Check for cancer before it’s too late

Holly Howe was told she should not walk down the isle just six weeks before her dream wedding. The Glen Iris resident was advised to postpone plans to marry her partner Steve, following an unexpected bowel cancer diagnosis in September, 2015. The then 27-year-old had endured three weeks of chronic stomach pain which made it difficult for her to eat ...

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Marketing manager appointed

Amanda Whiteland is the Margaret River Wine Association’s new marketing director. Picture: Declan Bush The Margaret River Wine Association has appointed Amanda Whiteland as its new marketing manager after a strategic restructure. Ms Whiteland has worked as Cape Mentelle’s marketing manager and in Paris for Luis Vuitton-Moet Hennessy, and as Fosters Wine Estates’ regional manager based in Tokyo. MRWA president ...

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Badness sacks lawyer in latest court stint

Melbourne career criminal Christopher “Badness” Binse sacked his lawyer, then told a Supreme Court he saw “stars and s***” to try and explain how serious his mental health problems were. Dismissing his barrister Michael FitzGerald, the 48-year-old convicted armed robber – who now goes by the surname Pecotic – represented himself on Friday with an expletive-riddled speech from the dock. ...

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Small bar aims at Eaton niche market

Eaton Fair operations and maintenance manager Michael Prosser is excited about the amount of new businesses leasing spaces at the popular shopping centre.Picture: Jon Gellweiler A small bar aimed to accommodate a niche market is set to open in June this year at Eaton Fair. Eaton Fair operations and maintenance manager Michael Prosser revealed to the South Western Times that ...

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Get on your bike to help beat diseases

Cancer Council South West regional education officer Dianne Pope, centre, congratulates Bunbury Over 40s Cycle Club members Robyn Taylor, John Winstone, John Sharp and John Hill The days of being bedridden before surgery are over and instead cancer patients are being told to hit the ground running. The benefits of exercise for health and treating diseases are endless, according to ...

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Cat Haven WA full and looking for people to adopt cats

Cat Haven WA are struggling to keep up with an influx of cats being left in their care. 320 cats need a home and the cat shelter is offering two-for-one adoptions including sterilisation, micro-chipping and vaccinations, and a free flea and worm treatment. They’re also reminding cat owners to sterilize and microchip their pets. If you’d prefer to foster a ...

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ANZ, CBA follow rivals with mortgage hikes

ANZ and Commonwealth Bank have raised mortgage rates, with all four of Australia’s big banks now having moved out-of-cycle since the US Federal Reserve hiked its cash rate last week. Both lenders raised variable rates for investor and interest-only mortgages, while Commonwealth Bank also lifted its owner-occupier variable rate by 0.03 percentage points to 5.25 per cent per annum. ANZ ...

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Crayon critters add colour to kids’ lives

Telstra Store Bunbury sales consultant Ashleigh Newall enjoys the monster crayons.Picture: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times Crayones shaped as monsters are helping to heal children who have been affected by neglect or abuse. Monster Crayons were designed for charity Act for Kids, which helps abused children. The crayons are used in various forms of therapy including art and play ...

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Kepwari Lake’s ski future still uncertain

Premier Coal has sought clarification on what is required to relinquish Lake Kepwari to the State Government as attempts to hand over the former mine continue. Lake Kepwari, also known as Western Open Cut 5, has been touted as a possible recreational skiing facility since 2008 when the Labor Party pledged $3.2 million to redevelop the site. However, the proposal ...

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