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Peter Wilkins 11:45 PM Theatrical highlights for 2014 ranged from vibrant musicals to dramas both daring and disturbing.
11:30 PM Police have condemned the "deplorable" antics of some holiday motorists after they nabbed one man allegedly guzzling a beer behind the wheel and caught another one driving more than 40km/h above the legal limit.
Natasha Boddy 11:30 PM There are calls for the ACT government to ban electronic cigarette use in smoke-free areas and restrict the sale of personal vaporisers in Canberra.
Henry Belot 11:30 PM While many Canberrans were hoping to avoid a car crash on their way to the south coast, others at Moruya were deliberately seeking one.
12:15 AM The arrival of thousands of car-lovers for Summernats will coincide with the rollout of free wireless internet
Michael Inman 11:30 PM A key Canberra jail security check has been out of action for almost three months, causing delays for lawyers visiting clients.
Canberra engineer Jacque Comery to lead Australian Antarctic Division team on Macquarie Island expedition
Clare Colley 11:30 PM Environmental engineer Jacque Comery will swap her hard hat and high-vis vest for layers of thermals when she takes a year off work to lead the Australian Antarctic Division’s Macquarie Island expedition.
John Thistleton 11:30 PM Commonwealth Government reassesses eligibility of superb parrot on threatened species list.
Henry Belot 2:21 PM Christmas Day was not without crime in Canberra with men accused of robbing a taxi driver at knife-point, and others allegedly knocking a Conder man unconscious before stealing his possessions.
11:57 AM Police believe a blaze that started in the roof cavity of a Halal food shop in Canberra's northern suburbs earlier this month was suspicious.
11:46 AM A nuisance caller who made multiple false reports of a fire from a public phone was arrested in Canberra's CBD on Saturday.
Henry Belot Canberrans headed to the south coast were frustrated by bumper-to-bumper traffic on Saturday afternoon.
Tim Craig Security forces have killed an alleged organiser of the Peshawar school massacre, the latest sign that the government and military are stepping up their assault on the Pakistani Taliban and other Islamist militant groups.
Matthew Raggatt It has been a year of tributes for the family of former Canberra soldier Paul McKay, who died near the summit of a US mountain after last being seen alive on New Year's Eve 2013.
Matthew Raggatt There are fears methamphatamine users may be wait longer for treatment due to funding cuts
Two men robbed a taxi driver at night point in the early hours of Saturday morning, police say.
Three men forced their way into a Canberra man's home on Christmas Day, knocked him unconscious and robbed him.
Megan Gorrey Drivers were the most likely victims of deadly smashes on ACT roads in the past five years, police crash data showed.
Ben Westcott Animal rights groups are opposing a new report that recommends the government allow more native animals to be kept as pets.
Primrose Riordan Despite the cuts and redundancies, and warnings that we've squandered the biggest boom this country has seen, Canberrans opened their wallets and joined the annual Boxing Day retail pilgrimage.