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The Richards go one up in the great global christmas decorations war

By 25 November 2013

No less than the Houston Chronicle is marvelling at Canberra’s Richards family who have reclaimed their world record for the most christmas lights on a residential property:
An Australian family has reclaimed their Guinness World Record by stringing up more than half a million Christmas lights around their suburban home.
Guinness World Records official Chris Sheedy [...]

Road closures in Acton, Barton, Kingston, Parkes, Forrest and Griffith this weekend

By 11 April 2013

For your information Rioters.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that there will be a number of temporary road closures this weekend associated with the 2013 Australian Running Festival and AFL at Manuka Oval.
Road closures will be in place from 5 am Saturday 13 April 2013 to 4 pm Sunday [...]

What? Cry the Builders! Build what we put on the plan?

By 14 September 2012

The Canberra Times has an intriguing story on an appeal from ACAT by builders after buyers of the Empire Apartments were unhappy with what they got:
The Empire Apartments body corporate had complained to the ACT Planning and Land Authority that B & T Developments and B & T Constructions, substituted rendered finishes and painted fibre [...]

Audi thief facefit. And lock your doors.

By 20 June 2012

ACT Policing has issued a facefit of an offender who has used credit cards and a car stolen from a home in Forrest recently, and warned Canberra home owners to review their home security.
The credit card was with cash, personal items and car keys stolen from the residence by a brazen thief, who had entered [...]

Thieves with a taste for German autos

By 17 June 2012

ACT Policing are calling for witnesses to burglaries and motor vehicle thefts in Bonython and Forrest this morning, Sunday 17 June.
About 1am this morning, a Silver Mercedes C250 bearing NSW registration BQ89NZ was stolen during a residential burglary in Bonython.
The vehicle was sighted by police shortly after and a brief pursuit ensued. The pursuit [...]

Ian Kelly back on the streets in 2014

By 5 June 2012

The Canberra Times has the thrilling news about Ian Kelly, 47, found hiding in the bushes with:
– a bag full of jewellery
– 89 convictions for burglary and stolen property
– a lame story blaming some blokes he didn’t know for filling the bag
Magistrate Peter Morrison thinks 35 months is about right, eligible for parole in [...]

Road closures for the Australian Running Festival

By 12 April 2012

Territory and Municipal Services are warning about their road closures to support the Australian Running Festival:
These road closures will affect participants and visitors to the Auto Italia car show and the Kingston old bus depot markets. Motorists are asked to factor possible delays into their travel time or find alternative routes.
Road closures will be in [...]

Shotty and a hoody found abandoned in Forrest

By 23 March 2012

Police are seeking the public’s assistance after a sawn off shotgun was located in Forrest on Wednesday afternoon (March 21).
Detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations located the sawn off shotgun in a hedge on Empire Circuit, near the Tennyson Crescent intersection. The shotgun was located next to a blue long sleeve hooded jumper.
Police believe the [...]

The miracle on Tennyson Crescent, and a merry christmas to you all

By 25 December 2011

Martin has been down to the world record light display on Tennyson Crescent Forrest and has sent in a seasonally magical set for you enjoyment.
A merry christmas to you all.

The Richards family of Forrest make it into Guinness, and all the world media

By 23 December 2011

Earlier in the week we marvelled at the works of David and Janean Richards in upping the ante of lavish Christmas light displays. (Something 70% of poll respondents reckon is awesome)
We did, however, note that the Guinness website was silent on the matter of world records.
Well no longer.
Santa won’t have any trouble finding the home [...]

How many Christmas lights are too many? [With poll]

By 20 December 2011

A couple of weeks ago the Canberra Times was breathlessly reporting the Guinness world record attempt light show of the Richards family at 3. Tennyson Crescent in Forrest.
Two weeks later we note Guinness remains silent on the issue.
But MJay has been down to see them and sent in these photos.
We thought we’d take this opportunity [...]

Florey pizza duo charged

By 2 July 2011

ACT Policing has charged two 19-year-old men in relation to the aggravated robbery of a cash transit security guard at Domino’s Pizza in Florey this afternoon (1 July).
The two men, one from Forrest and the other from Narrabundah were apprehended by police shortly after the robbery took place.
Police located the men in a nearby street [...]

28 Sydney Avenue goes under the hammer

By 30 March 2011

Chief Minister Stanhope has proudly announced the sale of a car park on 28 Sydney Avenue, within a stone’s throw of Parliament House, for $6.8 million.
Local developer BDC (ACT) Pty Ltd bought the 4,498sqm site today, which is located less than 500 metres from Parliament House and fronts onto Sydney Avenue.
The site has a maximum [...]

Police Wrap – 17 May 2010

By 17 May 2010

1. Rider down near Tharwa:
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating a collision that occurred in Tharwa today May 16, 2010.
At approximately 11.40am this morning, police were called to Tharwa Drive, Tharwa after a white ute had collided with two cyclists.
The male cyclist, a 61-year-old from Monash, was pronounced [...]

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