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Invite-only membership expands at sky-high lounge

Matthew Raggatt 9:31 PM   Canberrans have been keen on the territory's most exclusive club – if they have been lucky enough to get an invite

Bricks draw massive crowd again

"Light" rail was everywhere at the  6th annual Brick Expo at the Hellenic Club at Woden.

Matthew Raggatt 5:53 PM   The eyes of thousands of children lit up again on Saturday as Canberra's annual tribute to the world's favourite creative building block delivered new surprises. 

Good help getting hard to find says Legacy chief

News.  Legacy Canberra president Bill Rolfe A.O. at home in Nicholls.   23 August 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Ellery 10:30 PM   While age is claiming an ever-increasing number of Legacy's workers every year a new generation of helpers is stepping in to fill the breach.

Teens put heads together for business innovation start-up camp

Orana Steiner School year 7 and 8 students Grace Andlee, Josh Edye, Lucy Roberts, Adam Parinos and Will Ilbery will be taking part in a start-up camp for teens.

Mary Lynn Mather 10:30 PM   High school whiz-kids are being offered a weekend crash course in creative business skills.

Textile artist connects with fabric of nature for park residency

Craft ACT artist-in-residence Ruth Hingston in her studio.

Mary Lynn Mather 9:30 PM   Craft ACT artist-in-residence Ruth Hingston's work links the National Archives of Australia to the Namadgi National Park.

Spence 7 Eleven store robbed by armed man

CCTV footage of the man who robbed the Spence 7 Eleven store.

10:46 AM   A man armed with a pistol and a hammer robbed the Spence 7 Eleven store early Saturday morning.

Blockbuster says Netflix no threat as Kingston store closes

Blockbuster says Netflix no threat as Kingston store closes

Henry Belot 10:30 PM   Providing new releases will keep Blockbuster competitive with the likes of Netflix or Stan, director says.

Heartbeats new and old

Peter Papathanasiou and his parents with his newborn son.

Peter Papathanasiou 7:34 AM   The delight of the birth of a first child came at the same time as a health emergency for the baby's grandfather.

Canberrans encouraged to clean up their act in wake of Keep Australia Beautiful report

Nearly half of the litter items you'll see tossed around the Australian Capital Territory are cigarette butts.

Katie Burgess 11:17 PM   Canberrans are a bunch of tossers – at least, according to the National Litter Index.

Canberra Times winter photo competition draws impressive last-minute entries

Marina McDonald, of Yarralumla, took this shot of the well-loved blue boat of Yarralumla Bay

Amy Sullivan 11:14 PM   Things are heating up for The Canberra Times' winter photo competition as late entries impress.

Christine Anu plays anniversary show in Canberra

(L-R) Daniel Nguyen of Kingston and Scherry Bloul of Narrabundah.

About Town: Christine Anu celebrates 20 Years since Stylin' Up made its mark in Canberra.

Canberrans forced to pay as late-night parking fees hiked

Drivers will be slugged with late-night parking fees in Civic from September 1.

Megan Gorrey 11:30 PM   Canberrans will have to pay more for a night out and small businesses could suffer as the ACT government ramps up evening fees at car parks throughout the city centre.

Yarralumla Brickworks plans slashed

An indicative artist impression of the park at the brickworks.

Meredith Clisby 11:30 PM   The ACT government has slashed plans for the redevelopment of the Yarralumla Brickworks.

New evidence threatrens industrial death trial

The Catanzariti family. Barney, Ben and Kay. Ben died in a construction accident in Kingston in 2012.

Michael Inman   The prosecution of a maintenance company over the death of construction worker Ben Catanzariti in Kingston has been thrown into doubt with new tests on bolts.

Patients in new cancer hospital speak about treatment


Date: 28 August 2015
The Canberra Times
Photo: Elesa Kurtz
Director of nursing Gaynor Stevenson with patient Peter Schumacher of Forde at the Regional Cancer Centre at the Canberra Hospital celebrating the centre's first birthday

Naomi Avery 11:30 PM   "Brave" is the best word to describe Peter Schumacher.

Sheikh won't stand at next federal election for family and business reasons

Simon Sheikh

Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM   High profile former Greens Senate candidate Simon Sheikh won't contest the 2016 federal election, 

ACT Housing turns property developer in Deakin

Housing construction.

Kirsten Lawson 11:30 PM   The ACT government has entered the housing market boots and all in a Deakin development, building three townhouses to sell on the open market.

Canberra man's identity theft

Police officers.

A Canberra man has been charged with identity theft after allegedly using a fake driver's licence.

WWII veterans honoured at ANZAC ceremony

Clive Gesling, whose plane landed with empty tanks, was one of 50 local WWII veterans honoured.

Amy Sullivan   Second World War vets tell Amy Sullivan why they decided to enlist.

Operation Snow Safe nets a flurry of traffic fines

Police are patrolling roads leading to the snowfields such as Perisher's front valley until october 6.

Emma Kelly   The police's Operation Snow Safe, targeting speeding, impaired driving, seatbelt offences and driver fatigue, has resulted in almost 1500 traffic fines

Ultimate team obstacle challenge Night Attack run hits Canberra

From left, Eamon Ray of Scullin and Anth Ewan of McKellar.

Naomi Avery   The ultimate team obstacle challenge, Night Attack, got off to a brilliant start at Exhibition Park on Thursday night.

Win a Family Pass to the Father's Day Canberra Times Fun Run

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Celebrating it's 40th year, The Canberra Times Fun Run presented by Westpac is amping up.

Author says working mums can have it all - just make sure you have help at home

Former television producer Jayne Anderson has written a new book about juggling motherhood with career and says there are no easy answers.

Megan Doherty 11:30 PM   After eight years researching motherhood and paid work, author Jayne Anderson came to some interesting conclusions.

Ex-CFMEU official bail eased to allow international travel

Halafihi "Fihi" Kivalu.

Michael Inman   A former union organiser accused of blackmailing the director of a Canberra formwork company has been granted permission to travel to New Zealand.

Handling a political scandal while feeding the kids their Weet-Bix – a politician's regret

Former federal MP Jackie Kelly.

Megan Doherty 11:30 PM   In a new book, author Jayne Anderson interviewed working mothers including former politician Jackie Kelly who in the final days of her political career faced a crisis on the home and political fronts

'Pride killed Robbie': Brave captain laments brother-in-law's depression battle

Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen wants men to discuss mental health issues after losing his brother in law to depression.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen plays a sport synonymous with pain and injury. He says he lost his brother-in-law because 'guys don't cry, they don't open up'.

Rangers to control Lake George feral goats

Feral goats on the western side of the Federal Highway at Lake George.

John Thistleton 11:30 PM   Rangers want to cull feral goats near Lake George and the Federal Highway.

'You manage, don't you?': Jackie Kelly's struggle

Jackie Kelly was in federal parliament from 1996 to 2007. Here she is in the midst of the 1998 election campaign.

Jayne Anderson   Jackie Kelly was a mother and a Howard government minister. She says the result was 'chaos'.

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The Canberra Times news quiz for August 28

Opposition transport spokesman Alistair Coe poses with two Audi cars to highlight the cost of the light rail line.

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Australia lagging behind in climate action

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Paul Malone 10:30 PM   The evidence that climate change is occurring is clear and Australia needs to act