8:18pm Royal couple wrap up a day in the nation's capital with an intimate reception hosted by the Governor-General.
Ben Westcott 8:42pm Two lanes were closed on Canberra Avenue following a five-car accident on Thursday afternoon.
HENRY BELOT 6:14pm Canberrans of all generations lined the streets of Canberra and Parliament House to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess on Thursday as they began their formal duties in the capital.
Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus 4:24pm The man accused of murdering Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber has again faced an ACT court.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS 4:24pm A magistrate has criticised the decision of ACT authorities not to use special powers to confine a 12-year-old child.
MEGAN DOHERTY 2:35pm Those cute little twin boys who helped water in the oak planted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canberra on Thursday morning came from a local family with a power of strength and love behind them.
EMMA MACDONALD 3:52pm The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have praised Australia's work ethic and quality of life, saying they leave reluctantly after a hugely successful family tour.
TOM MCILROY 2:03pm The latest efforts to stop illegal dumping of rubbish at charity bins around Canberra will see the donation points reorganised into 14 central hubs.
CLARE COLLEY 1:52pm Queanbeyan ratepayers will be hit with annual rate increases as high as 13.5 per cent as the council moves to rake in more revenue to replace ageing infrastructure.
JIL HOGAN 12:46pm While most of the country has their eye on what the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing during her visit to Australia, one Canberran is keeping a keen eye out for a specific brooch.
12:16pm Missing Canberra boy Kane Randle has been found safe and well.
MEGAN DOHERTY 12:00pm It’s a while before they take the throne back home but Kate and William can officially be called the King and Queen of the Playground after their joyful visit to the National Arboretum Canberra for a tree planting on Thursday morning.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS 11:13am A man who blasted a security guard with a shotgun during a $151,000 armed robbery outside the Mawson Club has lost a bid to clear his name.
9:55am On day nine of their Australian tour, Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will visit the sights of the nation's capital. For full coverage of the Royal visit, head to our dedicated page.
Autumn photo competition
Autumn continues to inspire Canberra's backyard photographers, as these entries in The Canberra Times Autumn Photo Competition show.
MEGAN DOHERTY At least half the showbiz adage of ''never work with children or animals'' is being ignored for a new Legally Blonde musical.
BEN WESTCOTT A 13-day cold streak had signalled the start of Canberra's winter season, with gas consumption doubling in the ACT as people switch on their heaters.
MEGAN GORREY The territory's population of grassland earless dragons has hit a 10-year high, which has given researchers hope the threatened species is slowly recovering after being devastated by drought.
MEGAN DOHERTY Once the soil has been turned, the photographs taken, the hands shaken and the media circus moved on, all those trees planted by royals and other dignitaries are almost forgotten. But here is proof that many of those saplings have flourished spectacularly long after the polished spades have been packed away and the royal connection but a memory.
TOM MCILROY Advocates for residents of social housing in the ACT have welcomed changes to a scheme providing affordable rent that will see older tenants pay what they can afford.
Breanna Gasson grew up hearing how the Red Cross reunited her great-grandparents in Iran and helped them to resettle in Australia.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS An accused drug trafficker who allegedly took a debtor on a ''long drive'' to the bush, tied him to a pole and beat him with a baseball bat, has lost a second bid for release on bail.
EMMA MACDONALD It may seem on Thursday that a number of people rushed out their doors with their clothes on inside out. Instead, they are marking the anniversary of the Bangladesh garment factory disaster and making a statement that they know where their clothes have come from by wearing their labels on the outside.
MEREDITH CLISBY Canberra house prices have slumped by the largest amount in the country in the first quarter of the year, after a rise at the end of 2013.
ROSS PEAKE The Australian War Memorial will stop work on its Anzac Day preparations on Thursday evening to allow a peace vigil to use the parade ground.
Henry Belot and Ben Westcott Canberra's business leaders have said workers should not feel guilty about capitalising on a 10-day long weekend holiday, provided that increased tourism to the capital accounts for lost productivity.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS ACT clubs believe abolishing paid parking on Saturday and Sunday morning could help prevent drinkers getting behind the wheel to avoid a parking fine.
NOEL TOWELL Australia's top public servant will get a $42,000 wage rise in July as industrial strife looms over pay rises for the Commonwealth's 160,000 rank-and-file bureaucrats.
FLETA PAGE Messages from Australian schoolchildren will be among the wreaths laid by the visiting Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Australian War Memorial on Anzac Day.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS An Olympic boxer who punched a truck driver in a road rage spat in Fyshwick has failed to show up for sentencing because he did not read his mail for the past three months, a court has heard.
12:20pm On Friday April 25 there will be a number of services and events across the ACT region to commemorate Anzac Day, including the annual dawn service at the War Memorial.
DAVID ELLERY 10:57pm They were the first class of young officers produced by Duntroon, and they had a baptism of fire in WWI, writes David Ellery.
DAVID ELLERY 11:20pm Lachlan, Steph, Jamie-Lee and Russell, part of the latest intake at Duntroon, are articulate, hard-working, clever and fit – qualities they share with the Royal Military College's class of 1914.
HENRY BELOT 10:50pm A Canberran mother who runs a baby-clothing line from her Casey home has been threatened with legal action by retail giant Zara because her business name, Zarabumba, was considered too similar to their own.
10:00pm How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel, has opened at the ANU Arts Centre.
BEN WESTCOTT A small kitchen fire in a Fyshwick massage parlour on Wednesday night has been extinguished.
BEN WESTCOTT A Bobcat excavator was stolen from a building site in Crace sometime on Tuesday night.
Police are asking for the community's help to find a 12-year-old boy who has been missing since Sunday.
BEN WESTCOTT They lost ten of thousands of dollars in funding and were then burgled twice - now Canberra's unluckiest sporting group, the Gungahlin Jets, have been dealt another blow.
MEGAN DOHERTY Six-year-old Canberra twin brothers Oliver and Sebastian Lye are about to have the experience of a lifetime as they help the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fulfill one of their many engagements in Canberra over the next two days and the national capital gets its time to shine on the royal tour.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS Man confronted police armed with a kitchen knife and a fake gun made from cardboard rolls.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS Confrontation took place after a truck driver beeped at him as he tried unsuccessfully to park a car.
CHRISTOPHER KNAUS An accused drug trafficker allegedly tied a man to a pole and beat him with a baseball bat.
EMMA MACDONALD It may seem people rushed out their doors with their clothes on inside out, but they know exactly what they are doing.
HENRY BELOT Canberra garbage collectors have voted to recommence their strike action on Thursday and Friday next week and have threatened further action should an agreement fail to be reached.
Tom McIlroy, Angela Macdonald-Smith Canberrans are facing a likely $230 increase to their annual gas bills amid warnings the territory is particularly vulnerable to price hikes.
Clare Colley Removing the government's cap on student contributions would be akin to a Medicare levy with wealthier students paying more and poorer students supported through scholarships, Australian National University vice-chancellor Professor Ian Young says.
HENRY BELOT Canberra women hoping to conceive through sperm donorship are turning to the United States, the superpower of sperm exports, as Australian men continue to shy away from donating due to fears of dwindling anonymity.
About Town: Hugh Laurie & the Copper Bottom Band play the Royal Theatre, Canberra.