Talking Perth

Tooth decay decline with fluoridated water


Aine Ryan 3:28 PM   A University of Queensland study has show that tooth decay in a Queensland region has dropped 19 per cent since the introduction of fluoridation.

WA only state with cage fighting ban

Photo: Tony Walters

Aine Ryan   The Victorian Government has moved to lift a ban on the use of the controversial cage around the ring, leaving WA as the only state that still bans the cage.

Widodo 'stirring nationalist pot'

The police presence in Bali has been dubbed a show of political strength.

9:11 AM   A former ambassador to Indonesia says the execution of the Bali Nine ringleaders has become political for Joko Widodo.

Free riding weasel has twitter all a flutter

Weaselling a free ride. The photo that has the social media world all a flutter.

Paul Entwistle   An Amateur photographer from Britain has captured a once in a lifetime shot that has the world all a flutter over its authenticity.

Intergenerational report findings

Changes to Australia

Aine Ryan   Australia's population will live longer and be poorer over the next 40 years.

Star Wars actor Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

Harrison Ford is said to be in a critical condition following a plane crash in Los Angeles.

Paul Entwistle 9:01 AM   Star Wars and Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford has survived a private plane crash in Los Angeles.

Video: Man has seizure during skydive

Christopher Jones is saved after suffering seizure mid-air.

Aine Ryan   Paul Murray spoke to Christopher Jones a skydiver who had a seizure during his jump.

It's just petty bureauracy

Boundary problems

Paul Entwistle   Local council rulings are case studies in petty bureaucratic decisions that could be the script for a satirical best selling comedy.


Romance your loved one this Valentines Day

Win a beautiful overnight stay at The Sebel, East Perth.

Take part in the Perth Tonight 'Valentines Quiz' to win an overnight stay at The Sebel, East Perth.


Michael Tuck: AFL is getting easier

Michael Tuck holds up one of the seven Premierships he won over his 19-year VFL career with Hawthorn.

Ben Cameron   The AFL games record holder Michael Tuck says AFL is "getting easier" for the modern day player. 

Kevin Sheedy set to make return to Essendon.

Kevin Sheedy is set to return to Essendon alongside James Hird.

Paul Entwistle   Essendon legend Kevin Sheedy is set to make a stunning return to the club before the start of the season.

Mzungu: New contract a no brainer

Tendai Mzungu in action in one of his 86 games for Fremantle to date.

Ben Cameron   Fremantle's Tendai Mzungu says signing a contract extension at the port club was a "no-brainer". 

Starc: hindsight is wonderful

Australia bowler Mitchell Starc celebrates a wicket.

Ben Cameron   Australian left-arm quick Mitchell Starc has batted off questions about Michael Clarke's decision to take him out of the attack during Saturday's World Cup encounter against New Zealand. 

Eagles hoping to pick up where they left off

Andrew Gaff in action last season.

West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff says the Eagles are hoping to start 2015 as they finished last season.

Shut up Warnie, says Hughes

Former Australian Test Captain Kim Hughes has told Shane Warne to pipe down.

Former Australian Test captain Kim Hughes has urged Shane Warne to shup up and stop creating problems in the national team's inner sanctum. 


Schnauzer power is the perfect medicine

Ralf walks daily with young children battling cancer.

Paul Entwistle   Ralf has become one of Melbourne's most trusted and cuddled therapy dogs.

#Dressgate: The white and gold dress making our mind work until it's black and blue

Colour blind: The dress in question.

Jenna Clarke   Dressgate: If you think you know what colour this dress is, think again.

Longest serving QANTAS pilot retires

QANTAS' longest serving pilot retires with son at his side on last flight.

The world's longest serving commercial 747-400 Pilot has retired, after conducting his last flight earlier this week with his son, also a Pilot, by his side.

Indoor skydiving centre to be set up in Perth

Perth is set to get a Vegas style Indoor Skydiving centre

Paul Entwistle   Perth is set to have a new indoor attraction. Skydiving.

Network News

Dark day as Bali 9 duo transferred to execution island

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran board flight to for Cilacap, the port town near Nusakambangan.

Foreign Minster Julie Bishop says she feels devastated at reports the Bali 9 ringleaders are preparing to leave their Bali jail for execution after nine years on death row.

Anna Meares articulates what it means to be an Australian sportsperson

Anna Meares won her 11th world title in Paris, taking gold in the Keirin

Matt Cram   We couldn't have said it better ourselves...

World Love Your Pet Day

Thor-dorable: Lisa Barnes' much loved and pampered American Staffie

Paul Entwistle   It said every dog has its day and that day is today, along with every other pet on the face of the planet.

Trainer caught live baiting in 2009

The footage aired on Monday night has raised questions about the industry.

The Rumour File has confirmed a Victorian greyhound trainer was suspended in 2009 for live baiting, the state's racing authority has confirmed.