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Botched arson attempt may be gang-related: police

By 27 July 2016 1
Arson attempt

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of two men dousing a building in Newcastle Street, Fyshwick with petrol and attempting to ignite it in an incident detectives believe to ...

Have you seen missing man Kiet Ho?

By 27 July 2016 2
Missing man Kiet Ho

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 26-year-old man, Kiet Ho. Mr Ho was last seen by one of his friends at 10.30pm yesterday, after he drop...

Keep Canberra Open campaigners remain wary

By 27 July 2016
Keep Canberra Open

Keep Canberra Open, a campaign to “save Canberra’s nightlife”, has been successful in its bid to prevent the ACT Government from introducing legislation that would enforc...

The City to Lake spin

By 27 July 2016 5
lake-burley

There's been a load of positive mainstream press about the wonders of the ACT Government's major project for the centre of Canberra, The City to Lake Project. Till now I h...

Airport named Telstra ACT Business of the Year

By 27 July 2016
Canberra Airport MD Stephen Byron with the airport's head of aviation, Matthew Brown (centre) and project manager for the new international terminal, Richard Phillips (right).

The Capital Airway Group, which operates Canberra Airport, was named the 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year at a black tie event in the National Gallery’s Gandel Hall la...

46 arrests in ACT drug operation

By 26 July 2016
ice

A six-week police operation targeting the manufacture, trafficking and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT has resulted in 46 arrest warrants and 10 people appearing in court. Cha...

Bailey testicle safe: Parton to run for Libs

By 26 July 2016 10
Mark Parton

Steven Bailey, your left testicle is safe. As you predicted in December, ex-2CC breakfast presenter Mark Parton was endorsed last night as one of the Liberals' five candidates ...

13yo boy hit by truck at Holt, rushed to hospital

By 26 July 2016
Accident site at Holt

A 13-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a truck at the corner of Hardwick Crescent and Flack Street near Kingsford Smith School in Holt at around 8....

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Want to know more about Roller Derby? Here's your chance

By 9 June 2009

I find that a surprising number of the interesting and beautiful women of my acquaintance have signed up with the Canberra Roller Derby League. So if you haven't already had a look and want to be at least vicariously interesting and beautiful it might be worth getting along to one of their up...

UnPaultry poultry at EPIC

By 9 June 2009 24

[First filed: June 08, 2009 @ 14:06] While a more intimate and boutique event than last year, the Royal Canberra Poultry Show continues to be a source of delight to my family. The range of chook shapes and sizes is remarkable. Well worth the $3 admission. With some of the birds, their ra...

If you see James O'Connor please be very nice to him

By 9 June 2009 24

The Wallabies are in town this week preparing for their game against Italy this Saturday at the Stadium In Bruce. Foxsports reveal that their young star back James O'Connor is once again weighing up signing with the Brumbies: O'Connor is tossing up whether to be a role player at the Brumbies o...

Just 175 firework complaints over the weekend?

By 9 June 2009 61

The Canberra Times reports that, despite the chardonnay sipping classes uniting against the proletarian pleasure of lighting off fireworks in a concerted media campaign, they only managed to lodge 175 complaints over the weekend. I'm pretty sure that from my backyard I saw more houses joining in ...

Who pays? The cost of government decisions

By 9 June 2009 57

RSPCA ACT, for the first time ever if I'm not mistaken, was open for extended hours over the long weekend to manage the influx of lost and injured animals as a result of fireworks usage.  Now before you zone out, I'm not raising this in order to debate the banning of fireworks.  I think we have do...

Whatever happened to.......?

By 9 June 2009 22

I was just thinking of some Canberrans whose fame lasted slightly longer than Mal Meninga's political career.  Wondering where they are now.  Some suggestions below, I'm sure there must be lots more Jacqui Rees whose opposition to everything scored plenty of Canberra Times publicity and appeara...

Police Wrap - 9 June

By 9 June 2009

1. Braddon robberies: ACT Policing is investigating two inner-city robberies that occurred this afternoon. About 4.30pm a man entered the Civic Video store on Lonsdale Street in Braddon and demanded money, threatening staff with a knife before making off in a white utility. An amount of cash ...

Police?

By 9 June 2009 98

Anyone had any unnecessary and full on encounters with police lately? Is it just me or are they picking up more people for really insignificant things? Are they ruder? What's going on? I'm law abiding but they seem to pull me over constantly! [ED - While I'm thrilled to be seeing ...

Mobile discos in Canberra. Anyone used one lately?

By 9 June 2009 28

I'm planning an event and need a mobile disco to provide entertainment. Have any of you got any recommendations or warnings about local mobile discos and their DJs?...

John and Marianne on 2XX - Talking the RiotACT episode 34

By 9 June 2009

For those who missed it live, the latest downloadable version of 2XX’s RiotACT segment featuring your’s truly and Marianne Mettes is now available. To catch it live tune in at 5pm on Friday afternoons on 2XX, 98.3FM....

Easier and cheaper change of use

By 8 June 2009 3

A wet holiday monday might strike some of you as a funny time to announce a major package of relief for real estate developers, but this is a funny town... it's just how we roll. Katy Gallagher and Andrew Barr have jointly announced the package which mucks around with change of use charges: A...

Congratulations to the honours winners

By 8 June 2009 9

Being the Queen's Birthday we not only get spectacular fireworks displays to share with our nearest and dearest, but some of us get extra initials to put after our names. The official website lists 55 ACT residents amongst the winners of honours and our Chiefly Leader has congratulated the ones h...

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