Banks house fire

ACT Fire & Rescue are working to extinguish a fire at a property on Wittunga Crescent, Banks. Update to follow. 12:38 PM Firefighters are continuing to extinguish the fire in the two storey residence. Fire is on the second floor and well alight. Firefighters are conducting a search of the premises. The property has also […]

Shopping trolleys in Civic Square

AT the end of June we marvelled that Canberra’s City Rangers had somehow only impounded 94 shopping trolleys in the first half of the year. So we’re thrilled to be able to help them out, noting that this handsome pair are in Civic Square, directly outside the Legislative Assembly, the very source of all the […]

Ginastera recital at Wesley

FILIPINO-American pianist Dr Jovanni-Rey V. de Pedro will be performing works of celebrated Argentine composer Ginastera from 12.40 to 1.20pm at the Wesley Music Centre this Wednesday, July 23. Dr de Pedro enjoys an artistic career that has brought him to concert venues and musical institutions in Asia, North 
America, South America, Australia, and Europe. […]

Theodore house fire

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that began in the roof of a Theodore home. The occupants called Emergency Triple Zero (000) after noticing the fire and self-evacuated. The house is located on the corner of Louis Loder Street and Lawrence Wackett Crescent. ACT Fire & Rescue has three pumpers, a Hazardous Materials […]

Review / ‘Words and Pictures’ (M) *** and a half

BRAVO, Fred Schepisi, for turning Gerald de Pego’s insightful screenplay into a film deserving better praise than other media have given it. “Words and Pictures” is more than merely a college rom-com. Emotional discomfort driven by divorce and alcohol, coupled with intellectual hubris, constrain the life-satisfactions of English teacher Jack (Clive Owen). Intense pain caused […]


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