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Swan River leads WA in drowning deaths

Liam Ducey An investigation into drowning deaths over the last decade has revealed that rivers, and not the ocean, are Australia’s most lethal aquatic location, claming a total of 735 lives.

High-fives a huge help for chopper crew on Swan River Run

Zac Simpson, on the left of the picture and Matt DuPlessis get ready for some high-fiving in the Swan River Run.

Liam Ducey Everyone competing in the WAtoday Swan River Run, supported by Westpac, deserves a high-five for their efforts, but by dishing out a high five, you should give yourself a pat on the back.

Police find hundreds of blank cards in Swan River

Police say they could be credit cards as they have a magnetic strip.

Liam Ducey Technology crime investigators are investigating what, if any, information is stored on hundreds of plastic cards resembling credit cards found in the Swan River on Wednesday.

Report says 36 dolphins live in Swan River

Dolphin calf, Zari, swims with her mum in the Swan River.

A report on dolphins in Perth's Swan Canning Riverpark confirms at least 20 permanent residents and 16 visitors.

Charges over horror Swan River jet-ski crash

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Katherine Fenech A Duncraig man will face a culpable driving charge over a gruesome jet-ski crash at the Belmont water park that severed the leg of a 23-year-old man.

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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Homeless campers deny bashing murder

Two itinerant men accused of bashing a 48-year-old man as the pair camped alongside Perth's Swan River have pleaded not guilty to his murder.

'It tainted the rest of our lives', says HMAS Leeuwin abuse victim

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Leanne Nicholson It makes for harrowing reading. A 140-page document, relatively thin for a heavy subject but large on shocking detail, the report into abuse at HMAS Leeuwin in Fremantle, Western Australia is frankly...

The beach comes to Perth's centre

An inner-city beach is part of the new Riverside development.

Aleisha Orr Brisbane has one, Cairns has one, even Darwin has one; and Perth is set to get one within a matter of years.

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Canning's Kent Street Weir $5m spend before 'fails or collapses'

Narelle Towie Officials will spend almost $5 million rebuilding Kent Street Weir in Canning after “serious structural defects” where discovered in concrete pylons.

Twenty-one students injured in Gidgegannup bus crash

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Liam Ducey The publican of Gidgegannup's Noble Halls Hotel says the only way to improve Toodyay Road is to install a dual carriageway, following two crashes in two hours on the road on Wednesday night.

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City square named after famous Aboriginal leader

Yagan's statue on Heirisson Island.

What's planned to be one of Perth's most iconic public areas is to be named after a famous Aboriginal warrior.

Transformation of East Perth but brick walls stay

More details have been released about the transformation of an extensive plot in East Perth.

Aleisha Orr The revitalisation of the quieter part of East Perth is progressing with the old Chem Centre building going on the market.

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WAtoday special print edition to hit Perth streets

Candice Barnes Readers will be able to enjoy the best WAtoday has to offer in a special edition newspaper, which will be available for free in the Perth CBD this Friday.

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Extra! Extra! WAtoday special edition for Perth’s newest run

Carole and Russell from 'House Rules' were also happy to lend a hand.

Candice Barnes Those wandering through the Perth CBD on Friday took a step back in time, as WAtoday’s 1900s-inspired paperboys handed out free copies of our special edition newspaper.

City of Perth to change boundary plans

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Robyn Preston The City of Perth is one step closer to claiming nearby icons, after setting out a revised boundary proposal during a special council meeting on Thursday night.

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Planned Perth hotel too tall: mayor

Perth Bell Tower

The City of Perth has knocked back an application for an 11-storey hotel development at Barrack Square despite an accommodation shortage, saying the building would be too big.

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Barnett bets on a Burswood stadium vision

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Courtney Trenwith Premier Colin Barnett has confirmed the worst kept secret in Perth - the new sport stadium will be built on the Burswood peninsula.

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'A most successul CHOGM': monarch wins a few more hearts along the way

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Courtney Trenwith The Queen has congratulated Premier Colin Barnett and the West Australian public for "a most successful" CHOGM.

Air Race rescuers praised as pilot escapes serious injury

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Aja Styles and Chalpat Sonti Red Bull Air Race rescuers describe the daring events leading up to pulling crash pilot Adilson Kindlemann from the Swan River.