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Mattress project offers a good night’s sleep

Members of the community joined the Maamun Danjoo Koorliny Waankininy Noongar men’s group to unload 80 recycled mattresses to be delivered to Aboriginal communities in need. The South West Aboriginal Medical Service delivered 80 recycled mattresses to Aboriginal families in need last week in an initiative by the Spider Waste Collection Service. Rob Santoro from Spider Waste began recycling mattresses ...

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New app makes UV rays visible to the eye

A survey has raised concern many young adults don’t understand the cause of sunburn and skin cancer. UV radiation is the major cause of skin cancer but many of us rely on heat and humidity as a guide to sun protection, according to a survey by Cancer Council Victoria. That’s because UV rays can’t be detected by human senses, says ...

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Hayley Dodd murder trial: Accused killer Francis Wark told police they were ‘wasting their time’

The man accused of abducting and murdering Hayley Dodd told detectives they were wasting their time investigating him over the alleged crime because he was “not guilty”. Hayley, 17, was on her way to visit farming friends near Moora on July 29, 1999, when she disappeared from the side of a rural road outside Badgingarra. Prosecutors say Francis John Wark, ...

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Community pauses in Remembrance

Remembrance Day is observed in Albany on Saturday. Pictures: Laurie Benson On the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, Albany paused to remember fallen soldiers on Saturday. Albany RSL Sub-Branch president Geoff McNeill said there were close to 150 people who attended the Saturday morning Remembrance Day ceremony at York Street war memorial. Parade commander Mick ...

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Assault charge against AFL star dropped

An assault charge against Adelaide Crows player Paddy Ryder has been dropped. An assault charge against Port Adelaide AFL player Paddy Ryder has been dropped. The club says police have confirmed they won’t be proceeding with any charges against Ryder over an alleged assault outside an Adelaide club in Hindley Street in the early hours of October 1. “Ryder has ...

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Cup a major tourism boost

A huge crowd of 50,000 flocked to Churchill Park at the weekend to be part of the second annual White Lakes Brewing Rockingham Beach Cup. Organised by the Rotary Club of Palm Beach, the charity event has been heralded as a major tourism boost for the city. As well as the feature race, the weekend’s activities included a golf tournament, ...

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A history rich in racing

Wendy Durant at the Rockingham Museum. Picture: Gareth McKnightPicture: Picture: Gareth McKnight With racing fever consuming Rockingham and the State at the moment, the Telegraph took a walk down memory lane last week to explore the origins of horseracing in the region. The Rockingham Museum has a display called A Day at the Races, which shows how residents were enjoying ...

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Coffee and plant-based diet good for heart, US study shows

A plant-based diet and drinking coffee may help to reduce the risk of heart failure, scientists in the US say. One study of five kinds of diets found that people who ate a lot of fruit and vegetables were 42 per cent less likely to develop the condition than those who consumed fewer plant-based foods. Another team showed that increasing ...

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Cantina offers funky new Mexican menu

Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce president Basil Paparone with Funky Mexican Cantina owner Glenn Sell. Picture: Gareth McKnight Rockingham’s culinary options have received some spice after the Funky Mexican Cantina officially opened in Secret Harbour last week. Owned and operated by Glenn Sell, the restaurant and bar have been busy since opening last Thursday. “It’s going really well,” he said. ...

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