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Calm replaces lone distress

EXERCISE, music and psychotherapy are being used to calm patients suffering from aggressive outbursts at the Canberra Hospital’s psychiatric services unit, making it a...

All a load of rubbish

CANBERRA will have a cleaner future thanks to two new additions to the TAMS waste management fleet. According to Minister for Territory and Municipal Services...

Anger at ‘speed cushions’

THEIR purpose is to calm traffic, but the series of new “speed cushions” on 60kph Flinders Way near Manuka seem to do anything but...

Free signs, a gift from Govt

With Canberra so besotted by “user pays”, FREYLA FERGUSON reveals a world of free advertising that basks in a rare burst of bureaucratic benevolence IN...

Here comes the sun

LAST week Canberra recorded its coldest day in 17 years, however today sees warm change with a predicted maximum temperature of 21 degrees. A spokesperson...

UC and CIT to merge?

AN amalgamation of University of Canberra and Canberra Institute of Technology could be seen as early as January 2012. The proposal was announced as part...

Davis to join GWS?

THERE’S a big chance Adelaide Crows defender Phil Davis will join the Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2012. GWS today confirmed they have been in...

Broadband within reach

GUNGAHLIN’s national broadband network roll-out will begin in October with services expected to begin 12 months after. Around 3,000 first release sites in Gungahlin will...

‘Masterchef’ still steaming

Grey Advertising’s industry newsletter “Eye on the Media” reports the top 20 programs, in Canberra, July 24-30: 1. MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA THURS, SC TEN, 77,324 2. MASTERCHEF...

ACT crime rates fall

CRIME rates have dropped in motor vehicle thefts, burglaries and property damage in the ACT. Motor vehicle theft is down by 37.3 per cent, burglary...

Raiders re-sign Buttriss

GLEN Buttriss has been re-signed to the Canberra Raiders for a further two seasons. Butriss, 25, whose contact was to end at the end of...

Trust releases risk list

HERITAGE places including Lake Burley Griffin and Majura Valley have been listed as the most at risk of destruction, deterioration, neglect and inappropriate development,...

Airport heads west

CANBERRA Airport’s four-year, $420m redevelopment has moved to the next stage of construction. The foundation stone of the Western Concourse terminal was laid today by...

Concrete dropped on car

TWO teenagers allegedly threw a piece of concrete from a Parkes Way footbridge this morning on to a moving car. Police said a 30-year-old man...

Teen robbed of bike

A TEENAGER was robbed of the bicycle he was riding on Saturday afternoon in Isabella Plains. At around 3.30pm, the 15-year-old was riding his bike...

Blood spat at police

A MAN spat blood and saliva into the eyes and mouths of two police officers in the early hours of Sunday morning outside a...

Free help with food

NEW research by the ANU to develop technologies in producing higher-yielding food crops will help farmers in lesser-developed countries. The research is part of an...

Pressure at the pizza front

CANBERRANS love their pizza – so much that Domino’s in Canberra can’t find enough pizza delivery drivers to keep up with demand. Ten Domino’s stores...

ALP supports gay marriage

ACT’S ALP Branch members have voted in support of gay marriage. At the annual ACT ALP Branch Conference, on Saturday, around 90 per cent of...

Rink says goodbye

WORKERS have begun the big task of melting down the Skate in the City ice rink. The ice rink, situated in Garema Square, was open...

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