Triple M breakfast crew Basil Zempilas, Jenna Clarke, Xavier Ellis surprise listeners with early debut

Triple M disrupted the FM dial this morning when listeners — and the competition — heard the inaugural Basil, Xav and Jenna breakfast show. Former AFL star Xavier Ellis, The West Australian’s Jenna Clarke and Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas quietly slipped into the commercial radio pack when they appeared unexpectedly on the airwaves, doing away … Read more

Olympic dream for generation of Australian baseballers hangs in the balance

For thousands of sports stars around the world, the uncertainty of the pandemic has left their Olympic dreams up in the air, with the fate of the Tokyo Games still unclear less than 200 days from when they are supposed to begin. Key points: COVID-19 forced the postponement of the Tokyo Games last March The … Read more

Red Gully fire: Emergency bushfire warning remains in Shire of Gingin as fire burns through 9000 hectares

A massive out of control and unpredictable bushfire that is threatening lives and homes north of Perth has burnt through more than 9000 hectares of land. More than 200 volunteer and career firefighters are battling the blaze which ignited on Saturday morning in Red Gully in the Shire of Gingin. The blaze is moving fast, … Read more

Teenage girl flung from ‘out of control’ dinghy at Longreach Bay on Rottnest Island

A Perth boatie says a teenage girl is lucky to be alive after being thrown from her out-of-control dinghy off Rottnest Island this morning. John Wheeler said dozens of people anchored in Longreach Bay helplessly watched the girl swim away from the unmanned dinghy as it turned into a “out-of-control animal”. “It could have ended … Read more

Accused Perth quarantine breacher Jenny D’Ubios granted bail

A woman accused of fleeing hotel quarantine is unlikely to get a prison sentence if she is convicted, a Perth court has heard. Jenny D’Ubios, who had arrived from Spain, allegedly walked out of the Pan Pacific Hotel on Boxing Day. Ms D’Ubios allegedly caught a bus on Adelaide Terrace and dodged police for about … Read more