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Bridgetown Agricultural Society's Coleen Russell and Roger Gutteridge.
Camera IconBridgetown Agricultural Society's Coleen Russell and Roger Gutteridge. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

In this week’s Manjimup-Bridgetown Times read about the devastating photo which surfaced showing thousands of avocados dumped at the Manjimup tip, alleged murderer John Della Franca has been charged with firearms offences and the Bridgetown Agricultural Show is set to light up the lower South West Town.

Mountain of pain faces WA’s avocado growers

A shocking photo has emerged showing thousands of avocados rotting at the tip in the South West’s premier food bowl region, with growers warning it is “just the beginning” in a “perfect storm” of a year.

What could have been the region’s most lucrative season yet, with trees fruiting heavily for a bumper crop, is quickly descending into crisis.

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Accused murderer John Della Franca faces more charges

The Pemberton farmer accused of murdering beloved father Tony Ditri has been charged with two additional offences in relation to the alleged incident that shocked the Lower South West town earlier this year.

John Gerard Benny Della Franca, 64, was charged with murder in August, just days after Mr Ditri was reported missing close to where his abandoned truck was found near a rubbish tip just outside the town.

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Bridgetown Agricultural Show set for historic return

One of Bridgetown’s biggest community events is “back and stronger than ever” following a historic cancellation last year.

The 132nd Bridgetown Agricultural Show will open its gates at the end of the month after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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