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Hard to get bored in Hackney board game cafe

Hackney is one of those places that makes me feel old and daggy. A hipster enclave in London’s vibrant inner east, it has one of the city’s youngest populations. Buildings cloaked in colourful street art house craft breweries, funky cafes, dim bars and art galleries. Young people saunter around in …

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Cancer journey captured in inspiring event

Having just been handed a stage 4 lymphoma diagnosis, Kalgoorlie- Boulder musician Joshua Rogers knew he faced two options — this disease could break him, or it could make him. Twenty-two years old at the time, Mr Rogers endured six months of chemotherapy to rid his body of the tumour …

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Focus turns to race that stops nation

The Broome racing season may be over for 2018, but that won’t stop the town from embracing the race that stops the nation. Melbourne Cup fever will hit Broome on November 6, with plenty of bars, eateries, designers and punters getting excited for another classy day of high fashion and …

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Esperance beaches in Winton adaptation

Esperance’s beaches are set to feature in the film adaptation of Tim Winton’s Dirt Music, with Cornerstone Films announcing the town is on the crew’s itinerary. Filming began on Bardi Jawi country in the Kimberley last week and will continue on Noongar country in Perth and Esperance. Directed by Gregor …

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Regional officers to take on service games

More than 3000 police officers and emergency service workers will test their sporting skills when the 17th Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games will be held in Mandurah later this month. From October 28 to November 3, competitors from all over Australia, as well as New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong …

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Film explores prehistoric roots | The West Australian

Broome’s prehistoric past has been given a new spin in a new short film showing at Sun Pictures and Twin Cinemas during October and November. The Dinosaur Coast, created by Feral Films’ Paul Bell, stars locals Molly Bell, Alby Bell, Dwayne Wiggan Cox, Errol Cox, Oscar Pickering and Michelle Teoh. …

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Fairytale twist to leave audience guessing

We all know the tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but students from Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School have taken this fairytale and twisted it into a Sherlock Holmes mystery. Year 9 and 10 students from KBCHS will perform a two-act pantomime, musical show written and directed by themselves …

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Kimberley the star in new TV series

Acclaimed British chef Jack Stein has served up a platter of astonishing Kimberley culinary experiences in the new season of his cooking series, Born to Cook. After travelling through WA’s South West in the first season of his Australian adventures, Stein ventures north to explore what the Kimberley region has …

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Crafts help knit sturdy links

Regional WA is seeing a resurgence in heritage crafts such as knitting, sewing and crochet, with a prominent Kalgoorlie- Boulder knitting supply store a testament to the recent rise in interest. Sew Much Yarn owner Julie Dalla-Costa said there had been a clear resurgence of old crafts such as knitting, …

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