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The Relax list: Gallipoli, The Wisdom of Prince Philip, Pyrex and Frixion pens

Karen Hardy 11:45 PM   The eight-hour Gallipoli series, The Wisdom of Prince Philip, Pyrex and Frixion pens.

Without my Mum: One woman's journey

"Never have I felt such emptiness." – Leigh Van Der Horst.

Emma Macdonald 11:45 PM   Leigh Van Der Horst thought she may never recover from her loss, but instead, she reached out to motherless mothers across the world to heal her sorrow.

Desirable qualities can be the result of years of dedicated breeding or luck

And there they are, still one every two or three days, a small miracle of cucumbers.

Jackie French 11:45 PM   Keep an eye out for plants that flower more, are hardier or more delicious.

Gold Creek favourite spot for 'I do'

A couple wed in an intimate ceremony at Gold Creek Chapel.

Matthew Raggatt 11:30 PM   Nicholls chapel accounts for one in 10 weddings in ACT in 2014.

Heritage ignored in one of Canberra's oldest villages


Mark Sawa 11:16 PM   Residents of Oak Estate community are appalled at plans to build medium-density units in their village.

Australian War Memorial director delivers reassuring words for Anzac Day spectators

Generic: The crowd departs after the Dawn Service on ANZAC day at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Friday 25 April 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen (FAIRFAX MEDIA / NEWS CORP POOL ONLY)

Kimberley Granger 10:36 PM   Security arrangements for Anzac Day services at the Australian War Memorial are appropriate for the threat risk on the day, said director Dr Brendan Nelson.

Teachers told not to drink coffee in front of children, but pizza is OK

Black coffee.

Ben Westcott 10:32 PM   Canberra teachers have been asked not to drink coffee in front of children under a food rating policy brought into ACT schools in March.

Parent warns of risk without nurses in special schools

John Hillier says the pressure placed on teaching assistants dealing with students with urgent medical issues could lead to system failures.

Matthew Raggatt 10:24 PM   Father of a student with highly unstable diabetes says nurses must be permanent presence on special school campuses.

Canberra's least profitable speed cameras broken much of the year

The number of fixed cameras will grow from five to 30.

Ben Westcott 10:02 PM   Some speed cameras were out of action for much of last year and generated paltry revenue from fines.

Anxiety and lack of stable jobs lead youth issues

Sonione Wakabut Rogers, 20, of Kambah was the target for youngsters who hurled water-soaked sponges at him.

Matthew Raggatt 10:00 PM   Gap between those who have jobs or are on the pathway to employment and the unemployed is big, laid-off youth says.

National Library acquires elusive battlefield music score

Some of Frederick Septimus Kelly's original diaries and manuscripts.

Sally Pryor 9:03 PM   A violin sonata composed on the warfront during the Gallipoli campaign has arrived in Canberra.

Children embrace old-fashioned fun

Emily Holdom, 9, Jay Holdom, 10, and Sophie Cahill, 10, in the tug-of-war at an olden day games workshop at Tidbinbilla.

Kimberley Granger 5:25 PM   An olden day games activity day at Tidbinbilla aims to get children back out into nature.

Belgian beer cafe lease up for grabs

Generic beer

Matthew Raggatt 11:30 PM   The Kingston spot shut in March, months after its 10-year anniversary.

Bail refused for teen up on nine driving-related charges

police car

Kimberley Granger 3:13 PM   A 19-year-old man was denied bail at the Queanbeyan bail court on Saturday morning after police nabbed him three times in two days for allegedly driving with a disqualified license.

Casey man charged with child pornography

Child pornography.

Matthew Raggatt 12:25 PM   A Casey man has been prohibited from accessing social media and dating sites after he was charged with possession of child pornography. 

Suicide prevention staff leaving over funding uncertainty

Uncertainty: "All we want is to know we can continue to do our job… we are saving lives every day."

Julia Medew, Craig Butt and Amy Corderoy   Organisations unable to get answers about whether they will be funded and fear their money will be cut.

Tim the Yowie Man

The Gundaroo battler

Ted Watt, a 2nd Boer War veteran.

Tim the Yowie Man   A visit to Gundaroo reveals a remarkable tale of Ted Watt, a veteran of the Second Boer War, who lived in a remote hut for 40 years.

Contemporary dancers embody artform's history

Elizabeth Dalman in <i>Old Lady</i> 2014.

Michelle Potter   A series of performances with the Mirramu Dance Company in Canberra will mark a milestone in contemporary dance.

Einstein the formula for music festival

Albert Einstein: "The other thing that happened in 1915."

Tristan Kane   Merging the universal appeal of both Einstein and Beethoven into this year’s festival is an expansive formula.

Light rail business case 'fit for purpose'

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell.

Tom McIlroy   The project's benefit-cost ratio won't be confirmed until bids are received from two private consortiums, a report says.

Canberra cadets collecting bicycles for disadvantaged African communities

Officer cadet Michael Skene and Midshipman Leigh Guilmartin have collected more than 100 bicycles for their project Bikes4Africa.

Emma Kelly   Canberra's Michael Skene and Leigh Guilmartin have a stash of 100 bicycles between them - but before you start searching for your missing wheels, think again.

Marist Brothers to leave Canberra

Canberra's remaining Marist Brothers, from left, Brother Tony Shears, Brother Kevin Murray, Brother Anthony Atkinson and Brother Lawrie McCane  are expected to leave Canberra around the middle of the year.

David Ellery   Canberra’s Marist Brothers community is to be disbanded by the middle of the year following the deaths of two members.

Friends of the NLA mark anniversary

From left, Christine Goode of Ainslie, Kathryn Cole of Red Hill and John Seymour of Garran.

About Town: Friends of the National Library of Australia celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Record Store Day a time to indulge in a passion for vinyl

Landspeed Records owner Blake Budak.

Talia Liolios   Record Store Day comes around again this year celebrating the culture of independent record stores

Pialligo Avenue crash delays Canberra Airport traffic


Canberrans travelling to the airport Friday night were delayed by a car crash on Pialligo Avenue.

ACT prison not living up to promise, auditor finds

There is a little time for education at the over-stretched  Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Kirsten Lawson   Prisoners in the ACT's over-stretched prison are are at risk of boredom and drug use due to the limited programs on offer.

Canberra prisoner loses High Court challenge to legality of detention

The High Court of Australia.

Christopher Knaus   A former Canberra prisoner has failed to convince the High Court to hear his argument that sentence administration boards don't have the power to lock someone up when they fail to show for weekend detention.

Nutrition station opens in Civic

Manager and co-owner of Nutrition Station Aidan Gordon behind the counter of the Canberra store.

Jil Hogan   During the week we brought you the news that The Fix Cold Pressed Juice has opened the country's first cold pressed juice vending machine in the Canberra Centre food court below Dendy.

Family's home to be demolished after tribunal rules it a bushfire risk

Yalgum property near Kowen Forest has been deemed a bushfire risk.

Scott Hannaford   A Canberra family is to be evicted and their home of 26 years will be demolished after a court ruled that their property was too great a risk in the event of a bushfire.