Party barge for Swan River gets green light after monster second venue bid shot down

Party barge for Swan River gets green light after monster second venue bid shot down

Updated January 05, 2018 20:02:21 Photo: An artist’s impression of The Raft, a floating event space granted approval to operate on the Swan River. (Supplied: WA Government) A floating event venue that can accommodate parties for up to 250 people has been granted approval to operate in the Swan River, about 400 metres from Elizabeth Quay. The $1.5 million barge — known as “The Raft” — will be 420 square metres and host events including weddings, corporate functions and cinema nights. The company behind the proposal, Old Salt, will transfer…

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Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick dropped from BBC series after rape allegations

Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick dropped from BBC series after rape allegations

ACTOR Ed Westwick is being recast in the multimillion-dollar BBC Agatha Christie production after being accused of rape. The move, which is likely to come at a huge cost, will see producers reshoot scenes for three-part drama Ordeal By Innocence with a new performer, The Sun reports. Christian Cooke, who has starred in TV series The Promise and film Cemetery Junction, has been brought into play the part of Mickey Argyll, when filming restarts later this month. Camera IconWestwick’s scenes in Ordeal By Innocence will be reshot. Picture: Getty ImagesPicture:…

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Big hitting from Lynn, Cutting helps Heat down Scorchers

Big hitting from Lynn, Cutting helps Heat down Scorchers

Posted January 05, 2018 22:49:22 Photo: Ben Cutting top-scored with 46 off 20 balls as the Brisbane Heat crushed the Perth Scorchers at the Gabba. (AAP: Glenn Hunt) Related Story: Hurricanes hold on for vital win over Strikers Ben Cutting’s transition from fast bowler to specialist T20 batsman is complete after bringing down BBL champions Perth Scorchers at the Gabba. The power hitter, a Test 12th man in 2011 who played his last ODI for Australia in 2014, resurrected a faltering Brisbane Heat innings from number six to set up…

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Are you fact-checking while you watch The Crown? You're not alone, Wikipedia says

Are you fact-checking while you watch The Crown? You're not alone, Wikipedia says

Updated January 05, 2018 22:17:13 Photo: Searches relating to members of the royal family have increased since the release of The Crown. (Netflix: Robert Viglasky) Related Story: Five burning questions about season two of The Crown answered Related Story: Prince Harry surprised Meghan Markle with proposal while roasting chicken It seems many cannot get enough of the British royals. But it is not just Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement that has people looking up the family. Wikipedia has compiled a list of the top articles visited in 2017. Over…

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'Latte levy' of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut cup waste

'Latte levy' of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut cup waste

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome fear the cost of the levy will be passed on to the consumerMPs are calling for a 25p “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups – and a total ban unless recycling improves. A report by the Environmental Audit Committee says the tax should be used to improve the UK’s recycling and reprocessing facilities. The MPs say throwaway cups should be prohibited altogether by 2023 if they are not all being recycled. In response, Starbucks said it would try out a 5p…

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