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EU agrees to delay Brexit until end of October after tense summit

European leaders agreed with Britain on Thursday to delay Brexit until the end of October saving the continent from what could have been a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of the week. The deal struck during late night talks in Brussels means that, if London remains in the EU after May 22, British voters will have to take part in European elections — or crash out
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Graziers’ last gasp for grass

Nevertire graziers Buzz and Noreen Pulver with their son Peter have been on the road for 18 months trying to keep their herd of Santa Gertrudis alive through the drought. Now they are appealing to Shooters Fishers and Farmers newest Member for Barwon, Roy Butler, to help them win access to a bit of untouched feed on the Bogan river. The only obstacle is Local Land Services
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Joan Jeffery hangs up her keys after 48 years of bus driving

After 48 years and almost 800 days in the drivers seat, Joan Jeffery has parked the Hermidale school bus one last time. Last Thursday, students, staff and community members gathered at the Hermidale Public School to pay tribute to Mrs Jeffery's dedication and commitment to driving the school bus over the years. Rod Dewhurst, Brad Jeffery and Katie Mudford spoke on
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Former Nyngan business owner in prison for stealing around $90,000

A former Dubbo City Bowling Club manager who stole around $90,000 from the club to fund a gambling habit has been sent to prison. Adam John Lee, of Old Bar on the Mid North Coast, pleaded guilty to stealing from his employer. In January, the 41-year-old was convicted of stealing in Dubbo Local Court and ordered to serve a 15 month prison term, with a non-parole period of
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Detectives investigate burglaries from Yallingup toNannup

Three people in a white Toyota Hilux have gone on a crime spree targeting businesses in Yallingup, Dunsborough, Manjimup and Nannup. Busselton Detectives are investigating a series of burglaries that occurred between Sunday, April 14 and Monday, April 15, 2019. Late Sunday night, a white Toyota Hilux with three people attended the Ngilgi Cave Tourist site. They forced
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South West superintendent urges safety this Easter

South West District Superintendent Mick Sutherland has asked for all community members to exercise caution over the Easter holiday period. Mr Sutherland said police would be patrolling across the Easter and Anzac Day school holiday period, targeting drivers that place others at risk by speeding, being impaired by drugs or alcohol, or being inattentive. "All South West
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Bussell Highway named WA’s riskiest regional road

The stretch of Bussell Highway between Capel and Busselton has been named WA's riskiest regional road in the RAC Risky Roads survey. The notorious stretch of road topped the results as the most dangerous road in regional WA, with motorists raising concerns over a lack of overtaking opportunities, narrow lanes and poor traffic separation. Kaloorup Road in Jindong was
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Improv theatre fun with bunch of local amateurs

The Margaret River Theatre Group will host a big day – and night – of theatre sports fun in Cowaramup on Saturday May 11. In a similar vein to popular shows Who's Line Is It Anyway and Thank God You're Here, the free Thank God We're Amateurs workshop will focus on developing stage skills. "During the day, participants will be able to learn essential skills