Airbnb the ‘elephant in the room’

The State Government’s failure to find a developer for the Middleton Beach hotel hasn’t surprised local accommodation providers, who say the market has struggled for some years. Last month the State Government conceded it had been unable to find a builder for the proposed 12-storey mixed hotel and apartment building …

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Watson: Eagles best of two birds

Ardent Collingwood fan and Albany MP Peter Watson has conceded his team weren’t good enough in last weekend’s AFL grand final. Mr Watson, who was born in Melbourne, had high hopes for his team heading into the match and tipped them to overcome the West Coast Eagles by 17 points. …

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Sport venues to join butt out plan

Smokers and e-cigarette users are set to be told to butt out or move off at sporting events, with the City of Albany to debate tighter restrictions on public smoking. City of Albany officers have been working since December to develop a plan to restrict smoking in public spaces in …

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Griff Rhys Jones ready to roam free

Sixty four-year-old Welsh actor, writer and comedian Griff Rhys Jones is free after being held captive for decades by BBC producers. Best known for TV shows such as Not the Nine O’Clock News, Alas Smith and Jones and Three Men in a Boat, Jones says it was “amazingly liberating” to …

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