Perth residents forced to use bottled water for drinking, cooking and cleaning due to toxic contamination

Perth residents forced to use bottled water for drinking, cooking and cleaning due to toxic contamination

Toxic chemicals have seeped into the water supply of a suburb in Perth’s south, forcing residents to rely on bottled water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. People living in parts of Jandakot have been told PFAS, a carcinogenic chemical used by firefighters, has contaminated their groundwater. They have been told it is too dangerous to … Read more

Goomalling bushfire: Emergency warning issued, DFES tells residents to evacuate homes

Goomalling bushfire: Emergency warning issued, DFES tells residents to evacuate homes

UPDATE: The emergency warning has been downgraded to a watch and act alert. A bushfire emergency warning has been issued for parts of the Goomalling shire, with authorities declaring lives and properties are at risk. People living on properties south of the Goomalling townsite, about 130 kilometres north-east of Perth, are being urged to evacuate … Read more

Man faces court charged with murdering mother-of-five Vitorina Bruce at Ambassador hotel in East Perth

Man faces court charged with murdering mother-of-five Vitorina Bruce at Ambassador hotel in East Perth

A woman found with stab wounds on the weekend at the Quality Hotel Ambassador had been in Perth just five months before her death. Today, a man faced court charged with murdering the mother-of-five. Police were called to the Quality Hotel Ambassador Perth on Adelaide Terrace about 9.40am on Sunday where they found Vitorina Bruce, … Read more

Western Australia to overhaul nation’s most strict abortion laws

Western Australia to overhaul nation’s most strict abortion laws

Western Australia has some of the strictest abortion laws in the country, which have forced some women to travel interstate to access care, but the State Government is now finally seeking to overhaul the outdated legislation. A four-week consultation period has been opened to help modernise WA’s abortion laws, which have gone unchanged for almost … Read more

Hiker Renae Briggs activates emergency distress signal for swift rescue on Bibbulmun Track

Hiker Renae Briggs activates emergency distress signal for swift rescue on Bibbulmun Track

A personal locator beacon might have saved the life of a hiker who fainted on a section of the Bibbulmun Track on Saturday. Experienced hiker Renae Briggs had been hiking alone for 40 kilometres over three days when she suddenly collapsed after walking up several steep hills in Flint. “About two kilometres from the end … Read more

Le Diner en Blanc Perth: Secret location revealed for the highly-anticipated all white party in Russell Square

Le Diner en Blanc Perth: Secret location revealed for the highly-anticipated all white party in Russell Square

Northbridge transformed into a sea of white on Saturday afternoon as Le Dîner en Blanc revealed the secret location to be Russell Square, in the heart of Perth City. More than 1500 guests in attendance adhered to the notoriously strict all-white dress code as they took part in the event that has become a global … Read more

Police release CCTV footage after heavily pregnant woman attacked at Sherlock Park near Midland

Police release CCTV footage after heavily pregnant woman attacked at Sherlock Park near Midland

Police have released CCTV footage of a suspected assailant following the savage attack on a heavily-pregnant young woman in broad daylight. The attack happened as the woman walked through her local park in Perth’s east. In the video the woman’s chilling screams can be heard before a man is seen running from the park. Police … Read more

COVID-19: WA records more than 9000 new cases and 15 deaths as another omicron wave hits Australia

COVID-19: WA records more than 9000 new cases and 15 deaths as another omicron wave hits Australia

More than 9000 new COVID cases and 15 deaths have been recorded in WA following a steady increase over the past month as an Omicron soup of strains hit the state. New cases have nearly doubled in just over a month and include 179 infected people in hospital, of which three are in the intensive … Read more

Perth boy mauled on face by police dog ‘scarred for life’

Perth boy mauled on face by police dog ‘scarred for life’

A young boy has been left with horrific facial injuries and is recovering in hospital after he was mauled on the face by a police dog, with his family now demanding answers. The incident unfolded after concerned residents contacted authorities over multiple disturbances in the Perth suburbs of St James and Bentley on Sunday. One … Read more

North Perth: Up to 100 properties in firing line amid plans to fix Charles Street traffic woes

North Perth: Up to 100 properties in firing line amid plans to fix Charles Street traffic woes

Up to 100 properties could be forced to give way to a radical plan to sink parts of the Charles Street thoroughfare in a bid to fix traffic congestion. Main Roads WA is developing plans to sink Charles Street in North Perth and turn three intersections into vertical bypasses, also known as duck and dives. … Read more