Manjimup block party to celebrate Brockman Street revamp

As work on Brockman Street nears completion, the community is invited to celebrate the progress. The Brockman Block Party will coincide with the Family Festive Fun Night on Friday. Work still to be completed includes installation of the third roof, sealing of a new carpark, timed parking, and lighting, CCTV …

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Manjimup Cherry Festival on this weekend

Those attending the Cherry Harmony Festival this weekend will not be disappointed with the attractions, with plenty there to keep the whole family entertained. From old favourites such as the cherry pip-spitting competition and the fashion and grand parades, to new displays, festival-goers will have a variety of events and …

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ASX drops ahead of key risk events

The Australian sharemarket has moved lower, with every sector save mining in retreat ahead of several big macroeconomic risk events. The benchmark S&P-ASX 200 index finished Tuesday 23.1 points lower to 6706.9, while the broader all ordinaries closed down 24.3 points to 6812.1. “Just a bit of a midweek tapering …

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Jenkins can improve AFL’s Cats: Hawkins

Geelong star Tom Hawkins says the addition of former Adelaide forward Josh Jenkins will strengthen the Cats heading into the 2020 AFL season. Jenkins joined Geelong via this year’s trade period after falling out of favour at the Crows, leaving Adelaide after kicking 296 goals in 147 appearances. “I think …

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Players label SCG smoke as worst conditions they’ve ever played in, call upon Cricket Australia to ensure match is called off next time

Shocking conditions at a smoke-blanketed SCG affected the vision and breathing of cricketers from NSW and Queensland on Tuesday, prompting Steve O’Keefe to call on Cricket Australia to ensure the scenes are never repeated. O’Keefe helped the Blues extend their unbeaten start to the Sheffield Shield season, grabbing 3-28 as …

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George stars, Clippers beat Pacers in NBA

Paul George made seven 3-pointers to highlight a 36-point performance against his former team as the Los Angeles Clippers posted a 110-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. George was booed by the crowd in his third game back at Bankers Life Fieldhouse after requesting a trade from Indiana, …

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Priest selects bell tunes with a mobile phone app

Father Robert Cross seems quite taken with his new pastime of playing the St Francis Xavier Cathedral bells from his mobile phone. He said the 27 bells comprised the biggest carillon of church bells in Australia, which was also the first two-octave carillon with three slow-swinging bells in the world. …

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NSW developer denies political donor plot

A property developer has denied using employees at the company he ran as fake political donors in an alleged scheme with former NSW Labor MP Ernest Wong. Wu International Investments director Alex Wood repeatedly insisted he wasn’t lying when he returned to the Independent Commission Against Corruption witness box on …

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