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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 11:05 AM   Large crowds have lined the Australian War Memorial grounds ahead of the national ceremony and veterans' marches. 

Estimated 120,000 brave cold on the centenary of Gallipoli

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

Ben Westcott 8:57 AM   More than 100,000 people stood in silence at Anzac Parade in the dark, for the Canberra Dawn Service.

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

What's open this weekend

7:52 AM   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 12:07 AM   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 11:30 PM   You won't clip our wings, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Bob Baldwin warns restless forecasters.

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 8:09 PM   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 8:00 PM   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.

6:43 PM   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 11:30 PM   A small group of Indigenous Australians will march in Canberra on Saturday to remember the Indigenous people killed during the undeclared Frontier Wars.

Second ACT crew deployed to NSW to help clean up storm damage

ACT SES volunteers who will help in flood affected areas.

Kimberley Granger and Talia Liolios 11:30 PM   A group of 23 volunteers said goodbye to their families on Friday when they left as part of a second task force sent to Sydney to clean up the aftermath of the city's wild weather.

Learning the fine art of puppeteering

Puppeteer Marianne Mettes, who is running puppet classes at Belconnen Arts Centre.

Jil Hogan 5:58 PM   People find magic in all different places, and Marianne Mettes found it in puppeteering.

Gungahlin ram-raid accused pleads not guilty

The jewellery store targeted in the Gungahlin ram raid.

Christopher Knaus 5:46 PM   A man whose blood was found at the scene of a ram-raid at Gungahlin Village has pleaded not guilty to the brazen jewellery heist.

Judge takes up residence at her old ANU stamping ground

Justice Rachel Pepper is the first judge-in-residence at the Australian National University College of Law.

Megan Gorrey 11:30 PM   Justice Rachel Pepper, of the NSW Land and Environment Court, was as the first judge to take part in the judge-in-residence program at ANU.

ACTTAB fraudster likely to avoid going back to prison

Pamela Susan Close, 60, is facing resentencing in the ACT Supreme Court

Christopher Knaus 5:27 PM   A woman who siphoned $1.42 million from the ACT's betting agency is unlikely to be sent back to prison after she was forced to miss weekend detention.

Josaia Vosikata charged with murder of Daniela D'Addario

Extradited: Josaia Vosikata.

Henry Belot, Carmen McIntosh and Emma Kelly 4:43 PM   A 27-year-old Canberra man has been formally charged with the alleged murder of Daniela D'Addario, whose body was found in the boot of a car near Bermagui on Thursday.

Be proud, sacked APH boss tells staff

Former Department of Parliamentary Services Secretary Carol Mills.

Noel Towell 4:08 PM   Sacked Parliamentary Services boss Carol Mills says she is leaving the Parliament in better shape than she found it.

Taking the leap to full-time paper pilot

James Norton shows his paper planes at the Palace Electric Cinemas Nishi building New Acton.

Jil Hogan 4:04 PM   This week, Australian Defence Force Academy student Jack Smith had a victory at the Red Bull Paper Wings competition and will head to Austria in May to compete in the world finals.

Lyneham kitchen fire extinguished

ACT Fire and Rescue

4:02 PM   Firefighters have extinguished a kitchen fire in Lyneham Friday afternoon.

Seeking 300 extras for Joe Cinque's Consolation

Anu Singh at her trial in Canberra in 1997.

Natasha Rudra 3:40 PM   The ABC is looking to cast 300 extras as shooting begins on Joe Cinque's Consolation in Canberra.

Who stole Tuggeranong's Harry the Hawk?

The head of the Tuggeranong Hawks Football Club's hawk mascot costume has been stolen.

Clare Colley 3:35 PM   Members of the Tuggeranong Hawks Football Club will begin their season next week without their mascot Harry the Hawk after the head of the costume was stolen.

Eastman loses bid to have judge removed

David Eastman failed a bid to remove the judge from sitting on his application to stay his second trial.

Christopher Knaus 3:22 PM   David Eastman fails to force judge to stand aside from decision on whether second murder trial will go ahead.

The Canberra Times news quiz for April 24

Jack Waterford will leave The Canberra Times after 43 years.

2:47 PM   How closely have you been paying attention to the news this week?

Stepfather acquitted on all counts of child sexual abuse


Christopher Knaus 1:52 PM   A stepfather has been found not guilty of accusations he molested his stepdaughter two decades ago.

Logies: Non-Nine personalities skip the red carpet

On the beach: Peter Stefanovic was forced to postpone a special birthday lunch for Sylvia Jeffreys due to weather conditions.

Andrew Hornery 1:38 PM   PS hears network politics will result in a distinct lack of big names at the Logies this year.

Burst Canberra water main closes northside intersection


A burst water main closed a Giralang intersection on Friday afternoon.

Man arrested after woman's body found in car at Bermagui

Missing Canberra woman Daniela D'Addario.

Henry Belot, Emily Barton   NSW Police arrested a 27-year-old man on Thursday afternoon who is believed to have fled a car in which officers later found a dead body.

Northbourne Avenue crash delays traffic in Canberra

generic car accident

Collision between a motorised scooter and a car at Northbourne Avenue and Macarthur Avenue intersection delays peak morning traffic.

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Weathermen to clip politicians' wings


Noel Towell   Public servants threaten to disrupt pollies' travel in and out of the capital.

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