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Let down: Yarloop residents want the Yarloop Primary School to open in 2017. Photo: Marta Pascual Juanola.
YARLOOP:Yarloop’s children played in theirschoolplayground for the first time on Friday since the devastating fires that gutted Yarloop in January. However, it wasn’t due to the school reopening, but as a protest against the Department of Education’s decision to keep Yarloop Primary School closed. Read more.
BINNINGUP: The boat belonging to a missing Binningupfisherman has been washed up on a beach between Lancelin and Cervantes, 200km north of Perth.Jeff Doyleset out from Bunbury on an overnight fishing trip on Monday, October 17. Read more.
MANDURAH:A Greenfieldsman will face court on Tuesday after being charged with a string of offences related to stolen property and weapons. Read more.
COLLIE:The Collie to Allanson Footpath, now the Karak (Red Tail)Trail, had its official opening celebrations on Saturday. Read more.
MANDURAH:Alarming new government figures have revealed Mandurah’s jobless rate has almost doubled since January. Read more.
Here’s your headlines from around regional Australia and beyond. Scroll down and refresh for weather, road reports and more.
State of the nationNeed a national news snapshot first thing –well, we have you covered.
► WOLLONGONG:Wollongong has welcomed its first cruise ship with Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas docking in Port Kembla on Sunday. Read all about it.
► NOWRA: A man has died and two people have been hospitalised after a crash near Nowra on Sunday. Full story.
► Mandarang:People have been urged to ensure mosquito coilsare not left unattended after a destructive house fire on Saturday afternoon. Full story.
► BALLARAT:A massive tree fell down along the Ring Road to the west of Ballarat, causing power lines to fall across the Ballarat rail line on Sunday. More details.
► NEWCASTLE:A MAN has been charged with breaking the wrist of one police officer before punching and spitting on a female officer after he attempted to intervene in the eviction of a young woman at the popular Jazz In The Vines festival. Full story.
► EDEN:The annual Eden Whale Festival attracted thousands of visitors to the Far South Coast. See the photos.
► SYDNEY:Once a week, Diane Wilson would take her daughter Bronwyn to a rectangular plot of land, strewn with pipes and machinery, in the gaze of the Mounties club in Sydney’s south-west. Full story.
► EMPLOYEMENT:There is now only one job advertised for every six low-skilled job seekers who are increasingly excluded from the workforce, raising concerns about a growing number of Australians forced to live below the poverty line. Full story.
►DARWIN:Former trade minister Andrew Robb has accepted a job with the Chinese companythat has a 99-year lease of the Darwin Port. Full story.
Former trade minister Andrew Robb at his appointment ceremony. Photo: ABC News
National weather radarInternational news► BEIJING:Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed the detention of a fourth Australian in China in connection with the nationwide blitz on Crown Resorts’ activities on the Chinese mainland. Full story.
► JAKARTA:I’m trying to get through the front door of the biggest and most important scientific experiment of the 21st century. Full story.
►FRANCE:I’m trying to get through the front door of the biggest and most important scientific experiment of the 21st century.
It’s not working. I wave at the automatic door-opening sensors and the people at reception wave back at me. Eventually they find a button to press to get me in. Full story.
Faces of Australia:Betty Shepherd Betty Shepherd reminiscing in front of the stable where Trevors used to live. Picture: Kriston Harris
AS we head into the heart of the Spring Carnival, 2016 sparks many memories for Scone residentand local icon Betty Shepherd.
This year celebrates the 50th anniversary since Betty was the firstlicensed female trainer to have a runner in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup with her horseTrevors.
Believed to be the first ever woman to be granted a training license in Australia, Betty considered itmore of a hobby, keeping only two or three horses in work at a time. Read all about it.