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Police officer struck by drunk driver

A police officer was hit last night (May 30) when a drunk driver drove through a roadblock. 

Flooding closes street in Narrabundah

Emergency services were forced to close a street in Narrabundah after a large water main burst, leaving the residential street flooded. 

Canberra tops nation for animal collisions

Canberra has recorded more collisions between motorists and animals than any other Australian city, according to AAMI data. 

Sunshine could help reduce inflammatory bowel disease

Children who spend half an hour a day outside in the sun reduce their risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to new research from ANU.

Calvary Hospital gets a $40 million boost

Over the next four years Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce will see a $40.5 million boost in operating theatres and staff, according to an announcement made by the ACT government today (May 29). 

It’s all homes for digital Danielle these days

From Canberra to Sydney to New York and back again, Danielle Harmer has been part of some huge projects around digital products for iconic news outlets such as "The New York Times" and "The Sydney Morning Herald", reports DANIELLE NOHRA.

Canberra Hospital upgrades begin this year

In about four years Canberra Hospital will have double its ICU beds and will have 39 more emergency treatment spaces following the anticipated opening of its new Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre, SPIRE, in 2023-24.

‘Troubling’ issue shuts down Belco building site

A large building site in Belconnen was shut down on Friday (May 24) after Access Canberra found that work on the site had started without development or building approvals in place. 

Ute driver flees Curtin accident scene

Police are looking for a utility driver who fled the scene after a collision on Cotter Road, Curtin, yesterday.

ACT deer will be shot in five-day cull

FALLOW deer around the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo River corridors will be culled in an aerial shooting program over five days next month.

Climate change can cause childhood gastro

Extreme weather is linked to childhood gastro and better protections are needed, a new global study from ANU has found.  

Help needed to find missing teen

Teenager Layla Riches has been missing since Tuesday (May 21) and police are asking for the public's help to find her. 

Barnsie’s coming to Weston Creek

Rock star Jimmy Barnes, who has just released "My Criminal Record" – his first album of original music in a decade – will meet fans and sign copies of the new album at Songland Records next month.

Man shot in unknown Canberra location

A man was forced to drive himself to hospital on Monday (May 20) after he had been shot in the leg and "slashed" with a knife.

Friend’s death hits hard, says report

The trauma caused by the death of a close friend endures four times longer than previously believed, according to new ANU research.

Police haul gang member out of workplace

A senior OMCG member was arrested at his workplace yesterday (May 22) for trafficking a commercial quantity of drugs valued at $154,000. 

Driver wanted after police forced to stop pursuit

POLICE are searching for the driver of a red Holden Commodore after they were forced to stop pursuing it for safety reasons on the outskirts of Bungendore this morning (May 22). 

Acting judge appointed to ACT Supreme Court

Former president of the Bar Association, Robert Crowe has today (May 22) been appointed an acting judge of the ACT Supreme Court.

Much-loved Manuka tree stays

The proposal to remove a mature London Plane tree located at 15 Franklin Street, Griffith, has been rejected.

‘Networking Queen’ Misty has a record to beat

Networking coach and author Misty Henkel is taking her passion for networking to a new level by organising the world’s biggest networking event, writes KATE MEIKLE.




Avoid tears at rose-planting time

It's rose-planting time and every year gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT getS questions from readers on why their new roses have died. Here's the answer...


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