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Daniel Ricciardo reveals past as a tennis racquet smasher

Daniel Ricciardo says his little-seen temper comes out in competition.Picture: Getty Images Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in prizes up for grabs! Perth race ace Daniel Ricciardo says he’s not impressed by glamorous lifestyles and is equally happy to sleep in a swag. “You get the nice hotels and fancy restaurants. They’re cool,” Ricciardo said of the associated ...

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West Coast defender Tom Cole sidelined with quad injury

West Coast’s Tom Cole in action during the JLT Community Series. Picture: Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty ImagesPicture: Getty Images West Coast defender Tom Cole has experienced his second injury setback of the pre-season. Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in prizes up for grabs! The 19-year-old will miss up to a fortnight after sustaining a minor quad strain last week. ...

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Child injured after being hit by bus in Carine

Emergency services have rushed to the scene of an accident in Carine, where a bus hit an 11-year-old boy on a bike. There are reports the child ended up under the front of the bus and St John Ambulance has confirmed he was being taken to Princess Margaret Hospital. He has reportedly suffered a broken leg. The crash happened at ...

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Martin McGuinness dead: The IRA commander who became an agent for peace

Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died Tuesday, his Sinn Fein party announced. Turning from rebel to peacemaker, McGuinness served as Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister for a decade in a power-sharing government. The party said he died following a short illness. McGuinness suffered from amyloidosis, a rare disease ...

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Eagles 2006 hero Andrew Embley believes drug issue may have cost club another premiership

Brett Jones, Ashley Hansen, Adam Hunter, Andrew Embley, Rowan Jones and Sam Butler celebrate.Picture: Trevor Collens/The West Australian Norm Smith medallist Andrew Embley has rejected the idea West Coast’s 2006 premiership was tainted, believing if anything, the club’s drug problems cost them at least one other flag. Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in prizes up for grabs! The ...

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Mike Nahan the new Liberal leader as Colin Barnett steps down

Colin Barnett has confirmed his intention to resign from the Liberal leadership and head “quietly” to the backbench as the party meets for the first time today to elect an opposition leader. Former treasurer Mike Nahan has been elected unopposed and urged Mr Barnett at the weekend to leave Parliament “sooner rather than later”. Mr Barnett would not comment on ...

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Rinehart, Forrest race back up rich list on iron ore turnaround

WA mining magnates Gina Rinehart and Andrew Forrest have made stunning comebacks on the 2017 Forbes rich list on the back of a resurgent iron ore price. Ms Rinehart reclaimed the title of the richest Australian and 69th richest person in the world owing to her iron ore interests in the Pilbara (primarily her stakes in the Hope Downs and ...

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Tough times force Maylands pet cafe to close

Pet Lover’s Cafe says it made the tough decision amid a tough economic climate.Picture: The West Australian Coffee addicts and their pooches will have to find somewhere else to go for their dog days out after one of Perth’s most popular pet-friendly cafes revealed it had been forced to close its doors. Pet Lover’s Cafe on Guildford Road in Maylands ...

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Unemployment inspires comedy tour

After joining forces for their critically acclaimed stand-up tour The Spiral in 2013, Judith Lucy and Denise Scott are back for round two with even more uncouth, hilarious and no-holds-barred comedy material under their belts. Their first tour was a big hit, with the pair fronting a string of sold-out shows across the country as they laid bare their grievances ...

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Lady Kitty Spencer more than just Princess Diana’s niece

She may be a hip young thing with the world at her feet but there’s something delightfully old-fashioned about Kitty Spencer. The 26-year-old would rather read a book than look at a screen (“my ideal evening would be a bubble bath and a good book”), finds cooking for friends therapeutic (“I’m making rack of lamb tonight”), and uses social media ...

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