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Little rugby players in town

MORE than 1200 junior rugby players will travel to Canberra this weekend to compete in the KPMG Canberra Junior Rugby Sevens Carnival. More than 100...

Competition aimed at memories

A NEW competition will give people the chance to design memorabilia for Canberra’s Centenary in 2013. Centenary of Canberra - a legacy of good design will shortlist 10...

Country star at Floriade

COUNTRY music singer Catherine Britt will perform at Floriade headlining the Telstra Road to Discovery heat event on Sunday, October 9. Catherine spent six years...

Canberra remembers 9/11

CANBERRANS are invited to a national commemoration ceremony at the US Embassy to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York,...

Cooking up a culinary win

TWO chefs at Parliament House, Brad Carson and Morgan Neveceral, have won a silver and two bronze medals in the national final of the...

Awards for land carers

ACT'S most impressive environmental achievements were recognised today at the 2011 ACT Landcare Awards. Heather Campbell, CEO of Landcare Australia, said: “The high calibre of...

Happiness is office democracy

UK psychologist Dr Craig Knight will be in Canberra tomorrow to explain why employees who have control over the design and organisation of their...

Top gig for local players

  TWO former Canberrans are the newest members of the influential Australian String Quartet. After an international search, violinist Kristian Winther and violist Stephen King will...

Controlled burning tonight

TWO controlled burns will be held this evening in Pialligo, if whether permits. The ACT Rural Fire Service Jerrabomberra Brigade will conduct burns of tree...

Rifles stolen from garage

A RIFLE and a shotgun was stolen yesterday afternoon from a house in Hackett. Police were called to a house on Steel Street at around...

Car break-ins sweep south

AN INCREASED number of car break-ins in Tuggeranong has seen thousands of dollars worth of valuables stolen and police calling on the public to...

Knife threat in liquor store

AN 18-year-old Dickson man attempted to rob the Dickson Liquor Store last night, by threatening the shop attendant with a knife. Police allege the man...

Living costs ‘too high’

CANBERRA families spend more of their income on basic essentials than anywhere else in Australia. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics data released yesterday, in 2009-10,...

Pru portrait makes finals

NEWS is to hand that Canberra artist Judi Power Thomson’s portrait of  Pru Goward, MP, has been selected as a finalist in the $18,000 Portia...

Men finally find the words

It’s International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and medical writer MEGAN HAGGAN discovers that it’s now the disease men are getting better at talking about ONLY...

Truck fire on Monaro Hwy

A TRUCK  caught on fire this morning on the Monaro Highway in Fyshwick. ACT Fire Brigade attended the scene extinguishing the fire in the engine...

City graffiti on the decline

GRAFFITI such as tags, posters, stickers, chalking and scratchings on public assets are all on the decline, according to statistics from the Australian Graffiti...

Man bashed in robbery

THREE men robbed a Mitchell business last night, which left one victim with a number of facial injuries. The men entered the business at 9.15pm,...

Coe: ‘Labor’s iconic failure’

ACT Liberals have described the Gungahlin Drive Extension as "Labor's iconic failure", saying the project has taken longer to complete than the span of...

Police taser man

ACT frontline police used a taser for the first time last night, after a car pursuit through Canberra's south. The male driver was caught at...

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