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Crowds flock to Australia Day Live concert in Canberra

Megan Gorrey 9:46 PM   They toted Australian flags, small children and eskies full of beer as they rolled out the pinic rugs in the front yard of Parliament House.

Take tobacco out of supermarkets: Eros

Manager of the Ainslie IGA Manuel Xyrakis with the cigarette stands he tried to remove from his supermarket.

Scott Hannaford 11:30 PM   The ACT has about 300 age-restricted premises which include pubs, clubs, TABs, adult stores and brothels and it's been mooted cigarette sales should be restricted to these sites. Scott Hannaford reports.

Public servants take power to India's slums

Emma Colenbrander, left, of Pollinate Energy and Clare Condon are India bound. Ms Condon is travelling to India in March to volunteer for the Pollinate program.

Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM   Pollinate team members visit communities where their products are sold and provide ongoing support. Tom McIlroy reports.

A marathon resolution for the new year

Megan Walters of Macgregor plans to run her first marathon this year.

Emma Kelly 11:30 PM   Running a marathon is on numerous bucket lists – but how many of us have actually crossed the line?

Missing Sydney man found

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John Thistleton 4:32 PM   ACT Policing ask for help to find missing man.

ACT government out-of-home care tender begins

'The new strategy represents a major change to the current system, fundamentally changing the way help is provided to carers and service providers to support vulnerable children and young people,' says Mick Gentleman.

Tom McIlroy 11:30 PM   Service providers will be called to tender for the ACT government's newly restructured strategy for care of children living out of home, as efforts to deal with increasing demand and fewer foster carers in the Canberra community begin.

New Calvary private hospital on the cards for Canberra

Calvary Hospital's Bruce campus could expand, with a new facility planned.

Natasha Boddy 11:30 PM   Calvary Health Care ACT has revealed plans to build a new 100-bed private hospital on its Bruce campus.

Blen McInnes says Woden flood memorial has been neglected

The Woden flood memorial.

Clare Colley 11:30 PM   While the rest of Canberra celebrates Australia Day, retired police officer Blen McInnes will be thinking of the seven victims of the Woden flood and his role in the rescue effort on January 26, 1971.

NSW police confiscate Harley Davidson motorbike at Yass

NSW have confiscated a motor bike at Yass.

John Thistleton 10:25 AM   Police confiscate rider's Harley Davidson at Yass.

Non-native 'weeds' picked to shade Barangaroo walkway

Divisive: An impression of the Barangaroo Central Waterfront Promenade with the disputed trees.

Anne Davies 12:00 AM   The western promenade at Barangaroo is to be planted with a non-Australian tree species that has been classified as a weed.

Deborra-lee Furness explores Turrell exhibition at National Gallery of Australia in Canberra

Deborra-lee Furness, wife of Australian actor Hugh Jackman, visited the James Turrell: A retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday evening.

Kimberley Granger   Hugh Jackman is expected to fly in to Canberra for the announcement of Australian of the Year. Wife and adoption campaigner Deborra-lee Furness visited the James Turrell exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia on Saturday.

How Sweet it is

Optimist: Dancer Charity (Verity Hunt-Ballard) belts out a tune in Sweet Charity.

Ron Cerabona   The award-winning production of "Sweet Charity" is coming to Canberra. Here's a sneak preview.

Not geeks or nerds, Cancon gamers prefer 'history buffs'

Jay Lajtar, from Orange NSW, takes a closer look at the miniatures figures at Cancon 2015.

Kimberley Granger   History buffs have gathered from across Australia and the world to attend Cancon, a miniature gaming convention in Canberra.

They're not going to the chapel but they're going to get married.

Jenny Seymour, left, and her wife Jeannette Walsh married at the British High Commission on September 26, 2014.

Georgina Connery   Six same-sex couples have legally tied the knot in the past six months in Canberra.

Canberrans gather at Federation Mall for Australia Day Live

The Governor-General, pictured at the launch of the Discover the Anzacs website in October, will lead a tribute marking the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in Canberra on Sunday evening.

Ben Westcott   On Australia Day, there will be a range of events across the day from the morning in Commonwealth Park, with kids rides and face-painting, through to a fireworks display at night on Lake Burley Griffin.

Technology makes cheating tougher for uni students

Arts-based degrees force you to broaden your mind, before the world around you tries to stitch it closed again.

Matthew Raggatt   Universities have warned students against trying to slip another's work past them.

Severe thunderstorm warning cancelled for Canberra

Canberrans prepare for wet weather.

Kimberley Granger   A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Canberra and the region.

Tiny tyke remembers the day her leg broke

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Matthew Raggatt   Haylie Fleming wanted to see some Monster Trucks, but instead she ended up in the back of an ambulance. 

26-year-old caught speeding 80km/h over the limit

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Kimberley Granger   A man has had his license suspended and number plates seized after he was allegedly caught driving 80km/h over the limit at Goulburn.

Armed robbery at Kambah Woolworths Liquor store

Police were called the scene of an armed robbery in Kambah.

Kimberley Granger   A woman has been arrested by police after an armed robbery at Kambah Woolworths Liquor store on Saturday afternoon

Canberra's gun clubs are going off

Above target: Members of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia, from left, Kym Chiaverini of NSW, Leanee Johnston of NSW, President of SSAA ACT David True, and Ashlea McCarthy of SA.

Ben Westcott   New statistics show Canberra is becoming the calibre capital with more than 18,000 firearms in the territory.

Youth licence rates up 10pc from 2001

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Matthew Raggatt   Young Canberrans have argued for a better, more frequent public transport service and this seems to be borne out in the jump in the number of younger licence holders in the city. Matthew Raggat reports.

Pedestrian seeks compensation as cyclists move to sign up for membership insurance

Lud Kerec advocates mandatory public insurance and registration for the city's cyclists.

Matthew Raggatt   A call for mandatory cyclist insurance is being made as the family of a six-year-old Canberra girl injured in a cycling accident goes to court to seek recompense from an uninsured rider.  

Drowning in a backyard pool in Canberra 'only a matter of time'

Ethan, 4, and Aislinn, 2, Hastings play in their temporary pool at home in south Canberra.

Kimberley Granger   Despite ACT having the lowest drowning rate in Australia, another drowning in a home pool is "only matter of time", experts say.

Details of ACT's 1026 suspected toxic sites are commercially sensitive

Figures from the Environmental Protection Authority have grown to more than 1000 potentially contaminated sites in ACT.

Mark Sawa   The number of potentially contaminated sites in the ACT now exceeds 1000, according to latest figures from the Environment Protection Authority.

ACT cycling figures among the worst in the world says lobby group

Cycleing need promotion.

Ben Westcott   A prominent Canberra cycling group has furiously condemned the ACT government's approach to cyclists in the city, saying Canberra's figures on this topic are among "the worst in the world".

Cconsumers launch boycott campaigns against big petrol

Petrol bowser.

Primrose Riordan   Canberra and south coast motorists are organising boycotts of chain brand petrol stations to protest what they say are "unfair" prices.

ACT budget's $770 million deficit biggest by far

ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr said the report omitted some major projects and that the ACT government's record $2.5 billion infrastructure investment in the 2014-15 ACT budget was driving construction in Canberra.

Kirsten Lawson   Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced a $770 million budget deficit this year, a shortfall deficit of a scale that vastly outweighs anything seen since self-government.

Complaints against parking inspectors double

Matthew Raggatt   Canberra drivers prefer to yell at parking inspectors rather than make a personal complaint, newly released figures show.

Missing Canberra man Michael McDonald found

Michael McDonald is missing.

A Canberra man reported missing on Friday has been found.