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Megan Gorrey 9:31 PM Young drivers have been urged to fight a fear of missing out by ignoring their mobile phone when they're behind the wheel.
Henry Belot 9:22 PM Greens minister Shane Rattenbury has warned the proposed free trade agreement with China may hurt Canberra interests despite potentially boosting local exports.
Christopher Knaus 8:22 PM Blunder sees alleged violent offender accidentally released from custody.
Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman 7:43 PM Lawyers for a speeding driver who hit and killed a woman as she crossed the street have told a jury to not let emotions about the case cloud their deliberations.
Tom McIlroy 7:40 PM About 17 buildings in the Northbourne public housing precinct will be registered for heritage protection.
Michael Inman 7:23 PM A former butler to the British High Commissioner to Australia was disgusted and ashamed as he accessed child pornography.
Phillip Thomson, Emma Kelly, Alexandra Back and Katie Burgess 6:51 PM The world's media have been clamouring to hear more of the merino from Mulligan's Flat that was found carrying a massive 40.45-kilogram fleece on its back.
Peter Wilkins 5:06 PM This well-intended production lacks balance and cohesion and remains a work in progress.
4:53 PM What's on in Canberra's art scene
Phillip Thomson and Emma Kelly 3:18 PM Shearer believes a very woolly sheep found near Canberra believes has set a new Australian record with a 42.5kg fleece.
Emma Kelly 3:15 PM The shearing operation that potentially saved the life of an errant sheep near Canberra is being claimed as a world record.
Megan Gorrey 12:09 PM An overnight shower and patchy rain on Thursday has been forecast to give way to glimpses of sunshine in time for the weekend.
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Tom McIlroy and Emma Kelly 11:30 PM ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says there is a lot of political grandstanding going on in relation to Australia's free trade agreement with China, when there is broad support for a deal.
8:00 PM FRIDAY September 4
Tom McIlroy and Henry Belot A Mr Fluffy homeowners group has rejected a proposal to allow affected blocks to be split into two, describing the moves as unfair and subjecting Canberra suburbs to risk of overdevelopment.
John Thistleton 11:45 PM Famous or infamous people, rulers or rogues, collectors or liars, who would you choose? All will be revealed.
Emma Kelly and Katie Burgess Young Canberrans and families are overlooking the original "nappy valley" for greener pastures across the lake as Gungahlin continues to drive Canberra's population growth.
Henry Belot and Tom McIlroy The ACT Australian Medical Association has urged Canberrans to avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency department and praised the efforts of staff working overtime to meet demand.
Michael Inman The vision of Canberra driver in a fatal accident with a pedestrian could have been affected by the methylamphetamine in his system, a medical expert says.
Clare Sibthorpe The much-anticipated annual Canberra Times Fun Run is fast approaching, and the ACT government is reminding people to park only in authorised areas, exercise caution when crossing roads, and take advantage of shuttle buses.
Henry Belot 11:30 PM Business and community groups have warned the ACT government that urgent action is required to revitalise the Woden town centre.