Three autumn gardening jobs

Camellia. Picture: Astrid Volzke From bulb prep to end-of-summer maintenance, Sabrina Hahn shares her weekly to-do list for home gardeners. 1. Cut back summer-flowering perennials such as rudbeckia and salvia to 10cm above the ground. 2. Place cold-climate bulbs like tulips in the crisper of the fridge — but, be warned, many bulbs can be poisonous. 3. Feed camellias now ...

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MGC Pharma raises $10m to fast-track medical cannabis products

ASX listed MGC Pharma is well positioned to fast-track acquisitions and accelerate development of its cannabis-derived products after easily raising $10 million via a share placement at 6.5c per share. In an update to the market on Friday, the Perth-based company said the placement was significantly oversubscribed from institutional and high net worth investors from Asia, Australia and North America, ...

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Barnett not up to the top job: Nahan

Former treasurer Mike Nahan has declared he wants the leadership of the WA Liberal Party, confirming he will nominate for the top job this week — but not before delivering a brutal assessment of Colin Barnett’s performance as premier. In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times yesterday, Dr Nahan vowed he would lead the Opposition to the next election ...

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Man arrested over Clarkson deli armed hold-up

The owner was not injured and the man fled the scene. A man has been arrested after a convenience store gunpoint hold-up in Clarkson. Police said about 8.30pm last night the man and a second suspect entered Clarkson Minimart on Ainsbury Parade and threatened the shop owner with a firearm. The owner was not injured and the man fled the ...

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Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry dies, aged 90

Legendary musician Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police have confirmed. Tributes are pouring in for the musical icon after he passed away at his home near St Louis, Missouri, on Saturday. A statement from St Charles County police confirmed officers responded to a medical emergency at around 12.40pm. A statement read: “Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive ...

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State to probe Scaffidi to sort out squabbling council

Squabbling among City of Perth councillors, controversy surrounding Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and the performance of the chief executive will be scrutinised as the new McGowan Government decides if it will sack the council. New Local Government Minister David Templeman said the Local Government Department had classified the council as being “at risk” because of “issues associated with the Lord ...

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Jet, Navy ship scrambled to rescue SA yachtsmen off WA

The sailors, who had been on their way to New Zealand, were winched to safety in good health.Picture: Australian Maritime Safety Authority Three South African men have been rescued from a stricken yacht in the Indian Ocean, 1300km off the Australian mainland’s most south-westerly point. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says the men had been sailing from South Africa to ...

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Man tries to smuggle thousands of insects out of Perth

A Czech man has been charged after he tried to check-in a bag filled with thousands of insects on a flight out of Perth. The man tried to smuggle 4226 Australian insects, 27 spiders and seven scorpions in boxes, bottles and zip-lock bags out of Perth International Airport to Abu Dhabi on February 20. After an Australian Border Force examination, ...

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Dead shark found on shore

A 3m-long tiger shark was found washed up on a popular surf beach south of Perth this morning. The creature was found dead on the sand at Falcon Beach. It was unclear whether the creature had been caught by a fisherman or had just washed ashore. Rangers were called and the animal was removed from the beach by a bulldozer. ...

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Melissa George breaks silence on relationship breakdown

EXCLUSIVE: Actors can fake many things. But you can’t fake a bloody lump on the forehead or a bruised body shivering in fear to the point where you bleed and urinate in an Uber as you tell the driver to “please go … just go”. On the morning of September 7, Melissa George claims she staggered out of her penthouse ...

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