Bell locks in his love dec­la­ra­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

FOOT­BALLER-turned 6PR ra­dio an­nouncer Peter Bell and his wife Lana will add their own Love Lock at The Bell Tower ahead of Valen­tine’s Day this year.

About 4000 $10 heart-shaped locks have been placed at the Perth tourist at­trac­tion since 2012.

Love Locks orig­i­nated in China with cou­ples fix­ing a pad­lock to a fence, pole or metal­lic chain to sym­bol­ise their eter­nal love.

“Hav­ing pre­vi­ously been ac­cused by my wife of lack­ing any ro­man­tic no­tions what­so­ever, the op­por­tu­nity to place a love­lock at the Bell Tower was im­pos­si­ble to ig­nore,” Bell said.

“I chose the date of our wed­ding to en­grave on the heart-shaped love­lock and would en­cour­age oth­ers to con­sider this ges­ture as well, par­tic­u­larly ap­proach­ing Valen­tine’s Day.” cir­cus tent once a year.

And that once a year was last Thurs­day when Premier Colin Bar­nett of­fi­cially launched Fringe World Fes­ti­val 2015 in the Spiegeltent at the Plea­sure Gar­den in North­bridge.

Among the suit- wear­ing politi­cians, in­clud­ing Cul­ture and Arts Min­is­ter John Day and Op­po­si­tion leader Mark McGowan, was fes­ti­val chief ex­ec­u­tive Mar­cus Can­ning and di­rec­tor Am­ber Hasler.

Then there was the per­former be­hind Le Gateau Cho­co­lat and in­ter­pre­tive danc­ing co­me­dian Dave Cal­lan.

Mr Bar­nett said peo­ple in pub­lic of­fice had a high re­gard for Fringe World.

He ac­knowl­edged spon­sor Lot­tery­west say­ing “We may well sell the TAB (but) never Lot­tery­west”.

Noah was the most common name for boys, with Lu­cas (183), Thomas (182), James (175) and Ja­cob (147) fea­tur­ing in the top 10.

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Michael Mischin said there was a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease of 847 births from 2013, when 34,748 ba­bies were born in WA.

Mr Mischin said a small boost in the num­ber of girls named Elsa could be at­trib­uted to an­i­mated Dis­ney film Frozen, with the num­ber of ba­bies named after the lead character in­creas­ing from three in 2013 to 17 in 2014.

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For­mer Fre­man­tle Dock­ers foot­baller and cur­rent ra­dio broad­caster Peter Bell with his love lock.

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