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Review / ‘Gemma Bovery’ (MA)   ***

THE heroines of classic novels about women who play away from marriage meet their fates in many ways.  Gustave Flaubert’s Emma Bovary and Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina both suicide. Novelist Posy Simmonds picks the eyes out of Flaubert’s novel in re-birthing Mme Bovary into the 21st century.  Her novel’s narrator becomes Flaubert fan Martin (Fabrice Luchini) […]

Huge gun cache in Fisher

ACT Policing has seized a number of firearms along with ammunition following a warrant executed at a residence in Fisher yesterday (Thursday, May 28). Acting on information received from the public, members from Woden General Duties executed the search warrant where a number of items were seized. Those items included seven rifles, a revolver, a […]

Supabarn fined for deceptive juice labelling

CANBERRA’S Supabarn and The Real Juice Company have each paid penalties totalling $20,400, following infringement notices from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in relation to claims made about juice products from their private label range of juices. The ACCC issued the infringement notices because it had reasonable grounds to believe that Supabarn, a […]

Budget money for bike paths

SHANE Rattenbury and Mick Gentleman have announced new initiatives in the Budget to improve cycle paths around Canberra. Investment in Canberra’s ‘active transport’ network will provide a record $23 million to fund an improved network of bike paths and footpaths and ensure better access to public transport under the ACT’s first Active Travel Plan, also […]

Hughes IGA

Video / Armed robbery in Hughes

POLICE are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hughes last Sunday night (Sunday, May 24). About 7.45pm, two males both carrying large knives entered the Hughes IGA, threatened customers and staff and demanded cash and cigarettes. The staff complied with the offenders’ demands and the men fled the store. The offenders are […]

Cheap lunches. Little Saigon

LITTLE Saigon has only just opened on the corner of Ainslie Avenue and City Walk where the little French restaurant Ardeche lingered for many years. Checking out their menu in the window I was thrilled to see they do multiple types of pho (pronounced “fur”) for $10. Most places in Civic charge around $14 which […]

And now we’re down to managing graffiti

ANDREW Barr and Shane Rattenbury have announced a new approach to graffiti and street art in Canberra. “The Budget will provide $250,000 towards key measures in the ACT Government’s graffiti management Strategy,” Andrew said. “We’ll take a two pronged approach to remove unwanted graffiti at highly visible locations, while also providing dedicated resources to work […]