A “storm of the decade” has ripped through the Capes for over 24 hours causing power outages to more than 13,000 regional homes.
Update: Video footage has captured a Geraldton home being torn to shreds by strong winds generated by today’s mega storm, at the same time fire fighters were battling a blaze in the area.
Rourke Walsh, Daryna Zadvirna and Liam Beatty
They were meant to be at Coachella, but these friends are among thousands making their way to the State’s South West this weekend as regional travel restrictions are eased.
Caitlyn Rintoul and Warren Hately
Those planning on travelling around the region on Sunday have been urged to stay safe, as the South West prepares for windy, wet and dangerous road conditions.
Police were met with a “horrific” and “confronting” scene after they discovered a 43-year-old man dead in an Eaton street with “significant injuries” on Thursday night.
Major Crimes’ Homicide Squad is assisting South West detectives investigating the incident and a 42-year-old man from Eaton is in custody and assisting with enquiries.
The State Government has announced a cash injection for the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program helping improve water quality in the Lower Vasse River, Vasse Diversion Drain and Toby inlet.
A man is in custody after a body was found in a home near Bunbury.
With the prospect of SWFL action returning in July, sports journalist Justin Fris winds back the clock a year to revisit some of the most thrilling games of football imaginable.
“Of interest, the medal was never a public count between 1946 and 1979.”
Dylan Egerton-Green could add another feature victory to his growing collection at Gloucester Park tomorrow night if he can guide Weewah to glory tonight.
Michael Callegari’s reliable gelding Sammys Ideal will be aiming for consecutive wins when he tackles Friday night’s Tabtouch Community Pace (2569m) at Donaldson Park.
The State Government has held firm on restrictive criteria for its Tourism Recovery Grants despite widespread criticism from Capes small tourism operators.
The SWFL match committee will present a draft set of revised 2020 season fixtures at next Thursday’s monthly league delegates meeting.
As visitors trickle back into the region, the organisers behind this year’s cancelled Cabin Fever festival are turning online.
A popular corner lot in Cowaramup was finally approved for an innovative new business last week.
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River councillors have split over a proposed subdivision on land off Kevill Road which will require extensive bush clearing.
The reopening of the South West border and a lid on new COVID-19 cases could see the Margaret River Region Open Studios program fire back into life this year.
The region’s peak tourism group wants to shift a 3km chunk of Caves Road inland as part of a multimillion-dollar project aiming to give greater access to the popular Boranup Forest.
The storm on May 5, which recorded winds of about 80km/h, was strong enough to tear avocado trees from the ground.
Bunbury city councillors will next week vote on a $100,000 support package which would provide a lifeline to local businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
While people are missing visiting the animals at Bunbury Wildlife Park, keepers want to let them know the animals are waiting excitedly for the day the park is eventually allowed to reopen.
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