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Asbestos warning for Canberra homes

OWNERS of 1049 Canberra homes that were exposed to asbestos in the 1970s have been urged by the ACT Government to have their homes...

A wild ride in a stolen Mazda RX8

ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old man from Queanbeyan after he stole a car and breached bail conditions on Sunday morning (8 February). About 9.20am,...

Firefighters labour on as blaze gets bigger

Twenty-three ACT Rural Fire Service units are working to extinguish the Pierces Creek fire. Crews are supported by six helicopters, and there is also...
Work slows at the new Cotter Dam construction site. Photo by Silas Brown

Auditor-General notes forseeable risks in the Cotter Dam Expansion

AUDITOR-GENERAL Maxine Cooper has presented the report on the Bulk Water Alliance to the Speaker, for tabling in the ACT Legislative Assembly. This report...

Finding sleep behind the baby’s tears

KNOWN as a modern-day Mary Poppins, baby and toddler sleep guru Karen Faulkner speaks to an overwhelming number of desperate mums who are told...

Cops seek witnesses to car park ‘incident’

POLICE are looking for witnesses to something they obliquely describe as an "incident" in an unnamed Belconnen car park on Sunday, December 15.

Fire in Phillip

SEVERAL units in a three-storey complex have received smoke damage following a fire in a ground floor unit. ACT Fire & Rescue were called to...

Pipeline rupture closes a street in Campbell

  PART of Ferdinand Street in Campbell has been blocked-off following a gas pipeline rupture. ACT Fire & Rescue has closed the south end of the street as a...

Brown water in Forrest

ICON Water crews will be conducting pressure and flow testing of the water network within Forrest on Wednesday 6th May, which may lead to...

Thirty years of bonza ‘Australianisms’

"DOING a Johhny Farnham", the "thongophone" and Australia's "koala diplomacy" are all contenders for the 30th edition of the Australian National Dictionary (AND). First published in...

Man trying to lure kids into his car

POLICE say several children have been approached by a man attempting to entice them into a vehicle in the Woden area. They say there are...

Scribbly Gum scribbles unravelled at Gardens

IF YOU’RE walking around the Australian National Botanic Gardens on the weekend, take a look at the newly unveiled interpretive panel in honour of...

The Labor field for Election 16 unveiled

ACT Labor Secretary Matt Byrne says 35 ACT Labor members have nominated to contest the upcoming preselection for the 2016 ACT election. “ACT Labor is...

Berry makes a ‘mess’ of public education

POOR planning by the Labor-Greens government has left Canberra's public education system in a mess, with some schools under capacity and other "bursting at...

Colin wants more guitars to give away

MORE than two months after a group of Canberra veterans, in a “CityNews” article, called for donations of new and used guitars to give to disadvantaged children, ex-Navy man Colin Greef says they’ve now got a great collection but they’re looking for more.

It’s over: Assembly vote formally confirmed

By Danielle Nohra

Cotter Road hit with week-long closures

COTTER Road, between McCulloch Street and Kirkpatrick Street/Dargie Street, will be closed for night work over the next week.   The work will be carried...

ACT faces some of the highest petrol prices

CANBERRA motorists have been hit with some of the country's highest petrol prices over the last quarter, according to a petrol price analysis by Comparethemarket.com.au. Prices...

Mooseheads woos music lovers

GLOBAL Battle of the Bands is an international event with over 30 countries involved and it’s making an appearance at Mooseheads in Civic tomorrow...

New pool for Weston Creek

A NEW 50-metre swimming pool will be built in the Weston Creek area, it was announced today. The preferred site for the $33 million new pool...

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