a second time.

An Australian man who avoided the death penalty for a second time after a Malaysian court rejected an appeal against his earlier acquittal on drugs charges says he feels totally vindicated and always...

Arson squad at scene of suspicious Port Kennedy blaze

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Liam Ducey The arson squad is investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a Port Kennedy home on Monday morning.

Police ride undercover to nab road offenders

Nicole Cox WA Police will roll out a new squad of “undercover” motorcycles as a permanent traffic enforcement measure to snare unsuspecting, errant drivers.

UFC

Perth's Soa Palelei pummelled, UFC win-streak derailed

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Liam Ducey Perth MMA heavyweight Soa Palelei’s three-fight UFC win streak was derailed on Saturday night at Vector Arena in New Zealand as the man they call The Hulk learned that the difference between...

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Perth beaches close as shark pursues whale

A Tiger shark caught off the Perth coast on drum lines.

Nicole Cox The City of Stirling has closed Brighton, Scarborough and Trigg beaches as authorities track a 4m Great White shark believed to be in pursuit of a whale.

Youth mob linked to bottle shop theft

Candice Barnes Two people have been charged by summons, accused of stealing alcohol from a bottle shop in Como last night.

First homebuyers feel pinch, stamp duty threshold lowered

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Nicole Cox and Narelle Towie First homebuyers of established homes face pain in reaching the “Great Australian dream” after the state government announced it would lower the stamp duty threshold from $500,000 to...

Why a career as a pilot isn't taking off

Student pilot from the Western Australian Aviation College.

Trudy McIntosh Generation Y is often stereotyped as lazy, self-obsessed, untidy and constantly late. But for those who dream of becoming a pilot, that’s just not going to fly.

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Endangered cockatoos released into the wild

The wild population of endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos will get a slight boost thanks to the release of 20 of the birds across Perth during May.

Perth police districts to be merged

Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan says the new police operating model has already proved to be effective.

Aleisha Orr The number of police districts in the Perth metropolitan area is set to reduce from seven to four.

Entertainment

Musical comedy about nuns becomes habit in sequel

Peter Donald Fun nuns ready to stun are back on the Limelight Theatre stage this June in a sequel to their first musical comedy.

Fond farewell to familiar voice

6PR's Graham Mabury is retiring from 6PR's Nightline after 33 years.

Chenee Marrapodi It has been a long, winding road, and Graham Mabury has hung up the headphones for the last time after hosting Radio 6PR'sNightline program for 33 years.

WA's Hendy Cowan fails to avoid Order of Australia

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The former West Australian deputy premier's skilful avoidance of Queen's Honours since leaving politics in 2001 has come to an end.

Search for woman missing in Rockingham continues

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Liam Ducey A search for missing 49-year-old Erskine woman Caroline Mary Anne Hayter will continue on Monday after an extensive search of Rockingham Hospital and Rockingham Golf Club failed to reveal a trace of...

WA's firefighters and police honoured in Queen's birthday gongs

Senior Sergeant Neil Gordon.

Leanne Nicholson They have dedicated their lives to protecting others, now that brave and selfless commitment exhibited by five West Australian firefighters and four police officers has been recognised in this...

E-cig supporters abuse health campaigners

Businessman from Perth is taking legal advice to appeal against a decision which prevents him from selling his e-cigarettes.

Leading health campaigners have been labelled zealots and sent abusive emails from those who oppose their stance on electronic cigarettes amid fierce debate about the devices.

WA government unveils shark 'kill zones'

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Michael Hopkin Designated shark-killing zones will be established off Perth and the state's South West, as part of an aggressive new state government policy aimed at reducing the risk of shark attacks.

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The push to eradicate polio in country where it doesn't exist

Gerard Butler and Michael Sheldrick

Jillian McHugh At a time when most 20-somethings were watching Gerard Butler on the big screen, Michael Sheldrick was helping the actor write a speech about the 67 million children in the world who don't have...

London cabs trial for the streets of Perth

Is this the future for Perth's taxis?

Leanne Nicholson Could London-style cabs be zipping around the streets of Perth?

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