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Arboretum gets royal treatment with duke's visit

Henry Belot 9:30 PM   On Sunday morning, the Duke of Kent, was shown around Canberra's National Arboretum and admired the bonsai in particular.

Woden Cemetery expansion plans revealed

Woden Cemetery plan

Tom McIlroy 9:30 PM   A plan to create a new three hectare extension for burial plots at Woden Cemetery could see between 15 and 20 years of additional capacity created at the site. 

The curious case of Canberra's $500 letterbox

Richard Allen received a $500 bill for a replacement letterbox

Tom McIlroy 9:30 PM   As if a car knocking over your letterbox wasn't bad enough, Narrabundah resident Richard Allen got a shock when he received a $562 bill from the ACT government for it to be replaced. 

ANZAC 100: Government House now home the historic Gallipoli oak tree

Assistant manager property and services of Government House Norm Dunn RVM, and Government House Grounds Coordinator Andrew Thompson with a Quercus calliprinos.

Susan Parsons 9:30 PM   A tree in the grounds of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria is labelled 'Gallipoli Oak acorns collected at Gallipoli by Capt. William Lampriere Winter-Cooke Ptd 4.8.1916'.

Senior Canberra doctors set to take strike action over pay deal

St Vincent's Private Hospital

Markus Mannheim 8:41 PM   The specialists are concerned about what they say is a lack of pay security.

Canberra grandmother, grandson found safe in Nepal

Hamish McKee and his grandmother Riitta Korpinen are reported safe in Nepal following the April 25 earthquake.

John Thistleton 6:19 PM   A Canberra grandmother and grandson visited the Monkey Temple in Kathmandu Valley just before it was reduced to rubble in the earthquake.

Two men wanted after robbing northside liquor store with kitchen knives

Two men allegedly robbed a Kaleen liquor store armed with kitchen knives on Friday night.

1:19 PM   Police are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a Kaleen liquor store armed with kitchen knives on Friday night.

Man hit by car in Dickson

Paramedics at Canberra Hospital's emergency department in 2012.

11:53 AM   A pedestrian was knocked unconscious and suffered multiple leg injuries when he was hit by a car on Northbourne Avenue at Dickson.

Call for extra lawyer for Women's Legal Centre

Heidi Yates, director of the ACT and region's Women's Legal Centre, said federal cuts mean more assistance may have to be provided on the phone and more women will be unrepresented in court.

Matthew Raggatt 12:21 AM   The Women's Legal Centre's funding request comes at a time of "overwhelming" demand for services.

Small food fire causes Uni Lodge evacuation

ACT Firebrigade members

12:11 AM   About 300 people were evacuated from Uni Lodge in Civic after a fire in a student accommodation complex on Saturday night.

Large crowds turn out for Anzac Day National Ceremony

The riderless horse marches past Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove at the Anzac Day National Ceremony.

Matthew Raggatt   Large crowds have lined the Australian War Memorial grounds ahead of the national ceremony and veterans' marches. 

Canberra monarchists count down to arrival of new royal baby

Fleur Wimborne and Matthew Sait are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the royal baby.

Georgina Connery   It's that time again when the arrival of one precious British bub has the world going gaga.

Parents back nurse-led care in mainstream schools after wider criticism

Dominic McFadden, 7, has had help managing his tracheostomy and autism from a nurse-led learning support assistant at his mainstream school since March last year.

Matthew Raggatt 11:30 PM   Parents of a student with autism say the care program has normalised school life for him.

Wet weather didn't dampen Two-Up players' spirits

Punters enjoying two up at the old Canberra Services Club site in Manuka.

Georgina Connery   Downpours didn't stop eager two-up players getting into the Anzac Day action at the Canberra Services Club in Manuka.

Mugga Lane shutdown caused by novelty clock

A suspicious package led to a road closure on Mugga Lane on Anzac Day.

ACT police closed Mugga Lane on Anzac Day after receiving reports about a suspicious package which was later discovered to be a novelty clock.

Thousands commemorate Anzac Day 2015 in Queanbeyan

Veteran George McAulay, surrounded by family.

Georgina Connery   Thousands gathered along Monaro Street for the Anzac Day Centenary march and ceremony in Queanbeyan.

ACT commuters left stranded due to lack of buses for Dawn Service


Ben Westcott   Commuters were left stranded for more than an hour at bus exchanges around Canberra on Anzac Day, as demand for services overwhelmed the system.

Commonwealth property sell-off to rake in millions

Real estate agents, like all commercial enterprises, are banned from conducting business due on Anzac Day.

Mark Sawa   A program to raise tens-of-millions of dollars from selling Commonwealth property assets is underway with more than 300 hectares of land surrounding Canberra proposed for divestment.

Is this the world's smallest Anzac tribute?

A tiny Anzac Day tribute created by researchers at the Australian National University, parts of which are the size of a red blood cell.

Ben Westcott 11:00 PM   As the centenary of Anzac approached, there have been many tributes to one of the largest events in the Australian calendar – but none as small as this.

Estimated 120,000 brave cold on the centenary of Gallipoli

Tens of thousands stand in silence at the Dawn Service in Canberra

Ben Westcott   More than 100,000 people stood in silence at Anzac Parade in the dark, for the Canberra Dawn Service.

Getting down and dirty to find love in the capital

Sean Carter of Queanbeyan ready to look for love at the Landcare for Singles tree planting.

Kimberley Granger   Singles looking for love in Canberra are invited to a tree planting event hosted by Landcare.

Canberra tech start-up heads to Las Vegas

Rollercoaster Digital's Chris Shackleton and Andrew Snell will be among the first Canberra businesses to attend the Collision conference.

Ben Westcott 11:00 PM   In order to can help Canberra drivers find a parking space, Rollercoaster Digital will look for investors at the Collision conference in the US.

A guide to what's open in Canberra Monday, April 27

What's open this weekend

Monday is not a public holiday in the ACT but it has created some confusion about what's on and what's open, with some public servants getting the day off.

The 'beautiful girl' caught up with a man leading a double life

Missing Canberra woman Daniela D'Addario.

Emma Kelly   Canberra's Daniela D'Addario has been described as a beautiful woman allegedly taken too soon by a man leading a double-life with a family overseas.

Abbott government: We don't care what the weather man says

Industrial action at BoM

Noel Towell   You won't clip our wings, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Bob Baldwin warns restless forecasters.

Minister calls for report after controlled burn breaks lines in Namadgi


Ben Westcott 11:30 PM   The fire burnt an extra 160 hectares after it broke containment lines earlier this month.

Canberra trooper to lead Anzac Day commemorations in Belgium

Australian Federation Guardsman, Trooper David Nicolson, with fellow guardsmen at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium during a practice session in preparation for an official ceremony on Anzac Day.

Talia Liolios   The magnitude of this year's Anzac Day commemorations is not lost on Canberran and Australian Army trooper David James Nicolson.

Tears as Our Boys Train proves too real

A nurse chats to a soldier during Canberra Railway Museum's Our Boyd Train recreation.

John Thistleton   Six days before the centenary of Anzacs at Gallipoli, 150 people about a steam train are brought to tears.

Police seek man wanted for allegedly stealing vehicles

Steven Freeman.

Police are searching for a man believed to have stolen a number of vehicles in the ACT and surrounding towns.

Anzac Day Frontier Wars march to remember Indigenous suffering

Michael Anderson from the Sovereign
Union, said marchers would respect Anzac Day.

Joseph Walker   A small group of Indigenous Australians will march in Canberra on Saturday to remember the Indigenous people killed during the undeclared Frontier Wars.