More commerce the trick to a vibrant city

City of Seattle principal urban designer Lyle Bicknell has advice for Perth.Picture: Picture: Michael Wilson Attracting more businesses to the central business district — and as a result more jobs and more residents — would make Perth a more prosperous and vibrant city. Visiting Seattle urban planner Lyle Bicknell said diversifying the make-up of the CBD would also help protect ...

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Drones a threat to planes

Drones have been involved in near encounters with planes.Picture: Picture: Getty Images Australia’s air crash investigators have warned that drones pose a serious risk to commercial aircraft. The number of drones flying is expected to double by the end of the year. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau yesterday released a report Safety Of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (drones) and the ...

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Gluten-free food quest

A gluten free tandoori chicken with mango citrus salad. WA restaurants are being urged to be trained and accredited to serve gluten-free meals. A Melbourne cafe has become Australia’s first independent restaurant to gain Coeliac Australia accreditation for the growing gluten-free market. The group is calling on the food service industry nationally to sign up for new online training and ...

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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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