At the ‘Long Way Around’ opening, Acton

Were you at the 'Long Way Around' opening in Acton? "CityNews" snapper KATE MATTHEWS was there taking photos of the crowd of people who turned up to mark the opening.

Robber still on the loose after Florey break-in

One man's been arrested and another is still on the loose after they robbed and threatened people at a home in Florey on Tuesday (July 16). 

Tuggeranong residents angry about bus changes

Following changes to the bus network in April, elderly residents living in Tuggeranong have said they feel as though they're losing their independence, according to Canberra Liberal Member Mark Parton. 

Fyshwick business owner escapes death

The owner of a business in Fyshwick faced death when a robber allegedly attempted to discharge a firearm at the owner in January. 

Update: Anthony’s been found safe

Police and the family of missing man Anthony Florentine hold concerns for his welfare after he disappeared earlier this week.

Powerline thieves risk community safety

THIEVES were seen risking their lives and the safety of the community when they recently stole overhead powerlines and electrical infrastructure in Narrabundah.

Moon landing was too slow for ‘Black Jack’

ROBERT MACKLIN remembers That Day in Canberra when the Deputy Prime Minister accused him of being a romantic!

The school where the P&C gets up a sweat

“It’s a safe environment, you go, you sweat, you leave with a smile. And that’s why I go back – there’s no judgement,” Steph Hinds tells reporter DANIELLE NOHRA about the Mount Rogers Primary School P&C's long-running, fundraising fitness program.

Space travel’s future is all about plasma power

Christine Charles, the head of the Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion laboratory at ANU, is working on one of the biggest problems when it comes to going back to the moon – fuel, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Steel’s six-week blitz on off-leash dogs

A new team of six compliance officers will be targeting the owners of off‑leash dogs as a priority in the next six weeks, according to City Services Minister Chris Steel.

Two Belconnen accidents cause morning delays

Emergency services were called to two seperate accidents in a 300 metre stretch on Caswell Drive and Gungahlin Drive this morning (July 16). 

Crash causes delays in Tuggeranong

Delays are expected on Old Cooma Road, Tuggeranong, near the Monaro Highway intersection, following a single vehicle crash this afternoon (July 15). 

Police find 384kg of cocaine in excavator

Two men were arrested after police intercepted about 384 kilograms of cocaine concealed within a second-hand excavator in June.

Belconnen roadworks cause a week of delays

Delays are expected when asphalting works begin tomorrow, July 16, at the intersection of College Street and Benjamin Way.

Diabetes week comes with an urgent message

With rates of all types of diabetes on the rise in the ACT, this National Diabetes Week (July 14-20), Diabetes ACT is urgently calling for people to know the signs and symptoms of the condition and take action before it’s too late. 

Five people rescued as car hits house

FIVE people were rescued from house in Taylor after a car slammed into it this morning (July 13).

New officer helps support mental health in workplaces

A DEDICATED psychological health officer has been appointed within WorkSafe ACT to help workplaces support the social and emotional wellbeing of workers in Canberra. 

AFP officer charged with sex offences

Following an investigation by ACT police, an AFP officer will be charged with multiple sexual offences against a young person including grooming, acts of indecency and maintaining a sexual relationship. 

Faulty winter products pose ‘serious’ risks

The drop in temperature comes with a warning from the ACT Fair Trading commissioner, David Snowden, who says injuries across Australia rise as a result of faulty, damaged or incorrectly used heating products. 

Home loans continue to decline in the ACT

The number of loans for housing (excluding refinancing) continues to decline, according to the May "Lending to Households and Business" figures released today (July 11) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.




Sharing lunch with an old friend

"The Urban Pantry menu has great variety and focuses on local produce and flavours that are anything but wimpy, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.


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