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Heroic teen saves lives

A Subiaco teenager steered his unconscious mother’s speeding Land Rover into a stone wall rather than ploughing into pedestrians. The quick-thinking teen took the wheel from the passenger seat for 1.9km after his mum suddenly passed out. Kristen, the mother of the 14-year-old who did not want to be identified, this week told of how proud she was of her son for the courage he had shown in making life and death decisions. It took firefighters from Daglish Fire Station almost an hour to cut the Shenton College student free from the badly mangled vehicle (Teen cut from car wreck, POST, November 6). Kristen was taking her son from their Subiaco home to Daglish train station and had just turned off Hamersley Road onto Railway Road when she lost control of the car. “Just as I turned off, I was trying to tell him a story and lost the ability to speak,” she said. “I remember now I could not think of the words

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Developers are getting set for a New Year beachfront gold rush at Cottesloe. They are burning the midnight oil to get approval for valuable extra storeys on Marine Parade buildings worth tens of millions of dollars extra profit. They need to beat an early December deadline to qualify for extra building height based on controversial COVID-19 emergency powers. Debbie Whiting, Barry Baltinas, and Stan Quinlivan have met with State planning bureaucrats to lodge paperwork for high-rise developments on Marine Parade worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Both the Whiting Seapines proposal on the corner of John Street and the Baltinas plan on the corner of Napier Street are for seven storeys – two more than allowed under Cottesloe’s planning scheme.

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