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Suburb by surburb: when the Mr Fluffy homes will come down

Emma Macdonald 3:02 PM   The ACT Government has released its demolition schedule for Mr Fluffy homes over the next three years.

Man with pistol robs 7-Eleven

Police covert operations in the alpine area have been supported by the State Crime Command.

1:54 PM   Offender used a hammer to force his way into the Spence service station.

Easter Island-like 'artwork' has heads talking

The cardboard sculptures have caught the attention of Canberra drivers.

Emma Kelly 12:56 PM   Two new Canberra artworks have got heads talking after mysteriously appearing alongside the Tuggeranong Parkway on Monday.

Man found guilty of drunken punch that caused brain damage

Levi Freeman-Quay leaves the ACT Magistrates Court after an earlier appearance.

Michael Inman 12:56 PM   A Canberra man has been found guilty of unleashing a drunken punch that hospitalised another with a serious brain injury.

Canberra killer granted permission to appeal conviction

Aleksander Vojneski was found guilty of murdering Paula Conlon.

Michael Inman 12:51 PM   Paula Conlon's killer has won the right to appeal his conviction.

Five young Canberrans tell their stories of sexism and harassment

Gabi Imperial has been shamed for wearing her soccer uniform.

Emma Kelly 12:34 PM   'I was wearing shorts and these guys drove past in a car and yelled out the window 'you slut'.'

Power cut to northside homes after lines downed

Power lines

10:35 AM   A number of inner north suburbs were left without power on Monday morning.

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Two face court over Scullin burglary

Police covert operations in the alpine area have been supported by the State Crime Command.

10:02 AM    A man and a teenager will face court on Monday after robbing a Scullin house on Saturday.

Former staffer Chris Steel joins Labor preselection fight in Murrumbidgee

Labor preselection candidate Chris Steel

Tom McIlroy 8:56 AM   Education campaigner and former ACT Labor staffer Chris Steel will stand for party preselection for next year's ACT election.

Armed man killed by self-inflicted gunshot

Police covert operations in the alpine area have been supported by the State Crime Command.

8:23 AM   An armed man has died from a self-inflicted gunshot in Young.

Gang Gang: From Gallymont to Zeebrugge, a stoker's tale

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David Ellery 7:00 AM   The most imaginative adventure novelist would be hard pressed to come up with a connection between the tiny 19th century NSW village of Gallymont and one of the most daring "Commando" style raids of World War One - but that doesn't mean it isn't there.

Raiders keen to return to 'spiritual home' of Northbourne Oval

(left to right) Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner, Canberra PCYC acting CEO Stephen Imrie and the Raiders' general manager of community rugby league Mark Vergano at Northbourne Oval, where the Raiders want to relocate.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 11:45 PM   The Canberra Raiders hope to be operating out of a new development at their 'spiritual home' of Northbourne Oval by the end of 2017.

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The adventure of a lifetime

35 year old auto electrician Tim Kiernan of Wanniassa is entering his 1985 BMW K100 motorcycle in the Scrapheap Adventure Ride in September to raise money for Down Syndrome NSW.

Katie Burgess 11:45 PM   Wanniassa's Tim Kiernan is part of a team of motorcycle enthusiasts dubbed The Hillbillies riding to Urana, 100km south-west of Wagga Wagga, for the Scrapheap Adventure Ride.

Canberra carer contributes to $60b worth of annual unpaid care

Jim Quick, with Patricia, is one of hundreds of thousands of primary carers, most of whom provide 24 hour support for someone in need.

Clare Sibthorpe 11:45 PM   Unpaid carers in Australia provide over $1 billion worth of support and assistance each week, according to a new report from Carers Australia.

Drug overdose prevention trial a 'trailblazing success'

Sione Crawford and Carrie Fowlie have campaigned for the availabilty of naloxone for use in drug overdoses.

Henry Belot 11:30 PM   An Australian trial that has equipped users with take-home naloxone kits has saved more than 50 Canberrans from heroin and opioid overdoses.

Calvary Health Care and Medibank heal rift over contract negotiations

Calvary Hospital at Bruce.

John Thistleton 8:26 PM   Insurer and Calvary patch up differences over insurance contract.

Spring warmth welcome after coldest winter in 15 years

Matilda Hodder, 4, with her parents Emma and Jarrod Hodder getting ready for spring.

Megan Doherty 11:45 PM   After enduring the coldest winter in 15 years and wettest winter in 10 years, Canberrans are looking forward to the arrival of spring - finally - on Tuesday.

About Town: Sunday at the footy in Canberra

Dianne Sheehan,  Kerry Teague and Georgia Teague of Goulburn
watching the Canberra Raiders Cup preliminary final.

5:53 PM   Footy fans flocked to support their teams at the Canberra Raiders Cup on Sunday.

Self-driving cars cheaper and better than light rail: expert

Could self-driving cars help solve Canberra's traffic problems?

Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM   Technology for Canberra's light rail line could be superseded by self-driving cars before construction is completed and trams could be more expensive and less effective in dealing with transport demand, new research has shown 

Public servants go thirsty as depts' budgets dry up

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Noel Towell 11:30 PM   Public servants in Canberra have been told to buy their own office tea and coffee as the Abbott Government's cutbacks start to bite.

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Pokies trading scheme begins Monday

Poker machines.

Kirsten Lawson 11:45 PM   For the first time, clubs can buy and sell poker machines

Staff rate ANU poorly on leadership and change

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young at the Australian National University.

Emma Macdonald 11:45 PM   An internal staff survey at the Australian National University provides damning results for management.

Drivers warned as Canberra speed camera network extended

The government is assessing 30 new speed camera sites.

Tom McIlroy 11:45 PM   Speeding drivers on ACT roads have been put on notice as the government moves to expand the number of speed camera sites.

ACT government calls for a no-fly zone to stop drones delivering drugs to prison

The ACT government has called on authorities to restrict the airspace above Canberra's prison so drones cannot be used to deliver contraband to inmates.

Henry Belot   One bid to smuggle contraband to prisons using a drone occurred in Victoria with more attempts expected.

Tuggeranong DHS offices tipped to sell for $70m-plus

Selling agents say the major refurbishments have left the buildings in "as new" condition.

Matthew Raggatt   Interstate and international investors tipped to buy lakeside block.

Invite-only membership expands at sky-high lounge

A secluded dining room looks out to Canberra's north.

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

Builders and elderly get rare chance at private Belconnen land

David O'Keeffe, director of Woodhaven Investments, at the Belconnen Magpies Golf Club in Holt. The unused nine-hole section of the former 27-hole course is to be developed for housing.

Matthew Raggatt   The Holt Golf Course development is finally going ahead with blocks for sale at auction on Tuesday.

NCA welcomes scaled-back plan for Old Canberra Brickworks

An artist's impression of the park at the brickworks.

Georgina Connery   The community has welcomed the ACT government's dramatically scaled back proposal for the Old Canberra Brickworks redevelopment.

Bricks draw massive crowd again

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

Matthew Raggatt   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.