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Liam Duggan returns to face the Western Bulldogs

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has declared Liam Duggan a certain starter in Friday night’s blockbuster against the Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium. Duggan, who missed the Eagles win against Port Adelaide in Adelaide after not recovering from a corked leg he suffered in the western derby, is the one change to the team Simpson was prepared to confirm ahead ...

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Perth’s top 10 places to feast on doughnuts

Doughnuts are a food trend that has been, but has not gone. New places are popping up all over Perth with out-there creations, tantalising the tastebuds of kids and adults alike. Top Dup’s David Bignell said they were still popular because doughnuts fell into the same category as burgers or pizza: “In as much as they are fairly timeless and ...

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Early sowing gamble pays off

Crops are off to an unexpectedly quick start in the northern grain belt, with oats out of the ground just a week after being planted. After a soggy February but dry March and April, Mullewa farmer Zac Grima’s optimism was starting to falter when he started seeding oats on Anzac Day. It had been nine weeks since his farm’s last ...

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Researchers safe from jobs purge

Rural-based researchers are likely to be retained at Department of Agriculture and Food WA as senior Perth staff brace for potential job losses. Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan said any staff cuts associated with merging DAFWA with two other departments and the Regional Development Commission were likely to come from Perth-based upper management. Other cost savings would come from reducing “marketing ...

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Carnival pulls big numbers

Ten of the 12 schools who participated in this year’s annual Bendigo Community Bank High School Netball Carnival last Thursday. Picture: Laurie Benson Almost 50 teams contested the annual Bendigo Community Bank High School Netball Carnival run by the Great Southern Netball Region at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre last Thursday. In total, 12 schools took part, with girls and ...

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Harmony displayed

Students from the Roebuck Primary School choir. Picture: Jakeb WaddellPicture: Jakeb Waddell Bran Nue Dae community care centre members immersed themselves in the sound of the Roebuck Primary School choir last Thursday. This was the third time the choir had visited the centre, after the two formed a community partnership four years ago. Roebuck Primary School music specialist Bindi Forde ...

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Soldier remembered as 'happy, cheeky'

An Australian soldier who was fatally shot in the head during a live fire exercise in the Northern Territory has been remembered as a happy young man with a “cheeky grin”. Jason Challis from Geelong, Victoria, suffered the injuries at the Mount Bundey Training Area, about 100km southeast of Darwin, on Wednesday afternoon. The soldier, aged in his 20s, was ...

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Peaks leap to second in goal feast

Manypeaks leapt into second spot after a comprehensive 6-2 victory against Spencer Park in round 5 of the Lower Great Southern Hockey Association men’s A-grade competition last Saturday afternoon. Luke Ray and David Pyle both scored twice for Peaks, who opened the scoring but Park levelled soon after on the back of a strong solo run from youngster Angus Milne. ...

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Reid relishes Geelong Falcons move

Mt Barker’s Jordan Reid is hopeful his decision to travel more than 3000km to play for the Geelong Falcons in the TAC Cup will boost his chances of being picked up in this year’s AFL national draft. After completing Year 12 and playing 16 league games for the Bulls last season in the Great Southern Football League competition, Reid decided ...

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