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