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Cafe owner faces two-month wait for court decision

Yelo Cafe has being prosecuted for allegedly breaching its planning conditions. The owner of popular Trigg cafe Yelo will have to wait until May 22 before learning the fate of his business after a trial probing a potential breach of City of Stirling planning regulations wrapped up yesterday. The council took the cafe to the Perth Magistrate’s Court claiming it ...

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Student arrested after shooting at French high school

A 17-YEAR-OLD student has reportedly opened fire at a high school on the French Riviera, injuring two people and prompting the government to issue a terror warning. French media reports the student was armed with two revolvers, a hunting rifle and grenades when he opened fire at the Alexis de Tocqueville college, in the small southern French town of Grasse, ...

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Steve Smith hits back at Virat Kohli with defiant century

Steve Smith has hit back at Virat Kohli and his 1.2 billion strong army with a career-defining century that may have turned the series. Angry and hurt at being branded a serial cheat by his Indian counterpart, Australian captain Smith showcased the fighting instincts of a true cricketing warrior to respond to the most taxing week of his life in ...

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King-sized surf set to hit WA coastline this weekend

It might not be death on a stick but the swell forecast for the weekend is huge. It won’t quite be swimming weather but surfers’ ears might prick up with the promise of a bumper swell hitting the South West and Perth coasts this weekend. In metropolitan waters, the swell could peak at four metres on Sunday morning. And between ...

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Parents hold kids out of Perth Catholic school over sex charges

Parents are keeping their children home from a Catholic school in a bid to push authorities to remove two boys accused of separate sex offences. About 30 parents attended a meeting near the school today to voice concerns that they were unaware that two students were facing criminal charges. A 17-year-old student from the school was last month sentenced to ...

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Medical experts shocked Perth woman allegedly eight times over the limit was even able to find keys.

A woman who allegedly blew eight times the legal alcohol limit after crashing her car at a freeway exit in peak-hour traffic would have been physically incapable of driving safely, a medical expert believes. Other motorists reported the 30-year-old to police after she lost control as she left Kwinana Freeway at Farrington Road and struck a traffic island about 4.15pm ...

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Reporters tell of unusual Rayney police HQ briefing

Normally used to asking the questions, three of Perth’s top crime reporters were on the receiving end today, quizzed in court about their recollections of the press conference at which lawyer Lloyd Rayney was named as the prime and only suspect in his wife’s murder. Grant Taylor, now of The West Australian, David Cooper and Sean Cowan, formerly at The ...

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James Hird confesses he had reached ‘breaking point’

James Hird reached breaking point when he took an overdose of sleeping pills, saying he was in deep clinical depression. The former Essendon star AFL player and coach has commented publicly for the first time since he was taken to hospital in January. Hird spent five weeks in a mental health facility and he said it was life-changing. “Everyone has ...

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Aussie man’s petrol bill row with Thrifty employee goes viral

Sometimes you need to take a stand, even if it’s only about a $10 bill. And your case can be helped significantly by having your mobile phone with you to film it. Those are the lessons Melbourne man Adam Falzon says he’s learned after his argument with a Thrifty employee over a rental truck petrol bill went viral this week. ...

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Tabcorp hit with $45m fine for anti-laundering breaches

Regulators say the gambling company breached the Act 108 times over five years.Picture: Getty Images An Australian court has fined gambling company Tabcorp a record $45 million for failing to comply with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing obligations. The Federal Court on Thursday approved a settlement reached between the Sydney-based company and regulator AUSTRAC after finding Tabcorp breached Australia’s Anti-Money ...

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